Remote access problem with 10.5 server

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  1. seveej macrumors 6502a

    seveej

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    Hi there.
    Somewhat embarrassing, this issue of mine, and I apologise if you think this is not the correct forum...

    Question: After you inadvertently tick "allow only these <empty list> users to remotely manage the computer" in the sharing preferences, how do you undo that?

    Details:
    I have an old Mac mini (2009) running 10.5 Server, doing a lot of server-stuff on a SOHO network. The machine's been running 24/7 for more than 6 years, with 0 downtime for the last three years. And it does this headlessly.

    Today, with a new user (my son, 10 yo.) to be added to the network, I thought it wise to limit his access, excluding remote access. Logging on over screen sharing, I go to System Preferences->Sharing->Remote Management, then stupidly change the selection from "allow all users remote management" to "allow only these users..." (with the list of users being empty). I thought it would
    a) allow me to change the selection
    b) add those users to the list who are to be allowed remote management
    c) apply changes

    Instead, the moment I ticked the "allow only these users", the mini server dropped my screen sharing and - not surprisingly - has not allowed me back in. Serious design flaw there - it allowing a setting which basically allows no-one access...

    Now, the issue is (exacerbated by the mini being this old), that while I do have a keyboard and mouse to connect to the Mini, I do not have a display.
    The Mini uses a MiniDVI connector, and while I have a MiniDVI-DVI -adapter, a DVI-VGA adapter and an old VGA display, Apple's own (!) DVI-VGA adapter does not fit into Apple's MiniDVI-DVI adapter. Naturally I could try to find a DVI display, or a MiniDVI-VGA adapter, but my question is, whether anyone could come to think of another solution?

    Is there no other way the mini will allow access (via terminal etc.)?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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  3. seveej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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