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

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    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

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    Or download Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.
     
  3. JustGretchen thread starter macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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