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

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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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How to enable OS X screen sharing (VNC) through SSH?

I forgot to turn on "VNC viewers may control screen with password", to enter on my working Mac, is there way to turn-on this feature remotely via SSH (I'm on WindowsXP now)?
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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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Why is Mac-to-Mac screen sharing just hanging?

I have my iMac set up with: Firewall off Screen sharing on for specific user, no general VNC password File sharing on (with liberal access) I want to connect to it's screen from my MBPro. Whenever ...
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PC to Mac - Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my mac remotely from my Windows PC. What good products are there available that you recommend checking out?
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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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iDevice as a Macbook remote control (remote desktop)

Is there any software application that allows iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as an advanced remote control for a Macbook Pro?
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Remote Desktop for Mac OS X

Is there any remote desktop solution for Mac? I don't mean a VNC where one can only manage the computer using the logged user on the computer. I want to be able to use my Mac at home using GUI with my ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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Are the changes to Lion's screen sharing documented anywhere publicly?

I am looking for a general technical overview of the changes Lion brought to screen sharing (VNC). Specifically, the server now can differentiate and communicate the difference between dropping in ...
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How to wake my Mac remotely so I can use screen sharing?

I have two computers: a Mac Pro, and a Macbook Air. When my Mac Pro is on (awake), I can use screen sharing to take over its screen. It displays in the Finder sidebar as a networked computer. However, ...
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How to know if Mac OS X machine is being remotely viewed?

Currently I have no way to know if my machine is being remotely viewed by our tech support, and would prefer to know, given the massive privacy breach that would entail should this be happening. I am ...
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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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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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Why isn't the multisession login in Lion's VNC server working properly?

Has anyone been able to get the VNC server that came with Lion to work? Right now it seems to have problems with the new multisession remote login, causing problems for any VNC clients connecting to ...
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Remote control iPad

I've been looking around and only found a couple of enterprise (price) level solutions for remote controlling an iPad/iPhone. Does anyone know of any cheap or free software out there that will allow ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop through ssh-forwarded port

I have a situation where I provide access to a Windows server by forwarding the remote desktop port 3389 with ssh from my Mac to the "inside" of an otherwise inacessible network. I can now connect ...
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What is the best RDP/VNC client for the new iPad that makes use of the retina display?

I am looking for a remote desktop client to connect to both my Mac and PC. I would prefer not to install any software on the remote computers and just take advantage of the built-in protocols. What ...
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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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How can I screen share and use Pages?

Via Remote Management (VNC) I am connecting to a virtual display on a Mac running Lion. VNC is working as expected, except Pages '09 documents show up blank. If, however VNC connects to the Mac and ...
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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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What is the difference between Apple Remote Desktop / Remote Management / Remote Login / Remote Events and Screen sharing?

I am trying to get my head around the difference between the Apple products above. To me, Apple VNC (or rather generic VNC clients) perform the same basic function as Remote Desktop implementations ...
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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop to control a Mac Lion Server without monitor and keyboard attached?

I never used Remote Desktop for Mac OSX so before buying the software I would like to know if I can fully control my Mac Mini with Lion Server installed without any keyboard or monitor attached. ...
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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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Connect to VNC from Windows

I'm trying to connect to a mac screen sharing from a windows machine using tightvnc I'm getting the error "Server did not offer supported security type" Any ideas on how to fix this ?
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VNC from Windows gives blank login screen

I'm trying to VNC into my MBP running Lion using TightVNC on Win7. Under Screen Sharing I have Allow access for All Users turned on, and Anyone may request permission and VNC viewers may control ...
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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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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 there an app that will let me drag/drop and copy/paste across two Macs?

I've got two Macs sitting right next to each other and I'm logged on to both of them. Is there some app that will allow me to drag and drop across the two of them? Specifically, I'm trying to share ...
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Is there anything faster than Veency for iPhone?

I want to be able to control an iPhone with a PC or Mac—that is, see the iPhone's screen on a computer and control it with my mouse—via either USB or wireless. Are there any solutions faster than VNC ...
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Is there a remote desktop solution that will transfer sound output to the client?

I'm looking for a secure and hopefully free remote desktop client that will allow me to interact with my Mac OS X 10.6 machine from a 10.5 machine that will also transfer sound to the client. At a ...
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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my ...
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Is there any Mac OS software really supporting Windows RemoteApp?

Is there any Mac OS software that supports properly Windows Terminal Server RemoteApp? By Properly I mean with an experience comparable to Windows Remote Desktop, that is, the Remote App Window is ...
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Free or Cheaper Alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop 3

Apple Remote Desktop isn't a bad program. It's a bit overdue for an update, has some issues, but is an otherwise solid program. The big downside to ARD is the price, however. I'm trying to find an ...
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Control Mac Remotely From Multiple Different Networks using only Apple Software

My girlfriend often needs assistance with her Mac, and I am not always around to help her. We are most often using our home WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi, but oftentimes one or both of us are connected to our ...
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Application to notify user of active VNC connection

I want something more visual than Apple’s very subtle binoculars in the top right status menu when there is an active incoming VNC connection to the machine. Preferably just a floating window ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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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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Windows RDP client that allows key mapping and easy use of Function Keys

I often use RDP clients (like Microsoft Remote Desktop or CoRD) to access my work machines to use Visual Studio at work. This actually works pretty well, except for when it comes to using the Function ...
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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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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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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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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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How well does Apple Remote Desktop work over the Internet?

I have a few family members with Macs that I'd like to be able to help if they have questions or get stuck, and I've been looking into various solutions to be able to remotely connect to their ...
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How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?

In Remote Desktop Connection version 2.x you could map the remote windows key to the local option key (instead of the command key) in preferences. In the new Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8 from ...
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Detecting that a script is run within ARD

Does anyone know of a way to detect that a shell script is running within ARD (vs. running the same script locally on the machine)? I looked at detecting that we are running in interactive mode - ...
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How do I effectively have multiple helpdeskers use ARD?

I manage the IT for an org with about 800 clients with mixture of Windows and Mac platforms. I'm looking at getting ARD for my staff (up to 4 installations of ARD) so they can better support the mac ...
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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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Any reasons that prevent Apple Remote Desktop to wake sleeping Macs?

Is there any known reason why I cannot wake up sleeping Macs with Apple Remote Desktop? I have checked the Energy Saver Prefs "Wake for network access". I have checked the Sharing Prefs "Remote ...
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Connect Macbook Pro to TV wirelessly

I am currently using an HDMI adapter (and a cable for audio) to connect my Macbook Pro (2009) to my HD TV (no smart TV) and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to achieve the same ...