Enable Apple Remote Desktop


Computer Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Services > Enable Apple Remote Desktop


Allow others to access this computer using the Apple Remote Desktop program.

Enabling this group policy is the same as opening the Sharing system preference and selecting the Remote Management option.

If you enable this group policy, you can set the following access privileges:

  • Allow guest users to request permission to control the screen
  • Prevent VNC viewers from controlling the screen.

Because allowing VNC viewers to control the screen requires setting a password to take control of the screen and this behavior presents a potential security issue, this group policy can only be used to disallow VNC access.

This policy can take effect dynamically at the next group policy refresh interval without rebooting the computer.