How to Solve Unattended Access Issues for macOS Mojave (10.14), Catalina (10.15), and Big Sur (11.0)
MacOS versions starting from Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15) have added security features that require additional permission(s) for using the full feature set of . This poses a challenge to using Unattended Access on affected devices. If Unattended Access is not set up during an attended support session (but mass deployed, pre-deployed, etc.), there is no customer (end-user) present at the computer at the time of setup to provide the required privacy permissions, therefore, the following happens. Although the computer is listed on the Devices list in the Agent Console and the Unattended Access icon shows up in the Application menu of the computer, connection to this computer fails.
- Start an attended support session (this always requires the customer’s presence and active participation).
- Start an unattended support session, but make sure the customer is present at the computer for the duration of this first unattended session.
- How to enable remote control on macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
- How can I remote control a customer's Mac running macOS Catalina or later
Note: Currently, macOS Big Sur (11.0, 11.1, 11.2) only allows users with admin privileges to enable the Screen Recording setting required for the screen sharing functionality.