Apple Remote Desktop 3.3: Installing in OS X Lion or Mountain Lion


The Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 installer may report that it requires Mac OS X v10.6.


Follow these steps to install Apple Remote Desktop and update it to a version compatible with Lion or Mountain Lion.

  1. Copy the Apple Remote Desktop Installer from the Installation disc to the desktop.
  2. Press and hold the Control key and click the Installer icon.
  3. In the contextual menu that appears, choose Show Package Contents.
  4. In the package contents, navigate to Contents/Installers.
  5. Control-click RemoteDesktopAdmin.pkg and choose Show Package Contents.
  6. In the package contents, double-click the Archive.pax.gz file to expand it.
  7. In the expanded archive, navigate to Archive/Applications/ and drag Remote Desktop to your Applications folder.
  8. If you are installing Apple Remote Desktop on OS X Lion, immediately run Software Update to update Apple Remote Desktop to the latest version.

    If you are installing Apple Remote Desktop on OS X Mountain Lion, visit Support Downloads, then download and install the latest update for Apple Remote Desktop.

    : OS X Mountain Lion requires Apple Remote Desktop 3.6 or later.
Last Modified: Mar 1, 2013
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