Apple Remote Desktop

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

  1. atompoweur macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    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?


    Thanks
     
  2. rand() macrumors regular

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    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.

    -rand()
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

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

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    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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