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

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Splashpage software installed after Apple store support session

Yesterday, I went to an Apple store asking for support to the genius bar and they checked my laptop with a diagnostic tool. Now I've noticed I have an application (splashtop, a remote desktop ...
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How does a Mac's Screen Sharing service work?

What components does it have and how do they work? What protocols are supported? What I only know of is it is compatible with VNC (as a client and as a host). I'm interested in knowing more technical ...
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New Microsoft Remote Desktop App (version 8) - 'the requested session access is denied'

The newest Microsoft Remote Desktop app (v 8.0.24255) refuses to connect to a terminal server I use - username and password are accepted but then the server reports 'The requested session access is ...
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Using VNC to connect to a Mac (10.7.5) from Windows

From what I've seen, it sounds like many of the solutions posted for similar question don't work in 10.7 or beyond. (For example Vine Server and TightVNC.) Does anyone know of solutions do allow ...
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Is there a way to force ssh tunneling to be required for Screen Sharing

I have enabled Remote Management on a mac. Everything works fine when I connect from another mac using Apple's Remote Desktop app. However, I also want to have a client on a windows machine. In that ...
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Screen sharing suddenly stopped working

For years, I've used screen sharing to connect my MacBook to my iMac. It has always worked like a charm. About a month ago, it stopped working. I can still see my iMac in Finder when I'm on the ...
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RDP to Windows - Some keyboard keys not mapping properly

I am using different RDP clients to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am finding that certain keyboard keys are not working properly. For example, when I try to type a "b" into a notepad ...
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How can I log into an azure VM via my Mac?

Recently switched to Macs. I have some Azure VMs. In Windows, I just need to boot up the remote connections dialog, put in the server and credentials and it should log me in. Is there a similar sort ...
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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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Microsoft new Remote Desktop Client version 8 - Connecting to a console session Crash?

I'm trying out the new (v8) Microsoft RDP Client for OSX. So far the "feeling" is better than the old one - at least cut&paste work better, etc-- but every time I try to connect to a "console" ...
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When connecting through a VNC viewer, where does the password from the “VNC viewers may control screen with password” come into play

I can't seem to determine how this password comes into play. It always queries me for a username and password and won't accept anything but the currently logged in user. The thing is, I want to make ...
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Is there any programmatic way to remote desktop / vnc from mac to mac? Is there any native support?

My end goal is to be able to remotely trigger a remote desktop / vnc login. I'm not very familiar with OS X, so pardon my ignorance. Is there any native support for this? Perhaps I would be best off ...
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How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?

In Remote Desktop Connection version 2.x you could map the remote windows key to the local option key (instead of the command key) in preferences. In the new Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8 from ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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vnc server on osx

I am running OSX lion on a 11" MBP and I want to connect to it remotely from a PC. Any suggestions for a good VNC server program? I have tried the OSX screen sharing function and also vine. They both ...
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Mac-to-Mac VPN Xcode speed: AFP vs VNC

I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in Finder: VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution) AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the Xcode ...
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Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet?

Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet? Does the client computer need a real internet ip address? The main question is if i can use it to connect to employees laptops no ...
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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.7 - how to drag n drop copy files from local to remote

I've been able to use Apple Remote Desktop to copy files and folders from my local machine to remotes for many years. I've updated to ARD 3.7 and I can longer copy files. Is this no longer supported ...
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Remote dual boot, how to select OS to boot

I'm installing Bootcamp ( Win7 64bit if that matters ) on my Mac Mini, since you need to pick the OS to start up while booting, how can I do this remotely? Example: VNC into OSX, reboot the machine, ...
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Someone is accessing my computer through remote desktop. How can i block that?

I have a mac book pro 8gb i5 core. While I was using a cam service online. Someone send me a link and I opened it by accident. Such link opened another window which appeared to load,but it never did. ...
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Any Mac VNC clients that support Intel's vPro features?

As the title says, are there any Mac clients that support Intel's advanced vPro KVM features, such as configuring the BIOS or mounting a remote image via IDE redirection? For Win there is RealVNC and ...
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How to script number pad key

We use an auto login script using ARD to avoid visiting each station in our lab. Mountain Lion no longer works so that a cursor appears at the login screen. I've tried numerous scripts to activate the ...
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How to access data on a pc from a mac which are in different network group

I am trying to access data from a pc which is in the network, however not in the same network group. Remote desktop works fine, but how can I access and enable transferring data? I am using OSX ...
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RDP from OS X to Windows using RD/TS Gateway Services?

