Enable ARD on a remote Mac via the command line.

It is possible to enable ARD on a remote mac via an ssh connection. Use the following command to enable remote access for all users.

Of course you’re going to need admin credentials and an SSH connection to the remote Mac.

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -restart -agent -privs -all

Use this command to enable ARD access on the “Admin” user.

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -users admin -privs -all -restart -agent -menu

You can simply kick start ARD with this command.

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -restart -agent

You can deactivate ARD with this command.

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -deactivate -configure -access -off

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