Apple Remote Desktop 3
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Upgrading to Apple Remote Desktop 3 gives you access to lightning-fast Spotlight searches across your network, Automator actions, a Dashboard widget, and additional features and enhancements designed to help you work faster and more efficiently.

After installing the administration software, you will need to install and enable the Apple Remote Desktop client software on the computers you wish to manage.

If you are installing the client software for the first time, you can use the Setup Assistant in the administration application to create a custom install package. If the client systems already have Apple Remote Desktop Agent version 1.2 or later, you can upgrade them from the administration application.

The Setup Assistant makes it easy to centrally upgrade the Agent software and update the client settings on one or more multiple Mac systems.

You can run Apple Remote Desktop on Macintosh systems running Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, with a network connection using Ethernet (recommended), IP over FireWire or AirPort.

 

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Software Distribution Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
Package installation using a Task Server    
Encryption of network data when copying packages    
Encryption of network data when copying files    
Specify network usage used when copying packages    
Specify network usage used when copying files    
Create and save templates for Install Package task    
Create and save templates for Copy Items tasks    
Set file ownership on remote computers    
IP Multicast file copies    
Scheduled copy files  
Scheduled copy folders  
Scheduled Install Package  
Install multiple .pkg and .mpkg package format to remote computers  
Detect if package requires restart; optionally restart Allow users to save work, hard restart Hard restart only  
Copy files to remote computers
Copy folders to remote computers
Options available if item already exists on remote computer 5 2 2
Delete files from remote computer
Delete folders from remote computer
Open a file on remote computers
Open an application on remote computers
Copy files from remote computers to admin
Install .pkg or .mpkg package format to remote computers

Reporting Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
Remote Spotlight Search    
Application Usage Report    
User History Report    
Create and save templates for Reporting tasks    
Report on Client Data Settings    
Encryption of network traffic when performing Reporting tasks    
Collect Application Usage data using Task Server    
Collect User History data using Task Server    
Collect System data using Task Server  
Collect File Search data using Task Server  
PCI Card Report  
USB Devices Report  
Memory Report  
Network Interfaces Report  
FireWire Devices Report  
Offline system information reporting  
Offline software reports  
PostgreSQL Database  
Scheduled Software Version Report  
Scheduled Software Difference Report  
Scheduled Software Search Report  
Scheduled System Information Report  
Scheduled Install Package  
Scheduled Set Local Startup Disk  
Scheduled Storage Report  
Scheduled Network Performance Report  
Scheduled Administrator Access Report  
Software Version Report
Software Difference Report
Software Search Report
System Overview Report
Storage Report
Network Performance Report
Administrator Access Report
Export reports in tab or comma delimited formats
Export computer status window in tab or comma delimited formats
Copy results of Software Reports back to your computer  
Delete results of Software Reports  
Open results of Software Reports  
Four custom information fields for reporting
Number of attributes in Remote Spolight Search 6 n/a n/a
Number of attributes in System Report 200+ 200+ 27
Number of attributes in Software Report 16 16 11

Remote Assistance Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
Remote Desktop Widget    
Drag and drop files between local desktop and control window    
Copy and paste data between local desktop and remote computer    
Curtain mode    
Toggle full screen mode in control or observe window    
Encryption of all network data when controlling or observing computers    
Encryption of Text Chats    
Encryption of Send Text Message task    
Create and save templates for Send Text Message task    
Create and save templates for Lock Screen task    
Display computer IP Address in Multi Observe window    
Display currently logged in username in Multi Observe window    
Display computer name in Multi Observe window  
Display computer DNS name in Multi Observe window    
Display user account picture of current logged in user in Multi Observe window    
Display computer status indicators in Multi Observe window    
Pick all or individual display of remote computer with multiple displays    
Message from Users List  
Multiple remote observe screen  
Control/Observe/Share with any VNC compatible server  
VNC Compatible Server  
Fit-in-Window mode for control windows  
Fit-in-Window mode for observe windows
Full screen control and observe  
Multiple remote control screen  
Control and observe multiple monitors  
Capture screen shots from remotely-controlled/observed screens  
Guest access for screen control/observe  
Scheduled text message  
Scheduled lock screen  
Set number of screens to observe simultaneously  
Set how often to page through screens  
Observe/Control in thousands of colours  
Observe/Control in grayscale  
Broadcast text message to remote computers
Initiate two-way private, real-time chat
Request attention from administrator
Remote control screen
Remote observe screen
Multiple remote observe screen Up to 50 screens/page Up to 50 screens/page 4 Screens/page
Screen share from admin computer
Screen share from any client computer
AES 128-bit encryption of control stream
Lock remote screens
Share mouse and keyboard
Take complete control of mouse and keyboard
Observe/Control in window
Observe/Control in millions of colours
Observe/Control in B&W
Lock screen with custom images

