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Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks

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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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Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 clear thumbnail cache

I use it almost daily and I'm sure there are ways to decrease disk usage. I've noticed that the thumbnail cache never clears. Is there a way to force the old thumbnails to be removed on a regular ...
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Wake mac from VNC

I have a mac mini only connected to Ethernet and power and trying to VNC to it from my laptop. I tried to wake the mac from sleep through VNC but it doesn't work. I have to enable the "Prevent ...
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Remote Desktop 10.2.3 Database Creation Error; 10.2.1 runs fine; 10.2.2 crashes: how to find actual cause(s)?

What would be good steps to find the cause of the below errors? I get this error when running Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 or higher on MacOS High Sierra: Database Creation Error "An error ...
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Connect to remote TeamViewer computer desktop via MacOS terminal command line

How can I launch a TeamViewer remote desktop session to a remote computer from the MacOS command line, assuming that I know the Partner ID of the remote computer? I already found documentation of ...
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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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Command Key combinations not working with VNC viewer

So I followed the advice of the below answer to attempt to remote into my Mac mini from Ubuntu 16.04 with VNC Viewer. Everything is working fine except for Command key combos. Can I remotely access ...
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Any potential issues logging into an ARD session with a dedicated ARD user?

One of the reservations I've had with ARD is that it allows anyone on the same network as you to access your computer, as long as: ARD is enabled (this can be confirmed by scanning with the ARD ...
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Changing MacOS's IP Address While Booted Off Another Drive

My server lives in a data center, 1,000 miles away. This Mac has two hard drives, a primary and a backup. Both are bootable and have the same network settings, so I can switch back and forth between ...
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Enable screen sharing on mac w/o display

I have an old mac mini with a dead video card but otherwise it is working fine. I don't think screen sharing is currently enabled on that mac mini. What I'm trying to do is enable screen sharing on ...
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Multiseat on Mac OS?

How to make 2 or more users to use the same Mac OS at the same time? As I know for windows there is Aster, for linux there is Xorg. I researched this topic for quite some time and cannot find a ...
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Finding my VNC performance bottleneck

I've been connecting via VPN and VNC (using Screens 4) to my iMac from my 2011 MacBook Air for several months. My main use case for this is running Android Studio and a Windows 10 VM on my iMac and ...
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Set Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 to view another users session

Is it possible to use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10, to remotly view another users session, so i can talk them through an issue (Teamviewer style) instead of making the host computers screen go blank, ...
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

My company has a Mac Mini that we use for iOS builds. Occasionally, one of us needs to log in to it via remote access (from a Windows PC) to update the build tools. However, ever since updating the ...
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Magic Mouse 2 tracking speed is reduced to about 20% after a VNC session from a Windows machine

I have VNC setup on my Mac Mini (mid 2011 - running OS X El Capitan - 10.11.6). I am just using native "screen sharing" VNC that is built into OS X (no 3rd party VNC server like uVNC or TighVNC). I ...
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Remote desktop from a mac to windows machine, using direct connection eg Ethernet

I work primarily off a Mac-book. I have a windows machine on which I do some .net development. I simply need to be able to use windows remote desktop on my mac to remote desktop to the windows machine,...
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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop client failing to connect via Remote Desktop Gateway in AWS

I am on Microsoft Remote Desktop Version 10.2.2 on macOS 10.14 (Mojave). The error log looks like the following. An error occurred while communicating with the Remote Desktop Gateway. If this ...
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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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Allowing VNC to control computer under 10.14 (Mojave)

I've seen some topics asking for help (others offering it) re: apps asking for permission to use accesibility functions with regards to VNC in Mojave. RealVNC has a page describing the issue and a fix ...
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Need to show my Mac desktop (no remote control, preferably free) to multiple PC clients

On the PC, I used a free TightVNC server for screeencasting. Students connected to it from the class PCs with a free viewer app and saw my demonstrations in a window, but could not do anything on my ...
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Screen sharing stops working after disconnecting for about five minutes

I'm running macOS Mojave on a Mac Mini. Built-in VNC server works perfectly when you connect for the first time after reboot, however if you disconnect from it for more than five minutes you can't ...
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Remotely access a friend's files over internet (natively + not screen sharing)

I am trying to help a friend organize his computer remotely over the internet. Screen sharing through macOS Messages is far too laggy to be efficient. I've been searching and reading about macOS's ...
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How to enable VNC options through Remote Management

I'm looking for a way to script the Remote Management section in Sharing System Preferences. What I'm trying accomplish is to script the Computers Settings button and everything inside it. So far I ...
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Can I setup TXT records in my DNS to make Apple Remote Desktop work on clients that have connected via a VPN tunnel?

I am running macOS High Sierra on all machines. I run my own (split) DNS on my own LAN. With Apple Remote Desktop I can manage the machines on the local LAN. But then machines are outside the network ...
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To move Mac App to a second screen when it launches at the main screen/space initially?

