Limiting Features in the Administrator Application
User mode is a great way to delegate administrative tasks, or give users only the
features of Remote Desktop that they really use. For example, you might not allow
nonadministrators to copy or delete files, but you may want them to be able to
observe client screens and send messages to client users.
You can choose to allow nonadministrators to:
Â Observe, control, and share screens
Â Lock and unlock screens
Â Send text messages and chat
Â Sleep and wake client computers
Â Log out users
Â Restart, shut down, and power on computers
Â Open or quit files and applications
Â Rename computers
Â Generate reports and software searches
Â Copy items, delete items, and empty the Trash
Â Create Apple Remote Desktop custom client installers
Â Upgrade clients and change client settings
Â Install packages
Â Set the client computer’s startup volume
Â Set the client’s data reporting policy
Understanding and Controlling Access Privileges
Â Send UNIX commands
Each of these features can be enabled or disabled independently of each other, or you
can enable all of Remote Desktop’s features for nonadministrator users.
To enable User Mode:
Make sure you are logged in as an administrator user.
Open Remote Desktop.
Choose Remote Desktop > Preferences.
Click the Security button.
Select “Access restricted to the following features” and enable or disable features, as
Close the Preferences window.