Ask user permission

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With the Ask user permission feature enabled the program shows a message on the remote PC that prompts the remote user to accept or reject an incoming connection:

Ask user permission prompt

Enabling Ask user permission

1. On the remote computer, right-click the Host icon in the system tray and select Settings for Host:

Host menu - Settings for Host

2. In the settings configuration window select Confirmation on the left and enable Ask user permission:

Enabling ask user permission

3. Change additional options if necessary and click OK to close the settings window.

1. On the remote computer, right-click the Host icon in the system tray and select Settings for Host:

Host menu

2. In the settings window, click Settings for Host and select Security:

Security item in the Host menu

3. Click the Advanced button to access additional security settings:

Security settings dialog

4. On the Confirmation tab enable Ask user permission and click OK:

Advanced security - confirmation tab

5. Close the settings window.

Additional options

The following options let you modify the way this feature works:

  • Auto deny after timeout — automatically deny the connection after the specified time
  • Auto allow after timeout — automatically accept the connection after the specified time
  • Timeout — set the timeout in seconds
  • Ask only if user logged on – with this option enabled, the feature will only work for the currently logged in Windows user. Use this feature if you want to access the remote PC without restrictions when no Windows user is being currently logged in.

Global settings vs. individual user settings

These Ask user permission settings are global settings that apply to all users. However, if you use Remote Utilities Security authorization method you can set individual per-user settings that override the global settings. See Remote Utilities Security for more information.

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