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Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop - MAC to MAC (OS 10.5-10.6)

Remote Desktop from MAC to MAC, OS 10.5 - 10.6

1.  Set up the machine you want to remote into as your VNC server.

  1. Open the Sharing System Preferences pane.
    • Open System Preferences from your black apple menu.
    • Click Sharing.
  2. At the top of the Services list is Screen Sharing. Select it and turn it On.
  3. Where it says Allow access for:, choose All users.. This will make things easier.
  4. Click the Computer Settings button.
  5. From the next window check on Anyone may request permission to control screen.
  6. On the same window enable the VNC viewers may control screen with password option and choose a password. This allows computers running VNC software that do not support all security methods, such as Chicken of the VNC.

2. Set up your client mac.

  1. Click somewhere on the Desktop that is empty to activate the Finder.
  2. Select the Go menu at the top of the screen and then Connect to Server.
  3. On the window that opens type vnc:// followed by IP address of the computer to which you want to make a connection. (Example: vnc://
  4. Click the Connect button.
  5. If it works you will have the option to connect as a registered user or by asking for permission.
    • If you select registered user you will need to enter a username and password for an account on the server computer.
    • If you select to ask for permission someone will need to be at the remote computer and click allow.

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ANRCS IT, Cisco VPN Client, Remote Desktop, Working from Home

Last Updated

August 31, 2011

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