remote desktop questions??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Malus, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005
    So, my friend just got a mac, and i want to help her with some questions she has. I also have a mac, does anyone know of any programs that are free to help me out? Thanks!!
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    See here.

    Basically, enable Apple Remote Desktop in System Preferences...->Sharing on the other Mac, download and install Chicken of the VNC on yours, make sure the routers are set up with the proper forwarding, and you'll be fine.

    I remotely control my parent's Mac (and PC) using CotVNC. No issues, other than slowness.

    Edit: unlike what the guide says, you won't need to install a VNC server. Tiger (OS X 10.4) has one built in, accessible via System Preferences...->Sharing->Apple Remote Desktop.

    Edit 2: this post might also help.

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