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Source: http://technotes.twosmallcoins.com/?p=279 Putty is a good SSH client for Windows. 1) SSH into your remote OS X machine with an administrator’s log in and password. 2) Enable Remote Desktop (a.k.a. Screen Sharing, a.k.a. VNC) with this command: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart ...


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Use RDC (Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2) This free download runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs Use One Mac, unlimited Windows.


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VNC Recent versions of Mac OS X include a VNC server built-in, analogous to Microsoft's Remote Desktop Server (included in Windows). This can be accessed via the System Preferences > Sharing > Apple Remote Desktop option. There are various free VNC clients available for Windows, most notably RealVNC. While there are other options, VNC benefits from being ...


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Troubleshooting steps for the inability to copy between a Mac and PC - http://mac2.microsoft.com/help/office/14/en-us/rdc/item/2aae839c-7f91-4738-aea7-9ffb25dbfe2e?category=ff488916-8b5e-4a0c-af96-37d065645612. I think this answer will likely fix it: Solution: Before you start the Remote Desktop session, make the Mac disks available to the Windows-based ...


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I use a program called CoRD from http://cord.sf.net/ It's worked well for me without fussing with any configuration files or properties. It's been a while since I tried any alternatives, so I'll give RDC another try. I don't remember why I rejected it before.


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Since the Screen Sharing feature seems to be the only one unable to connect, the best way to diagnose its behavior is by using the application directly. Please, launch screen sharing located in: /System/Library/CoreServices/ScreenSharing.app The application has no visible "UI" so don't expect a fancy Cocoa interface. Instead, once you have loaded it, all ...


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Mac OS X does not support multiple GUI sessions by itself. There are a couple options however - you can try Vine Server which requires some setup ahead of time (fast user switching on, you have to be logged on with a copy of Vine Server running). The more robust alternative is a product called AquaConnect Terminal Server which provides services like ...


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There's two parts to your question, one part is easy to answer: yes, you can get a remote, graphical session on your server without the server having to have a keyboard or mouse attached to it. This part of your question troubles me: before buying the software What software are you buying? Everything you need to remotely control your Lion server is ...


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By default, Mac OS uses VNC combined with a few extras (e.g. auto-discovery via Bonjour) when you use Screen Sharing, and in most cases this is all an average user needs. For system administrators however, there is usually a need for more control over the computers they support; therefore Apple provides "Apple Remote Desktop" (ARD) which offers a lot more ...


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I don't have a Mac with ARD to test this, but this sunshine-ard utility suggests it can fix the problem. From a quick glance at the source code, it just sends a CFNotificationCenter message to quit the curtain mode. I'm not sure if there's a way to hook in to the ARD logout process to have this run every time you disconnect your session, but at the very ...


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The app can do that can do what you want is Apple Remote Desktop. You can drag&Drop files from desktop to desktop and get and push clipboards from and to other computer. The best set is to have 2 monitors (having the remote desktop fullscreen-ed), so that you can stare at the two computers at the same time. If you don't, you will have a window with the ...


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If your computer is being remotely accessed, it will show a little viewer icon in the menu bar. (Note, I've been using screen sharing since OS X Leopard, and I've never seen the icon noted by de_an777 in his answer. Go into System Preferences > Shared. Make sure that Screen Sharing and Remote Management (for Apple's Remote Desktop) are both unchecked. ...


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Here is a different way that enables screen sharing access all current users, instead of using a single vnc password; sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -configure -allowAccessFor -allUsers -configure -restart -agent -privs -all Disable the same as before. This ...


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Many people seem to have good luck using the AirDisplay drivers to achieve this. There's also headless dummy adapters you can buy, although that might be overkill. If you're keen to building your own there's a way to do that as well. More information here.


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Screens by edovia supports retina resolution on the iPad from day one for the iPad and works well on iPod touch, iPad and iPhone for quite some time. Here are pictures showing the same desktop in retina and then non-retina iPad screen captures. Retina: Non-Retina: Oddly, when you zoom in to the maximum zoom level (and you will likely need to expand ...


