Apple Updates Remote Desktop Admin, Client Software

On Wednesday, Apple released two updates to its Apple Remote Desktop ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) desktop management software.

The Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 Admin and Apple Remote Desktop 3.3.1 Client updates combine to offer a slew of improvements. They include better support for computers behind NAT (Network Address Translation) routers; added support for finding and adding client computers via wide-area Bonjour; improved performance of encrypted file copies, encrypted screen sharing connections, and screen sharing with RealVNC; sending function keys and key combinations for actions such as Force Quit, Log Out, and the Application Switcher to the remote computer; and much more. Apple details all of the improvements in a new support document.

Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 requires OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5.7 or later, or OS X Server 10.4.11 or 10.5.7 or later. The software costs $299 for a 10 Managed Systems edition, or $499 for an Unlimited Managed Systems version, and is a free update to Remote Desktop 3 users.

This story, "Apple Updates Remote Desktop Admin, Client Software" was originally published by Macworld.

To comment on this article and other PCWorld content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon