3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 8:25 AM by BobHarris
Joshwright10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (13,005 points)

     > 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. 

  • Joshwright10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your response but I can get connected but the issue I have is that when I connected I cannot see wat is on the screen, I have to first login then I can see.


    I want it to just so me what is on the users screen as soon as I login.


    RealVNC allows you to do this but is very expensive...

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (14,925 points)

    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.