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How to send F2, F8, F9, F12 to a VNC Remote PC from Mac OS X

When recently using Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) I was remotely connected via the RealVNC client, but was having trouble sending keystrokes like F2 to enter the BIOS, F12 to select a startup device, or F8 to access the Windows startup menu. This setup is complicated for a few reasons – first I’m using a Mac keyboard. Secondly, OS X remaps the function keys to do things like dashboard, expose, brightness, and volume by default. After a little searching and trial and error, I found that I can use the free utility included with Mac OS X – AppleScript Editor.app – to send keycodes to the VNC connection. Here’s the code for the applescript you can use to send the F12 key: tell application “VNC Viewer” activate tell application “System Events” to key code 111 end tell This is what it should look like in the editor: To send key combos, like holding down alt and pressing F4, the syntax would be something like this: tell application “System Events” to key code 118 using {command down} We use command instead of alt because that is how Real VNC Viewer translates the “alt” key for a remote windows system by default. To send other keyboard F-keys to the remote Windows machine, use the table below to find the appropriate key – make sure to reference the “Mac” column even if the remote machine is a Windows box. What about JAVA? But what happens if you are running a java applet for … Continue reading

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Using Apple Remote Desktop On Mac OSX – Tutorial

Here is a brief tutorial on using Remote Desktop On Mac OS X Now there are sort of two “flavors of Remote Desktop” Remote Desktop Connection for Mac The first is for connecting to a PC / Windows Box from a Mac and it is called “Remote Desktop Connection” and has a file name Remote Desktop Connection.app All I’m going to say about this one is where to download it, because you probably already know how to use it (and there are a lot of guides out there). Apple Remote Desktop The Second is Called “Apple Remote Desktop” or “Apple Remote Desktop 3.5” and has a file name Remote Desktop.app This is the one we’ll be focusing on. The first step is to download it. The web page is here which is basically a link to the App Store. It costs about $80. After you download / install Using Apple Remote Desktop you will have a Remote Desktop management screen that looks something like this: Next, on the remote computers you want to observe / manage / control you will need to install the Apple Remote Desktop Client (version 3.5.3 linked). After installing the client on the remote machine, make sure to also set the remote desktop / remote management “Sharing” preferences in System Preferences: Now on your management computer you should see the remote computer show up in the Scanner tab of Remote Desktop – at this point you can “add it” so that it will show up in … Continue reading

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Where can I download rdpclip for Windows XP?

rdpclip.exe is the main executable for File Copy and gives functionality to Terminal Services (remote desktop) server that allows you to copy and paste between server and client. File Copy is an extension to Terminal Services server that lets you copy and paste between the server and the client. RdpClip lets you copy and paste files between a terminal session and a client console session. Download RDPCLIP by visiting http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/rdpclip/1.0/NT5/EN-US/rdpclip_hotfix.exe

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