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

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remote “desktop mouse” with Magic trackpad emulator for iPad or Mac Book

I would like to control my desktop Mac with a Magic trackpad or Magic mouse "emulation". I have an iPad and an Macbook Air too. So my questions are: There are some iPad App to emulate a Magic ...
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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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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I have a MacPro with 6 DVI monitors. We'd like to remotely manage it when necessary via Screen Sharing but it appears that only the first screen/display is ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote ...
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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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Is Apple Remote Desktop safe / secure?

I manage 6 devices: (2x MBPs, 2x Mac Minis, 2x MB), devices are a mix of 10.8 and 10.10. Adding or updating software on each computer has become tedious and I've been recommended to use Apple Remote ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop for managing iOS devices?

Im currently evaluating using Apple Remote Desktop for multi laptop and desktop management. Can it also be used for iOS device management ? We've got a range of devices - iPhone, iPads which are ...
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Different resolution when connecting to Mac remotely

I want to connect from a Windows machine to a MacBook Pro remotely. What I tried is TeamViewer and VNC, but at both I'm not able to change the resolution for the remote connection. Only the resolution ...
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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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Is there any way to have the Screen Sharing app in Snow Leopard to remember the last connected host?

I'm wondering if there is an easier way. Currently, I launch Screen Sharing app, and a window appears asking for a host to connect to. I'd like it to already have the host field populated with my last ...
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Is it legal and “workable” to use a Mac Pro as a thin server for Mac OS?

I have a software company and my developers each have their own preferences for an OS (Mac, Linux based or Windows). For windows I know you can use remote desktop and stuff. I know it is possible in ...
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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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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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OSX multi-user remote login w/ GUI

I would like to give some restricted access to my OSX 10.8.2 to somebody who's using Windows on their computer. TeamViewer, VNC, LogMeIn, etc. all work fine, as long as I do not want to use my mac at ...
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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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Remote Desktop Gaming

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes. I have a 2011 Thunderbolt iMac which I love dearly for it's beautiful display. Long story short, I know that there is no way that I ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Only Works After Pinging Desktop

I am on OS X 10.11.2 I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.25 I am trying to remote in a machine running Windows 10 that has Bonjour drivers installed. I set up the hostname in Microsoft Remote ...
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VNC Client that can send Ctrl+Alt+Delete?

Is there a VNC Client for OS X that can send Ctrl+Alt+ Delete? I've googled, searched have not found. I frequently VNC into Windows machines and need to send this key combo in order to log in.
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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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Getting closest to a multi-screen remote desktop through an iPad

I'd like to find out how close I can get to an ideal combination for accessing my desktop remotely over the net through an iPad Pro. Ideally I'd want to Remotely access the desktop with no router ...
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AppleScript to automatically update IP-adress in Remote Desktop (ARD) on computers with DDNS

I've been searching for hours but couldn't find an answer yet hence my question here. I frequently use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) and I have setup a DDNS for every computer. The only problem I have ...
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Using an Italian Windows keyboard in remote menagement of iMac

I'm using TeamViewer on a Windows computer to control an iMac. The keyboard on my side is this, but I got that it works like this one (when I push \ I obtain `, when I push Shift\ I get ~, and so on). ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Screen sharing not working on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Screen Sharing has become more and more tedious. I have a MacBook Air, my usual laptop, and a Mac mini to which I want to connect with Screen Sharing (on my ...
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Change default RealVNC server resolution

I'm running a RealVNC server paid Personal on Yosemite. I connect from Fedora 19 using RealVNC client. I would like to change the resolution of the client session to 1024x768. I can make the change ...
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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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Error: The application “NoMachine.app” is not open anymore

Every once in a while I'm unable to open the NoMachine client. If I double click, I just get the error: The application “NoMachine.app” is not open anymore. And nothing in the console. If I try ...
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Reattaching remote servers: no such file or directory in terminal

I'm using the Connect to Server tool to mount a remote drive. I'm able to access this via Terminal at /Volumes/REMOTE. If I unmount and remount the same connection however, my existing terminal ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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How to 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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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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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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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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Chrome remote desktop - bettertouchtool gestures events problem

I have this weird problem with Chrome Remote Desktop on my Android (it is fine when connecting from Windows PC to Mac). It happens only when connecting to my MacBook Pro, other PCs with Windows are ...
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Can I have dual screens with microsoft remote desktop on macbook air

I am using Microsoft remote desktop (Version 8.0.24) on a Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite, V 10.10.3) remoting into a Windows 7 machine. I have a AOC USB external monitor that I use on my Mac that works ...
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Replacement for CoRD (Microsoft RDP ) [duplicate]

I've been using CoRD heavily over the last few years, in my day-to-day job where I need to connect to Microsoft RDP servers. CoRD is perfect for my needs, mainly as it presents a single "unified" ...
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Microsoft remote desktop sends wrong symbol keys

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.9 from the app store and connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 based PCs. Although alphanumeric keys work properly, when I type certain symbol keys ...
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screensharind using 5GB of Memory in Yosemite

My OSX system suddenly slowed down as I was using it, so I opened Activity Monitor to check whats causing it. Is it normal for screensharingd to be using 5GB of memory? I'm not connecting to the ...
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Curtain mode for Screen sharing in Yosemite

Is there a way to enable "Curtain Mode" in the native Screen Sharing app without purchasing Apple Remote Desktop?
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Remote Desktop over VPN

Hope someone can help me with this. I use MS RDC and to be able to connect to my windows terminal I must be on VPN. So I've enabled "Send all traffic over VPN connection" in my network settings (OSX ...
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Connect with Windows 10 to Mac Mini with Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my Mac Mini over Remote Desktop. So, I enabled Remote Management in Apple Preferences and connect using VNCViewer on my PC. Unfortunately, quality connection is very poor. For ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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Microsoft RDP Crash on launch

I work for a primarily Microsoft based IT support company, anyway today a Mac user asked me to setup RDP which I wouldn't normally have any issues with but I got onto the Mac and installed the latest ...
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Any concerns in upgrading to El Capitan over Chrome Remote Desktop?

So I'm about ready to upgrade my mac (which is on the other side of the United States) to El Capitan. I'll only have access to the computer via Chrome Remote Desktop and SSH while this happens. Has ...
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“Screen Sharing” without sharing screen

I have a Linux background and I have just been given a new machine at work which puts me in previously uncharted territory i.e. a Mac running OSX. Since I have very little or no experience with OSX, I ...
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I installed Microsoft's Remote Desktop and connected to a PC. How can I share files between my Mac and PC? When I use RDP on Windows, I can simply add a file to the clipboard and paste it inside the ...
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Screen Sharing with VNC — is it on?

I'm using OS 10.11.1. I turned on Screen Sharing: and disabled "VNC viewers may control screen with password": But as you can see, it still says "Other users can access your computer's screen at ...
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iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered

I'm a teacher in a classroom with 8, 9 10 and 11 year olds who each have a macbook or a macbook pro. Fun job. We have a standard 10.6.6 image with iWork '09 (4.03). In previous images, iWork would ...
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Applescript message when Remote Desktop connection established [duplicate]

I am trying to create an applescript that will send a message to me when a computer is being remotely viewed. I have this so far: tell application "Messages" to send "Boo!!" to buddy "Number" of ...
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cursor hide on X11 machine through VNC link freezes window

This question is at the interface between the Linux and OS X communities, though I'm pretty sure that the bug is on the Apple Side. I run a number of VPSes, and I use Apple's "Go > Connect to Server ...