Apple Remote Desktop to Admin Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JustGretchen, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I have been using ARD for some time now to admin 8 macs. 4 on my network and 4 of friends and family when they need help.

    I have been doing work for a local small business and of course they are running Dell's w/ XP.

    I was wondering if I can use ARD to admin their systems as well or do I have to use straight up VNC? Just wondering.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Or download Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.
  3. JustGretchen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Would rather have the lovely and organized interface of ARD if possible.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I use TeamViewer for remote admin of both Macs and PCs. It works great for my purposes.
    This thread may provide more info on what you seek.
  5. nadyne macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    Mountain View, CA USA
    Apple Remote Desktop uses a different communication method to talk with Macs than what the Remote Desktop Protocol that is used to talk to Windows boxes. As a result, you can't use ARD to administrate their systems. You could put in a request to Apple to also support RDP so that you could admin your Windows boxes. I'm not sure if there are third-party apps that support both ARD for Macs and RDP for Windows.


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