Apple Remote Desktop or “ARD” includes the “kickstart” command line utility. It allows you to install, uninstall, activate, configure, and restart components of Apple Remote Desktop without restarting the computer. You can use the kickstart utility to configure all the features found in Apple Remote Desktop preferences. It is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart You need an
Using the SSH Server and the SSH Client with OS X SSH daemon (server) The first time sshd runs, it generates three cryptographic key pairs and stores the keys in the /private/etc/ directory. ssh_host_key and ssh_host_key.pub (v1) ssh_host_dsa_key and ssh_host_dsa_key.pub (v2 DSA) ssh_host_rsa_key and ssh_host_rsa_key.pub (v2 RSA) SSH communicates over TCP port 22 by default.
Like I have written about before, at my shop we use Dell’s KACE 1000 system for deploying updates to our architecture. KACE requires the Remote Login Service in System Preferences > Sharing turned on and set to Admin group only. The problem is our 400 macs don’t have that setting applied to them, so basically KACE