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Does Apple's Remote Desktop need OSX Server? Or are there better management options out there? I'm looking for something to manage a small Mac lab of ~20 machines joined to Active Directory.

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Check out the website for ARD for the answer. You just need to install it on a Mac. Server not required.

Another option is Netopia's Timbuktu or any VNC viewer to connect to the VNC server that OS X has built in. Check out Chicken of the VNC for Mac.

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