Apple Remote Desktop: Accessing data in the ARD database using industry-standard database tools

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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) versions 2.x and 3.x store system information gathered from clients in a PostgresSQL database. This data can be accessed by
industry-standard ODBC compliant database tools or via command-line tools. The data can used for archival purposes, customer reporting, and client maintenance.

To learn more about accessing the data in the Apple Remote Desktop database, see this article.

Note: The complimentary support included with new Apple products does not include assistance for these advanced procedures. However, fee-based support is available through AppleCare in both a single incident and annual contracts. See Mac OS X Server Software Support for more information. Single-incident support
contacts must be purchased directly from AppleCare.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2012