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Mac Mini Server hosting terminal service


This is the environment:
-Mac Mini Server(Mountain] Lion), using wifi connection, can switch to Ethernet if needed  (directly to wireless router).
-(2) Older models, iMac  (Snow Leopard), wifi connectivity only.

This is the Goal:
Be able to sit down and use the Mini at the same time as the other iMacs are connected to it and using their own sessions.

VNC can not accomplish what I want, does anyone know of an inexpensive, reliable and simple solution?
This is not a requirement, but it would be a plus if Windows 7 computers could also connect ( wifi only)

Thanks in advance!
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Daniel HelgenbergerCommented:
VNC can, starting with MacOS 10.7, accomplish just that; it is even the default. What is your problem exactly?  The only thing you need to do is enable Screen sharing and allow users there:
- If a user is logged on locally and the remote user logs in as the same user then they will share the screen. Presumably this is what is wanted.
- If no user is logged on locally and a remote user logs in their session is also shown on the local screen. This may or may not be what is wanted.
- If a user is already logged in and another user logs in over the VNC then a brand new session is created for them that does not affect the existing one. This is not displayed locally and is only accessible through the VNC server

Only make sure you have enough resources (RAM, wired network) and EULAs of software you are using permit usage of terminal services.
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