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

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Will updating OS X Server over VNC kill my VNC connection?

I have a Mac Mini sitting in a remote location (another country). To administer it, I use the screen sharing application. There is an update for Server, which I would like to install. However, when ...
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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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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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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 into Mac Mini after a reboot

How can a Mac running El Capitan always be ready for a VNC connection even after a reboot? I can vnc into the Mac with no problem but when I reboot the Mac remotely I can't vnc back in. Someone has ...
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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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How to share Single Mac OS X Application for remote desktop

Scenario: I have a Mac mini which is always on always connected to internet. I want to share Single application (let's say XCode). By sharing means remotely use it via remote desktop on Windows. It ...
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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can a Windows 7 desktop remote control a MacBook Pro to get greater screen resolution, like on a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

Presently, I use Teamviewer to remote into the MacBook, from Windows. But it just uses the same resolution as the little Mac's screen. Is there a way to get more resolution out of a MacBook Pro by ...
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How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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How secure is apple remote desktop can it be accessed over the internet without a vpn to the local network

If you setup sharing on a computer to allow apple remote desktop is there a danger someone would be able to login and control your computer ? Or can you only connect if you are on the same local ...
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MacBook pro Retina - Are mixed display modes possible?

I'm using an HTML5 VDI to connect to a remote desktop from within a browser. With the standard retina display mode, that gives a rather small screen area for the remote desktop which is a unix ...
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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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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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Windows Remote Desktop Connection to Mac

I've Mac OS X (El Capitan) VMs in ESXi 6 on our local network that I can SSH into and I can VNC into and I can connect Xamarin Mac Agent to but I can't Remote Desktop Connection (Windows 10) into. Our ...
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Copy paste doesn't work from Mac book pro VNC server to ubuntu VNC client, other direction works

I have enabled the screen sharing in Mac book pro. Connected to that from Ubuntu using VNC client. Though I'm able to copy and paste text selected using mouse from Ubuntu to Macbook Pro, copy & ...
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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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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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OS X: How can I control the audio volume of a network computer, from another computer?

Is there a way to control the audio volume of an OS X machine on my network, from another OS X machine on the network? I have found ways to control the volume of my OS X computer from iOS devices, ...
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How to remote control Youtube from an iPhone?

I tried Chrome Remote Desktop but it's very difficult to use, specially because the Windows screen resolution is much higher than the phone's and it has a different orientation. I remember Android ...
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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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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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Remote desktop display shifted up

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (ver 8.0.31) to connect from my 2013 Retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.11.4) to a Windows 10 desktop machine. When in fullscreen mode, I get the following experience:...
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How to set up Remote Desktop on Mac Host (Boot Camp/Windows 10) & PC Client?

Apple Care and Windows Support have pointed me back to each other. I have installed Windows 10 Pro on MacBookPro and set up Windows account on MBP for remote client. HOST SIDE: Beyond installing ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to ...
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How do I make packages out of non-package installers?

I want to use Apple Remote Desktop to install software on the Macs in our office, but often the installers come as an application bundle (not the actual application which could simply be copied, but ...
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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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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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Working remotely with Mac

I've Macbook Pro which I'm using now. I want to buy a new computer and I am between choosing Mac Pro (if new one comes out) and buying a standard PC which will be more powerful than Mac Pro for the ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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Screen Sharing (and RD) selective connectivity

Problem: The MacBook Pro is not connecting via Screen Sharing (nor for both RD for Mac and Microsoft’s RD) to particular computers, but works connecting to other computers. Background: A set of Macs (...
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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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Remote login into Windows from Mac using Remote Desktop Client and VPN

I am trying to login into my work computer (Win7) which is in a private network through the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) after connecting through VPN. The VPN gets connected but the RDC does not. It ...
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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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How can I fix my built in Mac Screen Sharing App?

Screen sharing through the app has been shoddy at best for me since updating. I thought I had it figured out and now its not working this week. My device on the same network is a linux machine and ...
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How do I make git credential-osxkeychain work correctly when I'm connected to a machine via SSH?

I setup a build machine to check out sources from Github by caching the login credential in the keychain using instructions from: https://help.github.com/articles/caching-your-github-password-in-git/ ...
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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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Back to My Mac Wake over internet

I am having trouble with Back to My Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is the issue, something on the Mac, or the my Apple TV. ...
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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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Any way to accelerate headless performance through software?

I run a Hack Pro as a headless server, and, as has been discussed endlessly, Mac GPUs shut down when there is no external monitor, thus causing terrible performance with VNC/Screen Sharing/RDC/etc. ...
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Remote desktop to home from work / VPN / Dyn / …?

Occasionally I’d like to connect to my home computer from my work computer. Both run Yosemite. I’d like to do this using Remote Desktop, as in I’d like to be able to run all programs on my home ...
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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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Mac Terminal app - unable to use the up arrow to load previous commands when using SSH on remote server ( ^[[A )

I'm running into a weird issue where the UP arrow no longer restores commands previously entered on a remote server during SSH session: :~ user$ ssh user@myserver //... type the password, get welcome ...
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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

Is there a way to unlock and lock screen from command line, via ssh? I know /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend command, but it doesn't seem to ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Switching between RDP sessions on OS X El Capital

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I use Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.26 and many times open multiple sessions The only way to switch these sessions i see is by clicking using mouse and i can't find any ...
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Is there an easy way to switch desktops on the remote computer using “back to my mac”

I have just setup "back to my mac" and the connection works fine. My only "complaint" so far is that I haven't found a convenient way to switch from one desktop to another on the remote computer (or ...
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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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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 prevent stuck keys when VNC into OS X El Capitan loses focus?

tl;dr: I'd like to avoid OS X thinking the [Command] key is being held down when I [Alt][Tab] away from a Windows TightVNC session, or at least get the [Command] key to auto-release after a period of ...