Accessing new mac mini server remotely

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by phil1995, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. phil1995 macrumors member

    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?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    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.
  3. ADent 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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