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

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Could microsoft remote desktop connection be used to spy?

I found a Program called Microsoft remote desktop connection on my mac but did not install it myself. Could somebody have been using it to spy on my computer use without my knowledge? Would I be able ...
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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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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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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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Why Microsoft RDP's “native resolution” on iMac 5K is 2048x1152?

When I run Microsoft's Remote Desktop at the "native resolution" on iMac 5k, it resolution is set at 2048x1152. Where does this come from? This is such a weird combination and doesn't result in ...
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

We are a small team of developers and we would like to buy a Mac mini in order to develop for iOS. We would like to know if it is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac mini (using ...
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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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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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Enable screensharing via SSH and setting password

I am trying to enable VNC (Screen Sharing) on my Mac running OS X Yosemite I have been able to run this command sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist ...
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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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How do I make the Microsoft RDP client for Mac play nice with Windows 10?

Been beating my head against a brick wall trying to connect to my Windows 10 Pro workstation using Microsoft's RDP client for Mac. The symptoms I'm seeing (black screen or frozen screen) are very ...
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Command-line arguments for “Remote Desktop Connection for Mac”?

I haven't been able to find any documentation that would indicate this is possible, but is there any way to pass the hostname you'd like to connect to as a command-line argument to Microsoft's Remote ...
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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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Is it possible to VNC or other shared screens soft from PC to Mac via bluetooth

I have a PC and a Macbook. I mostly work on PC, but occasionally I need to switch to a mac on another desk. There is no Wifi around, or other network on PC, but I have bluetooth dongle that I can ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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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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iPhone can connect to MacBook Pro but iPad cannot in local network

In home local network, iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4 can connect to MacBook Pro OS X 10.10.4 (VNC Server), but iPad Air iOS 8.4 cannot. External network (port forwarding), same both iPhone & iPad can ...
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How to enable VNC server with a clean install

Simple question: I want to install OS X Yosemite on a new hard drive and have the VNC or ARD server enabled automatically the first time it boots. Long explanation: This is a old Mac Pro currently ...
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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 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 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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How to gather windows from secondary monitor while remotely connected from OS X to Windows 7

I need to gather all of my open applications running on Windows 7 to one screen via remote desktop connection using my Macbook. How can this be achieved? As it is, one program (Notepad ++) is stuck on ...
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iPad uses for Computer Engineers?

I've had my original iPad for a while now, but haven't used it that much (other than for couch browsing and stuff like that). I was wondering if there was a way I could be using it to it's full ...
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BetterTouchTool & MSFT Remote Desktop (aka RDP)

When I use Microsoft Remote Desktop from my MBP I would like to map certain Command key combos to their ALT equivalents In this example Cmd-F12 should be delivered as Alt-F12 to the windows machine. ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Management with Screen Sharing, but can with Chicken?

I've enabled "remote management" on a machine, and I'm able to connect to this machine using Chicken with the password I set in the remote management preference pane. I am unable to connect through ...
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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 to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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VNC connection to OS X Yosemite 10.10 not working with Firewall enabled.

I've been connecting to my Mac with the iOS VNC app to monitor a process remotely, and noticed Firewall was turned off in Security & Privacy. So of course I turned it back on, and tried to ...
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Can Microsoft RDC client use retina scale resolution on the MacBook Pro?

I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection tool with my MBP retina to connect to a Win7 system, but I can't get the resolution over 1440 x 900, even in full screen mode. Is this a limitation, ...
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Screen Sharing without Username and Password login

When I connect to a Mac with Screen Sharing enabled, I get a screen which asks for the Mac's username and password which I need to type in before I can see the actual desktop. Is there any way to ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop sessions closed when Macbook Pro display turns off

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop on OS X Yosemite to control a Windows desktop and a few virtual machines. Whenever the display on my Retina MacBook Pro turns off, it closes all remote desktop ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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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 to skip OS X VNC connect password requester?

I have an Ubuntu server which I tend to use via VNC from OS X. For this, I have saved a .vncloc file from the built-in Screen Sharing client. When I click this icon, Screen Sharing connects to Ubuntu, ...
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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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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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VNC Client that can send Cntrl Alt Delete?

Is there a VNC Client for OSX 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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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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Can't access root from remote desktop when root is already logged in

I can access all users even root using remote desktop from Windows to Mac with the TightVNC Viewer. The problem is trying to access root from my PC when someone in Mac already logged in root, then ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store it's configuration

I want to find a way to share some Microsoft RDP configuration information with my team. Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store it's connections and configuration ?
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works ...
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Getting Windows laptop screen on Mac

I need some advice on setting up a better arrangement for my work environment. Back in January I took a new job with a company that does consulting work. They provide me with a MacBook Pro 15" ...
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Specify connection on launch for Microsoft Remote Desktop client

I'd like to be able to connect to a specific remote desktop when I start Microsoft's RDT client. I'm running the latest RDT 8.0.15 client on Yosemite. How can I do that?
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how to re-enable services in an app (Microsoft Remote Desktop in particular)

I am fairly confident I could use the service below in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I noticed this on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update ...
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How to set up Mac for multiple user remote access log in and a shared network drive?

I have users who want to share a highpowered mac in a lab. It has a decent processor and a ton of RAM. They want to be able to remotely access this mac from both PC/Mac just like a user would be able ...
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Mac mini and VNC remote performance

I'm looking to get a Mac for iOS development, and with about $700 to work with, a Mac mini with upgraded RAM seems like the way to go. My problem is I never work strictly in one place (i.e. the ...
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how to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH?

I've done a bit of research and it seems ARD is somewhat based on VNC technology. It even has the option to allow access via VNC viewers using a password. I want to enable this option so I can ...
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OSX “Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)” redefine shortcut not works

Typically on OSX remaping of keyboard shortcuts works well. In "Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)" it works well too but previous keystrokes still exist: OSX > System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Use Retina resolution in Microsoft Remote Desktop

I've been trying to set up my new MacBook Pro [with Retina display 2015 edition]. I use a lot of university software via Remote Desktop connection, it worked very well on my Acer laptop and it's vital ...
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Log into the desktop remotely and automatically

I have an OSX machine I'm trying to automatically run applications on remotely via SSH. Everything works great, as long as the user is already logged into the computer. If I log out, or reboot the ...