How do you use remote desktop on a Mac?
Remote desktop connection to a Mac device can be established via the following options:
- Virtual Network Computing (VNC): VNC is an inbuilt screen sharing feature present in all platforms, that uses RFB (Remote Frame Buffer Protocol) to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard and mouse inputs from the VNC server to the VNC client, and sends the resulting graphical-screen updates back to the client.
- Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) : ARD is an application produced by Apple that allows users to remotely control or monitor other computers over a network.
- Remote Desktop Software: You can use remote desktop managers such as Desktop Central for remotely controlling Mac devices.
Remote Desktop Connection for Mac devices using Desktop Central
Desktop Central helps system administrators to manage Mac remote workstations from a central location. It allows all operations to be performed such as :
- Access computers in LAN and WAN
- Automatically installs the desktop-sharing agent in each desktop
- No individual authentication is required to gain access to a remote desktop
- Supports viewing/accessing remote desktops
- Prompts user confirmation before providing the access to a remote desktop
- Configurable screen resolution to fit the screen size
- Multimonitor support with easy switching options
All these options make it very easy for system administrators to troubleshoot within minutes, saving time and effort.
Supported Mac OS Versions:
Desktop Central remote control for mac supports desktops running entire Mac OS X versions
The free edition of Desktop Central offers remote desktop sharing functionality, which can be used to manage up to 25 desktops.
For more details on Desktop Sharing, refer to the Desktop Sharing topic of the online help documentation.