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

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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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RDP Client for Mac with File Copy&Paste Feature

Is there any RDP client, that allows to copy&paste files to/from host machine. RDC for Windows (at least the last one) does it, RDC for Mac 2.1.1 does not.
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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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Easiest way to create a graphical representation of Application Usage Report?

I have several mac users who claim they need all 3 major browsers for testing websites and they need Admin privileges to keep them updated. (My Company doesn't support but Safari.) I have run an ...
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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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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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Using VNC to connect to a Mac (10.7.5) from Windows

From what I've seen, it sounds like many of the solutions posted for similar question don't work in 10.7 or beyond. (For example Vine Server and TightVNC.) Does anyone know of solutions do allow ...
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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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Airplay to more than one screen concurrently?

I'm looking for the best method to display a desktop on multiple television displays. Currently I have a Mac Mini mounted behind the tv and controlling via vnc. As I want to setup more screens (All ...
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set remote sharing prefs in terminal

I am admin for department and I want to batch change the "show remote management status in menu bar" so that I don't have to log in to each machine and set it. I have ARD so I can run a terminal ...
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Can I connect to my Mac via thin client?

I want a remote access to my Mac. I'm looking for a hardware solution - a thin client (zero client), PCoIP client - a hardware client, which can connects my Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse over network to my ...
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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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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Simultaneous user accounts using remote desktop / LMI

I'm taking remote control (from Linux / Chrome) of an OS X system using LMI ("Log Me In"). I have two users account on this machine: one for when I'm physically in front of the system (the "main" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remote control of MBP from Windows with Multi-Monitor

I recently purchased a MBP as a replacement for my aging Dell laptop and am trying to duplicate my work environment with the MBP. Let me explain. I have a Win7 desktop machine with two monitors. I ...
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New Microsoft Remote Desktop App (version 8) - 'the requested session access is denied'

The newest Microsoft Remote Desktop app (v 8.0.24255) refuses to connect to a terminal server I use - username and password are accepted but then the server reports 'The requested session access is ...
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Microsoft new Remote Desktop Client version 8 - Connecting to a console session Crash?

I'm trying out the new (v8) Microsoft RDP Client for OSX. So far the "feeling" is better than the old one - at least cut&paste work better, etc-- but every time I try to connect to a "console" ...
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Apple script that closes Apple Remote Desktop

First let me say that I have ZERO experience in Apple Scripting. That said, I need to build a Apple Script or whatever is more efficient for that case, that is going to close Apple Remote Desktop ...
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Update Adobe Flash in Mountain Lion with ARD

I'd like to use ARD to upgrade Adobe flash on a number of unattended workstations. When the Adobe installer downloads and installs flash, does it create one file that I could ARD to the other ...
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Mac Mini Server VNC from multiple windows users at once

I know I can log one user on from a windows server just not two. There is a similar question but the answer did not include any specifics on how to do it. Is there any way to use allow for multiple ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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Can't send commands in ARD/Automator

I work at a school that manages various computer labs, some of which are iMacs. To manage our iMac labs we use Automator/Apple Remote Desktop on a Mac Server. Recently we updated ARD to the latest ...
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Remote Desktop no longer shows local mouse cursor

Until recently, Apple Remote Desktop showed the local mouse cursor on top of controlled remote workstations (apparently in an effort to compensate for network latency). A few days ago, my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 run an AppleScript whenever a VNC connection is established?

I want to run a script whenever any user connects remotely to my Mac. I've Googled a bit about it but no perfect tutorial is there. I am less comfortable working with OS X.
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Splashpage software installed after Apple store support session

Yesterday, I went to an Apple store asking for support to the genius bar and they checked my laptop with a diagnostic tool. Now I've noticed I have an application (splashtop, a remote desktop ...
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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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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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When connecting through a VNC viewer, where does the password from the “VNC viewers may control screen with password” come into play

I can't seem to determine how this password comes into play. It always queries me for a username and password and won't accept anything but the currently logged in user. The thing is, I want to make ...
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Is there any programmatic way to remote desktop / vnc from mac to mac? Is there any native support?

My end goal is to be able to remotely trigger a remote desktop / vnc login. I'm not very familiar with OS X, so pardon my ignorance. Is there any native support for this? Perhaps I would be best off ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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Any Mac VNC clients that support Intel's vPro features?

As the title says, are there any Mac clients that support Intel's advanced vPro KVM features, such as configuring the BIOS or mounting a remote image via IDE redirection? For Win there is RealVNC and ...
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How to access data on a pc from a mac which are in different network group

I am trying to access data from a pc which is in the network, however not in the same network group. Remote desktop works fine, but how can I access and enable transferring data? I am using OSX ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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Remote Desktop Disconnects WiFi

I have a Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5, on which I have enabled "Screen Sharing", with password. I have a laptop running Windows 7, with UltraVNC Viewer. When entering my credentials, it says ...
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Direct only RDP traffic through Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Is it possible, using Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, to pass only certain types of traffic / traffic over certain ports through the VPN, while the rest of the traffic goes through the normal network ...
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Error adding a task server to Apple Remote Desktop

Recently our organization decided to add a few more copies of Apple Remote Desktop to our IT staff, one of which is now used on our 10.8.3 Server. I've setup ARD on the server with the thought of ...
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How do you set up a second VNC session?

On mac, you can enable a VNC host using screen sharing, and can access it via either screen sharing or a normal VNC client by forwarding port 5900. How can one set up a second VNC session? I want ...
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Authentication fails in Remote Desktop following 10.8 client upgrade

Following an update to Mountain Lion on my client machine where I have Apple's Remote Desktop running, attempts to control other remote machines still running Lion fail with "authentication failed" ...