Screen Sharing with Windows --> Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thouts, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. thouts macrumors regular

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    is screen sharing from a pc to a mac at all possible? is there a chat program that can do it on windows and link up to ichat or something?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. thouts thread starter macrumors regular

    thouts

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    do both workstations have to have this software installed?
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    If your referring to your MBP in your sig, it already has a VNC server built in but I would go with getting a viewer on it as well.

    The windows box will need both the viewer and the server.

    I do this from home from my iMac and as well from my iPhone (in rare cases it's needed) and VNC to my office PC at work and as well from work VNC to my iMac at home.

    The Mac can also use MS Remote desktop, but from PC to Mac you'll need VNC.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    It works kind of like a telephone. You can't make the call unless (a) both parties have a phone and (b) you know the phone number. No, they don't need identical phones.

    Good news is that the software is free. More info is here
    http://www.tightvnc.com/
    http://www.tightvnc.com/related.html
     
  6. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Windows Remote desktop has a Mac version that lets you view Windows desktops on your Mac.

    If you want to go the other way around, get a VNC viewer like TightVNC mentioned above and MacOS X has a built in VNC server. To turn it on enable screen sharing in the Sharing section of System Preferences.
     

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