ARDMonitor shows the state of Apple Remote Desktop (disabled, enabled, connected) - even if the Administrator asked for permission to monitor/control (that's what ARD's menu extra doesn't).
ARDMonitor comes in two flavours:
- "ARDMonitor" - The normal faceless program which will show an icon on the right side of the menu bar.
- "ARDMonitor unquittable" - The same as the above, but it lacks the option to quit the program - maybe useful if you're dealing with lusers.
- status menu item
- displays your IP- and MAC-addresses, computer name and serial number
- disconnect administrators (not with AppStore-Version, also does only work if the Administrator did ask for permission to control)
- launch utility-apps (new in 2.0)
ARD is enabled, NO administrator connected
ARD showing your IP address(es)
ARD is enabled, and an Administrator is monitoring or controlling your computer
- Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" or later
- PPC or Intel CPU (Universal Binary)
(If you use prior versions of Mac OS X, please visit Software Projects That Are Not Longer Supported#ARD_Monitor)
Did I mention it is free software? Download and enjoy!
There is also a version in Apple's AppStore available, but that one lacks capability to disconnect administrators due to because of the Sandboxing-Restrictions... (see here).
Please read the Readme-file for details. Short: basically it's just free. :-)
- Please see the ARD Monitor FAQ
- Contact me via Support
- ARDMonitor on MacUpdate.com: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39010/ard-monitor
- ↑ requiring Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
- ↑ new with 1.9
- ↑ Sandboxing sucks!
- ↑ since ARD Admin will reconnect as soon as the connection breaks, it will not work if ARD Admin knows Login/Password to (re-)connect
- ↑ Meaning, you can add you favourite apps to the menu, so your lusers can easily reach them! See ARD Monitor FAQ for more information on how to configure.
- ↑ including Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks)