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Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Remotely control OS X from Windows

I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to remotely control a Mac from a Windows machine. I know and have played with VNC but there appears to be issues allowing for multiple "user sessions" at once.

I'm trying to have multiple Windows machine connect to the Mac independently so they can perform multiple tasks at the same time.

Any thoughts?
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I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to remotely control a Mac from a Windows machine. I know and have played with VNC but there appears to be issues allowing for multiple "user sessions" at once.

I'm trying to have multiple Windows machine connect to the Mac independently so they can perform multiple tasks at the same time.

Any thoughts?
Probably nothing out there that will give you seperate GUI environments running independantly of one another. What you're essentially looking for is Windows Terminal Server, but there is no such thing (to my knowledge) on the Mac.

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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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What you're essentially looking for is Windows Terminal Server, but there is no such thing (to my knowledge) on the Mac.

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That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Reading the documentation for OSXVnc it mentions the inability to run multiple Desktop sessions at the same time. The FAQ was pretty old so I was hoping someone might have come across something since then.

Thanks for the comment.
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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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AFAIk there is not multi user env for OSX ... one user in foreground only. BUT ... I just read something on the Apple Remote Desktop list that was a bit of a hack, but seemed to work for them. With fast user switching enabled, they logged into the machine as one user for control , the local user then initiated a fast user switch to another user and was using the other account locally, but somehow the ARD access stayed on the first user.

Not a solution to your problem, but an interesting insight as to how fast user switching might really work
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See this thread:
http://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=4500

The original poster of the thread says VNC doesn't work in OSX, but maybe they haven't heard of OSXvnc.

Also see this thread:
http://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=27964
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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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If you're running tiger, you can allow VNC users to connect to you under the Sharing/Apple Remote Desktop/Access Privleges in the Sharing Preferences Pane. (Set a VNC Password)

I use it every day.. however, only 1 user at a time.
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