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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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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MacOS RemoteApp pixalated and too big [duplicate]

If I use RemoteApp on MacOS with the official Microsoft Remote Desktop on a Retina Display the application looks pixalated and way too big. Does anyone know a fix? The resolution of the MacOS device ...
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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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Force-disconnect all remote users from Applescript or shell?

I have a mac that I want to automatically restart every night, but it is regularly accessed remotely from other machines in the house, and if anyone is still connected when it needs to restart it ...
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Camera not listed under Privacy settings since upgrade to macOS Sierra

I recently started working from home on my Mac by connecting to Microsoft Remote Desktop from my PC at this office. My problem is when using Skype or Microsoft Teams in the remote session, no camera ...
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Has anyone else experienced bizarre remapping of aliases on 10.14.6 upgrade?

I have both Microsoft Remote Desktop and VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I recently applied a couple of updates : asecurity update and a Safari patch - not going to Catalina - using Mojave (10.14.6)....
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Detect and alert remote Management screen-sharing

I'm trying to make a script to sent an alert when screen sharing is on. The following command is supposed to list every established VNC connection but this doesn't return anything at all for me : ...
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Is there a log somewhere that will show when I have done screensharing?

Over the past week, I have been doing a lot of remote access using the Screen Sharing.app. Is there a place that logs when I have used it and for how long? I've looked in the Console.app but haven't ...
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Is there a fix for seeing two black screens using TeamViewer on macOS 10.14.6?

We're using TeamViewer at work to allow people to work from home. We've one issue we're chasing with support and I wanted to share here in case someone has figured this out. Macs at work have two ...
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Artifacts from notification fade-in/out windows when using VNC/Screen-Sharing

I'm using Finder's "Connect to Server" with a "vnc://..." address to access a desktop remotely, from one Mac to another (both running the latest Catalina), and have always had an issue with ...
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TeamViewer “FAILED TO establish the default connection to the WindowServer”

I need TeamViewer on my Mac to work remotely. I installed it via ssh using the command line brew cask install teamviewer which worked fine. However, I seem to be unable to configure TeamViwer from ...
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Remote control of iPad (from a PC ideally)?

I've had a quick look through the search results, and am not able to find a suitable answer. My scenario is this - my mother in law in her 70s, is not all that keen on technology. She's also self-...
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How to resolve remote desktop error 0x204 in MS remote desktop?

I have a macbook pro 13 running Mojave. I installed MS Remote Desktop and could access a Jetson Nano connected through a USB cable no problem. Then suddenly I cannot connect anymore and I got the ...
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Solution for logging into PC with macbook, using PC speakers to play music

We have a Windows 10 PC that is connected to our sound system. I would like to be able to log into that PC from my MacBook (High Sierra) and play music, either off of the (PC) hard drive or from an ...
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Does disabling “restart and shut down” under the remote management options do nothing?

I've got a Mac running Mojave and under the System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management I've checked "Allow access for: only these users". I've added the account name of my remote user and under "...
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Script out turning on FileVault via ARD

I need to turn on FileVault on several Macs. Rather than hit each one individually and disrupt users' days, I thought it would be smart to create a script to do it using fdesetup. I need, however, to ...
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Remote desktop to macOS from Windows using all local monitors

I have a Windows machine with multiple screens attached. What I would like to do, is "remote desktop" into my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 model) and use all the screens I have locally (on the Windows ...
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prevent Microsoft Remote Desktop from starting in full screen mode

I have an iMac (always newest OS which now is Catalina) with a big monitor and a second external monitor, i.e. I have two big monitors on my desk. In the settings of Mission Control I have chosen ...
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ssh into my local ubuntu virtual machine

I would like to ssh into an Ubuntu virtual machine running on Virtual Box on my machine; use Terminal to ssh into a virtual machine running in the same computer To avoid "why are you doing that? do ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Keychain access

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop and have passwords saved for different remote desktop connections. Since some time back I get the error: We couldn't retreieve your password from your keychain, please ...
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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 connection and graphic problem

I need to be able to remote control many headless (without monitor) macs. All the macs are on different locations, on different networks and with different router settings. These are the informations ...
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How to make Command-Tab *always* bring up the MacOS application switcher?

When using certain applications (such as the built-in "Screen Sharing" VNC app or VirtualBox) the command-tab key combination has unexpected/unwanted behaviors: In Screen Sharing, when connecting to ...
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How to remotely connect Macs across different networks?

I'm trying to connect two Macs that are not in the same Wi-Fi network. I'd like to use terminal instead of available Remote Desktop programs. My remote Mac had already all the preferences active in "...
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What are these extra /Zone.Identifier files created during Windows Remote Desktop file transfer?

Steps to Reproduce Installs Windows Remote Desktop client for mac Connect to a Windows 10 server, mounting a local folder over the connection On the remote server, copy a pdf (e.g. my_file.pdf from a ...
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Set up VNC to use iPad Pro with Apple Pencil as a graphics tablet

I work with photoshop in my Macbook Air. I want to use my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil as an input device (because Photoshop for the iPad is still too limited for some tasks). I don't want to use Duet ...
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VNC display of macOS Catalina frozen on login screen after reconnect

I have revived my Mac Mini 3,1 with Catalina thanks to dosdude1's patcher - and so far, it worked great! But, this is actually a Mac Mini Server (from 2009). So the obvious application is to deploy it ...
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How do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete when connected from the Screen Sharing app to a Windows computer?

When using Apple's Screen Sharing application to connect to a Windows computer that is running VNC, how do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the Windows computer? I've tried a number of key sequences and ...
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TigerVNC/fltk doesn't handle screen resolution properly

I'm trying to connect from macOS X Catalina on a Centos7 with the tiger-vnc client from Homebrew. When I have a screen plugged in, no problem. When no screen is plugged in, something very funky ...
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Remote management and allow network account to use screen sharing

I remote manage some macOS machines, and I have remote management enabled on them. I also have network accounts able to login into the machine via an OD server that I administer. What I am unable to ...
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error connecting via remote desktop to windows machine

I get an error trying to connect via remote desktop to a windows machine The error I get from my mac is "Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect ...
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Can Apple Remote Desktop control the current session without turning on the screen?

Sometimes I leave work open on my iMac and need to use Screen Sharing from my Macbook to make a few changes. This works great except when my wife and baby are sleeping in that bedroom. I understand ...
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MS Remote Desktop to Windows - Not enough space in a shared folder

Not quite sure if it's a right place to ask but I'll try. I use MS Remote Desktop to connect from iMac to my remote Windows 10 computer and exchange files between two computers through a Redirected ...
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How to use OSX built in VNC client to connect to localhost with port forwarding

I already have ssh port forwarding set up, and it works with Chicken of the VNC, host set to 'localhost' and port set to the port I have forwarded. Soon, I won't be able to use Chicken, because the ...
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Any Remote Desktop software to remote into an iOS device from a computer?

Correct me if I'm wrong: "You cannot remote into an iOS device from a computer". I heard this is the case. I tried Chrome Remote and it works from iOS remoting a computer, but I couldn't remote ...

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