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management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks

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Remote assistance for Macs

What is currently the best remote assistance/remote desktop application for Macs? I think unattended access (no remote user needed) and file transfer would be useful. Teamviewer seems to fit the ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop sessions closed when Macbook Pro display turns off

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop on OS X Yosemite to control a Windows desktop and a few virtual machines. Whenever the display on my Retina MacBook Pro turns off, it closes all remote desktop ...
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Unable to use SSH/Microsoft Remote Desktop after Yosemite update

So I have been trying to log onto a virtual machine (a linux server for my school). I have Remote Login enabled, and it worked perfectly prior to the update. Now when I try to use ssh, it just does ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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how to re-enable Services in an app (Microsoft Remote Desktop in particular)

I am fairly confident I could use services in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I am on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update (8.0.9 from Mac App ...
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Screensharing slow, even over gigabit ethernet

When I connect from my laptop to my server with Apple Screen Sharing, it is extremely laggy, even over gigabit ethernet. Files copy at expected speeds (~100MB/s) but Screen Sharing is terribly slow. ...
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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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ScreenSharing as VNC client/viewer doesn't work in Yosemite

I was using built in ScreenSharing app to connect to a VNC server running on a Linux box. After upgrading to Yosemite the ScreenSharing icon on my Dock is a question mark now. Does OS X no longer ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop local redirection?

I have a Windows 7 Virtual Machine setup, that I remote into using my Macbook Pro. I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 2014, and have Folder Redirection setup. I don't see where the redirected folders ...
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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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Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule Remotely (not on the same local network)

Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule remotely (not on the same local network)? Can I take my Mac Laptop somewhere, and access data on an external USB Drive connected ...
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Microsoft remote desktop sends wrong symbol keys

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.9 from the app store and connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 based PCs. Although alphanumeric keys work properly, when I type certain symbol keys ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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Micorsoft Remote Desktop sounds not working if set to “play on device” (Windows 7)

I've got a Microsoft Remote Desktop connection on my MacBook with a Windows 7 PC. If I set sound to "play on device", the remote Windows 7 machine gives me an error on Audio configuration and no sound ...
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MacBook Pro resolution when controlled from iMac

When I hook my MacBook Pro up to my iMac with a Thunderbolt cable and basically use my iMac screen as a remote monitor, I'm able to use the full 2560 x 1440 resolution of my iMac. However, I really ...
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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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Remote desktop drawing problems

I'm trying to connect into one of our Mac build servers (running OS X 10.8.5). However every time I connect the VNC connection gets into a bad state where the mouse cursor seems to corrupt the ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Connect USB/iPod over VNC/Screen Sharing

Is it possible to connect my iPod to my remote machine via Screen Sharing (VNC)? I would like to sync music to the device but I'm not near the remote machine to simply connect it directly.
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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 prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
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Is there an actually secure VNC iOS app for use with OS X Screen Sharing?

All iOS VNC clients I have tried use regular VNC authentication. This is insecure because of the 8 character limit on the password, and so on. Some apps such as RealVNC's VNC Viewer, does have info ...
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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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Remote login with Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out

How do you remote log in using Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out? The problem I'm having is the password field does not take the input coming from my remote connection.
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OS X 10.9 Screen Sharing: disable file transfer

On OS X 10.7 or newer (10.8, 10.9) simply drag'n'drop files between your desktop and remote desktop to transfer the files between computers How can I disable this? I have made restricted ...
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Remote login into Windows from Mac using Remote Desktop Client and VPN

I am trying to login into my work computer (Win7) which is in a private network through the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) after connecting through VPN. The VPN gets connected but the RDC does not. It ...
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Is there a way to get GoToMyPC to run on system startup?

I have a Mac OS 10.9.3 system at work that I connect to using GoToMyPC. With Snow Leopard, it used to be that as long as the system was running I could connect to it. But now with this new Mavericks ...
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VNC Client that can send Cntrl Alt Delete?

