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Dameware Internet Session properties

Updated: September 19, 2017

Dameware Mini Remote Control uses the settings you configure in the Internet Session Properties window when it connects to remote systems using an Internet Session. The following sections describe the options on each tab of the Internet Session Properties dialog.

Remote Options tab

  • View Only: Allows the Mini Remote Control user to connect to the remote machine desktop, but prevents 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 data to be copied and pasted between a local machine and a remote machine.
  • Enable Blank Monitor: Blanks out the monitor on the remote machine during the Mini Remote Control session.
  • Disable Keyboard Translation: Sends the local keyboard’s scan code to the remote machine instead of first translating it to the ASCI character.
  • Enable Foreign Keyboard Mapping: Enables support for the remote keyboard layout if it is 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 Updates: 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

The following settings are not available when you use the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver.

The DameWare Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver is a Video Driver that allows the Mini Remote Control program to retrieve the screen information and updates for remote systems directly from their Kernel. Without the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver, Mini Remote Control scrapes the screen of the remote system by reading the remote video card's memory using Microsoft API calls. The Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver increases the performance of the Mini Remote Control connection and decreases the CPU load for the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service on the remote system.

  • 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 Mini Remote Control connection.
  • Gray Scale: Forces the Mini Remote Control connection display to grayscale.  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 Mini Remote Control connection.
  • Force 24-bit Display: Uses 16 Million colors during the Mini Remote Control connection.
  • Force 32-bit Display: Uses 4 Billion colors during the Mini Remote Control connection.

Encryption Options tab

  • Enable FIPS Mode: Enables FIPS level encryption during the Mini Remote Control session.  When enabled, the Mini Remote Control session encryption uses RSA’s 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.

Mirror Driver tab

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

The DameWare Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver is a Video Driver that allows the Mini Remote Control program to retrieve the screen information and updates for remote systems directly from their Kernel. Without the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver, Mini Remote Control scrapes the screen of the remote system by reading the remote video card's memory using Microsoft API calls. The Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver increases the performance of the Mini Remote Control connection and decreases the CPU load for the Mini Remote Control Client Agent Service on the remote system.

  • 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 Mini Remote Control connection.
  • Force 24-bit Display: Uses 16 Million colors during the Mini Remote Control connection.
  • Force 32-bit Display: Uses 4 Billion colors during the Mini Remote Control 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 Mini Remote Control program waits before it retrieves another block of data from the Mini Remote Control Mirror Driver installed on the remote machine.

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