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  1. questionCan I install VNC from the command line on Mac OS X?
    This article applies to the following product(s): VNC 5.1 VNC 5.0 To install VNC at the command line, follow the instructions for your version of VNC: http://www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/5.1/installing-removing/macosx http://www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/5.0/installing ...
  2. questionVNC Viewer for Java on Mac OS X 10.9 says "VNC Server not recognized"
    Using Safari 7 (available on MacOS 10.9 "Mavericks"), VNC Viewer for Java is blocked by default from storing VNC Server identities. On each connection, the user is prompted: "VNC Server not recognized. Are you sure you want to connect?" This warning normally only appears the first time you conn ...
  3. questionCannot open Options dialog for VNC Server in Service Mode on Mac OS X 10.7 using mapped home directories
    This article applies to the following product(s): Enterprise Edition It is fixed in VNC 5.0.0. To download the latest version, please go to: www.realvnc.com/download/vnc/latest/ For mapped home directories in Mac OS X, it is not possible to open the Options dialog and stop VNC Server in Servic ...
  4. questionCustomizing the VNC Server installation package
    This article applies to the following product(s): VNC 5.0.2+ 1. If you wish to customize VNC before you install it, firstly expand the .pkg file to a directory: pkgutil --expand VNC-5.0.2-MacOSX.pkg 2. Customize the postflight script located at /VNC-Server-5.0.2-MacOSX.pkg/Scripts/postflight ...
  5. questionSome controls in Universal Access in Mac OS X 10.7.3 are not picked up by a connected VNC Viewer
    Changes to some of the settings in System Preferences > Universal Access are not seen on the VNC Viewer computer; the original settings are retained. What happens when these settings are changed is the ColorSpace of the computer changes, which is information we don't detect in VNC Server at ...
  6. questionUsing VNC 5.x with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is supported as of VNC version 5.0.2. If you are using 5.0.0 or 5.0.1, upgrade to 5.0.2 if you experience the following issues: A connected VNC Viewer user cannot properly wake a Mac from display sleep. The display wakes for a few seconds, but then goes back to sle ...
  7. questionAdd VNC Server exceptions to your firewall
    This article applies to the following product(s): VNC Mac OS X 10.7.4 / 10.8 / 10.9 If VNC Server is not added as an exception to your firewall settings during install, you will need to add it manually. To do so, go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Firewall > Firewall Opt ...
  8. questionCan I authenticate using my Open Directory credentials?
    This article applies to the following product(s): VNC VNC Enterprise Edition Yes, Open Directory authentication is supported out of the box. You or your Mac OSX Server Administrator will need to ensure that you have a user account on the server machine, and the local VNC Server machine is conne ...
  9. questionHow do I stop VNC Server and ARD listening on the same port?
    By default, both VNC and ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) are configured to listen on TCP port 5900. As ARD ("Screen Sharing") is built-in to the Mac OS X operating system, it will load before VNC, meaning that VNC cannot attach to port 5900, and will subsequently error. To confirm that this is the ca ...
  10. questionVNC Server in User Mode stops on Fast User Switch under Mac OS X
    When running multiple VNC Server in User Mode instances on Mac OS X, VNC Server stops upon a Fast User Switch. We don't recommend running VNC Server in a switched-out session as there are quirks in how multiple sessions interact with one another given OS restrictions in place since 10.6. However ...
  11. questionHow do I perform an unattended/silent installation under Mac OS X
    This article applies to the following product(s): VNC VNC Enterprise Edition VNC See www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/latest/installing-removing/macosx VNC Enterprise Edition Assuming "vnc-E4_6_0-universal_macosx" is the DMG/package name you have, the following list of commands that ...
  12. questionDoes VNC Server support Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)?
    Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) is supported by VNC and by VNC Enterprise Edition 4.6.2 or later. Note that connections cannot be established from VNC Viewer incorporated in either product to Screen Sharing built-in to Mac OS X 10.7.
  13. questionHow to run VNC Viewer from a script/terminal and automatically connect to VNC Server
    This is possible with certain caveats. The only way to do this on Mac OS X Mac is to run VNC Viewer directly and point it at an already-created .vnc file. You can create a .vnc file with the connection details that you require (IP address, password etc.) using VNC Address Book. You can then poin ...
  14. questionCan I blank the remote Mac OS X screen when connecting from VNC Viewer?
    Currently there is no way to blank the screen on a remote Mac OS X computer while VNC Viewer is connected. This is included in the road map and will be available in the near future.
  15. questionHow can I start a listening viewer from a terminal/script on the Mac platform?
    You can do so by passing the "listen" parameter directly to the VNC Viewer application; /Applications/RealVNC/VNC\ Viewer.app/Contents/MacOS/VNCViewer -listen
  16. questionSingle sign-on does not work with VNC Server on Mac OS X 10.7
    Using Power Broker on Mac OS X 10.7 does not work. Creating a symbolic link from ssolib -> /opt/pbis/lib/libgssapi_krb5.2.2.dylib in /etc/vnc was used in our tests. Pointing the SSO lib shortcut to the /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.dylib local library doesn't work either for VNC Server. VNC View ...
  17. questionVNC Viewer is prompted for user name and password when using Likewise/Power Broker version of libgssapi_krb5
    VNC Viewer is prompted for a user name and password when using Likewise/Power Broker version of libgssapi_krb5. The workaround is to use the libgssapi library that comes with Mac OS X (/usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.dylib). Then, VNC Viewer works as expected.