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The iSchool IT department recommends that you use the Chrome Remote Desktop app to connect to your Mac work computer. There are directions for setting up and using the Chrome Remote Desktop app on this page:

Chrome Remote Desktop app instructions

After installing and configuring Chrome Remote Desktop app on your Mac, in order to remotely connect to it, your Mac must be:

a) powered on
b) not asleep
c) connected to the Internet


Configure your Mac to not fall asleep:

Mac OS X 10.10, Yosemite


Mac OS X 10.10, Yosemite

1) click the top-left Apple icon, click System Preferences…, click Energy Saver

Mac OS X Yosemite System Preferences Energy Saver

2) for Energy Saver options, use the following settings:

check the box for Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off
uncheck the box for Put hard disks to sleep when possible
uncheck the box for Enable Power Nap

close System Preferences

Mac OS X Yosemite Energy Saver System Preferences

On macOS Sierra (10.12), the “Computer Sleep” slider should be set to never.

If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.
(206) 616-3086