Screen Sharing "Snow Leopard" to "Leopard"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by svenwillmann, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. svenwillmann macrumors member

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    #1
    After updating from 10.5.8 to 10.6.1 I was not able to use screen sharing any more to connect to a machine running 10.5.8

    If I click on "Share Sreen..." in finder, by default my short name is used (e.g. jwhite)

    Using the correct password I was faced with the message:
    (Authentication failed to "...".) Please verify you have entered the correct name and password.

    This worked fine in Leopard to Leopard.
    Snow Leopard to Leopard did not work.

    Trying a lot of things I managed to use screen sharing without a problem by using the full name (e.g. John White instead of jwhite)

    Hope this helps someone facing the same problem.
     
  2. rella909 macrumors newbie

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  3. svenwillmann thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Read above
     
  4. halamacuser macrumors newbie

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    Oct 9, 2011
    #4
    Thanks!

    For others - this may not show up with OS updates if you have saved your credentials in your keychain. However, when you eventually change the password then BOOM the problem shows up (months later)
     

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