Apple releases Remote Desktop Update 2.2

Apple on Friday released Remote Desktop 2.2, a new version of their network administration and desktop remote control utility software. An accompanying Remote Desktop Admin utility is also available for download.

Changes in the new release include compatibility with Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger," along with improvements to software distribution, asset management, remote assistance and remote administration functions.

The complete list of changes, according to information posted on Apple's Web site:

Software Distribution

•Now correctly copies files to symlinked directories such as "/tmp".
•Improved reliability for installing from .mpkg files.
•Can now install iTunes 4.7 and iTunes 4.7.1.

Asset Management

•Improved reliability for generating system and software reports.
•Correctly reports systems that have more than 2 GB of memory installed.

Remote Assistance

•During control sessions, keys typed on Japanese keyboards will display correctly.
•Improved reliability for the Share Screen command.

Remote Administration

•Brightness is no longer reset when a client is shut down during display sleep.


•Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
•Scanners now retain settings across Admin sessions and/or changed locations.
•Improvements in reporting the correct status of computers.
•Improved launch time of the Apple Remote Desktop application.

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