New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Remote Desktop


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
flarn2006

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 2
flarn2006 is on a distinguished road

flarn2006 is offline
I downloaded Microsoft's Remote Desktop client for the Mac, and it installed an application in my Applications folder. It was named "Remote Desktop Connection," and I renamed it to "Remote Desktop." The next day, when installing updates, I think I noticed something about Apple's remote desktop software being downloaded. After installing my updates, that one included, I noticed the icon for Remote Desktop had been replaced with a generic application icon. When I double click it, it prompts me for my password. When I enter my password, it asks me for a serial number, saying it came with the manual from some remote desktop software I don't have. When I leave it blank or enter random numbers, it says it's invalid. Can anyone tell me what's wrong and/or where my Microsoft remote desktop client went?
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,217
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is online now
Don't rename app bundles or disasters like this can happen. It sounds like it was overwritten with an update for Apple's Remote Desktop which you didn't have installed. It also likely asked you for a serial because you have to purchase ARD.

Reinstall RDC but don't rename it.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« ZIP application with password function ? | VLC finally makes it to ver 1.0 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Remote Desktop Mac to PC LEWISM Switcher Hangout 5 08-15-2007 04:35 AM
Does MS remote desktop work for WinXP Home? techmonkey Switcher Hangout 12 07-02-2007 06:36 PM
Remote Desktop like application suggestions? jherzog OS X - Apps and Games 4 01-18-2007 05:48 PM
Remote Desktop Sharing on Panther. How? MoltenLava OS X - Operating System 6 01-29-2005 01:46 PM
Apple updates Remote Desktop schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 04-02-2003 11:38 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?