VNC Support in Apple Remote Desktop 2: Help!

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Ok so my dad bought ARD 2 for use at his office. I am trying to figure out how to connect to Windows PCs on the network using ARD 2. I have Windows XP Pro installed on a PC on the network here. I installed VNC 4.0 (server) onto the machine, and now in the ARD 2 admin program, the PC shows up with a little VNC next to it.

    I can't connect to it though. I don't get an error, but it just pretty much times out. Any ideas on what I should do to get this working?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    All I can think of would be a firewall on the Windows PC blocking the connection.
     
  3. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Try adding by IP address, and when you're connecting don't use a user name, just a password. I've found that ARD 2 is very slow with VNC (over Airport) though, you might be better off with VNCViewer.
     
  4. cortezdp macrumors newbie

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    Try VNC Thing

    ARD2's VNC client i think doesn't support compression or something, because it is sooo much slower than VNCThing... You can download it from http://www.macupdate.com because i think the website is gone.
     

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