Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to Pizzy)
I have same issue. Showed up with the 3.6 upgrade. Verified not an issue with 3.5. And yes screen share app (single machine) works. I am searching for an answer. Tommorrow i plan full reinstall of 3.6, then if that doesn't work removal and reinstall of 3.5, hope we get an answer soon. Good to know i am not the only one seeing this. ARD shows failed access denied.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to Pizzy)
We are having the same issue. Really effects our class instruction.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to theodore r)
I am also seeing the same error from a mac book pro unibody with lion. 10.7.4 ARD admin 3.6.1
I do not see the same error from my mac book air (MacBookAir4,1) 10.7.4 ARD admin 3.6.1
On the mac book pro we are able to control the imac ( 10.6.8 with ARD Client 3.5.3) but when we try to screen share it gives "access denied". How is it that we can remote control the imac but with the same credentials we get "access denied" on the same machine ?the ARD computer list shows the imac as being under ard screen sharing, but the screen is black on hte imac itself. the sharing has to time out before we get control of the imac back to the user.
I'm going to try to dig thru his third party gadets he's installed and see if one of them is creating a problem.
I was able to duplicate the problem on my macbook pro with ARD admin 3.6 but the update to 3.6.1 solved it , on my macbook air, not the customers mac book pro.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Pizzy)
After a week of troubleshooting everything we could think of, we just downgraded back to 3.5.1 on the admin machine only (even if clients were running 3.6) and all of our Lion Remote Desktop Admins can now screen share again. It was a little tricky to downgrade to 3.5.1 (but it takes less than 3 minutes), but I could post my steps if anyone is interested.
Until then, we're hoping for an update or word from Apple when Admin 3.6.1 will work on Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Pizzy)
Yes, it would be great to share your steps. I've downgrade to 3.5.2 on my admin machine and screen sharing still doesn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 2:08 PM (in response to Pizzy)
Yes some steps would help, I agree the downgrade is messy. I tried "App Delete" yet got errors on my admin machine because the client on the admin machine did not match the version of ARD Admin. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to Pizzy)
All right! Total workaround here, and no fix, but at least we're able to Screen Share in ARD now. This is how we downgraded to 3.5.1 Admin in Apple Remote Desktop. The only hiccup that may not work for most is that you must have an older Remote Desktop file on hand. (hopefully from a computer that was not upgraded which was our case).
Here is what we did...
1) Login as an admin.
2) Throw out the Remote Desktop app (in Applications)
3) From another computer, drag in an old Remote Desktop app into your Applications folder
4) Throw out the "RemoteManagement" folder inside System/Library/CoreServices
5) From support.apple.com/downloads, download Remote Desktop 3.5.1 (both the Client and Admin installers).
6) Run the Admin install first, then the Client Install.
I did the above steps in two schools in a different order, but I wrote it this way to make it more streamlined. I never had to re-enter the Serial # or anything. Once I did the steps above, it just worked again.
Hope this helps you!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to Pizzy)
Pizzy, you're the man !
It worked like a charm.
Thanks so much.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Pizzy)
Could someone please provide me with a Remote Desktop 3.5.1 file. Whenever I install Remote desktop and upgrade it from 3.2 , 3.4 to 3.5.1 it says that the client does not match the admin and it does not let me start the Remote Desktop.
So if someone would be able to upload it somewhere and post link or send it via email I would be very grateful.
Since I don't have 3.5.1 file I cannot fix problem with my ARD. You can post link here or send it to my email at
hitermail [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Pizzy)
Pizzy you ROCK! Your fix got me back to biz .. way to go!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to eng_jaypatrick)
Same issue here. Why can't Apple address this?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Pizzy)
I have the same problem trying to access my MacMini Server. But I noticed that if I physically wake the screen on the MacMini and connect to it, it works. Seems to be an issue with the screen sleeping or something. I will try to disable all such things and see what happens...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 12:22 AM (in response to colicoid)
Running 3.6.1 with the same issue. Don't have a way to go back to an older version. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 1:40 AM (in response to colicoid)
I turned off screensaver etc. and now I just turn the monitor off on that server.
It seems to work for now. Maybe I have a different problem from you guys...