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Newbie with Remote Desktop

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Jan 9, 2013 8:38 AM



I purchased Remote Desktop and installed on the Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion).  I opened testing to see if it automatically connect to other computers when I installed Remote Desktop Client.  The Remote has scanned and connected iMac via Bonjour, but it isn't able to connect Mac Pro (Mac OS X 10.7.5).  How can I connect to Mac Pro?


Many thanks!

Remote Desktop, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to H3Hannah)



    You did not need to install the client. The ability to remotely control another mac or be controlled by another mac comes as standard and is part of the OS. All you've got to do is turn it on.


    System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management. Tick all the options. You do this on the mac or macs you wish to control.


    On your mac with Remote Desktop Admin open, scan again for the other mac, select it and click Observe or Control. When prompted supply the local admin name and password of the other mac.


    For more information try reading the ARD Admin manual here:






  • TeenTitan Level 4 Level 4 (2,410 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to H3Hannah)

    When you connect to a computer over the local network ARD is great!


    If you want to connect to a computer at work from home using ARD, it's a little bit more complicated. Unless your work wants to configure their router to allow you to connect, or they give you VNC access, your probable not going to be able to connect from home using ARD.


    Have you considered using LogMeIn. I'm able to do what your talking about with logmein.


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