Remote access to Mac with VMware Fusion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The Truth, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. The Truth macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have an iMac running Fusion with XP, I need to access XP (and the iMac) remotely from my Macbook. Will Remote Desktop work with Fusion? Is this the easiest/best option? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Yes, but my advise (to save you headaches) is to:

    1. In the VM (Windows) change the network settings to "Bridged" with the VM not started.

    2. Boot Windows, change it's IP address from using DHCP to using a fixed IP address in your same network. Then enable Remote Sharing/Control in Windows.

    3. Now when you launch "Remote Desktop" configure the settings to use the Windows fixed IP that you set. You can then save the settings as a document and launch Remote Desktop using that document. It should connect automatically.
     

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