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

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How to select multiple cells on Mac when using Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I need to select multiple cells, on Mac the usual shortcut is CMD + cursor. But when using Microsoft Remote Desktob CMD button is interpreted as Windows key, that is, when I pusch cmd, the startup ...
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How can I use the Mac OS Cmd-tab app switcher when controlling my Mac Mini remotely?

Problem: I control my 2018 Mac Mini using Real VNC software from my iPhone or iPads. When I enter Cmd-tab on the iOS device, the command is interpreted locally and not on the remote Mac Mini. ...
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How to turn off screen saver for remote desktop sessions in macOS Catalina?

Purchased an M1 Mac Mini. Running it headless. In the OS for my user, I have the screen saver set to "never." However, when I connect via remote desktop, the screen saver comes on after some ...
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OSX VNC Server compatible with novnc?

It seems that the vnc compatibility mode of ARD defaults to raw, which makes it very unsuitable for VNC clients as NoVNC. I wonder if there is some other VNC server supporting more formats, ...
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Is it possible to “emulate” virtual monitors like Windows does for remote desktop users?

I want to remote desktop into macOS, but when I use a client like VNC Viewer on my Windows PC, it only allows me to go up to whatever resolution the macOS machine has (like 2560x1440 on an iMac). My ...
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How do I seamlessly share a window from Mac OS X El Capitan to Windows 10?

Is there a way for me (as not an enterprise) to seamlessly share/remote access one window on my Mac from my Windows PC? I know Citrix has a version of this, but I'm not able to get their enterprise ...
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Remote access to an iMac Pro

So I have a friend, who has an iMac Pro with high specs at his home and I thought about accessing his iMac Pro from my Macbook Pro via some kind of remote desktop service. I would do some rather ...
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How can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools?

Question: how can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools or, if necessary, with limited custom (non-commercial) software? (Ideally, this would be done ...
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How to deal with item not available in your country or region?

I came to China and bring my mbp which I use to connect to Windows computers using Windows Remote Desktop connection app (on local network I mean), it seems to work well for my needs. Then last month ...
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Emulate Windows RDP Display behavior on macOS

When I use RDP to connect from a Mac (MBP 13") -> Windows, I'm presented with a display at my native MBP resolution (2560x1600) and all windows are put onto that virtual desktop, even with two ...
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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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Using SPECIFIC monitors with Microsoft Remote Desktop

I have two users with a specific request that I am struggling to figure out. They each use a 27" iMac with Retina display and 2 additional external monitors connected via USB Type-C utilizing ...
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Guarantee/force remote shutdown

Situation: a mac running 10.14, accessed from a Windows laptop via TeamViewer remote desktop software. Problem: sometimes apps will prevent shutdown. "Xcode interrupted shutdown" or similar. ...
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Is it possible to have many simultaneous remote desktop sessions in MacOS?

I maintain a 40 seat lab of iMac's can't be used due to the pandemic, but people who still need access to MacOS to do their work. For Windows, we are solving this problem with a server that supports ...
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SSH Aliases in Finder

I have a feeling this is a new bug in macOS, but could also be to do with some misconfiguration on my machine. As this worked until recently. I'm on macOS 10.15.7 (19H2). I use the Finder's Connect ...
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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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Why does Citrix CAG (RDP across monitors) take up multiple Spaces?

I used to have just my iMac and I used Spaces to have different apps on different desktops (i.e. Mail on desktop1, iTunes on desktop2, Chrome on desktop3). I've recently attached another monitor to my ...
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Is there something similar to RemoteApp for MacOS

I'm wondering if MacOS has something similar to the Windows RemoteApp that would allow publishing of an app that runs on the MacOS. I use Windows as my main environment and wish to use iMessage on ...
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accessing data on a broken macbook pro

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2017) which is not displaying any info on the screen. It's more than a broken screen. There's a problem with the logic board. I'd like to sell it for parts, but I'm ...
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Remote desktop into iMac while someone is on a separate account?

I'm using an iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2015). I have a son who has a full-time job, and his only option is to use our iMac. Is there a way to remote desktop into my account while he's on his? If so, can I ...
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Remote Mac user connecting via VPN to RDP into a Windows PC

NB I don't own a Mac, so research and trying things out is not going to be straight forward. So my client has a Windows PC. It has to be Windows since Sage won't run on a Mac. Until now the book ...
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Can you use remote desktop on a Mac on two different accounts?

So suppose one person is using our household Mac (desktop). If they were on one account, could I be on another account through some sort of remote desktop software?
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Remote Desktop Connection from Windows to Mac

I have a Mac Mini I use occasionally. I use RealVNC to connect to it remotely, from my Windows computer. VNC works well, but it lacks a few useful features. The two main features I'm missing is the ...
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Automatically accept Screen Sharing invitations?

