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

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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I have a MacPro with 6 DVI monitors. We'd like to remotely manage it when necessary via Screen Sharing but it appears that only the first screen/display is ...
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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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Different resolution when connecting to Mac remotely

I want to connect from a Windows machine to a MacBook Pro remotely. What I tried is TeamViewer and VNC, but at both I'm not able to change the resolution for the remote connection. Only the resolution ...
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Is it legal and “workable” to use a Mac Pro as a thin server for Mac OS?

I have a software company and my developers each have their own preferences for an OS (Mac, Linux based or Windows). For windows I know you can use remote desktop and stuff. I know it is possible in ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Only Works After Pinging Desktop

I am on OS X 10.11.2 I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.25 I am trying to remote in a machine running Windows 10 that has Bonjour drivers installed. I set up the hostname in Microsoft Remote ...
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Remote Desktop Gaming

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes. I have a 2011 Thunderbolt iMac which I love dearly for it's beautiful display. Long story short, I know that there is no way that I ...
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Getting closest to a multi-screen remote desktop through an iPad

I'd like to find out how close I can get to an ideal combination for accessing my desktop remotely over the net through an iPad Pro. Ideally I'd want to Remotely access the desktop with no router ...
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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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Using an Italian Windows keyboard in remote menagement of iMac

I'm using TeamViewer on a Windows computer to control an iMac. The keyboard on my side is this, but I got that it works like this one (when I push \ I obtain `, when I push Shift\ I get ~, and so on). ...
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Change default RealVNC server resolution

I'm running a RealVNC server paid Personal on Yosemite. I connect from Fedora 19 using RealVNC client. I would like to change the resolution of the client session to 1024x768. I can make the change ...
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Error: The application “NoMachine.app” is not open anymore

Every once in a while I'm unable to open the NoMachine client. If I double click, I just get the error: The application “NoMachine.app” is not open anymore. And nothing in the console. If I try ...
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Screen sharing not working on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Screen Sharing has become more and more tedious. I have a MacBook Air, my usual laptop, and a Mac mini to which I want to connect with Screen Sharing (on my ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Can I have dual screens with microsoft remote desktop on macbook air

I am using Microsoft remote desktop (Version 8.0.24) on a Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite, V 10.10.3) remoting into a Windows 7 machine. I have a AOC USB external monitor that I use on my Mac that works ...
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screensharind using 5GB of Memory in Yosemite

My OSX system suddenly slowed down as I was using it, so I opened Activity Monitor to check whats causing it. Is it normal for screensharingd to be using 5GB of memory? I'm not connecting to the ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Chrome remote desktop - bettertouchtool gestures events problem

I have this weird problem with Chrome Remote Desktop on my Android (it is fine when connecting from Windows PC to Mac). It happens only when connecting to my MacBook Pro, other PCs with Windows are ...
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Curtain mode for Screen sharing in Yosemite

Is there a way to enable "Curtain Mode" in the native Screen Sharing app without purchasing Apple Remote Desktop?
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Remote Desktop over VPN

Hope someone can help me with this. I use MS RDC and to be able to connect to my windows terminal I must be on VPN. So I've enabled "Send all traffic over VPN connection" in my network settings (OSX ...
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Connect with Windows 10 to Mac Mini with Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my Mac Mini over Remote Desktop. So, I enabled Remote Management in Apple Preferences and connect using VNCViewer on my PC. Unfortunately, quality connection is very poor. For ...
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Microsoft RDP Crash on launch

I work for a primarily Microsoft based IT support company, anyway today a Mac user asked me to setup RDP which I wouldn't normally have any issues with but I got onto the Mac and installed the latest ...
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Any concerns in upgrading to El Capitan over Chrome Remote Desktop?

So I'm about ready to upgrade my mac (which is on the other side of the United States) to El Capitan. I'll only have access to the computer via Chrome Remote Desktop and SSH while this happens. Has ...
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“Screen Sharing” without sharing screen

I have a Linux background and I have just been given a new machine at work which puts me in previously uncharted territory i.e. a Mac running OSX. Since I have very little or no experience with OSX, I ...
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Screen Sharing with VNC — is it on?

