Remotely access and control your Mac

  1. Use ScreenConnect
  2. Use Screen Sharing
    1. Both Macs have to be on the same network; if you are offsite, use Pritunl
      To get Pritunl and the CLASSE VPN configuration, see:ClasseVPN
    2. Remote access has to be enabled on the remote Mac
      Remote access is OFF by default, so request it be turned on by sending email to
    3. Once your Mac and the target Mac are on the same network (see above),
      locate and start up "Screen Sharing" using one of the following 3 methods
A window will open with the remote screen showing

Admins: to enable remote access
  • Open System Preferences (2nd item down in the  menu)
  • Select the Sharing prefpane
  • Click on the lock icon in the lower left, then supply admin credentials
  • Check checkboxes "Screen Sharing" and "Remote Login"
    • click on the text "Screen Sharing", then select the radio button for "Only these users...", then the "+" below the user list
      you will get a list of accounts enabled on this Mac - select the appropriate user(s), then click/tapthe blue "Select" button
    • go through the same process for "Remote Login"
  • Make sure the "Remote Management" checkbox is unchecked
  • Click on the lock icon in the lower left again to lock the prefpane
Topic revision: r3 - 29 Sep 2021, MichaelRoman
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