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VNC to Mac from Windows Displays Login window

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Joshwright10 Calculating status...
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Mar 14, 2013 4:57 AM

I am sure that this topic has been covered before but I am having a problem with VNCing (if thats a word...) to a Mac from my Windows 7 machine.


I am using  Real VNC and can connect to the Mac 10.7 but I am presented with a login screen even though I am logged in on my Mac. Entering the users password displays the same screen as the user sees but I don't want to have to enter the password.


I will be looking to deploy this in a corporate environment with users using Domain Credentials; I don't want Admins to have to ask the user for password y as some would not be comfortable with this.


Is there a way to VNC to a Mac without having to input the users Password after connection?


I have Apple Remote Desktop but do not want to have to Teamview to that then Connect to the users machine..

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to Joshwright10)

     > System Preferences > Sharing and check the settings for either Screen Sharing or Remote Management.  In the latter case, you'll get a display with Show Remote Management Status, etc., checkboxes and particularly with some access permission and password settings. 

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,505 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to Joshwright10)

    You could install and run the RealVNC server, or the Vine Server instead of using the built-in VNC server.


    Apple is letting you connect to a different user account without interfereing with the active desktop user.


    You might play with some of the Users & Groups Login settings to see if you can eliminate the prompt.


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