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Is there a way to access my (headless) Mac mini from my Windows laptop? Via WiFi networking preferred, but if needed I can bring along a hub to connect the 2 machines.

I'm looking either for a good remote desktop solution or a way to use the laptop display for my Mac mini (and plugging in a keyboard into the Mac).

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You can enable VNC screen sharing on your Mac Mini and use any VNC viewer (such as VNC Viewer) to remote in from Windows.

In OS X 10.7, the VNC setting can be found under System Preferences, Sharing, Screen Sharing.

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One thing to keep in mind is to configure the Mac mini to join the network (WiFi or LAN) using a real monitor otherwise the VNC cannot be configured. – Philipp Schmid May 21 '13 at 12:55

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