2 Remote Desktop Connection questions

Discussion in 'Apple' started by jack.sandstone, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. When a Windows user connects to a Mac
    via the Remote Desktop Connection client,
    what server does it communicate with?

    When a Mac user connects to a Windows computer
    via the Remote Desktop Connection client,
    what server does it communicate with?

    Many thanks.
    jack.sandstone, Jul 17, 2007
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  2. I neglected to mention that I did google for this
    but was unable to obtain a definite answer.
    jack.sandstone, Jul 17, 2007
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  3. jack.sandstone

    paintedjazz Guest

    The RDC client on a Mac or a PC connects to what Microsoft calls
    Terminal Services on a PC.
    paintedjazz, Jul 17, 2007
  4. jack.sandstone

    Bob Harris Guest

    The Apple Remote Desktop server (System Preferences -> Sharing ->
    Apple Remote Desktop -> Access Privileges -> VNC viewers may
    control screen with password), which in this case is a variation
    on a VNC server. You can use any VNC client on the Windows
    system, such as TightVNC or RealVNC, etc...

    It is also possible to install a different VNC server on the Mac,
    such as Vine Server (aka OSXvnc).

    x11vnc can also be compiled from open sources and used to provide
    VNC access to the Mac.

    You can also access the Mac desktop by installing the LogMeIn.com
    Mac OS X beta server, and then using Internet Explorer (or other
    web browser) to access the Mac via the LogMeIn servers.

    NTRconnect is another server you can install on the Mac and use
    the NTRconnect servers to control the Mac OS X desktop.

    And there is YuuGuu.com server you can install on the Mac and the
    PC to share the Mac's screen.

    LogMeIn, NTRconnect, and YuuGuu also allow for easy secure
    connections over the internet easily getting through home NAT
    routers and DHCP assigned IP addresses.
    Assuming you are talking about the Microsoft "Remote Desktop
    Connection" client you download from Microsoft. In this case you
    are using the RDP protocol to connect to the "Microsoft Terminal

    On the Mac "RDC Menu"
    <http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/27555> can make
    allow you Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection to have multiple

    You can also install a VNC server on Windows (such as TightVNC or
    RealVNC), and then use Chicken of the VNC on the Mac to connect to
    the Windows system.

    Plus LogMeIn, NTRconnect, and YuuGuu can be used from the Mac to
    control the Windows system.
    And as a bonus, there is also Hamachi and HamachiX that allows you
    to create your own personal VPN with consisting of Windows, Macs,
    and Linux systems.

    Bob Harris
    Bob Harris, Jul 18, 2007
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