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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server OS X Server
This one is simple, but can save some incredible headaches.

When installing OS X Server 10.5, you are presented with a few different install options. If you plan to use Apple Remote Desktop with your machine, you should choose Advanced. The standard install will only allow Screen Sharing to be used.

[robg adds: A friend who administers Server tells me "one can activate ARD via the kickstart command, logged in via ssh, but Advanced indeed activates ARD right after configuring."]
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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server
Authored by: stukdog on Dec 07, '07 08:47:28AM

Your friend is right in saying that it can be enabled via SSH, but in Leopard Server I haven't been able to use ARD at all with the standard install. If you enable it, it cuts off screen sharing, but doesn't allow you to use ARD.

After spending a couple hours with Apple Support, they finally just wondered if it was a bug and suggested using the Advanced install if you want to use ARD.

(If someone knows how to get ARD working with Standard, I'll gladly recant this hint.)

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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server
Authored by: foodragon on Dec 07, '07 01:37:01PM

I think the issue has to do with the accounts the "Standard" install creates. If you open up the accounts prefpane, you'll find that it's created a user that you're most likely logged in as "Local Administrator".

If you attempt to ARD using that user name and the password you setup I believe it should work.

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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Dec 18, '07 06:45:18AM

And how you do enable ARD via SSH?

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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server
Authored by: schappim on Jan 29, '08 03:01:53AM

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



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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop with Leopard Server
Authored by: xdavid on Feb 27, '08 04:28:43AM

To follow on from the comment about the default Local Admin user, once ARD is enabled via SSH, you can login using short name: localadmin. The password for this user will be the same as your original server administrator user you created during installation.



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