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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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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Remote Desktop takes 15-60 seconds to open a connection

I've been having trouble with Apple's Remote Desktop for some time now where it takes 15-60 seconds to open connections to workstations on the local network. Is there any way to troubleshoot such an ...
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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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How to use Apple Remote Desktop to upgrade lab to macOS Mojave

I have a lab of 16 iMac computers that are currently running sierra or high sierra. I would like to know if there was a command that I could use in Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via unix that would allow ...
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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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Apple Remote Desktop session drops keyboard and mouse input after installing software on remote machine

I manage many Macs running OS 10.14 using Apple Remote Desktop Admin. Recently I have lost keyboard and mouse input during an ARD session to a remote machine and have not been able to regain it ...
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Trouble Shooting Document for Apple Remote Management

I have intermittent problem not being able to connect to a macos server. unfortunately, it feels like poking around in the dark. I need to be able to find out why at what step the connection fails. ...
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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?

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 ...