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

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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 ...
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Control Mac Remotely From Multiple Different Networks using only Apple Software

My girlfriend often needs assistance with her Mac, and I am not always around to help her. We are most often using our home WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi, but oftentimes one or both of us are connected to our ...
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Remote control mac using ARD or teamviewer with password lock?

I'm going to leave my main iMac in the office for a few days but I also need to access it remotely. Currently I noticed I can only remotely access the mac with ARD or teamviewer if the iMac account ...
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Recommended Remote Desktop clients (Windows RDP) [duplicate]

I'm in search of a good Mac RDP client for connecting to Windows machines. I've tried all of the ones I can find (CoRD, MSFT RDP, Thinomenon). I like CoRD the best, but it doesn't work for me any ...
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set remote sharing prefs in terminal

I am admin for department and I want to batch change the "show remote management status in menu bar" so that I don't have to log in to each machine and set it. I have ARD so I can run a terminal ...
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Screen mirroring and image resize

I have two questions about this topic. 1) Suppose my MBP is connected to the TV via HDMI (TV is 55 inch). Can I resize to, say 27 inch or anything less than the actual size of the TV? 2) I have two ...
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Ideal Screen Sharing Conditions

I realise what I am about to ask could be considered impossible to answer but maybe a discussion might be helpful to other people. I am trying to use Screen Sharing (OS X 10.7.5) to control a Windows ...
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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my ...
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Adding Ricoh C4501 printer via command line - Installable options

I need to deploy one Ricoh MFP to ~50 Mac users. I thus wan't to do this through ARD/CLI. I'm looking for the correct lpoption tags for the Ricoh MP C4501. I want to set the "Finisher" (SR3020) and ...
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VNC (screen sharing) stopped worked after enabling filevault2

I used to vnc into my Mac mini (late 2012 model) with my MacBook Pro (mid 2011) before I enabled filevault2. Both macs are running mountain lion at this point. I can no longer screen share with my Mac ...
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How to clone user accounts via Apple Remote Desktop - Mountain Lion

I am trying to configure a middle school lab of 25 new iMacs running 10.8 Mountain Lion. I would have liked to have cloned them over the network, but we don't have a Mac server. Right now they are all ...
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Can I connect to my Mac via thin client?

I want a remote access to my Mac. I'm looking for a hardware solution - a thin client (zero client), PCoIP client - a hardware client, which can connects my Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse over network to my ...
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OSX multi-user remote login w/ GUI

I'm facing really weird problem: I need to give some restricted access to my OSX 10.8.2 to somebody who's using Windows. TeamView, VNC, Logmein, etc works fine if I'm not wanting to use my mac at the ...
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Can I update from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server through Remote Desktop?

I currently have a Lion Server providing DHCP for my network, and access that server exclusively through screen sharing over Apple Remote Desktop. I would like to upgrade from Lion Server to Mountain ...
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How can I change the target resolution of a VNC Server

Here is my question: How can I change the geometry of a VNC Server on MacOS? All I want is to get some benefits from the fact that I'm connecting to remote 13' MacBook using 27' iMac. As far as I ...
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How can I control a Mac through TS-Gateway?

I have a new Mac at the office. We have a pretty closed off firewall here but we allow people to work remotely through a TS-Gateway using RDP. For a client I use iTap as it supports the gateway very ...
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Builtin VNC stops working after waking headless Mac mini from sleep (black screen)

I'm running a Mac mini (late 2012) with OS X 10.8.2 as a media center PC and streaming server. It's not running 24/7 - instead I'm using a schedule to wake it up in the evening and putting it back to ...
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Can I use an iPhone to remote desktop to a PC, show the desktop on a TV with airplay, and use the iphone as a touchpad for the remote desktop?

I've seen descriptions of running an RDP client on the iPhone. I've also seen descriptions of using the iPhone as a touchpad/mouse replacement for a PC. But I haven't seen a description of a ...
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Mac Mini Server VNC from multiple windows users at once

I know I can log one user on from a windows server just not two. There is a similar question but the answer did not include any specifics on how to do it. Is there any way to use allow for multiple ...
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Detecting that a script is run within ARD

Does anyone know of a way to detect that a shell script is running within ARD (vs. running the same script locally on the machine)? I looked at detecting that we are running in interactive mode - ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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Remote desktop to Mac with broken graphics card

We have a mac with a broken graphicscard (Lots of stripes etc.) Is there some way to run it remotely without being disturbed by the graphics card? This is a iMac G5 (PowerPC with everything in the ...
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Can any iOS app remotely wake a sleeping MacBook Air when the lid is closed?

I want to be able to access my Macbook Air (Late-2011, Mountain Lion), when the lid is closed (in sleep mode), remotely from my iPhone 4GS. I have tried using LogMeIn Ignition App but it does not ...
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With Microsoft RDP client, how do I mark a particular server certificate as trusted?

I am using Microsoft's RDC client on Mac OS X, to connect to a Windows server. I am connecting to a RDC server that uses a self-signed certificate to identify itself. As a consequence, when I ...
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login screen hangs when I try to switch users without disconnecting VNC client

I'm fast-user switched to the login screen. However, when I start to type my user name and password the keyboard input freezes before I am finished and I get the spinning beach ball and can't log in. ...
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Is is possible to use remote desktop to a Mac via direct cable or wireless?

I develop on Windows, but I need a Mac for iPhone development. So I'm thinking of getting a Mac mini or a MacBook for the Mac part, and connecting to it as needed from my Windows machine. A mini, in ...
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Can't send commands in ARD/Automator

I work at a school that manages various computer labs, some of which are iMacs. To manage our iMac labs we use Automator/Apple Remote Desktop on a Mac Server. Recently we updated ARD to the latest ...
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Use launchd to start VMware's VM on VNC connection

I have a VM (VMware Fusion) with enabled VNC access. I want to be able to access it from the network. Unfortunately, VMware requires VM to be running to be able to accept VNC connections and ...