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Old Remote Desktop license to add G5 to LAN

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Dec 5, 2012 8:23 AM

I got Apple Remote Desktop 3.6 for admin tasks in our LAN. Now, there is an older G5 in the LAN that I'd like to use for remote control. Question: How to get an older license of ARD (ARD 2.2 should be running with OS X 10.4.11)? Only thing I could find are used 10-client-packages for $$$.


Subquestion: I guess my ARD 3.6 license does not apply for an older version beside software compatibility issues?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,065 points)
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    Dec 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.



  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,065 points)
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    Dec 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.




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