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How to Setup Remote Desktop Access of iMac using Windows XP ?


I have a iMac having Snow Leopard 10.6.3 pre installed. Now I wanted to give remote access of this machine to other person while I will work on it.  

As you were aware on Windows Server we can have remote desktop for each user and then they can login and work individually without even getting aware that other user is also logged in.

I want such kind of facilty for my mac.  

What I want is I want to give access to other person who is having windows xp system able to connect to my iMac as different user.  It has feature of VNC but that will interfear currently loged in person.

Please suggest if  Snow Leopard X  os has this kind of facility. If yes then how I can set it up and it does not have then will Snow Leopard Server will solve this problem ?

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would Vine Server for Mac OS X be what you are looking for.

I haven't tried it but if you do, let me know how you go.
The two ways I know on how you can login remotely on Mac is through apple remote desktop and through vnc (UltraVNC is the best I've tried connecting from PC using Ultra configuration connection).  Check this link -  Under the article "Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 - Setup as Server" to setup vnc on your snow leopard.


Ultravnc link http://www.uvnc.com/

It's not like rdp where it will log off currently logged on user, but what you can do is logoff the user then re-connect to the Mac and you'll be directed to the login screen.
It seems that NMISTRY needs to offer terminal services to the remote user, wherein the remote user will get their own desktop and application instances and not log out the local user.

Unfortunately OS X does not offer this sort of functionality, at least not out of the box.  What could be done, however, would be to run a virtual machine (be it Windows, Linux, whatever the user needs) and enable that virtual machine for remote access.  The virtual machine could then be hidden from the local user and the remote user would have their own application/desktop space.

To be frank, if it is an RDP/terminal services type of functionality that you need, Windows Server would be the best way to go.  That server could be running in a virtual machine on the Mac, though, and perform perfectly well.
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