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Remote Desktop on OS X

Enabling Screen Sharing

  • System Preferences → Sharing
  • Check the box next to Screen Sharing
  • Set Allow access for: your user account only
  • For connecting from Windows it is necessary to: Click Computer Settings… → check the box for VNC Viewers… and set a password

Connecting from Windows

  • Download and install a VNC viewer, such as:
  • Start the VNC viewer
  • Enter your hostname and port number (i.e.
  • Enter the VNC viewer password

Connecting from OS X

  • Finder → Go → Connect to Server…
  • vnc://
  • Enter username and password
remote_desktop_on_os_x.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/16 13:54 by Hetmank