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FAQ : IDEAL Remote

Simple, Fast and Secure Remote Control Tool for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Remote Control Tool (TightVNC)

How do I install VNC server on Mac OS X client computers?

I want to install the VNC server module across the whole of my Mac OS X client machines. How do I go about it?

You must have Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

1. Connection configuration

Go in the “System Preferences”, section “Network”.
Select your default connection, click on “Advanced”. Than go in the WINS tab. Change the workgroup with the domain where this Mac is going to appear.
If you use your domain controller as a DNS server, add your server in the DNS tab.
Click “OK” and then click “Apply”.

2. Samba configuration

Samba allows your computer to be visible on your domain.
Launch the “System Preferences”. Select the “Sharing” preferences. Enable “File Sharing” within the services panel. Then select it and click on “Options”.
In the Options, Click the check box next to “Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)”.
Now, click on “Done”.

3. Screen Sharing configuration

Launch the “System Preferences”. Select the “Sharing” preferences. Enable “Screen Sharing” within the services panel.
You just activate the VNC server, allowing you to connect to this computer with our software.

On the screen sharing page, you can change the access authorizations and add a password for the remote control.
The way to do that is to click on “Computer Settings” then enable “VNC viewers may control screen with password”. Enter a password. Click “OK” to save your settings.

Remember to add this password in the Mac VNC configuration of our software.

If during the remote control, the message “Server did not offer supported security type!” appears. Please add a password, as explained above.

You can also configure screen sharing by running the following command on the MAC computer:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.RemoteManagement VNCAlwaysStartOnConsole -bool true

Also concerns the following software: IDEAL Administration
Last modification: 03/15/2018

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