updated 06:20 pm EDT, Thu August 20, 2009
Remote Desktop update
Apple on Thursday released an update to its Remote Desktop software, which offers several new features and bug fixes. Version 3.3 improves support for accessing client computers and task servers behind Network Address Translation (NAT) routers. Task Server and Directory Server scanners have been added, expanding the available tools for finding client computers.
A new "Reporting" tab can be used to set a single reporting policy for a client computer, while an "Administrators" tab displays admin computers and provides controls for associations between task servers and client computers. Client settings are now configurable via Managed Preferences in the Workgroup Manager.
The latest version supports finding and adding client computers through wide-area Bonjour. Apple has resolved an issue involving the Lock Screen or Curtain modes on a client computer that is at the log-in window, while stability has been improved when running Remote Desktop Admin on a Task Server. Other bug fixes relate to Sharing Screen stability, scheduled UNIX commands, function keys or combination keys, RealVNC and encryption.
Remote Desktop 3.3 requires v3.x and can be downloaded from the Apple Support site. The Client download weighs 4.1MB, while the Admin files are contained in a 51MB package.