1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2013 2:25 AM by Shawn Grinter 2
macdeb2 Level 1 (0 points)

When logging onto my computer today, I received a notice of an automatic update for my desktop:  Remote Desktop Client Update 3.7.1


How do I know if I would even need this update? I've never used Apple Remote Desktop, 'at least not yet', and I also don't see it in my applications ... is it an already installed item on Mountain Lion? When I purchased my computer it had Snow Leopard installed, but since then, I have upgraded to Mountain Lion. I normally do all updates that I'm notified of, but this one has me a bit confused. Thanks for your help!

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 (950 points)



    ARD Client is built into all recent versions of OSx, the ARD Admin App is a seperate product and needs to be purchased from the App store.


    ARD Client allows VNC connections from other devices (e.g. I use Mocha VNC from my iPhone) or Mac to Mac screen share without extra software.


    ARD Admin has extra capabilities over and above this (e.g. remote package install, shell scripts, software/hardware reports).