controling a windows machine from a Mac.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phonewentwest, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. phonewentwest macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've searched around some but am still confused. if I want to control my bro's xp machine remotely over the Internet from my MacBook pro using osx's built in vnc, what needs to be installed on his end if anything?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Instead of VNC, I'd download RDC for your Mac. You could connect the same way you would as if it were XP to XP.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    He will need to install a VNC server, such as tight vnc.
    Your other option is to use logmein, which is free, he'll still need to install an application, or gotomypc. Logmein is free, for personal single computer use, gotomypc is not.
     

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