Remote Desktop Connection to a Mac running OSX

Posted on 2011-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'd like to be able to run a remote desktop style connection to my new Mac OSX machine from my Win 7 machine.

I use Remote Desktop Connection on Win 7 to connect to other Win 7 desktops or to a terminal server. What's the best software to connect to a machine on my LAN running OSX?
Question by:ou81aswell
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    by:Gerwin Jansen
    What do  you mean by 'best'? I would suggest VNC.

    Author Comment

    Thanks. By best I mean the software that does the job better than any of its rivals but I understand that it's a loaded question!

    I used VNC in the Windows world many years ago. I'm willing to give it a try unless someone suggest a "better" solution.
    LVL 11

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    Vnc is your only option really. Configure access in system prederences, sharing.

    I use ultravnc,
    LVL 2

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    On your Mac, setup VNC access
    In System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management > Computer Settings
    check tick box for "VNC viewers may control screen with password"
    add a password
    click OK

    Connect using your standard Windows VNC client.

    LVL 7

    Assisted Solution

    Teamviewer is also a free app that will accomplish this.  

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks guys. VNC it is!

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