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Is there a way to remote desktop from a Mac to a PC? or just from Mac to Mac?

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I use VNC (www.realvnc.com) to great effect to do PC - Mac and Mac - PC
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Is there a way to remote desktop from a Mac to a PC? or just from Mac to Mac?
I'm still new to Macs and still learning, but this is what I understand:

You can use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) from your Mac to any Windows OS that is IF they are either running WinXP or any Windows Server OS. When you use RDC, you are connecting to Windows "terminal services". WinXP and Windows servers has built in Terminal Services already. So if you try to connect to Windows 2000 Professional, it won't work...

As far as Remote Desktop from Mac to Mac, I believe you need to purchase this from Apple? I've seen this software and its not cheap <grin>. And as for VNC, yes that should work also, but I haven't experience that for myself yet.


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You can use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) from your Mac to any Windows OS that is IF they are either running WinXP or any Windows Server OS. When you use RDC, you are connecting to Windows "terminal services". WinXP and Windows servers has built in Terminal Services already. So if you try to connect to Windows 2000 Professional, it won't work.
Is this feature built into OS X, or is it something I'd have to purchase?

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These two are the ones I use on my mac :

OSXvnc is a working, full-featured VNC server for Mac OS X
Chicken of the VNC is a VNC client for Mac OS X

Both can be got from this page http://www.realvnc.com/resources.html#osxviewer don't forget to install VNC on the PC as well
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Is this feature built into OS X, or is it something I'd have to purchase?
When I installed OfficeMac, RDC was also installed. I don't think RDC is part of OS X, but don't quote me <grin>. If you don't see it, you can download RDC at Microsoft's site:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherpr...edesktopclient


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Thanks for the link. I downloaded it and everything works great.

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Thanks for the link. I downloaded it and everything works great.
Not a problem, glad that helped =)
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That VNC stuff is pretty kewl, I have the client on my PC and the server on my mac mini. Only complaint is that when you start up the mini w/o a monitor plugged into it, you can only do 800x600 or 1024x768.
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That VNC stuff is pretty kewl, I have the client on my PC and the server on my mac mini. Only complaint is that when you start up the mini w/o a monitor plugged into it, you can only do 800x600 or 1024x768.

Cool! I don't really use much client/server remote connections so I have no use for any other apps other then RDC at the moment. Once I get enough parts to build a Linux server, I'll try VNC. Since we use mostly Windoze servers at work, RDC is just what I need.
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