Could you please clarify if you have the Monitor Driver installed on the remote Host machine? It's required to be installed in order for the Blank the Host's screen feature to work properly.
If you're not sure about the monitor driver, you can double-check if the driver is displayed in the Windows device list:
If the driver is not installed on the remote Host machine yet, you can install it performing the following: 1. Open Settings for Host and navigate to the Driver tab. 2. Select Install: 3. Restart Host. You can install the monitor driver during the Host installation as well by selecting the corresponding checkbox on the Installations Options step:
Could you please if there is any antivirus software installed on the Viewer machine? Please double-check your antivirus software settings, and specifically add both Viewer and Host to its exceptions list (i.e. white list).
Also, please try resetting the Viewer configuration file in case if it was somehow corrupted by antivirus software. In order to reset the Viewer settings please, do the following: 1. Fully exit the Viewer File -> Exit. 2. Locate the file config_4.xml in the C:\Users\[Your_username]\AppData\Roaming\Remote Utilities Files\ folder. Please note that the AppData folder might be hidden by default in which case you need to enable Hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer settings. 3. Remove the config_4.xml file from that folder. This will reset the Viewer settings. Your address books won't be affected by this action. However, you might need to register the Viewer with your license key again. 4. Run the Viewer and see the issue still persists.
In addition, please try switching the keyboard input model to Unicode input in the Connection properties - Keyboard section and let us know if it solves the issue:
Could you please double-check that your self-hosted Server is accessible fr om the outside. To do so, please do the following: 1. On the Server machine open a web browser and navigate to http://canyouseeme.org 2. Enter the RU Server's communication port number (the default communication port is TCP 5655) in the Port to Check field and click Check port. 3. In case if the form returns Success as the check result, please send us your Host logs from the remote Host machine wh ere the issue occurs, as well as the Viewer logs and the Server logs. You can send them to email@example.com.
In case, if you receive Error as the check result, please try referring to this troubleshooting guide and see if it helps to resolve the issue.
I checked with our developers on the feature to see if we can implement it. Unfortunately, it will not be implemented in the current Inventory Manager mode. However, we plan to reorganize the Inventory Manager mode into a new mode with a full-fledged reporting system. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any specific ETA yet, but, approximately, it will be released after we release Viewer and Host/Agent for Mac and the updated mobile versions as well.
Could you please clarify if it's possible to try installing the Viewer to a machine with no antivirus software installed and check if the issue occurs there as well? If it's not possible, then please try resetting the Viewer setting by performing the following steps:
1. Fully exit the Viewer File -> Exit. 2. Locate the file config_4.xml in the C:\Users\[Your_username]\AppData\Roaming\Remote Utilities Files\ folder. Please note that the AppData folder might be hidden by default in which case you need to enable "Hidden files and folders" in Windows Explorer settings. 3. Remove the config_4.xml file from that folder. This will reset the Viewer settings. Your address books won't be affected by this action. In addition, I highly recommend that you add the folder mentioned above and the C:\Program Files\Remote Utilities - Viewer\ folder (or in case if you have a 64-bit operating system, the folder should be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\) to the antivirus software exceptions list to avoid future problems in this regard. 4. Run the Viewer and see if the issue persists.
Could you please elaborate a bit more on what do you mean by the "RDP connections, that's disabled in the OS"? The RDP mode in Remote Utilities just launches the native Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client from within Remote Utilities and connects to a remote computer using the RDP protocol. In order to change the desktop resolution for a connection in the RDP mode, please do the following: 1. Right-click on the connection in the address book and select Properties. 2. Navigate to the RDP tab and click Configure: This will open the native Microsoft RDC client. 3. Click Show Options: 4. Navigate to the Display tab and select the size of the remote desktop: 5. Get back to the General tab and press Save 6. Close the RDC window and click OK in the connection properties window.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any specific ETA yet, but the feature definitely will be implemented in our future updates. Perhaps, it will be added in the next major version (7) which we hope to release by the end of the year, or some time later.