Is there a VNC Client for OSX that can send Ctrl+Alt+ Delete? I've googled, searched have not found. I frequently VNC into windows machines and need to send this key combo in order to log in.
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Remote desktop apps for OS X Mavericks 10.9

I have tried CoRD, Microsoft Remote Desktop and RDC but all three are not compatible with Mavericks 10.9 Can someone recommend how I can connect to my Windows 7 computer from my mac?
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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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remote “desktop mouse” with Magic trackpad emulator for iPad or Mac Book

I would like to control my desktop Mac with a Magic trackpad or Magic mouse "emulation". I have an iPad and an Macbook Air too. So my questions are: There are some iPad App to emulate a Magic ...
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Connecting to OSX server through VNC with multi login and decent speed

Ok, I have a very specific case and some very annoying problems. The case I need to set up a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9 and Server 3. It has XCode and will be used for iOS development by multiple ...
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need to script connection to telnet and send commands to remote device with no user input

Ok I need some help making a script that will connect to a server and send 2 commands Ideally I would have telnet 192.168.2.230 9993 and once it logs in (no user name or password required - the ...
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Logs for checking establishment and disconnect of mac user remotely

I am using Vine VNC Server in Mac OS X for accessing my desktop remotely. I want to fire two scripts: One at establishment of the VNC connection One at disconnection of the VNC connection I ...
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OS X RDP server application

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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Arrow keys output numbers when connecting to Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host via remote desktop connection

I have a Ubuntu guest running on my Windows 7 host. I then wanted to connect remotely from my Macbook Air in bed, and so accessed the VM via Microsoft's OSX remote desktop client. I'm able to ...
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Using Screen Sharing feature in a windows web browser?

I'm trying to vnc from a PC at work to a Mac outside work. They block me from installing anything on the PC and TeamViewer is now blocked from working in a browser. I'm stuck using Internet ...
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Open remote session (not screen sharing)

I have a mac mini that I'd like to use from my MacBook Air. So far, the only thing I have been able to do is setup the built-in Apple's Screen Sharing, which I have found really unreliable and slow. ...
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VNC window resizes constantly

When I Command+K to VNC into my other Mac, the window constantly resizes. The guest is running 10.8.5, the host machine is running 10.9.2. It doesn't happen all the time. How can I fix this?
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OSX 10.9 RDP to Windows 8.1 on AD

I am trying to use the default built in apple RDP client to RDP into my Windows 8.1 box but I keep getting the following problem: Remote Desktop Connection for Mac OSX - cannot verify the identity of ...
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Trying to connect to system via gateway with Microsoft Remote Desktop

I have a Mac running Mavericks, and I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop for the Mac version 8.0.24308. There is one Windows machine I need to connect to via our network, but it sits behind a gateway ...
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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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Teamviewer scrolling speed

Back To My Mac recently stopped working for me, so I started using TeamViewer to access my home Mac from the outside world. It works great, for the most part. One thing that is frustrating me though ...
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Simulate shift-tab with Automator/AppleScript?

OSX 10.9.1, Late 2013 MBPr I am trying to make a Automator workflow to connect to another machine on my network. How can I do this with Automator? I have it all set up up to the point where I have to ...
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Is there a way to share only ONE desktop in Mavericks?

I've recently started to work with multi-desktops and multi-screens environment. What I'm trying to do is: Working on my Mavericks (MBA) as the main computer with Desktop #1 in front. Use an ...
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Is it possible to terminal login remotely (outside local network) to my mac at home via SSH + VPN?

With , I can access my mac at home via VNC. When in the same network, I also can access it via ssh with the name NAME.local with the help of bonjour. Then, is it possible to terminal login the mac ...
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Unmap key combinations in KeyRemap4Macbook

This is a follow up to How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?. The answers to that question are a huge timesavers for OSX RDC users; however, there are some key ...
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How do I remotely control my iPhone from my MacBook with no wifi or AC power available (so no router)?

I'm connecting my MacBook successfully over my home wifi network via VNC (using Mac OS X's /System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app) to my jailbroken iPhone 5, which is running Veency. Now, in ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Server for OS X

Is there any solution that would allow ke to run a Terminal Services or RDP server on my Mac? I'd like to be able to access my Mac via Microsoft's Remote Desktop application I am aware of Screen ...