Apple Remote Desktop 3.3: Installing in OS X Lion

Products Affected

Apple Remote Desktop 3.X, OS X Lion


The Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 installer may report that it requires Mac OS X v10.6 when used with OS X Lion.


Follow these steps to install Apple Remote Desktop and update it to a Lion-compatible version.

  1. Copy the Apple Remote Desktop Installer from the Installation disc to the desktop.
  2. Hold the Control key and click on the Installer icon.
  3. In the contextual menu that appears, choose Show Package Contents.
  4. In the package contents, navigate to Contents/Installers.
  5. Control-click on RemoteDesktopAdmin.pkg and choose Show Package Contents.
  6. In the package contents, double-click the Archive.pax.gz file to expand it.
  7. In the expanded archive, navigate to Archive/Applications/ and drag Remote Desktop to your Applications folder.
  8. Immediately run Software Update to update Remote Desktop to the latest version.