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

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How to set up Remote Desktop on Mac Host (Boot Camp/Windows 10) & PC Client?

Apple Care and Windows Support have pointed me back to each other. I have installed Windows 10 Pro on MacBookPro and set up Windows account on MBP for remote client. HOST SIDE: Beyond installing ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to ...
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How do I make packages out of non-package installers?

I want to use Apple Remote Desktop to install software on the Macs in our office, but often the installers come as an application bundle (not the actual application which could simply be copied, but ...
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Remote desktop display shifted up

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (ver 8.0.31) to connect from my 2013 Retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.11.4) to a Windows 10 desktop machine. When in fullscreen mode, I get the following ...
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Working remotely with Mac

I've Macbook Pro which I'm using now. I want to buy a new computer and I am between choosing Mac Pro (if new one comes out) and buying a standard PC which will be more powerful than Mac Pro for the ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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Screen Sharing (and RD) selective connectivity

Problem: The MacBook Pro is not connecting via Screen Sharing (nor for both RD for Mac and Microsoft’s RD) to particular computers, but works connecting to other computers. Background: A set of Macs ...
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How can I fix my built in Mac Screen Sharing App?

Screen sharing through the app has been shoddy at best for me since updating. I thought I had it figured out and now its not working this week. My device on the same network is a linux machine and ...
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How do I make git credential-osxkeychain work correctly when I'm connected to a machine via SSH?

I setup a build machine to check out sources from Github by caching the login credential in the keychain using instructions from: https://help.github.com/articles/caching-your-github-password-in-git/ ...
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Remote into Mac Mini after a reboot

How can a Mac running El Capitan always be ready for a VNC connection even after a reboot? I can vnc into the Mac with no problem but when I reboot the Mac remotely I can't vnc back in. Someone has ...
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Back to My Mac Wake over internet

I am having trouble with Back to My Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is the issue, something on the Mac, or the my Apple TV. ...
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Any way to accelerate headless performance through software?

I run a Hack Pro as a headless server, and, as has been discussed endlessly, Mac GPUs shut down when there is no external monitor, thus causing terrible performance with VNC/Screen Sharing/RDC/etc. ...
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Remote desktop to home from work / VPN / Dyn / …?

Occasionally I’d like to connect to my home computer from my work computer. Both run Yosemite. I’d like to do this using Remote Desktop, as in I’d like to be able to run all programs on my home ...
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Mac Terminal app - unable to use the up arrow to load previous commands when using SSH on remote server ( ^[[A )

I'm running into a weird issue where the UP arrow no longer restores commands previously entered on a remote server during SSH session: :~ user$ ssh user@myserver //... type the password, get welcome ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

Is there a way to unlock and lock screen from command line, via ssh? I know /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend command, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Switching between RDP sessions on OS X El Capital

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I use Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.26 and many times open multiple sessions The only way to switch these sessions i see is by clicking using mouse and i can't find any ...
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Is there an easy way to switch desktops on the remote computer using “back to my mac”

I have just setup "back to my mac" and the connection works fine. My only "complaint" so far is that I haven't found a convenient way to switch from one desktop to another on the remote computer (or ...
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How can I prevent stuck keys when VNC into OS X El Capitan loses focus?

tl;dr: I'd like to avoid OS X thinking the [Command] key is being held down when I [Alt][Tab] away from a Windows TightVNC session, or at least get the [Command] key to auto-release after a period of ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via VNC with a PC keyboard?

I'm connecting from a PC to a Mac via VNC. Now I want to enter some special characters like @. How can I do that? This page didn't help. Other keyboard shortcuts I found out: Alt = cmd Shift + 7 = ...
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Switching from Microsoft Remote Desktop back to Mac

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a Windows machine from my mac. When I start the app it goes in full screen (I don't see any of the Mac controls). I was used to switching back ...
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Remote App Inventory

I support Macs at my organization and someone from our InfoSec department has asked me a question I am struggling to find the answer to. They want a way to do an inventory of any apps purchase via the ...
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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

UPDATE: I figured out in part what is happening, but not why or how to change this behavior. When at the computer itself, Finder only activates the screen you are on when you click on the ...
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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 ...