Remote desktop client update? Whats this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MiniD3, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    #1
    Hi Guys
    Just noticed an update in my App Store Icon,
    Says it is an update for "Remote Desktop Client"?
    Couldn't find the app in finder?
    Do I need to update this or is it a scam?
     
  2. DeltaMac, Feb 21, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017

    DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Remote Desktop Client is part of your macOS system. There is no outward-facing app for the client part of Remote Desktop.
    That update was provided today for the system.
    Not some kind of scan.

    It is the client software that resides on any Mac. You would use that when you want to provide comprehensive support for Macs on a network,using the Apple Remote Desktop software. The software allows you to easily do a lot of things on Macs from a central server, or from a controlling Mac, such as a teacher's computer, with student Macs under the teacher's control - or other network setups that have Macs.

    It's a small update, which is safe for you to install (it's from Apple)
    Or, you can choose to ignore it, I suppose.
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Much appreciated
    Thank you for taking the time for a much detailed reply
     
  4. Jahvision macrumors newbie

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    Thank you I was a little confused.
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I just downloaded as well, surprised no one mentioned it until now.
     

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