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Open Directory local admin users

Is there a bash command to add an Open Directory admin group to the local admin group on a Mac with 10.10? I'm trying to remove all local admin accounts but still be able to control them with Apple ...
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ARD not seeing FileVault enabled Mac?

I just started encrypting my users Macs and i'm noticing that i can no longer see them remotely using ARD if they are at the log in screen. Is there a way to allow ARD to see and control them? Thanks,...
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ARD client stuck Offline or not?

After years of good networking followed by several ugly network failures and recoveries, my Task Server (ARD 3.5.4) started reporting a client (ARD 3.7.1) as Offline, where it has been stuck. ...
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Mass Change Security to Mac App only option

looking to see if others have created a successful way in using ARD to deploy a script to change the security settings from Mac App & Identified developers to Mac App store only. OSX - 10.9.5 ...
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Looking for an ARD/ Unix command to clear firefox history/cache on a mac

I'm trying the following but not having any success in seeing anything cleared: rm -R /Users//Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/.default/Cache Thanks!
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Is Apple Remote Desktop safe / secure?

I manage 6 devices: (2x MBPs, 2x Mac Minis, 2x MB), devices are a mix of 10.8 and 10.10. Adding or updating software on each computer has become tedious and I've been recommended to use Apple Remote ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop for managing iOS devices?

Im currently evaluating using Apple Remote Desktop for multi laptop and desktop management. Can it also be used for iOS device management ? We've got a range of devices - iPhone, iPads which are ...
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AppleScript to automatically update IP-adress in Remote Desktop (ARD) on computers with DDNS

I've been searching for hours but couldn't find an answer yet hence my question here. I frequently use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) and I have setup a DDNS for every computer. The only problem I have ...
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Fixing multiple Users permissions

In a classroom environment after a month without issues all of the sudden everyone is getting locked out of their folders, including my local admin user. What works is logging into each user, ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Reports Battery Percentage or Battery Hrs Left

With Apple Remote Desktop, how can I generate a Battery Status Hrs Left or Battery Percentage Left on my Mac Laptop(s)? I did find something that tells me the "Battery Charge Remaining (mAh)", but it ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Safari Homepage - How to set to Home Page

Using Apple Remote Desktop, how do I initiate Safari, to began with a preferred web site? Example, I have 50 Mac(s) on my network, and I want each users automatically began on a specific default web ...
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Apple Screen Sharing = VNC/RDP?

Is Apple Screen Sharing just an implementation of VNC/RDP or similar protocols? If so, then which?
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Enable remote management remotely on a mac

I am trying to use remote desktop to send a script to all Macs on my network that creates an additional admin account and hides it. I am trying to do this using Apple Remote Desktop. However most of ...
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Send Command to Add remote users through ARD

so I'm trying to create an extra admin account on all Macs on the network. There are quite a few so I'm trying to do it through Apple Remote Desktop. Do you guys know how to do this? This is all I ...
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Add admin account remotely

So I need to add an admin account to multiple macs remotely. All of these macs already have an admin account (so we want to add an additional admin account) and they are bound to AD (worth mentioning ...
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How can I update multiple MacBook Airs from Mavericks to Yosemite utilizing ARD?

I have multiple MacBook Airs on Mavericks that need to be updated to Yosemite. I currently have a Mac Mini Server on 10.9.5 – I'm using the Caching service to download the software to have it locally ...
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Setup MacBook to accept ARD traffic over SSH?

How to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH? asks how to tunnel ARD traffic over SSH. But the answer provided does not detail the steps required to do so. Would some please provide the ...
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Managing Virtual Macs on a closed network

I have a lab of VMWare virtual Macs on a network with no Internet access. What options do i have for managing these Macs, other than one at a time? I am looking at ARD and JAMF at the moment...
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ARD hangs on launch

I have purchased, downloaded and installed Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 from the Mac App Store (onto a computer that's running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). When I first open the app, I am prompted to agree ...
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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

On my work Mac, which stays physically in my work office, I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. I normally stay logged in as the 'work' ...
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Detect Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) client at server?

Our company's security policy requires passwords to be 12 characters. Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) clients have a limit of 8 characters (I'm not sure why, but I think its due to historical reasons). We ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Client Configuration

If this should be posted in networking stack overflow please let me know, and sorry if this is not the correct place. I'll delete the question if it's inappropriate. I have a desktop (windows/linux) ...
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Enterprise Mac Mini Server - Remote Desktop

Just purchased a Mac Mini server. Is there a way that we can allow for multiple sessions for Xcode development within the server? Would RealVNC allow multiple remote sessions? If so how many?
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how to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH?

