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Configure a Mac or Linux computer as a Dameware Remote Host

Created by Chris.Moyer, last modified by Chris.Moyer on Aug 28, 2017

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The Dameware Mini Remote Control connection settings, Use VNC Viewer and Use Intel AMT KVM, in the Remote Connect dialog box allows Mini Remote Control users to connect to remote systems running Linux and Mac operating systems as well as systems running on Intel vPro hardware that supports the AMT KVM feature.

For a connection to be made to these operating systems, the remote system must be running a VNC server, similar to the Remote Desktop service in Windows. In some cases, you can enable the VNC option setting in the operating system. In other cases, you may have to install a separate VNC server application, such as Real VNC.

For additional information about Real VNC, visit their website: http://www.realvnc.com/.

Sample Procedures

The procedure to set up a VNC server on a remote system  varies based on the operating system and version the system is running. However, the following procedures illustrate typical scenarios for Linux, Mac, and vPro operating systems.

Linux

To configure a VNC server in Linux using the Gnome Remote Desktop:

  1. Open the Gnome desktop preferences. For example, in Fedora distros:

    1. Click the Fedora icon.

    2. Point to Desktop > Preferences, and then select Remote Desktop Preferences.

  2. Configure the settings according to your preferences.

  3. Click Close.

Mac OS X

The following procedures guide you in configuring a VNC server for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.6, and 10.7.

A VNC server on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) may not work correctly as it has not been signed with an Apple developer certificate.

Note:

  • VNC server 5.0.x may not be able to properly wake a Mac display from sleep under OS X 10.8.
  • VNC server 5.0.x cannot interact with a retina display.

To configure a VNC server in Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.6:

  1. Click the Apple menu, and then select System Preferences.

  2. In the Internet and Network section, click the Sharing icon.

  3. Select Apple Remote Desktop, and then click Start.

  4. If necessary, set a password for VNC connections:

    1. Click Access Privileges.

    2. Select VNC viewers may control screen with password, and then enter a password.

    3. Click OK.

 

To configure a VNC server in Mac OS X 10.7:

  1. Click the Apple menu, and then select System Preferences.

  2. In the Internet and Network section, click the Sharing icon.

  3. Select Screen Sharing.

  4. If necessary, set a password for VNC connections:

    1. Click Computer Settings...

    2. Select VNC viewers may control screen with password, and then enter a password.

    3. Click OK.

vPro hosts

To configure Intel vPro hosts for AMT KVM connections:

  1. Reboot the host, and then enter its BIOS configuration menu.

  2. Under AMT Options, select the following options:

    • Firmware Verbosity

    • AMT Setup Prompt

  3. Reboot the host, and then enter the Management Engine BIOS Extension (MBEx): Just after the BIOS startup screen, press Ctrl+P.

  4. If you are prompted for a password, enter the default password, admin, and then create a new password.

  5. In the Intel ME Platform Configuration menu, select Activate Network Access.

  6. In the Intel ME Network Setup menu, select Intel ME Network Name Settings.

  7. Select Host Name, and then enter the hostname for the host.

  8. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.

  9. Select Manageability Feature Selection, and then ensure it is enabled in the lower pane.

  10. Select SOL/IDER.

  11. In the SOL/IDER menu, enable the following options:

    • SOL

    • IDER

    • Legacy Redirection Mode

  12. Return to the previous menu, and then select KVM Configuration.

  13. In the KVM Configuration menu, select KVM Feature Selection, and then ensure it is enabled in the lower pane.

  14. In the upper pane, select User Opt-in, and then select User Consent is required for KVM Session in the lower pane.

  15. In the upper pane, select Opt-in Configurable from remote IT, and then select Enable Remote Control of KVM Opt-In Policy in the lower pane.

  16. Press Esc until you are prompted to leave the MEBx menu.

Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/56538/

 

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