About the Apple Remote Desktop 2.1 Update
Here are some of the enhancements included with the Apple Remote Desktop 2.1 Update.
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- Full screen mode: You can now control and observe remote computers in full screen mode, allowing you to view the remote screen on the entire screen of your display.
- Control and observe remote computers with multiple monitors: Administrators can now control and observe remote Mac OS X systems which have two or more displays. The displays are shown in one virtual window.
- Support for mouse scroll wheel and right-click when controlling remote computers.
- Improved control and observation of remote computers that are running applications in full screen.
- Improved opt-out for Guest Access option.
- Improved support for third party VNC Viewers and VNC Servers.
- AppleVNC Server no longer relies on presence of mDNS process.
- Multi-line output for Send UNIX Command: You can now view all the results from the Send UNIX Command.
- The Install Package command now detects whether a package requires a restart and will optionally restart the client computers after the package installation has completed.
- Send UNIX Command no longer dependent on client side Observe privilege.
- Improved printing of hardware and software reports.
- Improved remote data collection.
- You can now drag results from reports to the Finder. The items will then be copied from the client computers to the administrator's computer.
- Improved file copy for files that reside on networked home directories.
- Client authentication using Active Directory: Clients can now be authenticated against directory services groups in Active Directory.
- Improved client authentication using two additional directory services groups, ard_manage and ard_interact. Members of the ard_manage group will be able to perform all commands except for Control and Observe. Members of the ard_interact group will be able to perform all commands under the Interact menu.
- Enhanced column sorting in the Administration application.
- Improved support for managing computers that have Dynamic DNS enabled.
- Administration application now correctly remembers it's settings if it unexpectedly quits.
- The ordering of network scanners is now remembered.
- Includes security fix present in Security update 2004-10-27 (details).
Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012