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Lion Server: Allow screen sharing and remote management

Allow screen sharing and remote management for Lion Server
You can use the Server app to let other computers view your screen and control your server. The other computer’s user sees what’s on your screen and can open, move, and close files and windows, open apps, and even restart the server.

If you allow screen sharing and remote management, your server can be observed and controlled by screen sharing software using the VNC protocol on another computer or Apple Remote Desktop on another Mac. VNC screen sharing is included with Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It’s also available for Windows computers and for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple Remote Desktop is available from the Mac App Store.

  1. Select the server in the Server app sidebar, and click Settings.
  2. Select “Enable screen sharing and remote management.”

    Selecting this option in the Server app only allows screen sharing and Apple Remote Desktop access by the administrator account created when the server was initially set up.

If you want to specify who can share your screen and what capabilities Apple Remote Desktop users have, use the Sharing pane of System Preferences.

Last Modified: Jun 27, 2012
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  • Last Modified: Jun 27, 2012
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