The lates MacOS 10.15 Catalina sees some further security improvements. One of which is restricting which applications can view your screen. Which is great on a day to day basis but can be a nightmare from a remote support perspective

At Meta Eagle we use 2 remote support products.
Solarwinds TakeControl which is built to our RMM and Endpoint Security products
Connectwise, for machines that are not running our monitoring agent

Should there be an issue when connecting to your Apple Mac where the screen is blank, then we will need you to tweak a setting on your local machine so we can see what is on the screen but don’t worry this is really easy to do

Click Open System Preferences. by clicking on the Apple icon  at the top left of the screen, System preferences and selecting ‘Security & Privacy

Next, click the Privacy tab. Click the lock in the corner of the window to unlock the Privacy settings. You will be prompted to enter the password for your Mac

Click Screen Recording, and then select the ‘MSP Anywhere Agent TakeControl’ & ‘ConnectWise Control client.’ Depending as to which application is installed  

Click Accessibility, and then select ‘MSP Anywhere Agent TakeControl’ & ‘ConnectWise Control client.’ Depending as to which application is installed  

When you have finished, click the lock again to prevent further changes.


Lee Robinson

Co-Founder and Director at Meta Eagle

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