Apple Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by atompoweur, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. atompoweur macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2004

    It looks to me like ARD 2 uses the VNC protocol.
    Does anyone know if you can use a VNC viewer from a PC to remote a Mac that is configured with Apple Remot Desktop 2?

  2. rand() macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2004
    The tech specs page says that you can control or observe both on and from any Mac or VNC enabled computer. I take this you mean you can both control a Mac from a VNC client, and vice versa.

  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    There's also free VNC servers like OSXVNC which I use. Not as robust as ARD, but it's free.
  4. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    Yes, I have used Chickenof the VNC to control a machine with ARD 2 installed and enabled. Its not as fluid as I woudl like.

    Its MUCH better using ARD 2 to control PCs or Macs with VNC.

    My guess is that you should use VNC when using a MAc to control A PC or vice versa and ARD for Mac only work. I have NOT tried a PC to Mac via VNC.

    Now if they could get PC Anywhere functionality we would be all set.


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