Apple Remote Desktop
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Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end-users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all from your own Mac.
-Easily copy and install software on remote Mac systems.
-Encrypt network data when copying packages and files.
-Configure a Task Server to assist with package installations on offline computers.
-Observe and control your Mac computers.
-Transfer files between Mac computers using Drag and Drop.
-Copy and paste information between any two computers.
-Prevent end-users from viewing the screen while you control their systems with Curtain Mode.
-Control Virtual Network Computing (VNC)–enabled computers including Windows, Linux and UNIX systems.
-Perform over a dozen commands securely on remote Mac systems.
-Remotely lock screens, sleep, wake, restart and shutdown of Mac systems.
-Execute UNIX shell scripts or commands on your client systems.
Asset Management and Reporting
-Perform lightning-fast searches with Remote Spotlight search.
-Gather reports on more than 200 Mac hardware attributes.
-See reports on user logins and application use.
-Use a Task Server to assemble inventory reports, even from mobile systems not connected to the network.
-Automate routine management tasks using Automator in OS X.
-Get started immediately with over 40 actions.
-Chain actions together to create powerful system administration workflows.
-Combine actions with other application actions to create end-to-end solutions.
-Save workflows as plug-ins to provide simple, customised interfaces to Apple Remote Desktop features.
What's New in Version 3.8
This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility. This update also provides:
- Support for OS X Yosemite including updated interface
- Enhancements for sending files using Copy Items
- Fixes for remotely viewing clients in full screen mode
- Multi-observe improvements for viewing large number of clients
This has been a power house for working with Macs as the core of a suite of system admin tool.
My only gripes are Apple have never delivered audio via ARD - which given modern airplay technology should be easy to add in this software.
Also the recent change in 3.8 to a more minimalistic icon set threw me for a bit as they weren’t evident and bold enough to be easy to use at a glance. I keep having to allow my mind to recognise the text first before using it - slows things down a bit - not the best UX decision.