Apple Remote Desktop vs. Screen Sharing

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    Can anyone break down the differences between these for me?
     
  2. alverino03

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    With ARD, you can use it to push out software, updates and such but you have to pay for it. With screen sharing, you can use a vnc viewer to control your mac and it's free. :dunno:
     
  3. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    If you have to ask, you probably don't have much use for ARD.

    Read here for more details: http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/

    Screen Sharing is just for basic remote controlling and file sharing. ARD is primarily for use by those with lots of Macs to support. I use it for silent installs of the apps I support (Manually installing Creative Suite CS3 + all updates makes me suicidal, so ARD has helped me keep my sanity).

    I use Screen Sharing when I'm in the living room pretending to watch some crappy reality TV show with my wife and I want to control my Mac Pro three rooms away while sitting on the couch with the ol' PowerBook in my lap.
     

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