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MRC Host properties

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 11, 2016

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There are two versions of the DameWare Mini Remote Control Host Properties dialog:

  • Default Host Properties: View > Default Host Properties in the main application window

  • Saved Host Properties: View > Settings in the Remote Connect window

Settings defined in the Default Host Properties dialog apply to both newly-created Saved Host List entries and on-demand connections to systems directly from the Browser pane. Settings defined in the Saved Host Properties dialog apply solely to the host selected in the Remote Connect dialog.

The options in both dialogs are identical, with the exception of the Authentication Options tab, which exists only in the Default Host Properties dialog. If you want to apply changes to the Default Host Properties to all the existing Saved Host List entries, select Prompt for Update Existing Host Entries on the General Options tab of the Local Global Options dialog.

Host Properties Dialog Options

The following sections describe the options on each tab of the Mini Remote Control Host Properties dialog.

Remote Options tab

  • View Only: Allows the user to connect to the remote machine desktop but not send any keyboard or mouse input.

  • Show Remote Cursor: Displays the remote cursor in the Mini Remote Control window during a connection.

  • Enable Remote Clipboard: Allows a variety of types of data to be copied and pasted from the local machine to the remote machine and vice versa.

  • Lock Remote Keyboard & Mouse: Locks the remote keyboard and mouse during the Mini Remote Control session.

  • Enable Blank Monitor: Blanks the monitor on the remote machine during the session.

  • Disable Keyboard Translation: Enabling this option sends the local keyboard???s scan code to the remote machine instead of translating it to the ASCI character first.

  • Enable Foreign Keyboard Mapping: Enables support for the remote keyboard layout if it is of a different layout (language) than the local keyboard.

  • Compression Level: The amount of compression placed on each scan block before it is sent to the local machine.

  • Scan Blocks (Scan Lines/Blocks): The number of segments of the remote machine???s screen the program scans prior to sending the data to the local machine.

  • Delay Between Scan Block Update: The length of time, in milliseconds, that the Mini Remote Control program waits before it scans another block of the remote machine???s screen.

  • Port Number: The TCP Port number on which the Mini Remote Control program communicates with the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service on the remote machine. ***The TCP Port number specified here must match the TCP Port on which the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service is running on the remote machine.

  • Use Slow Link Optimization: Allows the Mini Remote Control program to perform additional processing in order to minimize the amount of data that is sent across the wire.

  • Set Screen Resolution To: Allows the remote machine???s resolution to be temporarily reset to the selected screen size during the Mini Remote Control session.

  • Desktop Effects: Allows the Mini Remote Control user to temporarily disable certain features and/or characteristics of the remote machine???s desktop to increase performance during the Mini Remote Control session.

Inactivity Options tab

  • Enable Sleep on Inactivity: Allows the Mini Remote Control program to stop sending screen updates during periods of inactive input from the local machine???s keyboard and mouse.

  • Sleep When Inactive for: The number of minutes that must pass before the Sleep on Inactivity setting is applied.

  • Enable Disconnect on Inactivity: Allows the Mini Remote Control session to be automatically disconnected after a designated period of inactive input from the local machine???s keyboard and mouse.

  • Disconnect When Inactive for: The number of minutes that must pass before the Mini Remote Control session is disconnected due to inactivity.

Display Options tab

These settings are NOT used when using the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver.

  • Mirror Driver button: Opens the Mirror Driver tab. When using the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver, display settings are configured on the Mirror Driver tab.

  • Remote Default Display: Uses the same color depth as the remote display.

  • Force 4 bit Display: Uses 16 colors during the Mini Remote Control connection.

  • Force 8 bit Display: Uses 256 colors during the connection.

  • Gray Scale: Forces the Mini Remote Control connection display to gray scale. This can only be enabled when using the Force 4-bit or Force 8-bit displays.

  • Force 16 bit Display: Uses 32,000 colors during the connection.

  • Force 24 bit Display: Uses 16 Million colors during the Connection.

  • Force 32 bit Display: Uses 4 Billion colors during the connection.

Encryption Options tab

  • Enable FIPS Mode: Enables FIPS level encryption during the Mini Remote Control session. When enabled, the session encryption uses the RSA BSAFE Crypto-C ME FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library.

  • Encrypt General Data: Encrypts information such as keystrokes and mouse input.

  • Encrypt Images: Encrypts graphical data sent from the remote machine.

  • Enable Encryption: Encrypts files that are transferred using the Simple File Transfer feature.

Install Options tab

  • Stop Service on Disconnect: Stops the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service on the remote machine when the Mini Remote Control session is terminated.

  • Remove Service on Disconnect: Removes the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service from the remote machine when the session is terminated.

  • Set Service Startup type to "Manual" default is "Automatic": Sets the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service startup type to Manual instead of Automatic. This prevents the Client Agent Service from starting when the machine starts.

  • Include Configuration File (DWRCS.reg): Copies the DWRCS.reg file from the local system to the remote system with pre-configured Mini Remote Control client agent service settings.

  • Configure: Click this button to configure the settings of the Mini Remote Control client agent service to copy to the remote system if enabled.

Authentication Options tab (Default Host Properties only)

Allows the default authentication method and credentials to be set.

  • Authentication Type: Select the default authentication type for new connections. The credential fields/options in the dialog differ based on this selection. For additional information, see Authentication requirements and types.
  • Remember Security Credentials: Enable this option to save the credentials including User Name, Password, Domain, and Shared Secret for the selected Host Entry.

  • Storage Options: Opens the Credentials Storage Options dialog. This dialog consists of the following options:

    • Use Default Data Protection: Does not use Microsoft's Data Protection functionality for storing credentials.

    • Store Credentials in Database (not recommended): Allows the default credentials to be stored in the Mini Remote Control database file. This is only needed for U3 Mode and then only if the Mini Remote Control user wishes to have the default credentials stored along with the Saved Host entries.

      Note: The Storage Options must be set prior to the creation of the host entries in order for the credentials to be stored with the host entries in the database. This is also necessary in order to have the credentials along with the host entries stored in the U3 database (when in U3 Mode).

RDP tab

Allows the Mini Remote Control user to connect to a remote machine using Microsoft???s Remote Desktop instead of making a standard interactive Mini Remote Control connection. This RDP interface simply uses the underlying RDP functionality of the Operating System and is subject to its limitations.

  • Use Remote Desktop (RDP): Select this option to connect to remote systems using the Windows Remote Desktop Program instead of a standard Mini Remote Control connection. If you select this option, Mini Remote Control opens the RDP view within the Mini Remote Control application window to connect to remote systems.

  • Settings: Opens the RDP Properties dialog. For additional information, see RDP properties.

VNC tab

These settings are used when connecting to a VNC server, such as a Linux or Mac host.

  • Color Depth: Choose one of the following options:

    • Default: Uses the color settings defined on the remote VNC server.

    • 16 bit: Uses 32,000 colors during the VNC connection.

    • 32 bit: Uses 4 Billion colors during the VNC connection.

    • Color map: Uses an 8-bit "color map" to convert the color of individual pixels to an RGB value.

  • Port Number: Enter the port number used for VNC connections.

  • Bandwidth Limit: If you want to limit VNC connections to a specific bandwidth, select Enable bandwidth limit, and then enter the limit in kilobits per second.

AMT tab

These settings are used when connecting to remote systems running on Intel vPro hardware that supports the AMT KVM feature.

  • Settings: Opens the Intel AMT settings dialog. For additional information, see Intel AMT Settings.

Mirror Driver tab

These settings are used when connecting with the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver.

  • Remote Default Display: Uses the same color depth as the remote display.

  • Force 8 bit Display: Uses 256 colors during the Mini Remote Control connection.

  • Force 16 bit Display: Uses 32,000 colors during the connection.

  • Force 24 bit Display: Uses 16 Million colors during the connection.

  • Force 32 bit Display: Uses 4 Billion colors during the connection.

  • Compression Level: The amount of compression placed on each scan block before it is sent to the local machine.

  • Delay Between Screen Update: The length of time, in milliseconds, the program waits before it retrieves another block of data from the Mirror Driver installed on the remote machine.

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