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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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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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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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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Viewing VGA to USB input on a MacBook Pro

I want to use my MacBook as a monitor and keyboard and mouse for my Windows PC. Basically I want to use my laptop as a remote control for a headless Windows 7 PC without lag. I want to play some Steam ...
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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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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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Remote desktop drawing problems

I'm trying to connect into one of our Mac build servers (running OS X 10.8.5). However every time I connect the VNC connection gets into a bad state where the mouse cursor seems to corrupt the ...
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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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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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ARD hangs on launch

I have purchased, downloaded and installed Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 from the Mac App Store (onto a computer that's running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). When I first open the app, I am prompted to agree ...
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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 to re-enable Services in an app (Microsoft Remote Desktop in particular)

I am fairly confident I could use services in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I am on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update (8.0.9 from Mac App ...
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Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule Remotely (not on the same local network)

Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule remotely (not on the same local network)? Can I take my Mac Laptop somewhere, and access data on an external USB Drive connected ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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Micorsoft Remote Desktop sounds not working if set to “play on device” (Windows 7)

I've got a Microsoft Remote Desktop connection on my MacBook with a Windows 7 PC. If I set sound to "play on device", the remote Windows 7 machine gives me an error on Audio configuration and no sound ...
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MacBook Pro resolution when controlled from iMac

When I hook my MacBook Pro up to my iMac with a Thunderbolt cable and basically use my iMac screen as a remote monitor, I'm able to use the full 2560 x 1440 resolution of my iMac. However, I really ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Connect USB/iPod over VNC/Screen Sharing

Is it possible to connect my iPod to my remote machine via Screen Sharing (VNC)? I would like to sync music to the device but I'm not near the remote machine to simply connect it directly.
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Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
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Remote login with Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out

How do you remote log in using Chrome Remote Desktop after logging out? The problem I'm having is the password field does not take the input coming from my remote connection.
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Is there a way to get GoToMyPC to run on system startup?

I have a Mac OS 10.9.3 system at work that I connect to using GoToMyPC. With Snow Leopard, it used to be that as long as the system was running I could connect to it. But now with this new Mavericks ...
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Connecting to OSX server through VNC with multi login and decent speed

Ok, I have a very specific case and some very annoying problems. The case I need to set up a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9 and Server 3. It has XCode and will be used for iOS development by multiple ...
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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 guest is running 10.8.5, the host machine is running 10.9.2. It doesn't happen all the time. How can I fix this?
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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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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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“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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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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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" ...