Apple Remote Desktop Client
Apple Remote Desktop Client
3.9.3

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Apple Remote Desktop Client3.9.3

23 June 2017

Client component for Apple Remote Desktop.

Overview

Apple Remote Desktop Client is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks - all without leaving your desk. Featuring Automator actions, Remote Spotlight search, and a new Dashboard widget, Apple Remote Desktop 3 makes your job easier than ever.

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop Client

Version 3.9.3:
  • Addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability

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35 Reviews of Apple Remote Desktop Client

bell-juliet
14 December 2017
Version: 3.9.3

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Apple remote desktop is good. Alternatively, you may try tools like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers for all your remote desktop needs. They work well.
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bell-juliet
14 December 2017
Version: 3.9.3
Apple remote desktop is good. Alternatively, you may try tools like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers for all your remote desktop needs. They work well.
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Derekcurrie
16 May 2016
Version: 3.8.5.1
v3.8.5.1 has been out since May 3rd. So you may well have already installed it via the Mac App Store.
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kapps
04 December 2012
Version: 3.6.2
with ARD client, do I still need to port forward the remote router or is it like login where all that is done through the app ?
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Foulger
03 December 2012
Version: 3.6.2
Download from acupdate.com is 6.6.1 from Apples site is 3.6.2
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neartheredrocks
24 September 2012
Version: 3.6.1
I downloaded version 3.6.1 already more than a month ago. Why is there now another version 3.6.1 instead of version 3.6.2? Looks stupid and confusing to me...
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Aargl
30 March 2012
Version: 3.5.2
AFAIK, the "client" version is free, not 80 bucks!
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5
Lexicon504
22 July 2011
Version: 3.5.1
Just adding a little balance to the idiotic reviews that it doesn't work well with Windows. God what a dumb@$$
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Mysticalos
21 July 2011
Version: 3.5.1
"Addresses several issues related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility." this update rendered me no longer able to connect to my G4 in other room that's on 10.5.8. prior to installing it lion had no troublec onnecting to my macbook on 10.6.8 and G4 on 10.5.8. with 3.5.1 i can still connect to macbook pro but G4 connection fails 100% of the time. So i don't think they addressed much with compatiblity heh
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Donmontalvo
17 September 2008
Version: 3.2.2
Seems to resolve some of the dropouts we see when scanning a VLAN.
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Danway
06 March 2008
Version: 3.2
I don't understand all the bitching about Remote Desktop. I works beautifully. Absolutely no problems with installs, updates or other tasks. Maybe people should actually read the documentation that comes with it.
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L008com
16 February 2007
Version: 3.1
Version 3.0 broke support for VNC. This sucks for me as both my servers run VNC server instead of Apple Remote Desktop server because ARD is a bit less stable. But Since upgrading on my intel macs, I can't connect to my servers at all. The notes on version 3.1 say that VNC support is fixed, or at least imply that it is. But trying to connect to a VNC machine fails every single time in ARD 3.1. I don't know what they are waiting for here. Apple is usually so good about things but every once in a while they really leave you hanging and this is one of those times.
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SMcCandlish
05 January 2007
Version: 3.1
If you can't get this thing to install (e.g. it says that it can't find an existing version to upgrade, but you do actually have one installed), just use Pacifist (available here at MacUpdate) to extract all the bits and pieces and put them in the right places. Hints: To install to /usr/bin and /usr/share (the unixy bits), use Terminal to go to /usr/bin and do "open .", and do the same in /share, to open those usually hidden folders in the Finder, so you can drag-drop from Pacifist into them. Be sure not to overwrite entire folders; i.e. do not drag-drop /usr/share, but open /usr/share/man/man1 and drag-drop the appropriate FILE into that folder; same goes for the stuff intended for /Library and /System, etc. Put the files EXACTLY where Pacifist says they should go (e.g. the app must be in /Applications not /Applications/Utilities or ~/Applications). The only downside is that Pacifist runs a prebinding update after every single drag-drop operation (even for, say, documentation files, which have no prebinding). So it takes quite a while. Lastly, because I trust Apple's installer to get the permissions right more than I trust Pacificist, after doing all of this, I re-run the .pkg installer, which now has an "Upgrade" option, that actually works (it just reinstalls everything I just manually installed, but does it the Apple-preferred way.) PS: Pacifist is a little buggy - sometimes it can take two drag-drop operations to actually get it to do anything. You'll see it working when it happens correctly. Hope this helps folks.
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Rybu03051
17 November 2006
Version: 3.1
The only thing keeping me from buyg ARD is that you only get 1 admin with each license. We have 4 people who would need access to monitor machines so Apple tells me we would need four unlimited licenses if we want four admins. Really messed up.
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4.25
Donmontalvo
17 November 2006
Version: 3.1
