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A workaround for a Remote Apple Events issue System
Normally I would only submit my bug reports to Apple, but there are a number of tips involving Remote Apple Events (RAE) on this site, and there is a bug with RAE that I finally tracked down. The issue is that RAE does *not* handle passwords with the following special characters:

/ ? # % :

The first three (/ ? #) prevent the AppleScript engine from even connecting to the destination machine and attemping to authenticate. The last two (% :) cause the AppleScript engine to crash with a bus error during the authentication process, crashing whatever process is running the script.

So if you're having trouble using RAE, either change your password to one that doesn't use these characters, *or* enable the "Allow events from Mac OS 9" option in the Sharing preference pane. If you use the Mac OS 9 option, then use a non-existent (or blank) username on the destination machine along with the password you set.

One other point: the user you authenticate as on the remote computer has to be an administrator on that computer.
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A workaround for a Remote Apple Events issue
Authored by: jaysoffian on Mar 28, '05 10:37:55AM

OS X 10.3.8 btw...

j.



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