An address book is a collection of records also called connections with each connection representing a remote PC. Connections have properties that define specific characteristics of a remote session, such as the destination address, access password, color depth and so on. Connections can be grouped into folders.
By default, address books are backed up daily. You can also enable local address book encryption in which case you'll need to enter your password each time you open the Viewer.
Address book manager is a window/dialog where you can add, edit and delete your address books. There are two address book managers:
1. Address book manager in the Viewer. Here you can add address books (address book XML files) and then enable showing them in the Viewer interface. You can also use this address book manager to add a synchronized address book.
2. Address book manager in the Server. This address book manager is used to create a server address book (or multiple books) that can be synchronized among multiple Viewers. Also, you can create and manage users and groups and set access permissions in the server address book manager. See more information in Setting up sync server.
The Admin Console is a GUI dashboard that allows you to administer RU Server and monitor currently active and idle Viewers and Hosts connected to the Server. You can also use the Admin Console menu to open the Server's address book manager.
The Auto-import is a feature available with the self-hosted server. When this feature is enabled, remote Hosts that connect to your self-hosted server are automatically added to the specified folder in your server address book as connections:
Port used by Remote Utilities and RU Server in an Internet-ID connection. By default the communication port is TCP 5655. The port can be changed in Server configuration options as well as in Viewer and Host settings.
You can use a Host located in your local network to broker connection to other Hosts in the same network. This is also known as a cascade connection. Instead of exposing each PC to the outside world you can only allow access to a single Host PC and make it an intermediary for connecting to other Hosts in the LAN. Learn more...
Each record (also called "connection") in the Viewer's address book corresponds with a certain remote PC (Host) and has individual properties. To view and edit the properties right-click on a connection and select Properties.
Custom server security is one of three authorization methods available in Remote Utilities. With this method enabled, you can access your remote Hosts without entering access credentials once you have signed in on the Server in your Viewer app. Learn how to set up custom server security...
Full Control and View mode allows you to view the remote screen, move the remote mouse pointer and send clicks/keystrokes (Full Control mode) or just view the remote screen without control over the remote mouse pointer and keyboard (View Only mode). You can switch between Full Control and View Only modes by using an icon on the mode window toolbar.
An Internet-ID server (also a relay server) is an intermediary server used by an Internet-ID connection. An Internet-ID server can be either public (i.e. hosted by our company) or a self-hosted server.
The Remote Install tool is a built-in tool that facilitates Host deployment across multiple stand-alone or domain remote PCs. You can use the tool to install, uninstall, start, stop and update a remote Host.
Remote Utilities Security is one of the three authorization methods available in Remote Utilities and is the default option when you install RU Host for the first time. With this method enabled you can authorize on a remote Host either using a single access password or create different users with custom permissions.
The self-hosted server (RU Server) settings are available in the Configuration window. Here you can start/stop/uninstall the service, edit administrator access settings, change the listening ports for the Server as well as change/update other options.