5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2012 6:56 AM by varjak paw
katzf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. When using apple remote desktop, can I run programs on a remote computer, if the home computer doesn't have that software?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    I'm not clear on whether the "home" computer will be the remote system, but ARD just allows you to take control of a remote computer (along with other update and management functionality), so any program you wish to run on that remote computer must be installed on it. If by "home" computer you mean that this system would be the one from which you'd be controlling the remote system, then no, the software does not have to be installed on that "home"/"adminstrator" system.

     

    Regards.

  • katzf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, by home, I meant the administrator computer.

     

    So, an example would be if the remote computer had internet access, and the administrator did not, I could connect to and use the internet via the remote computer, but on the administrators desktop?

     

    Thanks for the clarification.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    No. Again, what ARD gives you is the ability to take control of the remote computer. It does not give the administrator /home computer itself any of the software nor capabilites of the remote computer. And unless the remote computer is on the same network as your home computer, in which case there are other ways to share that system's Internet connection, you probably couldn't connect to the remote system at all from a system that lacks Internet capability.

     

    Regards.

  • katzf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmm, I guess I should rephrase. Can you use the software on the remote computer inside the remote computer from the administrator's computer. In other words, if the remote computer has a program "x" that the administrator does not have, can you open up "x" on the remote computer, and then generate and save a new file on that remote computer's desktop?

     

    thanks again!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    Since you're taking control of that remote computer, you can run any software that's on it just as you would do if you were sitting at that remote computer.