Do Macs have a built in RDP type program

I have a Client with macs and was wondering

if they have a Built in Remote Desktop type utility

like Microsoft ???

If they Do, How do I configure the Host Mac and

access the utility on the Controlling Mac

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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
You can set few of these options in the Apple Menu>System Preferences>Network. And set various options for accessibility.

You can use Screen Sharing where you can take over a single mac remotely. In the finder of the controlling mac you type: Command+K and use: vnc://192.168.201.x

If you have Apple Remote Desktop (buy in the App Store) you can control single mac or groups of macs which have allowed remote access in the System Preferences>Network.

You don't have to configure anything on the controlling mac. Apple Remote Desktop is very easy to use. Yet powerful.

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As sigurarm suggests you can use VNC to access a Mac once you've enabled screen sharing but you should be aware that VNC is really rather insecure.  

That said I only ever VNC from a non-Mac OSX machine - I don't know how secure Apple Remote Desktop is by comparison.  Typically I would establish an SSH session to the Mac and then use SSH Tunneling to secure the VNC traffic (the VNC traffic runs over the encrypted SSH tunnel).
And if you truly need an RDP client to control Windows from the Mac; you can download the mac remote desktop client from Microsoft website.  It won't let you connect to the mac though.
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