I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard).
I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from which I would like to remotely setup the MacMini), but I thought that I would be able to just follow the procedure discussed by Apple here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202542
Basically, that article says you should be able to see the Mac in your shared computers section and just start ScreenSharing. However, this doesn't work and I am suspecting it only worked for MacMini Server models back when they sold them. Today, Apple only sells a "Server.app" from the Mac App store and the "helpful" comments on that help desk article say:
Adopting Server app
On the server, open the Mac App Store. Sign in with your Apple ID. OS X Server should appear in your purchase history. This is for verification only. On your administrator computer, open the Mac App Store. Sign in with the same Apple ID as in step 2. Go to the Purchases tab and install OS X Server.
Well, that clearly requires a Monitor, right ?
Is there no way at all to setup a Mac Mini (with the help of just a MacBook Pro)?
Current state: I can see the MacMini on the network - well I can PING it and confirmed the MAC Address - so I know its on the network, but I can't SSH or VNC into it ...
Target Disk Mode (TDM): With the help of a keyboard I might be able to start the Mac Mini in TDM and somehow install whatever I want on it. I don't exactly see this solving my problem, though - unless I could do this from another Mac Mini. A MacBook Pro OS X installation will look different to the one performed through a Mac Mini, I believe, but please correct me if I'm wrong.