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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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Anydesk Mac OS. AnyDesk is not connected to the server. Please check your internet connection

I do have connection to the wifi but any desk can't connect to the server. When trying to connect I get the following error message: AnyDesk is not connected to the server. Please check your internet ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 10 Beta for Mac store its configuration

After I made a full backup of my hard drive using Time Machine and reinstalled macOS, I realized that I had lost all the configurations for Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta. Where does Microsoft RDP 10 ...
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What is "ReverseDirectorystore.Shadow 3" that I found it on my desktop of MacBook Air2017 running Monterey?

I was recently scanning through my MacBook Air 13 in 2017 running Monterey when I noticed a few programs installed on my desktop that I'd never seen before. One was particularly troubling just based ...
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Why does command-tab in Remote Desktop sometimes target the remote computer's application switcher and sometimes the local computer?

Sometimes when I command-tab in an Apple's Remote Desktop window to switch among applications it opens the remote computer's application switcher and sometimes it activates the local computer's ...
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Change the resolution on a headless Mac Mini server on MacOS Sonoma (arm64)

I have a Mac-Mini 2023 running MacOS Sonoma that runs without display accessed via VNC. In system settings there is no way to change the display resolution. At the moment it shows 1920x1080 but I want ...
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Connection between 2 MacBooks using cable instead of WiFi?

Is this possible to use a cable for connection between two MacBooks like in Sidecar for iPad? I'm connecting to another MacBook with a smaller screen using ScreenSharing with HighPerformance profile(...
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Unable to Connect to iPad via AnyDesk After Update: "Session Rejected" Error

After updating AnyDesk on my iPad a few days ago (February 2024), I can't connect from my Macbook Pro computer to my iPad anymore. I tried connecting (to my iPad) using other personal computers but ...
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Sonoma problem: no longer able to use vnc through tunnel on private network

The configuration I used in the past 10 years or so was OK until I upgraded to Sonoma. I don't know what to do to make it work again. Here is the configuration: macmini@work on public network ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop drops connections when Mac turns off display

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to 8 (yes eight) different computers each on its own virtual desktop, some MS Windows, some Linux, some Raspberry Pi OS (also Linux). There was always an ...
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Unable to set up NAT/Public IP screensharing for Mac

I will be flying overseas soon and need to connect to my intel mac running at home, but I'm facing some troubles setting up an NAT/public IP based screensharing I have set up port forwarding on my ...
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Family Tech Support: Remote Support/Training/Control/? [duplicate]

I'm a non-Mac user who just agreed to take on support for my Mac-using 75 year old mother.   Looking for any suggestions for free remote troubleshooting/remote control?   Rustdesk viable/good? Other ...
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Remote access Mac behind a router with Windows PC

My Mac Mini at home is behind a router. I need to access it occasionally from work using a Windows laptop. I use the following two links to set up the connection. YouTube: How to Access Your Mac over ...
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Weird mouse behaviour on M1 MacBook Air with RealVNC Viewer on external monitor

One of my guys has an 2020 MacBook Air M1 (Apple silicon). This is connected via USB-C to an external monitor, a Dell U2720Q. On this laptop we're running the latest (7.8) version of RealVNC Viewer ...
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How to stop sharingd, unsolicited, acceptance window from spawning and disappearing instantly every time the computer starts?

I have been living with this for a long time, but now (hope with your help) I am committed to solve it because it doesn't look quite normal. Why this window of this sharingd process, shows up at boot ...
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Possible to enable Unlock with Apple Watch, with screen sharing?

I use a Windows PC as my primary machine, and a 2018 MBP as a secondary "admin" machine for email, etc. The MBP is right here on my desk, but the ergonomics are such that it is much easier ...
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Remote Control of iOS Tablets: Seeking Solutions Beyond Jailbreaking (2023)

I have a very specific use case. In my company, we have agents who need to go out into the field and they have tablets. They are often quite far away geographically. Normally, we use Android tablets, ...
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Has something changed in Ventura/recent version of MacOS with respect to ssh tunnels? Can't tunnel VNC nor SMB despite SSH working as expected

I connect ssh like this: % ssh -L 1445:127.0.0.1:445 -L 15900:127.0.0.1:5900 -p 2216 -v myhost Excerpt from the verbose log when connecting: debug1: Local connections to LOCALHOST:1445 forwarded to ...
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Is there any way to use Screen Sharing with audio?

