Remote Utilities is now capable of syncing its address book via the Remote Utilities Server (RU-Server for short, formerly "GMS"). In order to use this feature you need Remote Utilities version 6.0 [beta or final release] and the updated version of RU Server (version 2.0 and higher).
Here is how the sync works:
1. First enable synchronization in the RU Server File -> Address Book Settings. The password here also acts as a passphrase, i.e. it is used to encrypt the address book.
Note the Upload address book button. Use it when you want to "force"-replace the synced address book on the RU Server and all Viewers that sync through it. However, if you already have an address book in your Viewer and just need to start syncing it via the RU Server, you don't need that button. In this case your address book will be uploaded to the RU Server at first sync.
2. In the Viewer, go to Tools -> Address Book Manager, create a new address book and enable sync on the Online synchronization tab. Specify the IP address or DNS name of your RU Server installation and add password for added security.
Important: A single instance of the RU server can only keep/sync one address book. For example, if you have three address books in your Viewer and enable address book synchronization for all of them through the same RU server, all three address books will get identical. That is, each alteration in one of them will be immediately reflected in the two others (because they copy the contents of the same address book from the RU-Server). To avoid that, make sure that in your Viewer you have only one address book that syncs via a given RU Server.
However, you can sync different address books through different RU servers. Let's assume your organization has two departments. Each department has its own RU Server and its own address book. So you can create two address books in your Viewer (one for each department) and sync each one of them through its corresponding RU Server. Thus you'll have two address books in your Viewer that sync via two different RU-Servers.
Feel free to post your feedback regarding this feature in this thread.
harshit wrote: I would like to have a chatbox which should always available in the side of the windows. Also, when i send any message through chatbox, then it must come at the top of every window in the host side.
Right now i have to manually make appear the chatbox window which remains present at the backside.
Thank you for your suggestion. We have already implemented this feature and the update will be available very soon in the version 6.0. The beta is going to be released in a week or two.
Does this means that the pc has to deleted in all instances of the Viewer before it is freed in the license.
You don't have to remove the record in your Viewers at all. Simply unregister the Host and you are done. Your Viewers will then treat that record as an expired trial and it will no longer add to your total license count.
Ps. on the lighter side of things. Just struggle with connecting to a new install until I realised that in the Viewer the last digit of the Internet Id was missing. =(