Take charge of the remote control

Apple Remote Desktop gives you the complete tools you need to control all the Macs in your network right from your own computer. You can even save task settings as templates and apply them in the future, or use one of more than 30 included sample scripts.

Remote Administration UNIX

Apple Remote Desktop also gives you the power to execute UNIX shell scripts or commands on your remote client systems. You can either view a summary or the complete results of the command’s output. This lets you script many standard functions built into UNIX systems or into third-party tools. You can also take advantage of the command-line interfaces included in Mac OS X.


These pre-populated UNIX commands are available via the Send UNIX Task Template:

  • List All Network Services
  • Set Manual IP
  • Set DHCP IP
  • Set BOOTP
  • Set Manual IP with DHCP Router
  • Set DNS Servers
  • Set Search Domains
  • Set Web Proxy
  • Allow Power Button to Sleep
  • Bonjour Name
  • Current Date
  • Current Time
  • Time Zone
  • Network Time
  • Network Time Server
  • Remote Apple Events
  • Remote Login (SSH)
  • Restart After Freeze
  • Restart After Power Failure
  • System Sleep Time
  • Display Sleep Time
  • Hard Disk Sleep Time
  • Delay After Power Failure
  • Wake On Modem Activity
  • Wake On Network Access
  • Quit Application
  • Volume On
  • Volume Off
  • List Required Software Updates
  • Download Required Software Updates
  • Repair Disk Permissions
  • Computer Uptime
  • Free Swap Space
  • Top Users