So the Mac in my studio has all the power & resources, but I often like just accessing it via screen sharing from a lower specced MacBook. Screen Sharing (aka vnc) works quite well on a fast ...
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Why do my Screen Sharing bookmarks not remember the username?

I have multiple machines, A, B and C. On all these machines I have to users, X and Y. Y is a spare account I rarely use (mostly for troubleshooting my X-account). I have a bunch of bookmarks/...
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Secure way to connect to VNC from iPad

've setup a VNC server in a computer and want to connect to if from another network. I first thought of doing port forwarding, but it did not work as I think for it to work I require to contact my ISP ...
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Key pressing is not perfectly working in remote desktop

I'm currently using RCdesktop Application on my iPad to access my desktop. My desktop is based on Windows where everything works fine. But repeatedly pressing the button input is recognized as a ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop <windows-ctrl> left and right arrow to select text by word still mapped to Mission Control

I'm using Catalina and Microsoft Remote Desktop to tunnel in my PC running Windows 10 Pro. I have a two monitor setup and I'm using both monitors on both systems. It works amazingly well for my ...
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Picture-in-picture, but for users?

On my Macbook Pro I have three accounts. One is an Administrator account, the other two are standard users: one for all my work-related stuff, while the other is personal. I keep the two completely ...
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RemoteDesktop from Windows to MacOS

I'm trying some solution to remotely connect from Windows to MacOS, similary like Windows RDP does it. From my research it seems there are 2 possible ways, either screen mirroring or setting up my Mac ...
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How to trigger Curtain Mode in a macOS host from a non-macOS guest?

In the past, it was possible to raise Curtain Mode on a macOS host from a non-macOS guest, such as a Linux guest, by invoking LockScreen.app in the native Apple VNC server to hide the contents of the ...
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Run Safari over ssh (xquartz) from remote linux

I have a Mac Mini (2023, M2) and I would like to connect to it and run Safari remotely from a Linux laptop. I am not trying to connect to a Linux (or Windows) server from a Mac client, here the "...
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Remote login and screen sharing to access Mac mini (M2) by MacBook Air (M1)

What I am trying to do I have a Mac Mini in my office and am trying to remotely access it from home using my Macbook Air. When Mac Mini is always turned on and logged on, it is not a problem because I ...
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“Allow full disk access for remote users” checkbox not appearing for remote login

I have been using a spare mac-mini (late 2012 model) running Catalina 10.15.7 as a general use home server, mostly for running plex, and have it plugged in and not connected to a monitor. As a result ...
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VNC freeze when switching screens on MacOS

I am connecting to macOS (Catalina 10.15.17) to remotely manage it. Connected from Ubuntu ( using Remmina & windows using tight VNC but same problem) If I continue using mac remotely without ...
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Screen Sharing from Mac (vnc client) into PC (vnc server) on local network

On my iMac (running 10.13.6) I would like to view the desktop of my PC (running Win10 & tightvnc server). Here is what i tried; Finder > Go > Connect to Server > "vnc://AsusRog:6666&...
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How to improve performance for MacOS Screen sharing to Ubuntu vino-server?

I'm using MacOS Screensharing client to connect to the built-in vino-server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS all on my local gigabit LAN. It connects reliably, however performance is pretty bad, almost unusable. ...
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MacOS Microsoft Remote Desktop - external monitors cut in half horizontally

Upgraded my MacBook Pro to Ventura 13.2.1. Dual monitors connected via a thunderbolt hub. This has worked bun multiple monitor mode for the past 9 months until now (the OS upgrade). Rebooted the ...
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Is it possible to screen share (VNC?) into another instance of a user account?

