ARD 3.0 and Windows XP/2003 Clients
Posted on 2006-05-01
To all reading this and taking the time to help, my company and I both thank you tremendously. We have setup a hybrid network of both Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" Servers and Windows Server 2003 machines. Just recently, Management decided that our IT staff should look into supporting and using an Apple technology known as, Apple Remote Desktop, or ARD for short. The problem is, none of us know how to interface this peice of software with our PC-side of the network enviroment.
We have been told by Apple, that their software, ARD 3.0, is nothing more than a VNC-viewer. They list serveral options for VNC-server-based software solutions to place in, at this time, our test network. We have tried already, UltraVNC, RealVNC Enteprise, and TightVNC with no success.
We know that the computer accounts in ARD do not need a User name for authentication. We're fairly new to the world of VNC, as we have been using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for most of our network needs.
We are not looking to use Microsoft's RDC or looking for an alternative to ARD 3.0. At this point, we are testing and trying to get it running in a test enviroment.
If anyone could help provide steps as to how to instal, configure and connect ARD 3.0 to a VNC-server running on a Windows XP/2003 PC-machine, we would be incredibly greatful.
Thanks again for your time,