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I have installed Mac OS X on a Virtual Machine. I want to use remote desktop to view it but there is no option in OS X to enable remote desktop.

Is there any way to do using Vmware workstation or in the OS X operating system?

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OS X has a built in remote technology called Apple Remote Desktop. It is based on the VNC protocol. If you enable the service you can connect using many VNC clients.

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To enable Screen Sharing on Mac OS X, go to System Preferences -> Sharing then turn on Screen Sharing.

Then you can use any VNC software to control your Mac (the address is vnc://ip-of-your-mac).

screen sharing

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i tried that but when i use vnc it does not connect when i use simple ip address it says no matching security types and when i use vnc//ip then it says data is not valid – Mirage Mar 4 '10 at 2:59

Both! You can enable VNC access via the Mac or use the VMware client.

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which vmware client? – Mirage Mar 4 '10 at 3:23
    
The server edition used to come with a client viewer app (much like a VNC client.) However, i haven't used VMware in some time and I don't see a reference to the client app on their site. Sorry. – Chris Nava Mar 5 '10 at 4:21

I enjoy using http://logmein.com. OSX does have VNC abilities built in however the interface for logmein.com couldn't be easier. Once you setup your account you install a little piece of software that runs in the background. Then you can log into the logmein.com site from any computer and login to your mac from there. I can't live without it!

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i tried that an dit good , i was able to login remotely on mac, but i want it from from PC which is on same network , the cost is too much – Mirage Mar 4 '10 at 3:00
    
They have a free version that you don't have to pay for. I've been using logmein.com for a couple years at no cost. – mattmcmanus Mar 4 '10 at 14:53
    
OS X does have VNC capabilities built-in as demonstrated by some of the other users. – jweede Mar 4 '10 at 15:57

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