Deadly Simple to Enable Screen Sharing on Mac OS X
Enabling screen sharing on Mac OS X it’s damn too easy, with just a few steps and all is ready to use
Mac OS X screen sharing allows your Mac to remotely from another computer, you can control your Mac within area over WiFi connection or cable LAN, is also possible to remote your Mac anywhere using Internet Connection, simply doing some configuration with your network to forward the port directly to your Mac and not to modem, it’s a different case if you are using dedicated Internet access that directly connected to your Mac, and one thing you should to know, if you want to remote your Mac via Internet Connection, you need to know your IP number.
By activating screen sharing on your Mac, means you are allows another Computer to remote your Mac, basically if you are using Mac you don’t need to additional software to installed, but if you are using PC with Microsoft windows based operating system, you may require installing third party software to get access to the Mac computer, such as VNC client, and there was too many VNC client that free to download, even if you want to use VNC Client on Mac OS X it’s a good idea, because you can remote any computer including Mac that using VNC server software, Enabling Mac OS X screen sharing on your Mac is very simple, just follow the steps below,
Open your Mac OS X system Preferences, by clicking the small Apple Logo button on the top left of menu bar, and then open system preferences by clicking System Preferences menu.
After Mac OS X system preferences is open, choose and click the Sharing Menu, (marked on the picture below)
Once Sharing Preferences is open, be sure to unlock your access first by opening the key lock on the bottom left, so you can access to change Sharing Preferences configuration, You can see the Screen Sharing is Off, and you need to do is turn on the Screen Sharing, by clicking Screen Sharing checkbox on the left.
After clicking Screen Sharing checkbox on the left, you can see the Screen Sharing is turn On, which mean the screen sharing is ready to use, and you can remotely your Mac by another Mac. See the information description of Screen Sharing, to start remote your Mac, there was information how to access your Mac remotely by another Mac, you can use Mac OS X VNC client to remote your Mac via VNC , or simply looking Mac computer name host on the finder sidebar of Mac client.
This is how to restrict access to your Mac computer by using Password or permission, just open Computer setting button, and you will get these window, Checklist on the checkbox you want to use for security of your Mac, you can also checklist both of them, once you finish just click OK.
The another security to restrict access to your Mac host, is by choosing the right user to get access, you can use Administrators account for default access or allowing all user by choosing ‘All Users’ (not recommended), It’s better you add more user accounts by clicking plus sign (+) and add more accounts of your Mac to get access of Screen Sharing, you can add new user account by clicking “New Person” button.
Close the Mac OS X system Preferences and start to remote your Mac from another Mac computer, by refer to the information that give on the picture #4 above. Using Screen Sharing feature is very recommended, plus more it’s Free, so you don’t need to use third party software for remote desktop your Mac that have expensive price.