I hope to use a apple script to move the Microsoft Remote Desktop App (MacOS version) to a second screen, center it(, and click a remote config) when it's been lunched and shown in the main screen ...
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How do I send Control Alt Delete from a Mac to a remote Windows PC

I am trying to log into my PC at work from my Mac. It requires Control + Alt + Delete key combination to login. How do I do it from my Mac?
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Access macOS High Sierra from a Windows 10 machine using RDP?

I wish to use Remote Desktop Protocol on my Windows 10 machine to remotely access my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra. Is this possible in any way shape or form?
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Virtual Machine vs. Remote Desktop performance on 2012 MBPr

MacBook specs: i7 2.3ghz processor 256gb SSD 16gb RAM Intel HD graphics 4000 I am trying to write, compile, and run c# windows form apps on my Mac, and I'm having little to no success. I've done ...
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Running a Mac Remotely Over a LAN

I have a Mac Mini that I use as a build platform, from within Visual Studios 2017 for Windows, to write and debug iOS apps. I've noticed that when I establish a connection between VS and the Mac, I ...
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VNC with screen disabled [duplicate]

Is there a way to start a VNC session but without have the remote computer (an iMac) screen turn on ? I tried to reduce the brightness to min on the physical machine but is not good enough.
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I Can SSH host computer but computer does not appear in Finder's Shared Computers List?

I want to connect via Apple's ScreenSharing.app , to my home mac from a separate network. I verified that my host computer is listening on port 5900 I can SSH via unix command ssh user@router.ip ...
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How to schedule or execute install package while computer is sleep? using Apple Remote Desktop

I want to install packages on all our endpoint Apple computers using Apple Remote Desktop. I can't execute scripts or schedule install on the computers that are sleeping. Is it possible to execute ...
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ARD lets move mouse, but not click on external displays powered by USB3 display link hub. Internal display still works

I've got a mid 2012 Macbook Pro (host computer, running 10.12.6, ARD 3.9.4) im connecting to via Apple Remote Desktop (ARD). My client computer is a late 2012 Macbook pro (client computer, running 10....
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Computer's remote name changed to “iphone” , Have I been Hacked? [duplicate]

I fired up terminal on my MacBook Pro recently and I noticed the name had been changed to "iphone" as in the terminal was showing iphone:~(my username)$ as the command prompt. This reminded me that ...
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Connect to Screen Sharing (VNC) using Debian/Ubuntu?

I'm trying to connect to a Screen Sharing service using Remmina in Debian, but it doesn't seem to connect. But now I'm not sure now if this is possible? @DavidAnderson says: "What make you think ...
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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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During Dictionary Attack, how can I Capture the attempted usernames and passwords?

I have several nefarious individuals attempting to gain access to my servers constantly with VNC, presumably using some kind of dictionary attack against the password. Is there a way to get a log of ...
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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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List users on remote mac for SSH / VNC login

I have a mini-mac on my local network with remote login and screen sharing turned on, and have the password to one of the users login. Problem is, I can't currently connect it to a screen via HDMI (to ...
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Switch the input language in Microsoft Remote Desktop with CMD+Space

Switching the input with CMD+Space language works in Remote Desktop only if you disable the shortcut in MacOS. If it's enabled, it's received and handled by MacOS, even if you are in Remote Desktop ...
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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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Unable to open “Remote Desktop Protocol” (RDP) URLs from command-line

I am unable to open RDP URLs from the command-line. Whenever I try to open RDP URL from command line by executing the following: open rdp://localhost/ or any other IP address, I get the following ...
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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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Sharing > Remote Management and network security

I need to "rdp" into my mac mini on my local network from my windows machine, to do this I simply enabled Remote Management, downloaded VNC viewer on windows and then connected, viola!... Except it is ...
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Completely disable a keyboard shortcut for one application

When using Microsoft Remote Desktop, I frequently find myself accidentally trying to close browser tabs with ⌘W (which is mapped to "Close Connection" by default). I was at least able to stop it from ...
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How to prevent Safari from stopping downloads?

I am using macOS Server to host files on a website. I often need to download large files to the server to host them myself. Because I do not usually have physical access to the server, I use the ...
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Can I do CAD and rendering work on my Mac by Remote Desktop(ing) to a powerful windows machine? (wired connection)

Ok so my monitor is an Ultrafine and doesn't have any sort of input for a PC. Also, it would be nice keeping the PC away from the desk. Also also, it would be nice doing productivity work on one ...
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How can I make a .jar show up in Recent Items when I have just run it?

I have Tight VNC jviewer in my applications folder. It is a Java application. I want it to show up in the Recent Items > Applications when I run it. How do I do this? As a side note, it also doesn'...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop via Ethernet Cable

I use a MacBook Pro regularly, but I also have a Windows 10 box that's sitting right next to me. I use Microsoft Remote Desktop (MRD) from the Mac to occasionally remote into the PC over WiFi for the ...