Loss of Screen Sharing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dgbarar, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. dgbarar macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I am operating OSX 10.11.2 on 2 MacBooks (rMBP and MBA) and on a late 2014 MacMini with OS X server installed. I use either of my MBA or rMBP to "control" the Mac Mini through Screen Sharing.

    I am always able to Screen Share with either of my MacBooks after I reboot. However, if for some reason i take one of the MacBooks offline for awhile or leave the network and come back to resume Screen Sharing to control the Mac Mini, I get an error message that tells me the Mini is not available.

    To restore the ability to screen share, I have to reboot the MacBook.

    Can anyone tell me how to resolve this problem as I would prefer not to have to re-boot.

    Sincerely,

    Donald Barar
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    #2
    After you receive the error telling you that the Mini is not available, have to tried to reconnect to the server through Finder.

    Finder >> Go >> Connect to Server

    I sometimes lose my connection (same as you) and this fixes it. Although it is not a permanent solution, it does work (for me).

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    #3
    Just tried your connect to server suggestion with the correct address. However, I get a "problem connecting" message and the "server may not exist or is not available". Incidentally, I have the Preferences for energy setting set to "Wake on Network Access" and also never put disks to sleep.
     
  4. prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    I have the same “Wake on Network Access”, but I allow the server to put the drives to sleep. Yet, I still get that connection back when I want it.

    But, I should state that I am running Mavericks Server and Mavericks on the desktop, so our experiences may differ.

    Good Luck

    Edit: Maybe give the Server Forum a try, they have way more experience than me.
     
  5. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    #5

    Hi PS,

    Thanks for the suggest of putting this on the Server forum.

    Don
     

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