Update improves stability and reliability, fixes graphics bugs
Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.6.2 and Apple Remote Desktop Admin 3.6.2 are now available for download via Apple Support and Software Update. The changelog makes it hard to distinguish the latest changes, but at least one noteworthy fix is clearly delivered in the Client release.Apple is having a lot of trouble keeping its Support site updated with the latest changes included in new software releases.
The same goes for Apple Remote Desktop 3.6.2, a new version of the company’s remote-computing utility.
The Downloads section, although updated with two new listings for Apple Remote Desktop Client and Apple Remote Desktop Admin, still point to version 3.6.1 of the software when, in fact, 3.6.2 is the latest version.
Apple highlights the latest changes in a separate KB article titled “About Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.6.2.”
“The Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.6.2 update is available as an automatic Software Update and a manual download from Apple Support Downloads for OS X Lion clients,” Apple states.
The Mac maker adds that customers can upgrade remote OS X Lion clients to 3.6.2 using the Upgrade Client Software feature.
Finally, the company proceeds to list the actual changes – “This update improves the overall stability and reliability of the Remote Desktop client, and includes the following change: Fixes a potential issue with graphics while sharing a screen via iChat.”
Although there should have been a similar set of release notes for Apple Remote Desktop Admin 3.6.2, no such documentation can be found on Apple Support.
“With Apple Remote Desktop you can automatically distribute software, remotely configure and control systems, offer real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate your IT workflows. All without leaving your desk,” Apple adds, touting the product’s key features.