One-click package

Before you start:

  • Install the latest version of the Viewer on the computer where you are going to run the configuration process.
  • Download the latest version of the Host .msi installer. You do not have to install it — just download it.
  • If you already have the Host installed and running on the computer where you are going to run the configuration process — stop the Host (right-click on the Host tray icon and select Stop Host).

Where to Use

The One-Click configuration option is used for quick installation by the user, without going through the Installation Wizard.

Sample Goals

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will assume you have the following goals:

  • Goal 1 Generate an Internet-ID and send it to the specified e-mail address.
  • Goal 2 Also generate and send an access password.
  • Goal 3 Disable asking for confirmation to install the Host.
  • Goal 4 Disable Host icons in the Windows Start menu.

Let’s see how you can configure the Host installer to achieve these goals.

Configuration process (video)

Configuration process (text and screenshots)

Run the Viewer as an administrator, select ToolsMSI Configurator:

MSI Configurator button on the Viewer toolbar

Step 1: Select the path to the Host file

Specify the path to the downloaded Host installer file (.msi) and click Next.

Specify the path to the Host installer

Step 2: Select the type of distribution

Select One-Click package and click Next.

Select the type of distribution

Step 3: Advanced options

On the Internet ID tab enable the Generate a new Internet ID during the first launch… and Send ID to email checkboxes. Enter your e-mail address in the field (Goal 1) and make sure that Automatically generate Host password (Goal 2) is selected.

Select Internet-ID options

Switch to the Other tab and enable Do not ask for confirmation (Goal 3) and Do not create shortcuts (Goal 4). Click Next.

Select Other options

Step 4: Settings update

In this step you can pre-configure the Host settings. In this tutorial we do not change any Host settings from their default values, so you can skip this step. Select Skip Host settings configuration and click Finish.

Host settings update step

Select where you want to save the transitional .msi file and click Save:

Windows Save dialog

Select a destination for the final output file (rut.exe) and click Save:

Windows Save dialog

You can rename the output file to something else if needed.

Installing the Host from the one-click package

Copy the output file onto the remote PC and run it. The installation process will begin in the background.

Installation Wizard

During installation you will see a warning message. This message notifies the remote user that an email is about to be sent.

Email notification warning message

Important!

This message appears only if you enabled the Generate a new Internet ID and send it to email option during configuration.

After the installation, the Host icon is shown in the system tray on the remote machine. A small blue light that overlays the icon means that the Host has successfully connected to an intermediary ID server and is ready to accept incoming connections:

Host icon in the system tray

Connecting to the remote PC

The ID and password sent to the administrator in an e-mail message are encrypted. You need to add them to the Viewer's address book using the Add using code feature.

Open the e-mail message and copy the encrypted text:

Email message window with encrypted text

Open the Viewer, go to Connection, click Add using code and paste the code in the form. Click OK.

Add using code window

A new connection will be created in the address book.

Viewer window with new connection created

The ID and password were extracted from the encrypted block of text and added to the connection properties:

Connection properties - General Connection properties - Security

To connect to the remote PC in the Full Control mode, right click on the connection entry and select Full Control from the menu:

Address book right-click menu, Full control item

A remote desktop window will open:

Full Control mode window

You can change the connection name to something more descriptive by editing the record name in the address book:

Editing connection name in the address book

Use the same routine for each new remote PC that you want to add to your address book.