Apple Remote Desktop 3 is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks - all from your own Mac.

Software Distribution
  • Easily install one or more Apple-format packages on your computers.
  • Configure a Task Server to assist with package installations on offline computers.
  • Enjoy up to 11x faster copy performance compared with earlier versions of Apple Remote Desktop.
  • Choose whether to encrypt network data when copying packages and files.
  • Specify how much network bandwidth should be consumed by copy operations.

    Asset Management and Reporting
  • Perform lightning-fast searches on networks of Mac computers with Remote Spotlight search.
  • Gather more than 200 hardware attributes about networked Mac OS X systems.
  • See reports on user logins and application use.
  • Use a Task Server to assemble inventory reports even from mobile systems not connected to the network.

    Remote Administration
  • Perform over a dozen commands securely on remote Mac OS X systems.
  • Choose from tasks including screen locking, sleep, wake, restart, and shutdown of Mac OS X systems.
  • Execute UNIX shell scripts or commands on your client systems.
  • Set the startup disk of your remote computers to start from a NetBoot or NetInstall image.

    Remote Assistance
  • Observe and control your Mac computers.
  • Transfer files between Mac computers using Remote Drag and Drop.
  • Copy and paste information between any two computers.
  • View System Status Indicators for color-coded details on available disk space, memory, and CPU utilization.
  • Prevent end users from viewing the screen while you control their systems with Curtain Mode.
  • Control Virtual Network Computing (VNC)-enabled computers including Windows, Linux, and UNIX systems.

  • Automate routine management tasks using Automator in Mac OS X.
  • Get started immediately with over 40 actions.
  • Chain actions together to create powerful system administration workflows.
  • Combine actions with other application actions to create end-to-end solutions.
  • Save workflows as plug-ins to provide simple, customized interfaces to Apple Remote Desktop features.

  • What's New
    This update is recommended for Apple Remote Desktop users and improves overall reliability and performance.

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    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Remote

    Minimum OS version: 10.6