Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to icc2)
I'm not clear on what it is you wish to do. Are you trying to control that G5 from ARD 3.6? If so, the ARD client 3.2, at least, should run on that G5, since that client version works back to Mac OS X 10.3. You can try and that see if it would work with the ARD 3.6 admin.
You may even be able to use the ARD 3.4 client, since that will support OS X 10.4.11:
If you mean that you want to use that old G5 as your ARD administrator, you could probably find an old copy of ARD to run on it, but ARD 2.2 will not work with any system running the ARD 3.x client.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to varjak paw)
sorry for confusion: I meant to say that I intend to use the G5 as admin and another workstation running on Lion as client.
So according to your explanation I won't be able to do so at all since the ARD admin compatible with 10.4.11 won't enable me to control the system running ARD 3.6? Btw, it's full ARD 3.6, not client-only, in case that will make any difference.
If yes, this would provoke the subsequent question, if updating the G5 to Leopard might bring the desired results.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to icc2)
Correct, that would not be possible. You cannot use ARD 2.2 to manage a 3.x client. And ARD 3.6 will not run on a PowerMac G5; the current version of ARD is Intel-only and requires OS X 10.7 or later. If you could find an old copy of ARD 3.x on disk, that might work on your G5, but I'm not certain that even then it would connect to an ARD 3.6 client.
If all you need is to be able to take control of your devices from the G5, you might try the old Chicken of the VNC, which may allow you to connect the VNC portion of the ARD client (which is what Apple uses for observe and control functions):
but if you need the full ARD capabilities, you'll need to look for an older copy of ARD and hope it will work.