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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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Using Mojave, what's the easiest way to access my own computer remotely?

Using Mojave, 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 generated from ...
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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?

When accessing a host machine using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) that has a bigger screen that the client machine, is it possible to scale the clients view so that their remote desktop window is actual ...
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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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Have second user in window and not whole desktop

I have to use a different user on my mac for some tasks which include regular switching between users. I know about quick user switching, but this has two limitations for me: I have to enter the ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for VNC?

I connect to my Raspberry Pi with VNC from my MacBook, however to do that every time I have to open the Finder, then select Go from the menu, then Connect to server. I am looking forward for having a ...
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How do I resolve 501: Method Not Implemented in MRD for OSX El Captain?

I've gotten a MBP with El Captain installed & latest MRD (Microsoft Remote Desktop) 8.0.33 - However when I try connecting to a Windows host with it's PC name given along with credentials .. MRD ...
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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop or a similar tool to manage iOS devices ?

I find it really useful to use Remote Desktop to manage OSX devices, Is it possible to use Remote Desktop or a similar tool to manage iOS devices ?
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Looking for an ARD/ Unix command to clear firefox history/cache on a mac

I'm trying the following but not having any success in seeing anything cleared: rm -R /Users//Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/.default/Cache Thanks!
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Is Apple Remote Desktop safe / secure?

I manage 6 devices: (2x MBPs, 2x Mac Minis, 2x MB), devices are a mix of 10.8 and 10.10. Adding or updating software on each computer has become tedious and I've been recommended to use Apple Remote ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop for managing iOS devices?

Im currently evaluating using Apple Remote Desktop for multi laptop and desktop management. Can it also be used for iOS device management ? We've got a range of devices - iPhone, iPads which are ...
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Fixing multiple Users permissions

In a classroom environment after a month without issues all of the sudden everyone is getting locked out of their folders, including my local admin user. What works is logging into each user, ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Reports Battery Percentage or Battery Hrs Left

With Apple Remote Desktop, how can I generate a Battery Status Hrs Left or Battery Percentage Left on my Mac Laptop(s)? I did find something that tells me the "Battery Charge Remaining (mAh)", but it ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Safari Homepage - How to set to Home Page

Using Apple Remote Desktop, how do I initiate Safari, to began with a preferred web site? Example, I have 50 Mac(s) on my network, and I want each users automatically began on a specific default web ...
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Apple Screen Sharing = VNC/RDP?

Is Apple Screen Sharing just an implementation of VNC/RDP or similar protocols? If so, then which?
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Enable remote management remotely on a mac

I am trying to use remote desktop to send a script to all Macs on my network that creates an additional admin account and hides it. I am trying to do this using Apple Remote Desktop. However most of ...
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Send Command to Add remote users through ARD

so I'm trying to create an extra admin account on all Macs on the network. There are quite a few so I'm trying to do it through Apple Remote Desktop. Do you guys know how to do this? This is all I ...
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Add admin account remotely

So I need to add an admin account to multiple macs remotely. All of these macs already have an admin account (so we want to add an additional admin account) and they are bound to AD (worth mentioning ...
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How can I update multiple MacBook Airs from Mavericks to Yosemite utilizing ARD?

I have multiple MacBook Airs on Mavericks that need to be updated to Yosemite. I currently have a Mac Mini Server on 10.9.5 – I'm using the Caching service to download the software to have it locally ...
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Setup MacBook to accept ARD traffic over SSH?

How to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH? asks how to tunnel ARD traffic over SSH. But the answer provided does not detail the steps required to do so. Would some please provide the ...
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Managing Virtual Macs on a closed network

I have a lab of VMWare virtual Macs on a network with no Internet access. What options do i have for managing these Macs, other than one at a time? I am looking at ARD and JAMF at the moment...
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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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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

On my work Mac, which stays physically in my work office, I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. I normally stay logged in as the 'work' ...
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Detect Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) client at server?

Our company's security policy requires passwords to be 12 characters. Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) clients have a limit of 8 characters (I'm not sure why, but I think its due to historical reasons). We ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Client Configuration

If this should be posted in networking stack overflow please let me know, and sorry if this is not the correct place. I'll delete the question if it's inappropriate. I have a desktop (windows/linux) ...
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Enterprise Mac Mini Server - Remote Desktop

Just purchased a Mac Mini server. Is there a way that we can allow for multiple sessions for Xcode development within the server? Would RealVNC allow multiple remote sessions? If so how many?
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how to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH?

I've done a bit of research and it seems ARD is somewhat based on VNC technology. It even has the option to allow access via VNC viewers using a password. I want to enable this option so I can ...
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Wiping all content under /Users but admin

We have hundreds of computers with LDAP setup and when students login their profiles remain for life. IS there an easy script or something that could be run to clean out the entire /Users directory ...
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How can I get the list of allowed users for Remote Management via Terminal?

I want to use a command line tool to get the list of allowed users for Remote Management (ARD). I was able to enable ARD using kickstart, but I'm having trouble finding how you get the information, ...
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Sending specific keys when using Remote Desktop UNIX commands

I would like to script the uninstallation and reinstallation of Profiles on a group of Networked Macs. In order to do this I shall use the UNIX Command part of Remote Desktop. When sending the ...