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Apple Remote Desktop 3
Take charge of the remote control

Apple Remote Desktop 3 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

Save yourself the legwork. Apple Remote Desktop gives you more than a dozen commands you can use to control your remote systems easily. You can shut down all systems simultaneously, put to sleep, wake up or restart any or all computers — all without leaving your desk.

You also have the ability to remotely designate the startup disk for your client Macs. Set any number of Macs to start up from a NetBoot image or their local hard drives. You’ll find this to be an indispensable feature if you are in charge of a computer lab or cluster-computing environment where startup disks are often changed.

And for minimum disruption, you have the ability to schedule any of your admin tasks. All you have to do is save the settings for future deployment and Apple Remote Desktop will initiate the process at the scheduled time.

UNIX

Apple Remote Desktop 3 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.