Restarting a crashed Apple Remote Desktop

Sep 16th, 2005   6:37 pm

Using VNC from a Windows box, I sometimes find that Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) crashes, and I can’t reconnect. So, I came across a nugget[*] that restarts ARD for me, so that I can reconnect.

SSH in as root and..

cd /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement
./kickstart -activate -restart -agent

.. which works for me!

Or, a one-liner:

/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ -activate -restart -agent

[*]I had a link to an Apple Discussions thread where I got this “nugget”, but that has since become invalid.