Uninstalling Remote Desktop

mac15

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Since I sold my other mac, I have no need for Remote Desktop anymore, but the thing is I can't get rid of it, its like stuck i the system prefs, I've looked around for the files in the finder and nothing, so if anyone can help, please I need it
 

bidge

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It's quite an expensive program to suddenly just say, oh, I don't need it any more.

If you try searching for remote and then deleting all the related files, for example the remote desktop preference pane.

It would be reather useful to know as mischief said, which version you are using. Especially the client or server part.
 

Doctor Q

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I installed Apple Remote Desktop on a Mac OS X 10.1 server and the Apple Remote Desktop client on some iMacs. When Software Update offered an updated version of Apple Remote Desktop, I took the bait and updated, only to find that the new version did not run correctly. To back it out, I had to find and remove all remnants of Apple Remote Desktop's new version so I could reinstall the older version. (Sorry, I forgot the version numbers involved.) I found that if I missed any files, the old version's installer would insist that I was doing an update and fail to install.

In addition to finding files to remove by searching for the word REMOTE, I found that I had to search for ARD, the abbreviation for "Apple Remote Desktop".

Finally, I had to remove ARD-related files in System:Library:Receipts.

I hope this helps.
 

mac15

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it was in the coreservices folder in OSX, I had the server installed, thanks for that