2815 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2007 5:48 AM by Bill Heyman
inside the network, 10.4 xserve, running active
directory, the windows admin wants to connect to
xserve w/ real vnc 4.2.8. ...
how can i get him to be able to connect from his node?
Bill, just to ask the stupid question: In system preferences, sharing pane, select Apple Remote Desktop (which must be checked if you are able to access from ARD), click "Access Privileges.." Is the "VNC viewers may control screen with password:" box checked? Do you have a password there that he is using?
I thank all of you for the replies.
I can't tell, they are in NJ and I'm in NY. I will ask them and then have to wait until they actually do it. Since I have not had any real looking time on this complex xserve setup, there are a lot of things that I'm unaware of. Hopefully this is the cause so we can be done with it quickly. I'll have them look into system prefs.
One quick thought though. ARD does need a password to
connect so wouldn't that have to be checked off?
We may not be talking about the same thing. ARD uses a different port and protocol than VNC. The checkbox enables VNC communication with the server.
The problem may be one of support that real VNC expects on the server side, or it may be a blocking of VNC access. Hard for me to tell from your post.
One way to tell if VNC access is possible would be to try from Chicken of the VNC on the Mac. If that works, then it's a real vnc problem; if it doesn't work, then it's a generic VNC problem, which the checkbox should address.