Frequently Asked Questions

How to setup a Microsoft Remote Desktop application on a Chromebook

Here's the short-short-short version

If you do NOT have the Chrome RDP application installed on your Chromebook, search the Chrome Web Store for the app

Chrome RDP in Chrome WebStore
Make sure it is the one from FusionLabs (search for FusionLabs -- one word -- the icon will contain two windows - one yellow, one blue).

Install the App

Once you install the App, you can add whichever server you need access to
  • rdp.kcsd.k12.pa.us (access to Office 2007)
  • odp.kcsd.k12.pa.us (PCNow Classes - access to Office 2016)
Once you enter the server name and click "Connect", you will be asked to enter your Username and Password. You just need your username (for example abc123) and your password.

You can go into the Options area and set the display resolution to Full Screen - and the color to high color (16K colors) to speed up the connection.

There is annoying message when you are in Full Screen mode - it happens when you try to minimize the window and return to the Chrome desktop. If you need to do this, disconnect the session, look for what you need, and reconnect to get back to where you were.

On the remote desktop servers, you can use either Firefox or Chrome to log into your account.

The application does not need to be purchased ... it is licensed to the kcsd.k12.pa.us domain for all users.

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