Back To My Mac...

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tommoran, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. tommoran macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
    My folks just got a new iMac.

    I am trying to "take over" their iMac from my PowerBook in order to do remote maintenance and training for them. We both have MobileMe accounts.

    I think I have everything set right with their and my routers, as both show "green" in the Back To My Mac area of the MobileMe control panel.

    So now the question is how do I actually "take over" their Mac so that my mouse and keyboard control their Mac? Where is the interface where I type in their computer name? I keep reading about "Bonjour," but I see it nowhere on my Mac (looked for it with Spotlight). My Mac is PPC and theirs is Intel.

    I used to use this great program called Timbuktu from which you'd just select "Connect" from a pull down meny and enter the IP of the remote computer. The remote computer would hear a door bell, and the user would hit "enter" to accept the connection. I was hoping for something this simple.
  2. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
    In Finder, select the remote machine and click 'Screen Sharing'.
  3. tommoran thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
    It Doesn' Show in the Finder...

    And I am assured that the remote Mac is powered up.

    Also, when I configured the remote mac, I was prompted to "type in the name 'ssl.comutername.isp.isp.somethingelse.'"

    Where do you type it?

    Many thanks.
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Bonjour would only be used on a local area network so you wouldn't use that over the internet. If your parents and you have the same MobileMe account their mac should be in the devices section of your finder's sidebar.

    If you do not have the same MM account their Mac will not be in your finter but you can use the leopard screen sharing utility located in your: Mac HD / System / Library / CorServices folder. Just drag it to the dock and launch it. You will need to enter your parents username and password.

    Note - all macs must be running Leopard 10.5 or later. You will not be using ssl.

    Hope this helps.

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