I've done a bit of research and it seems ARD is somewhat based on VNC technology. It even has the option to allow access via VNC viewers using a password. I want to enable this option so I can ...
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Wiping all content under /Users but admin

We have hundreds of computers with LDAP setup and when students login their profiles remain for life. IS there an easy script or something that could be run to clean out the entire /Users directory ...
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How can I get the list of allowed users for Remote Management via Terminal?

I want to use a command line tool to get the list of allowed users for Remote Management (ARD). I was able to enable ARD using kickstart, but I'm having trouble finding how you get the information, ...
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Sending specific keys when using Remote Desktop UNIX commands

I would like to script the uninstallation and reinstallation of Profiles on a group of Networked Macs. In order to do this I shall use the UNIX Command part of Remote Desktop. When sending the ...
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Can I script checking for password date changes from ARD?

Basically, I would like to know if the root password as been changed on several machines. Can I have Apple Remote Desktop script this for me and automate this check?
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IR won't activate screen on 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Mac Mini

I use my Mini for home theatre, but the IR won't active the screen. Using Screen Sharing will activate the screen. I see others have reported this issue with 10.8.2 that went away with 10.8.3. Alas 10....
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OSX multi-user remote login w/ GUI

I would like to give some restricted access to my OSX 10.8.2 to somebody who's using Windows on their computer. TeamViewer, VNC, LogMeIn, etc. all work fine, as long as I do not want to use my mac at ...
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Remote app doesn't work

After I key in the code for pairing the remote app on iTunes, the app just shows "Looking for ..." for a long while, then says "could not find". After that, the library seems to appear on the ...
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Remote desktop to Mac with broken graphics card

We have a mac with a broken graphicscard (Lots of stripes etc.) Is there some way to run it remotely without being disturbed by the graphics card? This is a iMac G5 (PowerPC with everything in the ...
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Pair Apple remote and MacBook Pro

I am unable to pair my Apple Remote, which otherwise works perfectly, with my MacBook Pro. My Mac responds to all the commands but the pairing one (I hold menu and next for about five seconds, but ...
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Apple Remote still works on Mac Mini even after pairing another remote, then disabling

Just added an Apple TV, right next to my Mac Mini, taking over its TV functions. Of course, at first, "Play" on the Apple TV remote would cause the Mini to start playing random iTunes selections. So ...
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Multiple users working remote on one mac?

we want to develop some iOS apps in our company. Since we use windows-pcs, we think about buying only one Mac and all working remotely from our windows machines on this single Mac. Is this possible? ...
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Stop iPhone from reacting to Apple remote

My iPhone, when docked, reacts to the Apple remote. I cannot find the setting to disable the behaviour. Any idea where the setting is?
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Can we pair one remote with Mac, and one remote with AppleTV in the same room?

I got AppleTV and it came with a remote. Since the remote triggers action on both the AppleTV and iMac (they are in the same room), I disable the iMac from taking remote signal already. But can I ...
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Using Apple's IR remote to simulate a left/right mouse click or navigate presentations

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7 with an Apple IR remote. Since I create my presentations with LaTeX, which generates PDF files, I cannot use the remote to control my presentations (it only ...
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This symbol has a square in the middle, triangles on the sides, and arrows in the corners. What does it mean?

My Apple Remote was not working with my iMac which is running 10.7.4. When I attempted to pair the remote to the computer, by holding down the menu and the next track buttons, the following symbol ...
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What external IR receivers are there for Mac?

I have a 13" white unibody MacBook from 2010 which I'd like to use with the Apple remote, to control keynote presentations. According to this question, I need an external IR reciever for the remote to ...
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What software is available to customize the functionality of the Apple Remote?

I am looking to change the functionality of the buttons on the Apple Remote. What software is available to do this?
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Which current Macs have an infrared receiver

I have an Apple Remote that I used with a white plastic MacBook. I no longer have the MacBook, but still have the remote. What current Macs have an infrared receiver and can work with the Apple Remote?...
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Can I use an Apple remote to control a keynote presentation?

Is it possible to use the Apple remote to control Keynote presentations? How so? I have a mid-2010 white plastic unibody MacBook. (I've been told that this isn't supported, but perhaps there are third ...
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How can I use an Apple remote control with customized actions without having the button actions happen?

I want to use a white plastic Apple remote with BetterTouchTool to control Safari, but while it works, the default button actions (e.g. skip, volume up) still happen. How can I prevent this?
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Apple Remote + Spotify?

I have a 2010 MBP on Lion, and use Spotify pretty heavily - is there any way that I can have my remote control spotify, rather than it waking up iTunes every time (which would be fine but I don't have ...