I'm using OS 10.11.1. I turned on Screen Sharing: and disabled "VNC viewers may control screen with password": But as you can see, it still says "Other users can access your computer's screen at ...
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Applescript message when Remote Desktop connection established [duplicate]

I am trying to create an applescript that will send a message to me when a computer is being remotely viewed. I have this so far: tell application "Messages" to send "Boo!!" to buddy "Number" of ...
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cursor hide on X11 machine through VNC link freezes window

This question is at the interface between the Linux and OS X communities, though I'm pretty sure that the bug is on the Apple Side. I run a number of VPSes, and I use Apple's "Go > Connect to Server ...
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Google Chrome display corrupted over VNC

Over VNC, everything looks great except Google Chrome, which is completely messed up (image below). Chrome is fine if I'm using the machine directly instead. This is a brand-new Mac Mini (Yosemite ...
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“Remote Desktop Client” updated, but NOT installed

I just purchased a used iMac yesterday. Today, the app store updated "Apple Remote Desktop Client". I can not find an app called that in my app folder. Could it be hidden? Could this be used to 'spy' ...
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How to emulate mouse right-click in Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I use the ctrl button to emulate the right-click in OS X on my MacBook with an integrated trackpad. When I connect to a windows computer with Remote Desktop I do not get to use the ctrl button in the ...
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Replacement for CoRD (Microsoft RDP ) [duplicate]

I've been using CoRD heavily over the last few years, in my day-to-day job where I need to connect to Microsoft RDP servers. CoRD is perfect for my needs, mainly as it presents a single "unified" ...
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Reattaching remote servers: no such file or directory in terminal

I'm using the Connect to Server tool to mount a remote drive. I'm able to access this via Terminal at /Volumes/REMOTE. If I unmount and remount the same connection however, my existing terminal ...
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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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How to diable zoom on remote screen?

How can I zoom out when connecting to a remote machine with with screen left in a zoomed state (accessibility feature)? Either manually or programmatically. There was a discussion on Apple forums, ...
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Is there a way to see the automator script in text?

If i create some type of workflow on Automator, can I see the script in plain text? For example, maybe get the script and push it out through Apple Remote Desktop to a remote computer?
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Move Certificates from Server to Remote Computer (MACS)

So I am trying to push a certificate from a location (server) onto a remote mac computer so that then I can run a script that installs the certificates onto keychain and installs the application. Do ...
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Launchctl List - Screen Sharing Process Running While Disabled?

Below is my list of active processes as produced by the launchctl list command in terminal. I'm not messing with those processes, but I am studying them to learn more about how OS X works. The ...
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Could microsoft remote desktop connection be used to spy?

I found a Program called Microsoft remote desktop connection on my mac but did not install it myself. Could somebody have been using it to spy on my computer use without my knowledge? Would I be able ...
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Why Microsoft RDP's “native resolution” on iMac 5K is 2048x1152?

When I run Microsoft's Remote Desktop at the "native resolution" on iMac 5k, it resolution is set at 2048x1152. Where does this come from? This is such a weird combination and doesn't result in ...
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Enable screensharing via SSH and setting password

I am trying to enable VNC (Screen Sharing) on my Mac running OS X Yosemite I have been able to run this command sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist ...
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How do I make the Microsoft RDP client for Mac play nice with Windows 10?

Been beating my head against a brick wall trying to connect to my Windows 10 Pro workstation using Microsoft's RDP client for Mac. The symptoms I'm seeing (black screen or frozen screen) are very ...
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Is it possible to VNC or other shared screens soft from PC to Mac via bluetooth

I have a PC and a Macbook. I mostly work on PC, but occasionally I need to switch to a mac on another desk. There is no Wifi around, or other network on PC, but I have bluetooth dongle that I can ...
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iPhone can connect to MacBook Pro but iPad cannot in local network

In home local network, iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4 can connect to MacBook Pro OS X 10.10.4 (VNC Server), but iPad Air iOS 8.4 cannot. External network (port forwarding), same both iPhone & iPad can ...
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How to enable VNC server with a clean install

Simple question: I want to install OS X Yosemite on a new hard drive and have the VNC or ARD server enabled automatically the first time it boots. Long explanation: This is a old Mac Pro currently ...
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How to gather windows from secondary monitor while remotely connected from OS X to Windows 7

I need to gather all of my open applications running on Windows 7 to one screen via remote desktop connection using my Macbook. How can this be achieved? As it is, one program (Notepad ++) is stuck on ...
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BetterTouchTool & MSFT Remote Desktop (aka RDP)

When I use Microsoft Remote Desktop from my MBP I would like to map certain Command key combos to their ALT equivalents In this example Cmd-F12 should be delivered as Alt-F12 to the windows machine. ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Management with Screen Sharing, but can with Chicken?

I've enabled "remote management" on a machine, and I'm able to connect to this machine using Chicken with the password I set in the remote management preference pane. I am unable to connect through ...
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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VNC connection to OS X Yosemite 10.10 not working with Firewall enabled.

I've been connecting to my Mac with the iOS VNC app to monitor a process remotely, and noticed Firewall was turned off in Security & Privacy. So of course I turned it back on, and tried to ...