If you are familiar with Windows you may know that they have a handy feature that allows you to login and control a desktop remotely. Don’t worry Mac that run OS X have a similar function that works great.
Step 1: Let’s start by navigating to the ‘System Preferences’ and click in the menu on the button ‘Sharing’. Now you will see several option on the left side and were are going to enable ‘Remote Management’. After enabling remote management it is time to set permissions and set a password. You can set permissions by click the ‘Options’ button on your right, in this window you can select what users can do on your desktop computer. It is possible to set specific limitations for users and groups. After doing this it is time to set a password, do this by clicking on the ‘Computer Settings’ button and fill in your password where it says ‘VNC viewers may control screen with password’. We are now done with setting it up.
Step 2: You are now done setting Mac OS X up, it is now time to check your connection and see what IP you are using. Please save the IP somewhere so that you remember it next time.
Step 3: Take an other Mac and start Safari, and type the following url in the address bar: vnc://0.0.0.0 (please replace 0.0.0.0 with the IP that you found in step 2). The client for remote control will now start, fill in your username and password to connect to the other Mac.