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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by apeden, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Is there another way to do remote desktop instead of buying it off of apple for $300?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    VNC perhaps?
  3. macrumors member

    Is there any types of free ones or will they all cost money?
  4. macrumors member

    I don't know.... Have you tried searching for "free VNC"? I bet it comes back with 2 or 3 links that you might be looking for.

    "Is there any way to search on the interwebs or do I only click on links that are emailed to me?"
  5. macrumors 68000


    Uhm... hello? Screen Sharing.app anyone?

    Either start it from the Shared section of the Finder (click on the target in the sidebar), or just drag the app (it's in /library/coreservices) to the dock, launch it and enter an IP in the dialog.
  6. QuarterSwede, Aug 11, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011

    macrumors 604


    I never knew that existed. I usually initiate it through Finder and thought it was a Finder process. Thanks!

    By the way, the full path is /System/Library/CoreServices/ScreenSharing.app.

    Out of curiosity, what does the Apple Remote Desktop app do that ScreenSharing doesn't? It's priced high for a reason I assume.
  7. macrumors 68000


    you're welcome :)

    Whoops on the location. That's what happens when you do these things from memory ;)

    By the way, if you want the full-blown Remote Desktop, it's not $300 any more. It's fairly inexpensive these days. Check the app store :cool:
  8. macrumors 604


    It's $79.99. I just checked it out in the App Store. It basically does a whole lot more than just screen sharing.
  9. macrumors 6502

    79.99 in the app store and 499 from the apple store...huge price difference. I willl be picking this up soon.

    Does the client come built into OSX
  10. macrumors G5


    Yes client comes built in in OS X.

    You have to turn it on from the computer, you also need port forwarding from router.
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  13. macrumors 65816

    You can also start it with the URL:

    (or vnc://xx.xx.xx.xx, of course).

    From Terminal you can type: open vnc://hostname


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