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I had to fire up Apple's Remote Desktop (ARD) from the other side of the country using ssh. This process is different with ARD 2.1 than it was before -- the pathname is different. So the command to activate is:
/volumes/name_of_disk/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app\
/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -users admin -privs \
-all -restart -agent -menu
name_of_disk needs to be replaced by the volume name on which the system resides, and admin is the name of the user with admin access. I saw this hint before, but this is the change for the latest ARD.

[robg adds: I don't believe we've run anything like this hint before; the closest I could find was this hint to remove ARD 2.0]
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Launch Apple Remote Desktop via ssh
Authored by: alternapop on Nov 19, '04 12:22:03PM
there is an apple technote on this topic. the command on the technote works for me: apple technote

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Launch Apple Remote Desktop via ssh
Authored by: Tulse on Nov 19, '04 02:41:43PM
This functionality, and other goodies regarding ARD, were covered in the latest MacEnterprise webcast. The archive of the talk should be available on their website in a week or so.

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Launch Apple Remote Desktop via ssh
Authored by: standia on Nov 22, '04 08:20:44AM

Two comments,
First, the command requires root or SUDO access to run.
Once you are logged into the boot drive as root, I do not believe you need to enter the volume info. The Apple Support site provides the following command which I use regularly with consistent success:

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -users admin -privs -all -restart -agent -menu



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Launch Apple Remote Desktop via ssh
Authored by: Khan SW on Aug 16, '06 07:34:26PM

A friend at another forum posted a great way to run this quickly so that you don't have to always retype it when you need to restart.

In Terminal
touch ~/.bash_profile
open -a TextEdit ~/.bash_profile

add the line:
alias ardstart="sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -users admin -privs -all -restart -agent -menu"

Save the file.
Close the terminal window and open a new one.
Type ardstart and it will execute the command.

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