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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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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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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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ALT+TAB doesn't work in remote desktop sessions

For some reason, the ALT+TAB key combination no longer functions on Windows via MRD. This worked only a week ago. Oddly, CTRL+ALT+TAB does work to switch applications, but releasing the keys does ...
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Control Mac Remotely From Multiple Different Networks using only Apple Software

My girlfriend often needs assistance with her Mac, and I am not always around to help her. We are most often using our home WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi, but oftentimes one or both of us are connected to our ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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Remote Desktop Multiple Monitors Not Working in Mojave

I just switched to my old iMac to a new iMac running Mojave, on my old iMac, I could RDP into my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and all my monitors would be the Windows 7 Ultimate machine, however, in ...
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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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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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iOS VNC Viewer image freezes after a while

I am running the VNC Viewer app on an iPhone (latest iOS) on the same network as a MacBook Pro (latest macOS), which I am connecting to, and although everything seems to work fine for the first few ...
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Which macOS VNC client can connect to the default Ubuntu VNC server?

A few machines running Ubuntu 18.04 have to be accessed remotely through VNC. On Ubuntu, I can use Remmina Remote Desktop Client to connect to the VNC server. The VNC server on Ubuntu is setup via ...
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File transfer with VNC

I've tried to search around, but does not found any good solutions. Is there any VNC client that supports file transfer under Mac OS X?
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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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How to skip OS X VNC connect password requester?

I have an Ubuntu server which I tend to use via VNC from OS X. For this, I have saved a .vncloc file from the built-in Screen Sharing client. When I click this icon, Screen Sharing connects to Ubuntu, ...
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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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Remote into Mac Mini after a reboot

How can a Mac running El Capitan always be ready for a VNC connection even after a reboot? I can vnc into the Mac with no problem but when I reboot the Mac remotely I can't vnc back in. Someone has ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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Issue Enabling VNC Access on Mojave 10.14

I am aware of the answers posted online for this, mainly that I need to allow permission to /Library/vnc/vncagent in the Security & Privacy section of System Preferences. However I cannot find "...
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Remote Desktop Password

The first time I access an RDP server I'm prompted to trust the server's certificate. I check the box to trust it and see the certificate in my keychain. But when I log on to the server I am ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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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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Remote desktop display shifted up

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (ver 8.0.31) to connect from my 2013 Retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.11.4) to a Windows 10 desktop machine. When in fullscreen mode, I get the following experience:...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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Remote Management Port 5900 Not Responding

I am trying to understand why Remote Management (vnc) is not working on my iMac. I enable Remote Sharing via GUI on Sharing "Remote Management." when I request "telnet localhost 5900" I get an ...
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Custom time limit rules for macOS apps

My child has a MacBook that is required at school. I'd like to set rules around my child's usage of certain apps for, shall we say, non-academic use (games), while still allowing him to use the ...
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Is there a way to use control keys Bluetooth keyboard via Remote Desktop?

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on my iPad for remote control. I would like to use shortcuts like 'alt + tab', 'ctrl + tab', etc. But I can't, because Microsoft Remote Desktop don't send 'alt' ...
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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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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my ...
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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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Remote access via screen sharing app

I want to connect to my home mac using screen sharing from another point in the world. But even though I can connect to my home mac from the local network with my macbook (which is nonsense to me). I ...
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Is there a Remote Desktop Connection manager for mac that will connect to Windows machines?

I am managing 4 Windows VM's on a network for running tests. I would like a Remote Desktop Connection manager that makes it easy to connect and switch between network machines. I am due for a ...
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Are there reliable VNC client to access from Windows 10 connecting to macOS Sierra?

I want to remote access my MacBook Pro running Sierra from my Windows 10 PC. I followed these steps from the Apple site but it does not work. Both RealVNC and the VNC app for the Chrome browser ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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Screen resolution 4k vs remote desktop resolution (Microsoft Remote Desktop)

First, very sorry for my English. I do not write often in English... I just upgrade from an old iMac 2011 to the new iMac 4k 2017. I am quite pleased with it, but something's bothering me. I have ...
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works fine....
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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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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to switch ...