Remote administration solutions

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  1. Undecided, Mar 11, 2013
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    Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    Hi - is there any remote administration software that:

    - gracefully handles port forwarding automatically (like TeamViewer)
    - is system wide, so it's invoked prior to login. Running only after logging in is proving unworkable.

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You do know that you can set up TeamViewer to automatically launch on start-up, right?
     
  3. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but near as I can tell, it's launched automatically after a login. Is that not correct?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you referring to a Mac or Windows PC? If the former, I believe it launches after login, if the latter, before.
     
  5. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right, Mac, so launches after. :(

    I remotely turned on FileVault, which causes it to reboot, and now neither TeamViewer nor Apple Remote Desktop are responding, even though it was set to automatically login a user.
     
  6. GGJstudios, Mar 11, 2013
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just tested it, and it starts before login on Mac OS X 10.6.8, using TeamViewer 8. On the remote computer, make sure you've checked TeamViewer > Preferences > General > "Start TeamViewer with System"
     
  7. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's definitely checked. <shrug> I'll discover what the issue is when I get home and see where it's hung. Hopefully it doesn't say,

    "Not ready reading drive A
    Abort, Retry, Fail?"

    haha...
     
  8. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, well, it looks like it was asleep. I hit the power button and it woke to the login screen. <shrug> Maybe rebooting from turning on FileVault was a bit different from a regular boot.
     

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