I'm trying to remotely log into my home MBP that has 4 monitors, and that's proving to be a pain when connecting from a screen with one monitor. I just view one screen at a time, but often when I make ...
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Why does RemoteManagementAgent keep starting?

Background: I have witnessed the cursor move on its own on several brief occasions over the past several weeks. I've been reassuring myself that it's just some static discharge going through the ...
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CPU spikes due to power management?

I have a late 2013 6-cpu Mac Pro running Big Sur. Within the past month or so, I'm getting cpu spikes lasting 5-10 minutes. Activity monitor shows kernel task consuming >800% CPU. I ran spindump ...
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How to VNC connect to a sleeping iMac?

I use RealVNC to connect to an intel-based iMac, but it cannot wake it up if it is asleep after long inactivity. Yes, I don't change the setting to prevent from sleeping but only leave 'Wake for ...
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Multi-Monitor Support for incoming Remote Connections (Windows to Mac)

I've currently got a Windows PC, and use it to RDP to a Windows laptop. When I do this, it passes through the multiple monitors from the host and lets me use them within the RDP session. In this way, ...
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Disable SSH at public, leave on at home

I have SSH (remote login), VNC (screen sharing), and SMB (file sharing) all enabled via the sharing menu in settings. I need these at home. When I go to somewhere & connect to public wifi, these ...
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Force Quit Windows Folder on GoToMyPC — entire interface now missing

I am logged into my work PC through GoToMyPC on my Mac laptop (running Monterey 12.6). On the windows desktop, a folder saved to my desktop froze, so I ended it with task manager. I think I ended “...
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Remote Desktop Modifier Key Translation

I'm connecting to Windows 11 Pro from a Mac. I'm a bit confused how Remote Desktop translates keystrokes. In particular, it seems that pressing the Mac Command key translates into the Windows key but ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop stop working on Monterey 12.6

As the title says, I've just updated to macOS 12.6. I used to log in to a Win box with Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.7.9. Now, I can't login anymor, but I get the error "user account did not work&...
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Cannot find computer in Apple Remote Desktop when using a dock

Both systems used for this are running Monterey 12.6. On the target system Remote Management and Remote Login are On with full access set for the local admin user. With the target system connected to ...
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Enable multiple users to use audio input/output in parallel

I am running two users simultaneously on my Mac and I create a local VNC session to access one from the other. My issue is that when I try to play or record any sound on the other session (the one I'm ...
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Wireguard VPN not working with VNC

NOTE: I originally asked this on SuperUser and so far no response-- since I am running on Mac, maybe the Apple community will have an idea. After many trials, I have gotten my Wireguard VPN to largely ...
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How to provide macOS (iMac-Catalina) with equivalent to MS RDP Server?

How to provide macOS (iMac-Catalina) with equivalent to MS RDP Server? I'm losing the Win-10 laptop RDS server and want to migrate that functionality to the iMac. BTW, I've been using the MS RDS ...
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How can I remote desktop into a windows pc with an ethernet to usb adapter on my macbook with low latency?

I wont have a monitor for my pc when I move (and no space to have one) so I'm ordering an hdmi dummy plug and ethernet over usb cable (with a usb c adaptor). I want to control my windows pc using ...
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How to setup virtual remote (vnc) desktop

I want to create a virtual desktop on a MacBook Pro and access it from a windows machine. The windows machine has three displays and I want see the virtual desktop on all three displays. For reference,...
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Options for remote iOS development and testing?

I have some team members having trouble figuring out how to gain access to iOS and macOS for development efforts. So far we have been able to address the macOS on Apple Silicon via a UTM guest virtual ...
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Connect to remote desktop (VNC) in as few steps as possible

Connecting to the desktop of a remote mac is very tedious: Open Finder. "Go" > "Connect to Server..." vnc://username@IPaddress (From the second time on, this URL is already in ...
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Slow Screen Sharing between Macs when using Finder Screen Sharing button

I screen share between a 2017 iMac 5K and a 2015 Macbook Pro. I Locate the remote computer in the Finder's sidebar in the Locations section Select the Screen Share button It takes about two minutes ...
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