managing multiple macs in different locations

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Could anyone suggest an application that would allow me to control my niece/nephew macs over the web in order to maintain them. I know at home I can simply use remote management and it works great.



In the past I used ARD but I am looking if there is another way to do it so I don't have to spend the money on it. Any other way of hitting up their macs over the web?

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    Originally Posted by dage007 View Post


    Could anyone suggest an application that would allow me to control my niece/nephew macs over the web in order to maintain them. I know at home I can simply use remote management and it works great.



    In the past I used ARD but I am looking if there is another way to do it so I don't have to spend the money on it. Any other way of hitting up their macs over the web?



    If every one is running Leopard, you can use the built-in screen sharing protocol which iChat uses. IIRC, Macworld posted an article on where to find the app (it's in the system folder with Finder.app, Dock.app, etc.) as well as a few tips on unlocking a few hidden preferences.
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    kmac1036kmac1036 Posts: 274member
    I use a program called ShareTool from yazsoft.com



    The easy setup feature requires universal plug n play enabled on the router.



    BUT there is also a manual setup too!



    logmein.com works ok, but can be a pest to setup too. needs an app to run from the menubar.



    It's easier too if you setup a dyndns acct too & assign an ID to each mac. But the app can send you updated config info via email, so that's handy too.



    Back to my Mac also requires upnp & the modem be put in "bridge" mode with your router doing the login info.
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