How to control another OS X desktop remotely?

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  1. ArthurDaley macrumors regular

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    I switched to a MBP earlier this year. I am now getting very tired of giving my father endless support for his Windows XP machine and figured on getting him a MB. However on the PC I use Radmin to remotely use his machine.

    Does OS X have somethign built in that works to allow me to take control? Or do I have to buy that expensive bit of software from Apple (Remote Assistance)?
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Might not VNC work for that? Chicken of the VNC for the OS X side, and just regular VNC client for his computer?
     
  3. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Oops, should probably have clarified.

    RealVNC is what I meant. :)
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    I have (had) the same situation with my parents (Mac Pro for me and a iMac for them). The Mac has built in Screen Sharing with iChat that will do the job. However I can't get this to work from my parents house (worked fine before I took it to them). Must be thier service provider blocks it in some way. So I'm using a free program called Team Viewer
     
  6. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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    So screen sharing will let me control my father's Mac?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yes.
     

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