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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: call me stupid Reply with quote

I Just bought a Macmini, which I want to use just to run attached to my HiFi installation. I have a macbook air to access the mini.
I thought I could also do the installation of the machine through the mac book air, gave it not much thought, but my 'unconfigured' mini does not appear visible at my MBA. I could hook de MM to my TV set, but do I really need to borrow a USB keyboard and mouse just for installation? Or can I do the installation with my MBA (or even with my old Macbook pro G4)?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: call me stupid Reply with quote

jbruyns wrote:
I Just bought a Macmini, which I want to use just to run attached to my HiFi installation. I have a macbook air to access the mini.
I thought I could also do the installation of the machine through the mac book air, gave it not much thought, but my 'unconfigured' mini does not appear visible at my MBA. I could hook de MM to my TV set, but do I really need to borrow a USB keyboard and mouse just for installation? Or can I do the installation with my MBA (or even with my old Macbook pro G4)?


You will need a keyboard and mouse for set-up
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmmgrrgrgrr, little mistake from apple?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Apple Remote Desktop ? http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/

I used to control my mini via ARD when it was hooked up to the TV, although I'm not sure if I had to allow remote access first. I'm on my iPad at the moment, I'll give it a try tomorrow and report back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple remote desktop can only be used after the macmini has been configurated...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbruyns wrote:
mmmmgrrgrgrr, little mistake from apple?


Most certainly not. Perhaps other OS's allow a user to control a computer directly out of the box with another machine, but I would suggest that would be a security issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbruyns wrote:
mmmmgrrgrgrr, little mistake from apple?

Not sure if this works without server . . .
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4938

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, no such thing as a G4 MacBook...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbruyns wrote:
mmmmgrrgrgrr, little mistake from apple?


Nope, it is by design

"Jobs describes the Mac mini and BYODKM: Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard and Mouse. " - Macworld 2005

https://www.macworld.com/article/1042014/keynote.html
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