I use Messages' Ask to Share Screen feature all the time to remotely debug problems on my contacts' Macs. It's a very easy way to initiate a Screen Sharing session, does not require port forwarding, ...
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screen sharing app asks for password when trying to use vnc

I connect to a vnc server via command line: open vnc://host:5901 I then get prompted for a password I never set. I can connect to the vnc server just fine using realvnc without a password and I didn'...
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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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Screen Sharing with the correct scaling/resolution with Retina MBP

I'm trying to use my 13in MBP (2016, 2560x1600) to remote into my Mac Mini that's connected to two 1080p displays, all over my LAN. Using the built in screen sharing, I'm able to do this with ...
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Hidden user cannot login

I have a hidden user on my neighbours MacBook pro which I user to manage some scripts for backing up his huge media library, he is a music producer and is technically challenged I used the sudo dscl . ...
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Copy & paste between Windows and Mac when using VNC

I enabled screen sharing on my Mac with macOS Catalina (10.15.6). Now I'm accessing the Mac with VNC Viewer 6.20.529 (RealVNC) on my Windows 10 machine. These are the problems I have: slowlness even ...
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MS Remote Desktop on MacBook running Yosemite

I am running Yosemite 10.10.5 on my 13" MacBook (Early 2014) and I want to make remote connections to a Windows PC. When I go to the App Sotre and try to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app ...
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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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iMac locking immediately after remote connection via Anydesk or Chrome Remote

I upgraded my iMac Late 2013 to Catalina. When I login through Anydesk or Chrome Remote Desktop I see my desktop for a split second and then im presented with the lock screen again. While Anydesk is ...
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Can I debug iOS device with remote OS X desktop through VPN?

The situation I'm having now is like: A OS X desktop is in my home. I'll bring a Windows laptop and an iPhone with me outside all the time. I want to develop iOS applications with my Windows laptop,...
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Remote management on OSX platform over the internet (dynamic ip)

I've installed a Mac into my parents' house. They're not tech people and I'll need to take care of all the system update/ software update, and possibly some remote assistance to them (screen sharing). ...
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Apple Remote Desktop, Screen Sharing, and VNC: shift key halts keyboard input

Pressing the shift key in the Screen Sharing app completely stops keyboard input. That is, when I tap (for e.g.) the h key repeatedly, everything is normal until I press any shift key: hhhhhh ^ ^--...
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Are there other VNC servers for macOS other than the built in one?

The built in VNC server is not sufficient for my needs as I cannot change settings of the VNC server. I tried to run Vine Server (OSXvnc) but the application crashes on launch. Are there any other ...
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Unable to start screen sharing remotely on macOS Catalina after update

Until one of the latest Catalina updates, I was able to (re)start Screen Sharing using the following command: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/...
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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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Using appleScript for remote auto login to macOS

I'd like to be able to log in my computer through Apple Remote Desktop (SSH) by running a script while the remote computer is running the loginWindow. An ideal script would automate the process of ...
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Screen sharing can't reconnect or connect

I have the following situation between two Catalina machines on the same LAN (Mac Mini server/MBP client): 192.168.10.129 & 192.168.10.150 are plugged into the same small Level-One switch (that's ...
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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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How can I stream my desktop to another device so I have complete control over it?

I have a desktop Mac and I would like to work with it in different rooms without moving the Mac around. I am currently collecting options, this is information I gathered so far: AirPlay won't help me ...
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looking for something more modern than X11 “streaming” with local Vagrant Linux VMs

I have a similar question like Alternatives for XQuartz?, because XQuartz is discontinued since 2016 and X11 feels in general obsolete. I use vagrant to spin up Linux VMs and connect with ssh to the ...
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Accessing master Mac from other rooms

I have an office/studio setup with MacBook Pro 2017 with 2 external monitors attached to it. I'd like to have a second (non-primary) laptop, no need to be as powerful as my main machine and I'd like ...
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Open CD/DVD tray when connected via remote-desktop and no eject key?

I am connected to my headless (and keyboard less) Mac, which has a cd / dvd drive, via Remote Desktop. If there is no disk in the drive, it doesn’t show up in Finder. How can I open the CD/DVD TRAY ...
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Set up a VNC server with shell access only

I have shell access with sudo to a Mac running macOS 10.15.4, but would like to use the GUI. The Mac is a server, and it isn't practical for me to access it physically. Is there a way I can set up a ...
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Apple remote desktop - Change between red arrow and magnifying glass as “remote cursor” when in observe mode

I use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to provide remote support to various users on our LAN. Sometimes i use "observe" mode, this has always given me a magnifying glass which i could as a cursor use to ...
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How to fix “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

I'm trying to connect to remote Macs via ssh. I can connect to one Mac without a problem but on a second Mac (in the same LAN) I get this error: RD:/ ruisi$ ssh -v rui@192.168.1.32 OpenSSH_7.9p1,...

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