Questions tagged [apple-remote-desktop]

An Apple Application for Mac that allows Remote Desktop access. The Apple article on it can be viewed here: https://www.apple.com/uk/remotedesktop/ Features can include automation and remote spotlight search. This tag should be used for questions related to Apple Remote Desktop, it’s features and functionality and alternatives for other non Mac OS devices.

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Family Tech Support: Remote Support/Training/Control/? [duplicate]

I'm a non-Mac user who just agreed to take on support for my Mac-using 75 year old mother.   Looking for any suggestions for free remote troubleshooting/remote control?   Rustdesk viable/good? Other ...
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How can I prevent my Mac from relocking the screen when disconnecting from a remote desktop session?

I share a single keyboard across multiple computers, so sometimes my Mac does not have a keyboard attached. I'd like to still lock the screen when I'll be away from the computer, however when I get ...
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Transmission of modifier keys in remote desktop (Ventura)

Using Apple remote desktop in Ventura, modifier keys are not transmitted. Thus, troubles start by entering the password of a user containing capitals. Even copy / paste just works using the menu. What ...
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Can you have a second "virtual" screen when remoted into your Mac, like you can with Windows RDP?

I am using 2x monitors on my main workstation (Mac Pro desktop). I can connect to my Macbook via VNC ("sharing") but it only shows the single physical laptop screen and I cannot stretch it ...
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macOS networking brutally slow using VNC or Apple Remote Desktop

Accessing a Mac using Apple Remote Desktop or VNC is brutally sluggish. I'm trying to write software and it is too painful to use. The screen does not refresh in a useful period of time. I googled it ...
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Sharing Apple RDP config between local users

I have a Mac Mini setup with Apple Server and Apple Remote Desktop to push profiles and remotely manage other Mac devices on the local network. I want to give another department access to the Mac Mini ...
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How to configure router for Remote Desktop connection?

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic. I am one of very rare Mac user at my university. In Poland Macs are not popular, and our net administrator and our tech support have no or limited ...
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iPad to control Mac Pro computer audio system

Technology Mine MacPro macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur My wife's iPad Pro iPadOS 14.2 Stereo system MacPro has a hardwired digital connection to my stereo system's DAC. No other available inputs (wireless or ...
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Can you recover a password stored in Apple Remote Desktop?

I have two servers that haven't been touched in ages. Their passwords have been forgotten and I have a Mac where Apple Remote Desktop has saved their passwords. Can I view those saved passwords? I'd ...
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Apple Remote Desktop help?

I have an issue with Apple Remote Desktop and am posting here as a last resort. About 10 hours spent trying to find a solution. Looking for those with more information on the matter. Errors occurring: ...
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Screen Share requires confirmation on the same Apple ID

When I try to connect to my Mac Pro from my MacBook Pro (both running Catalina) via Screen Share I’m prompted to accept the request to screen share. Once I do screen share works correctly. My issue is ...
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Security Update 2020-004: Apple Remote Desktop and Screen Sharing Not Working? Anyone else noticed?

I just installed the security update on a remote computer and can no longer access that computer via Apple Remote Desktop or Screen Sharing? Luckily I had Teamviewer as a backup... Anyone else notice/...
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Whats the correct way to reboot a Mac which is managed by Apple Remote Desktop?

I have a headless 2012 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina which is managed with Apple Remote Desktop and ssh by my other MacBooks (running macOS Mojave). The problem is that when I need to reboot the ...
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RFB protocol error: bad desktop size 0x0

I have enabled remote desktop in the remote mac machine. Now trying to access that remote mac machine from a mac laptop. Using vnc viewer, I am getting the following error: RFB protocol error: bad ...
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Connecting to remote MAC via SSH tunnelling over VPN

From my laptop, I am trying to open remote desktop in server2: This is how it looks like: my-mac-laptop -> vpn. ---> server1(redhat) -> server2(mac-server) <-...
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VNC access using builtin macOS 'Screen Sharing' function - Keyboard issues

I configured the builtin macOS Screen Sharing and I can remote connect using realVNC viewer. However the keyboard layout is wrong (despite being the same on both remote computer and the one using the ...
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Advice to use a Mac Mini without display, but using an iPad (sidecar / screen sharing / remote desktop?)

I'm considering buying an iMac mini for storage (to archive my Photo library, so not like a server but to log in incidentally and make backups). Because I will not use it often, I thought of the ...
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Best way to connect Remote Mac with audio from Mac or PC

I am in a need of a solution, where I can remotely connect from my PC/Mac to remote Mac Pro or Mac mini with audio coming from it. I will be using VPN to access Remote Mac, so I couldn't get Airfoil ...
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How to put computers online in Apple Remote Desktop

In Apple Remote Desktop I see my computers but they are offline. How can I put them on line so I can control the computer
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Apple Remote Desktop over internet "without" port forwarding

Is it possible using Apple Remote Desktop to connect to computers over the internet (so different networks) ** without ** having to tweak the router settings of those devices? PS currently using ...
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Input not recognised when using Switch Control remotely

Because I support a few friends with their iOS devices, I've been trying to figure the best way to circumvent Apple's limitation of not being able to remotely control iOS, and right now I am THIS ...
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Can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen using Apple Remote Desktop?

Im aware i can use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to connect to other OSX computers on my LAN as long as they have remote management pre enabled. But can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen ...
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Can i tell if i am being observed by an admin using apple remote desktop? [duplicate]

Is there a way i can tell if i am being observed by an admin who is using apple remote desktop (ARD) ? Is there an icon that will pop up in the dock / top bar ? Or is there a port I could check to ...
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Do you need the username and password to remotely manage all admins via ARD?

