Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end-users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all from your own Mac. Software Distribution -Easily copy and install software on remote Mac systems. -Encrypt network data when copying packages and files. -Configure a Task Server to assist with package installations on offline computers. Remote Assistance -Observe and control your Mac computers. -Transfer files between Mac computers using Drag and Drop. -Copy and paste information between any two computers. -Prevent end-users from viewing the screen while you control their systems with Curtain Mode. -Control Virtual Network Computing (VNC)–enabled computers including Windows, Linux and UNIX systems. Remote Administration -Perform over a dozen commands securely on remote Mac systems. -Remotely lock screens, sleep, wake, restart and shutdown of Mac systems. -Execute UNIX shell scripts or commands on your client systems. Asset Management and Reporting -Perform lightning-fast searches with Remote Spotlight search. -Gather reports on more than 200 Mac hardware attributes. -See reports on user logins and application use. -Use a Task Server to assemble inventory reports, even from mobile systems not connected to the network. Automation -Automate routine management tasks using Automator in OS X. -Get started immediately with over 40 actions. -Chain actions together to create powerful system administration workflows. -Combine actions with other application actions to create end-to-end solutions. -Save workflows as plug-ins to provide simple, customised interfaces to Apple Remote Desktop features.