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

    Feb 23, 2005
    at my wits end (in Australia)
    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


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    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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