Or do you only need the username and password of one admin? I share a computer and we are both admins, but I am worried that the other admin could access my files via Apple Remote Desktop. Is that the ...
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Classic Login to new headless Mac with Apple Remote Desktop?

I vaguely remember a trick from years ago that I'd find useful now. I'm wondering if anyone remembers the details. (I'm assuming this is no longer possible so no longer a "can this be done now" ...
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Encrypt password with security command

I want to deploy smb password with ARD, or create a small script. With the command security I have the possibility to add a password in keychain without share the password. security add-internet-...
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How to connect to a Mac with Apple Remote Desktop over internet with IP address?

I am trying to connect to my friends mac over the internet. His mac is sitting behind his home router. I entered his IP address in the Network scanner and can't see anything. His mac is configured to ...
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10.13 - Disable Auto screen lock after Apple Remote Desktop Session

Using ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) to login to my Mac Pro running 10.13.6 then exiting the ARD window the Mac Pro locks the screen which is fine sometimes, but not at other times. I would like to ...
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What's the easiest way to remotely access my own computer?

Without Back to My Mac, what's the best way to access my own computer remotely? Apple's Screen Sharing app requires confirmation from the host. Chrome Remote Desktop also requires a token to be ...
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How can I remotely, outside my network, access files on my Windows computer from my iphone over the internet, using mobile data?

I have the app File Explorer on my iphone which lets me access and stream files to my iphone while my Windows computer and Iphone is connected to the same network. I access my Windows computer using a ...
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Scale ARD to match client screen size, rather than host size?

I use Apple Remote Desktop and Microsoft Remote Desktop (running on OSX) for connecting to remote computers. Microsoft Remote Desktop (MRD) has a great feature where as it connects to the remote ...
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Access MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode

Is it possible to access a MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode using a software such as TeamViewer? If not, what are the other possibilities, if any, to wake up and access it?
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Using Apple Remote Desktop to view External HD files

Can I have my Macbook Pro offsite access my other Macbook Pro at home using the Apple Remote Desktop? (Or if you know of another better way to access, let me know.) If so, can the Macbook Pro at ...
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Is it possible to wake a machine from ARD?

Is it possible to wake a machine from ARD ? I have issues sometimes connecting to machines if they are in sleepmode and sometimes have to walk over to the machines and manually take them out of sleep ...
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Unable to login to iMac after successful ARD/VNC connection

I enabled Apple Remote Desktop on an iMac, and I'm trying to use it from a Ubuntu machine with Remmina Remote Desktop Client. I configured the connection to use SSH tunneling. I can connect ...
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How do I prevent Apple Remote Desktop broadcasting over a specific network interface?

I have two active network interfaces on my machine connected to two different subnets. I run Apple Remote Desktop Admin to administer hosts on only one of the two subnets. How do I restrict Apple ...
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Are Apple Remote Desktop connections encrypted?

Is the data transmitted between two machines during an Apple Remote Desktop session encrypted? E.g. the login password, the actual screenshare, the text typed etc.?
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Microsoft RDP 10 File Transfer - Specifically .mtw files in Minitab 17

Does anyone know how to open files from Mac in Microsoft Remote Desktop 10? I'm specifically looking to open .mtw in Minitab 17. I tried changing the folder to my "Macintosh HD" folder and also tried ...
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Troubleshooting ARD and making connections more reliable

I use ARD to admin 6 computers, sometimes i can connect to 5 of the computers fine, but 1 of them will just not connect and i get an error like the below screenshot. I have got this computer to ...
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Creating a second background session with Apple Remote Desktop

Is it possible to access a remote Mac using Apple Remote Desktop and run a second session? Eg. while the main user is still in there account I could either go into their account or login with another ...
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Can i apple remote desktop to a windows 10 machine?

Can i use apple remote desktop to control a windows 10 machine on the same LAN ?
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Automating Logging Into OS X After System Restart

Background I have a bunch of OS X Yosemite Mac Minis that are used as slaves by a Jenkins master machine to run Selenium tests using Google Chrome. These slave machines get restarted on a daily ...
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Modifier keys when working remotely are broken / lazy

I work a lot from home, using screen-sharing to control my remote Mac mini from my (local) MBP laptop, or my customers' machines using ARD (or even TeamViewer). Recently I've started having problems ...
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Apple Remote Desktop- How to send Terminal Command to Networked computers

I'm hoping that you can help me with creating a unix script for sending a terminal command through ARD to multiple networked computers. I'm hoping to disable air drop on a set of 36 lab computers at ...
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How to ssh and remotely manage GUIs on my iMac with Remote Login/Management?

I am having trouble being able to fully control my computer remotely. By fully, I mean being able to {manage files, access the terminal, access GUI, login} all while not allowing a local user to take ...
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How do I add a folder to the Library using a UNIX command?

I need to add a folder to /user/username/Library/Application Support/Google, on a number of computers. Is there a way to do it with a UNIX command in ARD, so I don't have to touch each machine?
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Run Macbook inside of Windows application

I have desktop Windows PC with a large display and nice keyboard and mouse setup. I have a Macbook that I would like to use with the same setup. My monitor does not have any more available input ports....
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I'm having issues with Remote Desktop, someone is controlling my computer

I have an issue, I bought my Mac second hand and I am not the Administrator. I've been having weird thing happen on my computer, shutting down, restarting, and it seems to me I've been hacked. This ...
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Using ARD to do mass upgrades?

I am trying to find a method of Upgrading many computers, for example to 10.10.x to 10.12.x . Is there a way of doing so using Apple Remote Desktop? Planning to update about 40 computers. I am able ...
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Unable to update Remote Desktop using App Store

Apple's Remote Desktop recently updated but I'm unable to install the update from the App Store, where I get the message: This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought ...
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