VNC Support in Apple Remote Desktop 2: Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacAztec, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    All I can think of would be a firewall on the Windows PC blocking the connection.
  3. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2002
    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

    Jul 1, 2004
    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 because i think the website is gone.

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