Every viewer will connect to the same user on the mac. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Collaborate and share knowledge with a private group. Create a free Team What is Teams? Learn more. Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini Ask Question. Asked 9 years, 9 months ago. Modified 5 years, 8 months ago. Viewed 64k times. Is this possible? If yes, which software does it require? The client machines run on Windows.
Improve this question. Cajunluke Jukurrpa Jukurrpa 1 1 gold badge 4 4 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges. Possible dupe: apple. Add a comment. Sorted by: Reset to default. Highest score default Date modified newest first Date created oldest first. Improve this answer. Asri Zainal Asri Zainal 2 2 silver badges 2 2 bronze badges. In our case, have to say that one user can see what the other user writes on the onscreen keyboard!!!
We have a ssh tunnel for the VNC, and 2 users using the mac mini at the same time. Yes, it is possible. But both computers must be running Lion. Thecafremo Thecafremo We are trying to remotely connect from Windows computers unfortunately Our point is to avoid having to buy several apple computers : — Jukurrpa.
Jukurrpa You can use a VNC client on windows as well : — rogerdpack. Paul R Paul R 1, 1 1 gold badge 9 9 silver badges 22 22 bronze badges. I tried this on a macbook pro. If no user is logged on the macbook, I get the login screen but then both computers see and control the same session. Are you sure you're running RegularExpression RegularExpression 2 2 bronze badges.
Can you add some more details as to how this specifically applies to the OP's question? Impressive workload on the MINI - thanks for the added data. Given it is the low-end Mini with an i5 I was surprised. Rob Moir Rob Moir 1 1 silver badge 10 10 bronze badges. Their solution is: After you have two or more accounts set up on one Mac, install OSXvnc and start the server.
Community Bot 1. MrDaniel MrDaniel Ok, so it's possible, but there are some issues to do it in a workable way. Others may workout the same: Install RealVNC server on the host mac Install RealVNC viewer on the windows Performance will improve considerably, better keyboard compatibility including the missing keys and Copy and Paste support across host and client computers. Since Apple to this day does not provide a de-installer, I'm looking at an archive and replace.
I miss my Mac OS 9 extensions manager. This is a downside to macosxints, in that each hint is not fully tested. The individual needs to be involved in the testing and be ready to participate in that testing, whatever the results might be.
This hint has been most useful - because of the value of the comments submitted by the readership. I've been using osxvnc ever since Panther came out, and its been outstanding, except for one problem. This is a documented bug in osxvnc and has not been addressed yet. With ARD 2. Still, ARD is the winner for me, because it handles both scenarios. ARD is my new vnc server of choice.
Way to go Apple! As you mentioned, there is a disconnect in the middle. RealVNC has struck out I have this same problem. Just garbage on the screen for only about pixels and then nothing. This is really sweet, but only seems to work with Chicken of the VNC, not any of the others.
Unfortunate, but usable for now. My dual monitors not matching, mind you, one inch and one inch can now be accessed properly, this is great. I recently updated my When you attempt to view or control the machine using ARD Admin 2. All other ARD functions work properly. Has anyone else had this issue?
Is it possible to control an ARD 2. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, You could miss it! I've been having problems with I found that connecting a monitor during bootup solves the problem. The fix does not survive a soft restart though.
You can remove the monitor after the Login Window appears. I've ordered a gHead adapter from www. The adapter because fools older ATI video cards into thinking there is a display, and it has a passthrough for a display as well. Just thought I'd let you know so you don't hunt down the wrong issue. Tried it on my G5 with dual displays - controlling from Chicken of the VNC on an iBook - and just get connection refused all the time, tried different ports, etc. Cheers SJ.
I'm no security expert, but the precautions I take seem reasonable. Trouble is, I use two monitors and would really like to see both over a VNC connection. I tried editing com. I tried changing the default port to a non-standard one, and saved the file. I reloaded the file to ensure that my change was saved.
Nevertheless, VNC is still being served on port , and not on my specified port. I confirmed this by connecting via a VNC client from another machine. It worked for their port , but not mine. After trying, I looked again -- yep, the port I specified is still in the. And, btw, I did have the firewall open on that port. More characters are a waste; it only looks at the first 8. This tool, I think, flushes the ipfw rules, adds a default restrictive set of rules, then adds "allow" rules for each port listed in the com.
So, to summarize, changing the port in that plist file will only change the firewall entry, not the VPN server. I don't know exactly how the VNC protocol works, but I'll bet that it transmits everything in the clear, including your login password. Any observer could catch things you type or things that the screen shows. How do you do this? Then, to use VNC, you add the option -L remote. Then, you tell the client to connect to localhost instead of the remote computer's IP address.
Reply to this thread with notes about which VNC clients can be used to connect to the server enabled by this hint. I have been unable to get the Leopard built-in Screen Sharing application to work with this hint, but Chicken of the VNC is able to work. Lost your password? Powered by the Parse. Apple has recently released their Remote Desktop Client 2.
You can install this without buying Apple Remote Desktop 2. The surprise here is that the client includes a VNC server -- which features support for dual displays! Installing the update, open the Sharing System Preferences panel. On the next screen, activate the VNC area and enter a password:. The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say. Port feature not implemented Authored by: lullabud on Oct 15, '04 PM.
Once connected. marn.copljo.info › en-us › articles › Switching-between-m. To control the default display on a VNC server that is listening on TCP port , you set the screen sharing port to To control the second and third.