Remote Desktop from Windows 7 to 10.6

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DirtTrash, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. DirtTrash macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2011
    Sorry if I didn't search the right thing when looking for an answer.

    Just as the title shows. I am trying to figure out how to view the desktop, and possibly control, my 10.6 machine from my Windows 7 machine. I am trying to do this mostly locally but wouldn't mind remotely well.

    Not too important but if I can reverse the direction it would be nice too.

    I can acquire any application to do this if needed

    Someone please help. Thanks in advance all.
  2. mmulin macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    W7 to OSX: VNC (there is no native Windows client for an ARD connection)
    OSX to W7: Remote Desktop Client (from M$)
  3. DirtTrash thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2011
    Thanks for the reply. I have VNC Enterprise already but dont know how to configure for local. Searched Google but nothing. Anymore information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
  4. mmulin macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    I assume VNC Enterprise is a Windows application. I have no idea about this specific application but I am sure you can figure it out with the manual. I use free TightVNC (on XP though) which works simple and well enough.

    The main thing is, to activate the VNC server on the MacOSX side which is pretty straight forward. Enable the VNC option under ScreenSharing, perhaps set a password for security. Then connect to your Mac's IP from your W7 with whatever VNC client.

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