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Apple Remote Desktop Agent (ARDAgent) Will not repair?

3055 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 7:47 PM by Templeton Peck RSS
KGeez00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 10, 2013 5:36 AM

I had this problem before in 2010, which really annoyed me. It was thankfully resolved when I cleaned installed and upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion.

 

Now I find the problem re-occuring on my daughter's MacBook Pro which is running the latest OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3) and the dreaded message is:

 

Warning: SUID file “System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent” has been modified and will not be repaired.

 

There was also a long list of permissions the would not repair below the SUID Warning.

 

I removed the ARDAgent app and replaced it with an update. After this I "Restarted" and did a "Repair Permissions", again I got the warning but all the other permissions were repaired.

 

I again replaced the ARDAgent app with the latest version and re-installed it. The warning stil remains!

 

I am in the camp that believes a warning is there for a purpose and I want to be rid of it!

 

The MacBook does run a bit slugishly aswell.

 

My daughter, who is 10, is a regular user of Club Penguin and makes little music videos using IMovies which I encorage.

 

She does make ample space on her Mac by regularly removing or saving files to an external hard drive.

 

But the combination of Club Penguin and iMovies tend to create a corruption of disk permissions.

 

Has anyone any ideas of how to sort this out. I have a very upset young film maker who is trying use her MacBook which seems to be fighting her all the way????

 

Any advice would be welcome?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Adobe CS6 & Epson PX730WD
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,130 points)

    Sorry, but you are in the wrong camp. As Apple themselves, say, the SUID notice in regards to the ARD agent is a normal status message and can be ignored. It is common to many versions of Mac OS X and is not an indication that anything is wrong with the Mac. Whether any of the other messages are indications of problems I can't say since you don't list them, but they may also be harmless. See:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

     

     

    Regards.

  • C.Andy Calculating status...

    Despite the "ARDAgent.app" SUID Warning message being reportedly "normal", I also see what may be a similar set of "long list of permissions the would not repair below the SUID Warning", pasted below (sorry if it's too long for local etiquette). This is 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011.  Supposedly unrelated to this, but mentioned here here anyway because most of these unrepairable permissions seem to relate to the display, is that I also seem to have a version of the infamous black-screen bug -- (only) when I disconnect a second display (VGA projector), the upper-left 3/4 of the screen goes permanently black, and I have to reboot.  I've read on another blog that this is believed to be a subtle hardware bug on the logic board that is invoked only by 10.7 (Lion).

     

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    Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”

    Warning: SUID file “System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent” has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Dutch.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Dutch.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/French.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/French.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/German.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/German.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Italian.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Italian.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Japanese.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Japanese.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/da.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/da.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/fi.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/fi.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ko.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ko.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/no.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/no.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pl.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pl.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt_PT.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt_PT.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ru.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ru.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/sv.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/sv.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_CN.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_CN.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_TW.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_TW.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Arrange.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Arrange.monitorPanel”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Display.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Display.monitorPanel”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Profile.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Profile.monitorPanel”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pl.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pl.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt_PT.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt_PT.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/sv.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/sv.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ru.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ru.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/no.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/no.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/fi.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/fi.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/da.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/da.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Dutch.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Dutch.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Italian.lp roj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Italian.lp roj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/French.lpr oj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/French.lpr oj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/German.lpr oj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/German.lpr oj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Japanese.l proj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rw-r--r-- .

    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Japanese.l proj/DisplaysPref.nib”

    Permissions differ on “usr/lib/ruby”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are drwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired “usr/lib/ruby”

     

    Permissions repair complete

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  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,680 points)

    KGeez00 wrote:

     

    Then I ask myself again, why does the message come up as a warning?

     

     

    Nobody here would know.  Ask Apple.  But since it's already been stated that you can ignore such messages I really see no reason why you'd continue to beat a dead horse and not just move on...

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