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Up and Running with Apple Remote Desktop

with Sean Colins

Video: Welcome

Monitor, control, and install software on all the Mac computers on your network, without ever leaving your desk, using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD).
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  1. 55s
    1. Welcome
  2. 20m 52s
    1. Required software and equipment
      1m 33s
    2. Understanding remote administration
      4m 50s
    3. Tour of the interface and features
      11m 11s
    4. Suggested uses
      3m 18s
  3. 31m 50s
    1. Enabling Remote Management
      3m 29s
    2. Adding and grouping computers
      7m 0s
    3. Monitoring, controlling, and locking
      6m 39s
    4. A one-to-many copy
      6m 33s
    5. Installing packages
      8m 9s
  4. 27m 15s
    1. Sending a UNIX command
      3m 32s
    2. Intro to the command library
      9m 55s
    3. Common helpful UNIX tasks
      13m 48s
  5. 16m 0s
    1. Creating inventory reports
      4m 33s
    2. Creating software reports
      7m 35s
    3. Exporting useful data
      3m 52s
  6. 7m 6s
    1. Finding something on one computer
      2m 53s
    2. Finding something on many computers
      1m 45s
    3. Moving found items
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 41s
    1. Understanding the role of an Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) task server
      2m 22s
    2. Using the remote task server instead of the local one
      1m 27s
    3. Controlling a task server remotely
      3m 14s
    4. Using the task history
      2m 38s
  8. 6m 56s
    1. Messaging with ARD
      3m 14s
    2. Locking the screen and sending files
      3m 42s
  9. 5m 31s
    1. Setting the startup disk and restarting into NetInstall
      2m 52s
    2. Creating a custom client installer
      2m 39s
  10. 11m 55s
    1. Building a sustainable management system
      4m 12s
    2. Using port forwarding
      2m 38s
    3. Servers and task servers at every client
      2m 33s
    4. Knowing when remote ends and on-site begins
      2m 32s
  11. 1m 4s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 4s

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Up and Running with Apple Remote Desktop
Video duration: 0s 2h 19m Intermediate


Remote administration is a science akin to magic for most computer users. Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) puts the power of remote administration in your hands, offering an easy way to manage all the Mac computers on your network without ever leaving your desk. In this course, expert Sean Colins will show you how to install software on many computers at once, monitor activity, assist your users, and effortlessly gather data for all the computers in your environment. Sean also covers ARD's advantages for two types of people outside the IT department: teachers in the classroom and consultants managing client systems.

Topics include:
  • What is remote administration?
  • Adding and grouping computers
  • Monitoring, controlling, and locking computers remotely
  • Sending UNIX commands
  • Creating inventory and software reports
  • Finding items on one or many computers
  • Working with a task server
  • Using Remote Desktop in the classroom
  • Deploying with ARD
Mac OS X Remote Desktop


Hello, I'm Sean Colins, and this is Up and Running with Apple Remote Desktop. As you watch this course, you will learn how to do what many computer users think of as magic. Quickly and easily, you will learn the secrets of how to install software on many computers at once. How to see what is happening on many computers at the same time. And how to gather volumes of information about the contents of all the computers in your environment.

You will learn how to take control over computers that are being used inappropriately, and even how to use this software as a teacher, or as a computer consultant who wants to manage client systems more efficiently. However you choose to use it, Apple Remote Desktop is a powerful tool that takes very little effort to learn. So join me now as we get you up and running with Apple Remote Desktop.

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