Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Required software and equipment, part of Learning Apple Remote Desktop.
I'd like you to prepare to get started with this course by picking up some required hardware. You need to meet the prerequisites for this course in order to continue. So the software you require is a copy of Apple Remote Desktop, this is not free software, you will have to purchase this software if you don't already own it. It is available from the Mac App Store, and this course assumes that you know how to use your Mac and you know how to navigate the Mac App Store to purchase software. We assume that you've already purchased the software and you've installed it.
But we will walk you through the first run and the setup of the initial setup of systems of Apple Remote Desktop. You'll need to be running a version of the Mac operating system that supports the version of Apple Remote Desktop you have. If you're running a recent Mac running Mavericks or a recent version of Mac OS10 server, when you go to purchase your copy of Apple Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store, it will download the appropriate version to run on your hardware and software. So that brings us to hardware.
You're going to need an Apple computer that can run the operating systems and the Apple Remote Desktop software. But again if you've met those prerequisites in the previous slide, you'll have no problem here. You'll also need a network, and that can be wireless or wired. No problem there if it's a wireless network, in fact this works great over wireless. You'll also want computers that you want to manage across your network. These are computers other than the remote desktop administrative system that we will be setting up.
- 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