How to Remote Manage Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RZetlin, May 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2007
    Microsoft have free software that allows me to remote manage Windows from Macs or from other Windows.

    Do Macs have any built-in or free remote manage software?
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    ARD. Apple Remote Desktop. My tech uses it to manage about a 100 machines. It's around $500 for unlimited licenses. You can remote, push patches, and all kinds of cool stuff.

    Edit: I think I misread your question. Leopard does have screen sharing built in that will allow you to remote machines like windows remote desktop.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    If you want to manage your mac/other macs from your mac, Apple Remote Desktop is best, but OS X also has built in standard VNC that can work with any VNC client from any machine.

    If you want to manage windows machines from a Mac, then make sure you set up Remote Desktop access to each one of those windows machines and you can use Remote Desktop Connection client for Mac. Available from:

    Or you can use VNC to manage the windows PC's too.

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