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hey there,

so my mom FINALLY got a new computer after years of used imacs after used imacs running 9.2. she lives about 200 miles away and i would like to be able to monitor and update software etc......for her from home. would remote desktop do the trick? i have Chicken of the VNC here at work. would that work as well? shes running 10.5 and im running 10.4.11. thanks.

p.s. its a refurbed MacBook. sot sure of the exact specs tho. just got it last week.

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Remote Desktop can be configured to allow VNC connections. Configure the Sharing system preference to allow VNC connections and choose a password. Then port forward 5900 to her internal static IP. unless of course she's not behind a router.

I'd then set up DynDNS as well.
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thanks for the info. im not really sure of her set-up, but im sure its just regular home cable internet. if i were to use ARD, i have to install the client on her computer right? thanks again.

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The client is part of the OS. You just need to turn it on in sharing preferences, as well as enable features.

If you do have to port forward through a router, the port for ARD is 3283.
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oh right, i forgot it was built-in. you rock. thanks for the info.

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yay, its working. i tested it with my computer at home. our IT guy said i may have to do some DNS work to keep the IP static, but whatev.

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Get a DynDNS account to take care of your DNS issue.
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