Remote Administration Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
Create and save templates for Send UNIX task    
30 pre-populated UNIX scripts in Send UNIX task template    
Create and save templates for Open Application task    
Create and save templates for Open Items task    
Create and save templates for Set Startup Disk task    
Create and save templates for Rename Computers task    
Create and save templates for Restart task    
Create and save templates for Shutdown task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Send UNIX task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Open Application task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Open Items task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Empty Trash task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Set Startup Disk task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Rename Computers task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Sleep task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Wake task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Restart task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Shutdown task    
Encryption of all network data when executing Logout User task    
Hard restart remote computers  
Hard shut down remote computers  
Hard Log Out/Quit all Applications on remote computers  
Set local startup disk  
Execute remote UNIX commands and gather results  
Scan for new network hardware ports  
Change media settings for network ports  
Create network ports  
Rename network ports  
Duplicate network ports  
Delete network ports  
Enable/disable network ports  
Change configuration precedence in network ports  
View or change IP address  
View or change subnet mask  
View or change router address  
View or change DNS server address  
Enable or disable AppleTalk  
View or change FTP, Web, Secure Web, Streaming, SOCKS and Gopher Proxy settings  
View or change AirPort Settings  
View or change computer date, time and time zone settings  
View or change sleep settings  
View or change automatic restart settings  
View or change remote login settings  
View or change Apple Events settings  
Schedule Open Application  
Schedule Open Item  
Schedule Set Network Startup Disk  
Schedule sleep  
Schedule wake  
Schedule restart  
Schedule shutdown  
Schedule log out  
Scheduled Empty Trash  
Scheduled Rename Computer  
Set Network Startup Disk
Log Out/Quit all applications on remote computers
Put remote computers to sleep
Wake up remote computers
Immediately shut down remote computers
Immediately restart remote computers
Empty Trash on remote computers
Rename remote computer
Batch rename remote computers

Automation Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
AppleScript Support    
Find Remote Desktop Items Action    
Choose Computer List Action    
Choose Remote Computer Action    
Get Selected Computers Action    
New Computer List Action    
Close Every Window in Finder Action    
Copy Items to Computers Action    
Delete Desktop Items Action    
Eject All Disk Action    
Empty Trash Action    
Enable-Disable Dashboard Action    
Execute AppleScript Action    
Execute New UNIX Task Action    
Force Quit All Application Action    
Hide Other Application Action    
Launch Dashboard Action    
Lock Screens Action    
Open Folder Action    
Restart Computers Action    
Send Text Message Action    
Set Desktop Picture Action    
Set Remote Access Action    
Set Remote Finder Preferences Action    
Set Sleep and Wake Action    
Set Time to Current Time Action    
Set Time Zone Action    
Set Volume Action    
Start Screen Saver Action    
Unlock Screens Action    

Easy Set Up Apple Remote Desktop 3 Apple Remote Desktop 2 AppleRemote Desktop 1.2
Create dynamically created computer lists    
Organise computer lists, network scanners and saved tasks as a group    
Specify which columns are visible when viewing computer lists    
Details available for computers in computer list Computer name, current application, current user, current stats, IP address, DNS name, Lable, ARD version, Ethernet ID, OS Version, Computer Info Filed [1-4], Machine Model, CPU information, Installed Memory, Startup Disk. Computer name, current application, current user, current status Computer name, current application, current user, current status
Apply labels to computers in computer lists    
Muti-computer Inspector    
Filter field for computer lists    
Filter field for network scanners    
Persistent task history list    
Task history window    
Export computer lists    
Import computer lists    
Multiple admin applications  
User mode for admin application  
Directory Services-based client authentication  
Import computers from file  
Bonjour scan for computers  
Centralised update of clients running prior version of client software
Customised client configuration and installation  
Save customised client configuration and installation  
Save tasks  
Retry tasks on all computers  
Duplicate tasks  
View detailed status of task progress  
Customisable Toolbar
Configurable double-click action on computer lists
Role-based client administration
Local subnet scan for computers
Search by user-specified address range
Search by name
List management of computers
Number of computers per list No Limit No Limit 250
Number of computer lists No Limit No Limit 20
Multiple computer add