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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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Are the changes to Lion's screen sharing documented anywhere publicly?

I am looking for a general technical overview of the changes Lion brought to screen sharing (VNC). Specifically, the server now can differentiate and communicate the difference between dropping in ...
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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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OS X RDP server application [closed]

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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How to enable OS X screen sharing (VNC) through SSH?

I forgot to turn on "VNC viewers may control screen with password", to enter on my working Mac, is there way to turn-on this feature remotely via SSH (I'm on WindowsXP now)?
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What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?

I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved ...
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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

Is there a way to unlock and lock screen from command line, via ssh? I know /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend command, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Why is Mac-to-Mac screen sharing just hanging?

I have my iMac set up with: Firewall off Screen sharing on for specific user, no general VNC password File sharing on (with liberal access) I want to connect to it's screen from my MBPro. Whenever I ...
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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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Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet?

Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet? Does the client computer need a real internet ip address? The main question is if i can use it to connect to employees laptops no ...
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How to know if Mac OS X machine is being remotely viewed?

Currently I have no way to know if my machine is being remotely viewed by our tech support, and would prefer to know, given the massive privacy breach that would entail should this be happening. I am ...
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

We are a small team of developers and we would like to buy a Mac mini in order to develop for iOS. We would like to know if it is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac mini (using ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its configuration

I want to find a way to share some Microsoft RDP configuration information with my team. Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its connections and configuration?
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

On my work Mac, which stays physically in my work office, I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. I normally stay logged in as the 'work' ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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Why isn't the multisession login in Lion's VNC server working properly?

Has anyone been able to get the VNC server that came with Lion to work? Right now it seems to have problems with the new multisession remote login, causing problems for any VNC clients connecting to ...
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Application to notify user of active VNC connection

I want something more visual than Apple’s very subtle binoculars in the top right status menu when there is an active incoming VNC connection to the machine. Preferably just a floating window ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the XServes ...
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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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Is there an actually secure VNC iOS app for use with OS X Screen Sharing?

All iOS VNC clients I have tried use regular VNC authentication. This is insecure because of the 8 character limit on the password, and so on. Some apps such as RealVNC's VNC Viewer, does have info ...
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Command-line arguments for “Remote Desktop Connection for Mac”?

I haven't been able to find any documentation that would indicate this is possible, but is there any way to pass the hostname you'd like to connect to as a command-line argument to Microsoft's Remote ...
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How to keep monitor off when logging in remotely

I'm managing an 8-core mac server (fully updated to Mac OSX 10.8.4, all other software is up to date). Multiple users can login remotely to use the machine. Whenever someone logs in remotely, the ...
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Can Microsoft RDC client use retina scale resolution on the MacBook Pro?

I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection tool with my MBP retina to connect to a Win7 system, but I can't get the resolution over 1440 x 900, even in full screen mode. Is this a limitation, ...
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OS X MacBook remote login with higher resolution

Is there a way to remote login with a visual client to a MacBook, for example, with a higher resolution than the LCD attached? Currently I tried VNC (with screen sharing) but that was limited to the ...
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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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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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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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VNC from Windows gives blank login screen

I'm trying to VNC into my MBP running Lion using TightVNC on Win7. Under Screen Sharing I have Allow access for All Users turned on, and Anyone may request permission and VNC viewers may control ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via remote desktop with a Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my iMac with Snow Leopard to a Windows box at work that runs Windows 7 Professional. The connection is done over ssh. When logged in to the window box I ...
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Is Apple's Screen Sharing tool secure?

I've been using Apple's screen sharing tool to connect from a client to an Xserve for a while and it's just occurred to me that doing so might be quite a bad idea! I know VNC is inherently insecure ...
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What does it mean when a computer is 'greyed out' in Apple Remote Desktop?

I've got several computers that I manage using Apple Remote Desktop. Sometimes I have issues connecting with some of them. I've noticed this most often happens when their computer icon is light purple ...
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Is is possible to use remote desktop to a Mac via direct cable or wireless?

I develop on Windows, but I need a Mac for iPhone development. So I'm thinking of getting a Mac mini or a MacBook for the Mac part, and connecting to it as needed from my Windows machine. A mini, in ...
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Recommended way to remotely control your Mac Mini from your Macbook Pro at home

My configurations to access Mac mini (Leopard) from my MacBook Pro (Leopard) at home are: Mac mini: Apple remote desktop enabled with VNC viewers flagged MacBook Pro: Jollyfast VNC I find this ...
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How can I map the Windows key to option in Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8?

In Remote Desktop Connection version 2.x you could map the remote windows key to the local option key (instead of the command key) in preferences. In the new Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8 from ...
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how to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH?

I've done a bit of research and it seems ARD is somewhat based on VNC technology. It even has the option to allow access via VNC viewers using a password. I want to enable this option so I can ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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How can I share Apple Remote Desktop's list of machines to other computers?

We have a server that runs ARD and we use it for Network Discovery. I'm in the process of writing a few scripts to grab the ARD lists and push them to Support Analysts machines. However the com....
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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VNC Vinagre to OS X Lion

I've got a Linux Ubuntu 10.10 machine running Vinagre (VNC client) and I can't seem to be able to connect to my spanking new Mac mini on Lion. All I get on the Vinagre side is a blank screen.
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Is it possible to terminal login remotely (outside local network) to my mac at home via SSH + VPN?

With , I can access my mac at home via VNC. When in the same network, I also can access it via ssh with the name NAME.local with the help of bonjour. Then, is it possible to terminal login the mac ...
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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Remote desktop apps for OS X Mavericks 10.9

I have tried CoRD, Microsoft Remote Desktop and RDC but all three are not compatible with Mavericks 10.9 Can someone recommend how I can connect to my Windows 7 computer from my mac?
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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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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Unable to connect to iMac via Apple Remote Desktop 3

I have an office environment with 2 iMac's. We are using an Windows 2008 R2 server in workgroup mode for simple file sharing, DNS requests, and to run an application that requires Windows. I am trying ...
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How to work remotely as a multiuser enviroment on Xcode, deployed on a Mac mini server

I have many windows and mac system users in my office & and mac users use Xcode for development. I have a mac mini server with 16GB RAM, i want to use it as a xcode server, means is that possible ...
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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...