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Remote Desktop Password

2588 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2006 11:53 AM by Andy Zirkel RSS
Andy Zirkel Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Apr 28, 2006 12:07 PM
I have ARD 3 and 2 machines with a roaming home. When I open it up on one machine I get Enter the Remote Desktop Password, which doesn't accept the password and I have to click "forgot" and redo my machine passwords. It's then fine on that machine but when I sync the Library folder I get the problem on my other machine. Is the password in ARD 3 somehow unique to the machine?
PB, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Brian Nesse Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Apr 28, 2006 3:51 PM (in response to Andy Zirkel)
    The Remote Desktop Password is stored in the Keychain. You must be syncing your Keychains.

    Assuming that you set the same Remote Desktop password on both machines, I'd think this should work. But it will certainly be confused if you've set different passwords on the two machines.
    Dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Brian Nesse Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    May 1, 2006 11:25 AM (in response to Andy Zirkel)
    Hmm, I somehow skipped over the fact that you are syncing your library folder. This may be the source of your problem.

    When you initially enter the serial number in ARD, it is keyed to the machine that it was installed on. This information is certainly stored in one of ARD's many plist files. Everytime you sync that file down to the other machine, you are probably confusing it.
    Dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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