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 = 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 ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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How to skip OS X VNC connect password requester?

I have an Ubuntu server which I tend to use via VNC from OS X. For this, I have saved a .vncloc file from the built-in Screen Sharing client. When I click this icon, Screen Sharing connects to Ubuntu, ...
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Can't access root from remote desktop when root is already logged in

I can access all users even root using remote desktop from Windows to Mac with the TightVNC Viewer. The problem is trying to access root from my PC when someone in Mac already logged in root, then ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store it's configuration

I want to find a way to share some Microsoft RDP configuration information with my team. Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store it's connections and configuration ?
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Specify connection on launch for Microsoft Remote Desktop client

I'd like to be able to connect to a specific remote desktop when I start Microsoft's RDT client. I'm running the latest RDT 8.0.15 client on Yosemite. How can I do that?
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works ...
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How to set up Mac for multiple user remote access log in and a shared network drive?

I have users who want to share a highpowered mac in a lab. It has a decent processor and a ton of RAM. They want to be able to remotely access this mac from both PC/Mac just like a user would be able ...
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OSX “Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)” redefine shortcut not works

Typically on OSX remaping of keyboard shortcuts works well. In "Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)" it works well too but previous keystrokes still exist: OSX > System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Use Retina resolution in Microsoft Remote Desktop

I've been trying to set up my new MacBook Pro [with Retina display 2015 edition]. I use a lot of university software via Remote Desktop connection, it worked very well on my Acer laptop and it's vital ...
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Log into the desktop remotely and automatically

I have an OSX machine I'm trying to automatically run applications on remotely via SSH. Everything works great, as long as the user is already logged into the computer. If I log out, or reboot the ...
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How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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Is there a notification if someone is using Remote Management to observe my screen?

I noticed in my sharing settings that my boss has Remote Management access over my computer, with all options checked (Observe, Control, Show when being observed, Generate reports, ...). Will I ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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Mac to Mac Remote Desktop - Full Screen Option?

I recently got a MacBook Air for work and when working from home I'd like to connect to it from my 27" iMac so I can leverage the larger screen for additional working space. I used to do this with my ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop iOS mapping CMD key

I'm using the Bluetooth Apple Keyboard with Chrome Remote Desktop on my iPad and I would like to map the CMD key to the Windows key. This is the default behaviour on Chrome Remote Desktop on OS X, ...
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Can I manage another computer in over an Internet connection?

I bought my mother an iMac. In order to maintain my tenuous grip on sanity, I would like to be able to manage this machine from my home office using my own Mac. I have a Cox cable connection, she has ...
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Screen Sharing without Username and Password login

When I connect to a Mac with Screen Sharing enabled, I get a screen which asks for the Mac's username and password which I need to type in before I can see the actual desktop. Is there any way to ...
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Screen sharing with windows 8.1 - observe windows screen on mac

Here are already some questions about how to connect to mac's screen from windows, like: screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Admin blocked by OS X Yosemite Firewall

I'm experiencing an issue where the Firewall in OS X Yosemite is repeatedly preventing me from launching ARD Admin. Symptoms: Launch ARD and no window appears. I am forced to force-quit the ...
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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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Viewing VGA to USB input on a MacBook Pro

I want to use my MacBook as a monitor and keyboard and mouse for my Windows PC. Basically I want to use my laptop as a remote control for a headless Windows 7 PC without lag. I want to play some Steam ...
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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...
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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 the service below in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I noticed this on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update ...
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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' ...