Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3.3.2 Update

Apple rolled out Apple Remote Desktop 3.3.2 on Monday, improving the overall stability and performance of the remote-management tools as well as fixing a number of specific issues.

The 4.21MB client update and 51.41MB admin update require Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later, or the corresponding Mac OS X Server version of any of those. They also require Apple Remote Desktop version 3.0 or later, though there is still limited compatibility with 2.x clients.

Among the issues addressed by the 3.3.2 update are a few related to setup, such as better handling of IP address and port changes for clients using Network Address Translation (NAT) and improved reliability when authenticating new client computers. The update also sports improved reporting of results for failed software installations, and a few fixes for asset management problems such as correct reporting of MacBook Air MAC addresses and improved reliability of reporting systems configured with AirPort.

The bulk of the improvements come in the remote assistance features, such as improved mouse cursor tracking while controlling remote systems, improved reliability when controlling systems with dual graphics processors, more reliable drag-and-drop file copy, improved reliability when controlling client computers that have two displays, and more.

Remote Desktop 3.3.2 is available via both Software Update and at Apple's Support Downloads page.

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