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

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How to fix black screen when trying to control a remote Lion machine with Apple Remote Desktop that is inactive at its Login Window?

We are using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.5.2. on 10.6.8 to ARD control remote 10.7.5 Lion machines. When the remote Lion machine is in its "inactive" stand and at the "Login Window", the result when ...
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need to script connection to telnet and send commands to remote device with no user input

Ok I need some help making a script that will connect to a server and send 2 commands Ideally I would have telnet 192.168.2.230 9993 and once it logs in (no user name or password required - the ...
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What's the best server/client combo to remote into your Mac (10.6) from a windows machine?

I have a Mac OS X 10.6 computer at home, which I like to remote into from my work laptop from time to time. I've tried using RealVNC and UltraVNC with the built-in VNC client, but I can't get them to ...
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Teamviewer scrolling speed

Back To My Mac recently stopped working for me, so I started using TeamViewer to access my home Mac from the outside world. It works great, for the most part. One thing that is frustrating me though ...
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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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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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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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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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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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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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OS X RDP server application

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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How to unlock a Mac that's been locked with Apple Remote Desktop's “curtain” screen lock

Apple Remote Desktop has a "curtain" feature that a remote client can use to lock the screen of the Mac that's being remotely controlled. I use this when I connect to my work Mac from my home Mac. ...
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Logs for checking establishment and disconnect of mac user remotely

I am using Vine VNC Server in Mac OS X for accessing my desktop remotely. I want to fire two scripts: One at establishment of the VNC connection One at disconnection of the VNC connection I ...
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How to know if Mac OS X machine is being remotely viewed?

Currently I have no way to know if my machine is being remotely viewed by our tech support, and would prefer to know, given the massive privacy breach that would entail should this be happening. I am ...
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Is there anything faster than Veency for iPhone?

I want to be able to control an iPhone with a PC or Mac—that is, see the iPhone's screen on a computer and control it with my mouse—via either USB or wireless. Are there any solutions faster than VNC ...
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Arrow keys output numbers when connecting to Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host via remote desktop connection

I have a Ubuntu guest running on my Windows 7 host. I then wanted to connect remotely from my Macbook Air in bed, and so accessed the VM via Microsoft's OSX remote desktop client. I'm able to ...
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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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Using Screen Sharing feature in a windows web browser?

I'm trying to vnc from a PC at work to a Mac outside work. They block me from installing anything on the PC and TeamViewer is now blocked from working in a browser. I'm stuck using Internet ...
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Open remote session (not screen sharing)

I have a mac mini that I'd like to use from my MacBook Air. So far, the only thing I have been able to do is setup the built-in Apple's Screen Sharing, which I have found really unreliable and slow. ...
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VNC window resizes constantly

When I Command+K to VNC into my other Mac, the window constantly resizes. The viewing machine is running 10.8.5, the host machine is running 10.9.2. It doesn't happen all the time. How can I fix ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop through ssh-forwarded port

I have a situation where I provide access to a Windows server by forwarding the remote desktop port 3389 with ssh from my Mac to the "inside" of an otherwise inacessible network. I can now connect ...
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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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OSX 10.9 RDP to Windows 8.1 on AD

I am trying to use the default built in apple RDP client to RDP into my Windows 8.1 box but I keep getting the following problem: Remote Desktop Connection for Mac OSX - cannot verify the identity of ...
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Trying to connect to system via gateway with Microsoft Remote Desktop

I have a Mac running Mavericks, and I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop for the Mac version 8.0.24308. There is one Windows machine I need to connect to via our network, but it sits behind a gateway ...
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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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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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Is it possible to terminal login remotely (outside local network) to my mac at home via SSH + VPN?

With , I can access my mac at home via VNC. When in the same network, I also can access it via ssh with the name NAME.local with the help of bonjour. Then, is it possible to terminal login the mac ...
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Simulate shift-tab with Automator/AppleScript?

OSX 10.9.1, Late 2013 MBPr I am trying to make a Automator workflow to connect to another machine on my network. How can I do this with Automator? I have it all set up up to the point where I have to ...
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Is there a way to share only ONE desktop in Mavericks?

I've recently started to work with multi-desktops and multi-screens environment. What I'm trying to do is: Working on my Mavericks (MBA) as the main computer with Desktop #1 in front. Use an ...
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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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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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How do I remotely control my iPhone from my MacBook with no wifi or AC power available (so no router)?

I'm connecting my MacBook successfully over my home wifi network via VNC (using Mac OS X's /System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app) to my jailbroken iPhone 5, which is running Veency. Now, in ...
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Unmap key combinations in KeyRemap4Macbook

This is a follow up to How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?. The answers to that question are a huge timesavers for OSX RDC users; however, there are some key ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Server for OS X

Is there any solution that would allow ke to run a Terminal Services or RDP server on my Mac? I'd like to be able to access my Mac via Microsoft's Remote Desktop application I am aware of Screen ...
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Is there any Mac OS software really supporting Windows RemoteApp?

Is there any Mac OS software that supports properly Windows Terminal Server RemoteApp? By Properly I mean with an experience comparable to Windows Remote Desktop, that is, the Remote App Window is ...
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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RDP Client that supports RD Gateway settings in .rdp file

For testing purposes, I've setup a RD Gateway server in a VM on my Mac. I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop client v8.0.24308 and I've successfully been able to configure it to connect to a remote ...
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how to connect to mac lion from a windows machine [duplicate]

I have turned on screen sharing on Mac OSX Lion, and I could remote into the server from another mac machine (Finder -> vnc://192.168.xx.xx) However, when I try to access the machine from a windows ...
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Free or Cheaper Alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop 3

Apple Remote Desktop isn't a bad program. It's a bit overdue for an update, has some issues, but is an otherwise solid program. The big downside to ARD is the price, however. I'm trying to find an ...
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What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?

I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved ...
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Create “virtual” display for use with remote desktop

I frequently use Remote Desktop to access my home iMac from my university campus (using a 13" MacBook with resolution 1280x800). The iMac has two displays, the built in 27" 2560x1440 display and an ...
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ARD and dockutil?

This is probably a pretty noobish question, but here goes... I've recently discovered Kyle Crawford's dockutil, but I can't make it work with Apple Remote Desktop. Or rather: I can't make it work ...
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Which Remote Desktop works with Control Keys?

I am trying to control an iTerm2 session on an iPad mini through Remote Desktop using an Apple BT keyboard (Japanese). When I tried this out with Splashtop, the backspace key and all control keys ...
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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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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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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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Must I log in upon connecting to a computer via VNC?

Can I turn off logging into a computer after connecting via VNC if I have a password set for connecting to the VNC server itself? will I need to enter a password somewhere before connecting?
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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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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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VNC via SSH Problem

I am trying to screen share to my Mac Server, on my home LAN, remotely via the internet. I can VNC to my server while on the LAN find with vnc://lanserver:5900. I am forwarding port 22 from my DSL ...