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

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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop to control a Mac Lion Server without monitor and keyboard attached?

I never used Remote Desktop for Mac OSX so before buying the software I would like to know if I can fully control my Mac Mini with Lion Server installed without any keyboard or monitor attached. ...
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Need better performance: best alternative for Lion's built in VNC server?

I'm connecting to my work's iMac through VNC. On the client side I use JollysFastVNC (on my Mac at home) and as server I use Lion's built in VNC server. The appearance is just great but the overall ...
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What is the difference between Apple Remote Desktop / Remote Management / Remote Login / Remote Events and Screen sharing?

I am trying to get my head around the difference between the Apple products above. To me, Apple VNC (or rather generic VNC clients) perform the same basic function as Remote Desktop implementations ...
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Run remote applications on Os X like X11 does

Is there any application that can be installed in Os X (Lion) that will allow a person to run applications from the host system on a guest system, displaying only the windows for the application? In ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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Any reasons that prevent Apple Remote Desktop to wake sleeping Macs?

Is there any known reason why I cannot wake up sleeping Macs with Apple Remote Desktop? I have checked the Energy Saver Prefs "Wake for network access". I have checked the Sharing Prefs "Remote ...
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How can I screen share and use Pages?

Via Remote Management (VNC) I am connecting to a virtual display on a Mac running Lion. VNC is working as expected, except Pages '09 documents show up blank. If, however VNC connects to the Mac and ...
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How do you open two or more simultaneous sessions of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection in Lion?

How do you open two or more simultaneous sessions of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection in Lion? The RDC client comes with Office for Mac 2011. I work on a MacBook Pro but have to remote into Windows ...
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How to share and project Powerpoint presentation with ARD

I would like to present a Powerpoint 2011 presentation in a classroom with ~20 student machines equipped with Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.1. There is also a projector and small screen in front. I have ...
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Remote Management

When remote management is enabled on a client computer, does the client computer keep logs of when the computer is being observed, when reports are generated, etc? If so, where would this log be ...
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How do I effectively have multiple helpdeskers use ARD?

I manage the IT for an org with about 800 clients with mixture of Windows and Mac platforms. I'm looking at getting ARD for my staff (up to 4 installations of ARD) so they can better support the mac ...
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iDevice as a Macbook remote control (remote desktop)

Is there any software application that allows iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as an advanced remote control for a Macbook Pro?
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Remote Management vs. Screen Sharing?

What is the difference between enabling remote management and enabling screen sharing? Apple's support article, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4715, says: If the Apple Remote Desktop administrator ...
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PC laptop + VNC + Mac Mini server for iOS development. Is it practical?

[orignally posted to stackoverflow.com - it was suggested that this would be a better place for it] I'd like to start experimenting with iOS development, but to coin an (awful) phrase: "I'm a PC". I ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via remote desktop with a Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my iMac with Snow Leopard to a Windows box at work that runs Windows 7 Professional. The connection is done over ssh. When logged in to the window box I ...
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Configuring Lion VNC Server: virtual display by default?

The new Screen Sharing server in Lion supports multiple concurrent log-ins: if there is already someone logged into the computer when you try to connect with VNC, it gives you the option of logging ...
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Lion not responding to mouse clicks over VNC

Under Snow Leopard, I had no problems with VNC connections from my Windows 7 64-bit PC to my Mac mini. However, after upgrading to Lion, my Mac mini no longer responds to mouse clicks when using any ...
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How to enable OS X screen sharing (VNC) through SSH?

I forgot to turn on "VNC viewers may control screen with password", to enter on my working Mac, is there way to turn-on this feature remotely via SSH (I'm on WindowsXP now)?
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How can I screen share into a remote coworker's Mac?

I have a coworker who should do some testing on a Mac but is a Windows user who has no desire to learn the Mac. If I could just log in to his Mac, which is on a wireless network, and do his work for ...
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Problems with diacritics on vnc-viewer under Mac OS X

I have an iMac desktop and a Mac Mini, both running under OS Lion, and both under my local network WiFi (iMac with a cable and Mini on WiFi). I configured "Screen sharing" on the Mini and installed ...
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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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How to wake my Mac remotely so I can use screen sharing?

I have two computers: a Mac Pro, and a Macbook Air. When my Mac Pro is on (awake), I can use screen sharing to take over its screen. It displays in the Finder sidebar as a networked computer. However, ...
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OS X MacBook remote login with higher resolution

I was wondering if there was a way to remote login with a visual client to a macbook , for example, with a higher resolution than the LCD attached. Currently I tried vnc (with screen sharing) but ...
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Is there a way to access my mac remotely by using browser only?

I want to be able to browse/search my files, send email... nothing fancy like watch the movie and so on?
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Are there any “thin clients” that would allow me to run a Windows XP/7 app on an iPad with sound?