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Click "Full Screen" in the "View" menu at the very top of the screen. Or push Command+2.


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In 3.3.2 you can have it running full screen by clicking the fullscreen icon; but the client will only appear in full screen mode if it has the same resolution. Smaller resolutions will be surrounded by a black box. I haven't tried this: but clients with higher resolutions will probably full the screen if they have the same aspect ratio, but they might ...


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New Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 supposed to be best RDP client for Mac. Works super smooth btw.


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Apple Remote Desktop will involve either having a VPN or open ports and static IPs. I think you will be much better off with LogMeIn.com's free version, which will require zero intraction from your family members and open ports are not necessary. You will need to know a user's credentials on their computer. If they require more privacy they can disable ...


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RogueAmoeba's AirFoil product may be helpful -- it allows you to send sound from any Mac or Windows machine (or any specific application on that machine) to one or more other Apple devices or Windows PCs on the same LAN. The product has many features, e.g. a custom video player that ensures the sound your receive locally is in sync with any video you are ...


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Don't know of a way to specifically do that, but you can set up browser bookmarks and/or desktop icons that will connect to specific hosts, if that's any help. For the former, create a bookmark that points to vnc://hostname.blah.com rather than the more usual http://hostname.blah.com. For the latter, create a text file with the .command suffix (e.g. ...


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I found this via google Disable iWork registration nag screen. defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09 RegistrationHasBeenSent true I have no idea if this will work for you. I wanted to point this out in case you hadn't tried it. This blog was the first result in google from searching for iwork disable reg. If it doesn't work, you might ...


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Part 1 - VNC This is pretty simple, you'll need to go to System Preferences -> Screen Sharing and then click on Computer Settings. From there you can select VNC Viewers may control this screen with password and supply a password Part 2 - WiFi Wakeup Still in System Preferences go to Energy Saver. You can only do this with the Mac running on power (if ...


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I've tried Veency on both an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 4, and that looks to be the fastest possible speed to get out of it. Unless someone rewrites Veency or writes another VNC server, it looks doubtful that speed would get any better. I've relegated myself to either looking at the iPhone's screen while typing, or pairing a Bluetooth keyboard with the iPhone. ...


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Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client has two very interesting (and very un-mac like) designs: Invoking the app a second time simply raises the connection in process. You've no doubt tried to launch a "second instance" of the app this way, and been annoyed that it doesn't work. Don't worry, you're not alone, that's un-expected behavior. As you see from my ...


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Sorry, you're fresh outta luck here, unless Microsoft re-writes RDC to support Retina. Basically, what's happening is that OS X is detecting that the app isn't retina-aware, reporting a 1440x900 screen size to the app, then pixel-doubles the app's output. This is the same as what happens when you run a (non-retina) iPhone app on an iPad in "2x" mode, it ...


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Buy 'Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop)' from the App Store. It solves the lag caused by the retina display...I had the same problem and it was doing my head in. It also makes the resolution look a lot better than the Windows RDC software.


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There is no command line access for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client. But the free and most excellent CoRD remote desktop client does handle rdp:// links which would let you call it from a launcher of your choice or even via open on the command line. The CoRD documentation on github lays out how you can use URL encoded parameters to open full-configured ...


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If your plan is development using Xcode , then forget about multiple users on a single mac, because of 2 reasons Multiple instances of XCode will make the system slow , even if you solve issue 1 buying adding lots of RAM and a powerful processor, the iOS simulator won't allow us to run more than 1 instance at a time. So developers will face issue while ...


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Your best defence is always to turn off unnecessary services. If you're not using remote desktop: turn it off. If you're not using the HTTP or FTP servers: turn them off. Fewer services running, fewer points of entry for possibly intruders to exploit. Aside from locking it down, there are some free and open source products that are OS X friendly you can ...



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