Apple Remote Desktop

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  1. Mac9346 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I wish to ask if it is possible to control a windows xp desktop using Apple Remote Desktop? If this is possible. What should I install on my MBP and what should I install on the windows desktop?

    If this is not possible. what software do you suggest?

    I am running Mavericks on my MBP mid 2012 non retina 16GB ram.

    Thanking you in advance
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I frequently use TeamViewer on both Windows and OS X and they will control each other as well.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently. Also, TeamViewer doesn't affect audio settings on OS X, as many have reported that LogMeIn does.
     
  4. Mac9346 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.

    But is it safe enough to use it for university studies? Such that no one can hack the network?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes, it's as safe and secure as anything else available.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should give you information regarding TeamViewer security and privacy.
     
  7. Mac9346 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply and for the information.

    :)
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Like the OP, I too was looking for something like this. Just wanted to say thanks for links!!!!
     
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    I use this while at home, and it works wonderfully with my win7 system.

    I also use TeamViewer when out and about, and off my home network. I like the fact that I can use my phone or an iPad to log into and control my computers (mac and windows).
     
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  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    When I need to log into my office Win7 computer from home, I just establish my VPN connection from OS X and then launch the Microsoft RDP client and go in that way. It works well for me.
     
  13. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    It also works well over an ssh tunnel, which is how I work (literally :).

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