There are a number of remote access apps (from Citrix, etc.) that allow you to run Windows apps remotely on an iPad. I need one that would allow me to remotely run (on an iPad) a Windows app with ...
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Simple remote access to another Mac or PC

I frequently get asked by various poeple to fix or help them with their computers (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX Leopard, OSX Snow Leopard, OSX Lion). What is currently the best secure, free (or cheap) ...
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Over VNC, configure the system to not use a second monitor while it's physically connected

I have two monitors set up at work, with the external one set to a portrait configuration. When I attempt to VNC in to work remotely, this results in a HUGE (something like 1600x3000) because the ...
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PC to Mac - Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my mac remotely from my Windows PC. What good products are there available that you recommend checking out?
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How do I connect to a Windows Remote Desktop with a Terminal Services Gateway in OS X?

The Microsoft-provided RDP client here: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client Does not support connecting via a Terminal Services Gateway. Are there any other options?
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How can I troubleshoot sharing problems from outside the LAN?

I'm trying to connect with a server that is not on the same network as my mac, when I enter the ip address the connection doesn't go through. The ip is correct, the server is on, and remote access ...
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Full virtual desktop on iPad with sound

Is there an iPad app that allows me to use a desktop game with an important audio component? I'm looking for a pleasurable music-like experience on the iPad.
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Accessing Snow leopard from remote

I have a snow leopard computer in a remote location, logged out. I want to be able to use this machine from a Linux computer. I already hear you saying vnc, but vnc works only for a logged in session. ...
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Are the changes to Lion's screen sharing documented anywhere publicly?

I am looking for a general technical overview of the changes Lion brought to screen sharing (VNC). Specifically, the server now can differentiate and communicate the difference between dropping in ...
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VNC Vinagre to OS X Lion

I've got a Linux Ubuntu 10.10 machine running Vinagre (VNC client) and I can't seem to be able to connect to my spanking new Mac mini on Lion. All I get on the Vinagre side is a blank screen.
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VNC from Windows gives blank login screen

I'm trying to VNC into my MBP running Lion using TightVNC on Win7. Under Screen Sharing I have Allow access for All Users turned on, and Anyone may request permission and VNC viewers may control ...
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Is Apple's Screen Sharing tool secure?

I've been using Apple's screen sharing tool to connect from a client to an Xserve for a while and it's just occurred to me that doing so might be quite a bad idea! I know VNC is inherently insecure ...
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How to make the scrollbars appearing on demand on Lion

This is very neat to not always have the scroll bars displayed over every windows. I might be facing an edge case though: when opening a vnc session I sometimes need to scroll the window displaying ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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How to make special French keyboard characters work in MS RDC?

I'm on a Macbook Pro with a French Keyboard. Keyboard layout works fine when connecting to Windows XP Professional but I cannot get certain keys to work: For example $, &, é, § and @ etc. work ...
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Does Apple Remote Desktop send framebuffer data or rendering commands?

Does Apple Remote Desktop send the framebuffer (VNC like) when using remote viewing/control capabilities or does it send rendering commands (RDP like). Does this differ based on what client is ...
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Remote Desktop Connection for Mac not being able to connect?

I have the latest version of Remote Desktop Connection client form Mac (2.1.1), the one that is also included in Office 2011 but I am not able to connect to the Windows machine. I checked the logs on ...
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Why isn't the multisession login in Lion's VNC server working properly?

Has anyone been able to get the VNC server that came with Lion to work? Right now it seems to have problems with the new multisession remote login, causing problems for any VNC clients connecting to ...
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iPad app supporting RemoteApp RDP protocol?

Is there an iPad out there than can connect to Terminal Services RemoteApp? See TechNet article explaning RemoteApp
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Application to notify user of active VNC connection

I want something more visual than Apple’s very subtle binoculars in the top right status menu when there is an active incoming VNC connection to the machine. Preferably just a floating window ...
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Full Screen with Microsoft's Mac OS X RDP client?

I have a MacBook Air and I'm using Microsoft's RDP client (Remote Cesktop client) for OS X to remote in to Windows machines. Is there any way to get the client to use the full screen? There seem to ...
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Switch Cmd and Control keys for one app only

I use a mac at work and a home. However, at work I need to log into a Windows virtual machine (using either CoRD or MS RDC) several times each day to do some work. Switching between using control ...
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How do I setup VNC on Windows to connect from Mac OS X?

I want to control my Windows box from my Mac. I installed RealVNC on Windows but it's impossible to connect from Mac. (Finder, Command+K) What should I do to do this?
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Share the clipboard with the remote accessed computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share the clipboards automatically when using Apple Screen Sharing? Is there a way to have a shared clipboard with the computer you have accessed with Remote Desktop ? I ...
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Remote control iPad

I've been looking around and only found a couple of enterprise (price) level solutions for remote controlling an iPad/iPhone. Does anyone know of any cheap or free software out there that will allow ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...