Accessing new mac mini server remotely


macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 4, 2008
I have just purchased a new mac mini server and plan to use it as a media center on my big screen tv. I plan to access the system through my macbook pro once the system is up and running.

My question is, I currently do not own a mouse and keyboard, do I have to purchase a mouse and keyboard just to get the system up? Is there a way I can go in remotely from my MBP with a mini straight out of the box?

Sky Blue

Jan 8, 2005
hmmm, I think to get the system set up you'd need a keyboard and mouse. Screen Sharing won't be active until you've gone past the set up screen.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2007
Buy (or borrow) the cheapest USB mouse and keyboard you can find ($20 ish).

Go into settings and turn screen sharing on.

Put KB & Mouse away.

I have the mini Lenovo KB/mouse combo thing ($50 ish), handy for occasional use from the sofa.

Or follow the directions for remote server setup.
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