upgraded to ard3.1 on my macbook pro. scanning is much, much faster (doesn't stall across subnets when you define ip ranges). still lacking contextual menu support in main window...we should be able to select a computer (or a group of computers) and use contextual menu to do things. for instance, i should be able to select a computer, right click and choose "ssh to machine" and a terminal window should open prompting me for my password in terminal for ssh connection... don
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2.5
BDog
12 September 2006
Version: 3.0
A year later, and here I am echoing the below comment; Maybe you should fix the issues and bugs before charging more than the OS itself. Ever heard of open beta? My "all computers list" has 1000+ clients in it, and if I click on that list, I am going to have to wait at LEAST 10 minutes while it updates all the status. Hey, maybe I don't want to update the status, ever think of that? Give me a stop button maybe? Copying files is still horrible, though at least it usually works on the 8 or 10th try. ARDAgent always crashes. My "get info" window doesn't work. Still many crazy keyboard bugs (sometimes it won't type or it holds down the option key without your knowledge). Many times, a client says "offline" but if you click observe, hey, there it is! Way to many bugs to be a final version (oh wait, how long ago was this released?). I hate to say it, but this app is as buggy as the Finder, if not worse.
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Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 2.2
Maybe you should fix the issues and bugs before charging more then the OS itself. Ever heard of open beta?
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Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 2.1
Join the discussion at http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@233.rvdlayOTycp.0@.689cc634
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Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 2.1
When launching the app a custom installer updates Panther Sharing Prefs,claims to be "Done" and quits. So the app never starts...
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 2.1
After I downloaded ARD 2.1 with Software Update it asked for my serial again and then wouldn't take it. So I'm left with uninstalling or not using it. Any ideas?
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 2.1
This update broke my copy of Remote Desktop. When RD starts up now, it has a custom installer that appears to update the Sharing Prefs and RD itself. When the updates are finished, I am left with one button, labeled 'Done.' So I click and RD quits. Repeat.
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 2.1
2.0 has many many problems. Hopefully this version will actually be usable.
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 2.1
I still wish there was a way to force 64 or 256 colors when connecting to other VNC servers and/or clients. Trying to use VNC services with Apple Remote is just not feasible at this point.
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Kballard
12 October 2004
Version: 2.1
To download this update, use Software Updater.
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Schmelding
11 October 2004
Version: 2.1
So, is this a free upgrade from version 2.0?
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leoofborg
11 October 2004
Version: 2.1
The fact that they are now VNC compatible tells you that even Apple knows who is king in the RD space, and where this software is going.
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Anonymous
21 June 2004
Version: 2.0
This is great software!! I can now manage my entire school computer lab from my PowerBook in my office. Thankyou Apple for another great product!!
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Anonymous
21 June 2004
Version: 2.0
I simply cannot believe there is not "upgrade pricing" for this. I get no props for laying down $299 eight months ago for Remote Desktop 1.0 (now at 1.2). Just unbelievable!
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Anonymous
21 June 2004
Version: 2.0
Some Mac users are such whiners. ARD is a LOT more than OSXVNC. I've used both -- there are some key benefits to using ARD - including the ability to install software simultaneously on multiple machines. It's much more than a simple VNC client.
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leo of BORG
21 June 2004
Version: 2.0
Whatever, Apple. The rest of us use OSXVnc.
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4.5
Anonymous
29 March 2004
Version: 1.2.4
cool software but not perfect...
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Anonymous
18 December 2003
Version: 1.2.4
guys...this is an update for the "client" only, which is built in to OS X. it will NOT update the "admin" tool.
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Anonymous
17 December 2003
Version: 1.2.4
I don't understand: my Software Update indicates that I can d/l it... meaning that it's detected the software on my system and wants to update it, or what? I have no need of Apple Remote Desktop -- so would there be a benefit of installing it? Has Panther installed it already, albeit the preceding version? Are there components to ARD that other areas of the system would use?
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Anonymous
03 April 2003
Version: 1.2
From the Description in Software Update: The Apple Remote Desktop v1.2 client software must be installed on any computer you plan to manage with the administration version. RTFM ppl.
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Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 1.1
Its kinda slow, and cursors are messed up... I'm just testing the admin out at the school, and i certainly wouldn't pay $500 for it...
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4.25
Anonymous
28 April 2002
Version: 1.0.1
I like it a lot. Very convinient to wake up the whole office of iMacs with one click, looks very slick. My clients are very impressed.
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