I am trying to connect from my Mac 10.8 to my work Terminal Services server. It think it runs Windows Server 2008. When using the RDC Client on WinXP ➞ Win 8 it bring up these menu options: You ...
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Setup a scanner from command line or ARD

I know how to add a networked printer via the command line or ARD (Apple Remote Desktop); and, I know how to install the TWAIN scanner drivers for a particular vendor (again, using ARD). But, what ...
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Remote Desktop that doesn't go through the cloud

What is a simple and cheap solution that let's me see and control my OSX desktop from iOS that solely works over LAN and does not connect to the internet at any time?
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RDP connection manager for Mac

Does anyone know if there are any RDP connection managers similar to Terminals or Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager for the Mac? I'm aware of Royal TSX but $35 seems a bit steep for an RDP ...
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Vine VNC server at login

I've been trying to run Vine system server on 10.7.x and 10.8.x so that I can login while no one is using the remote computer. As a connection is made I do get the login screen and the mouse works ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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Set OS X Server for remote-only administration

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server in another room with nothing attached but the network cable. I manage it remotely using Apple's Server and Remote Desktop. Is it possible to disable "locally" using ...
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Mac Mini 2013 remote setup with a macbook pro

I bought a current model mac mini server and it arrived today. Yay. I have a macbook pro running 10.8 and the server is connected to my router by ethernet, laptop is connected wirelessly to same ...
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Airplay to more than one screen concurrently?

I'm looking for the best method to display a desktop on multiple television displays. Currently I have a Mac Mini mounted behind the tv and controlling via vnc. As I want to setup more screens (All ...
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Easiest way to create a graphical representation of Application Usage Report?

I have several mac users who claim they need all 3 major browsers for testing websites and they need Admin privileges to keep them updated. (My Company doesn't support but Safari.) I have run an ...
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How to keep monitor off when logging in remotely

I'm managing an 8-core mac server (fully updated to Mac OSX 10.8.4, all other software is up to date). Multiple users can login remotely to use the machine. Whenever someone logs in remotely, the ...
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Apple script that closes Apple Remote Desktop

First let me say that I have ZERO experience in Apple Scripting. That said, I need to build a Apple Script or whatever is more efficient for that case, that is going to close Apple Remote Desktop ...
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Remote Desktop Disconnects WiFi

I have a Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5, on which I have enabled "Screen Sharing", with password. I have a laptop running Windows 7, with UltraVNC Viewer. When entering my credentials, it says ...
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Disable alt-tab (option-tab) instead of command-tab

I am using Mac OS X 10.8.4 on a Macbook Pro and somehow alt-tab is switching between the applications from Dock. I would like alt-tab to work within RDP (Windows) only. I don't know how (or if) did I ...
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VNC Server for non-Jailbroken iPhone/iPad

I'm looking for a VNC server for my iPhone/iPad that (assuming I know the IP address) I can connect directly to using a VNC client. To summarize the features I'm looking for: Non-hosted, i.e. no ...
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How Do I Disable Remote Management and Enable Screen Sharing?

I am connected to a headless remote Mac Mini. Under Sharing in the System Preferences both Remote Login and Remote Management are checked though Remote Mangement is "grayed out". I would like to ...
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How to remote desktop to Windows 8 with email login?

How can I remote desktop to a Windows 8 machine using an email address login? If enter my username as myusername@gmail.com and leave the domain blank I will be taken to the Windows 8 login screen and ...
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How can I type the “<” symbol via remote desktop with a Nordic keyboard?

I have a Nordic/Norwegian keyboard. I'm sitting on an iMac with Mountain Lion and are remoting to a Windows 7 computer with Remote Desktop Connection. I can't find the < or > shortcut (pressing ...
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How to use Mac OS X “Per-user screen sharing” from a Windows PC?

I am trying to use the "Per-user screen sharing" feature in Mac OS X Lion. This is different from regular screen sharing in that it allows you to log in to your account on the Mac remotely without ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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How can I expand my remote desktop image size?

I'm primarily a PC/*nix user and just have a MacBook Pro for the occasional iOS dev work. Rather than clutter up my desk with multiple screens, keyboards, etc, I use my Windows box as my primary and ...
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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Check Remote Management Status via Terminal

I need to be able to SSH into a Mac (Mountain Lion) and check if ARD is running and if so, what are the settings. Basically, I need the equivalent of going to System Preferences -> Sharing -> Remote ...
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How do you set up a second VNC session?

On mac, you can enable a VNC host using screen sharing, and can access it via either screen sharing or a normal VNC client by forwarding port 5900. How can one set up a second VNC session? I want ...
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Full screen enabled ipad to windows streaming VNC

I'm streaming my windows desktop with Splashtop Streamer to my iPad. However it doesn't support full screen windows apps. Are there any apps which does support full screen windows apps?
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Where is Remote Desktop Connection for Mac in Office 2011?

I've just installed Office for Mac 2001 (v14.3.3), on this page (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client) it says "Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 is included with every edition of ...
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Update Adobe Flash in Mountain Lion with ARD

I'd like to use ARD to upgrade Adobe flash on a number of unattended workstations. When the Adobe installer downloads and installs flash, does it create one file that I could ARD to the other ...