Ability to automatically initiate the remote control functions from the command line:
IR.EXE TVNC /computer:ComputerName: TightVNC remote control of ComputerName
IR.EXE TVNC: TightVNC remote control with request of the computer name
IR.EXE RDP /computer:ComputerName: Remote Desktop control (Windows) of ComputerName
IR.EXE RDP: Remote Desktop control (Windows) with request of the computer name
Example: create a desktop shortcut such as "C:\Program Files (x86)\Pointdev\IDEAL Remote\IR.EXE" TVNC to automatically launch IDEAL Remote in remote control in requesting the name of the remote station.
WINDOWS SERVER 2019
Identification of Windows Server 2019 in the software
Display of the UBR value (Update Build Revision) of the computers in the Microsoft Windows Network list. This value is used to know the latest update installed on the computers and servers.
The configuration wizard might not retrieve the domain name in Windows 2016 & +.
New management for automatically adding a rule in the Windows Defender Firewall (Windows 10 & Windows 2016 Server) allowing remote control.
In fact, the new Windows Defender Firewall no longer allows it to restart for security issues.
This new firewall management is also compatible with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 Server / Windows 2012 Server.
Fixed a bug when the size of the authorization message exceeded 250 characters.
INTERNET REMOTE CONTROL
Integration of TightVNC 2.8.8 in Pointdev Remote Control (PRC) for faster and stability.
Full translation into French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Digital signature of executables.
Fixed a bug that could limit the number of computers displayed in the tab Internet Remote Control of the software.
REMOTE COMMAND LINE TOOLS
You can now run the netsh command, which allows you to configure the remote firewall. We added by default a rule to allow the remote WMI management in the Windows 10 Defender Firewall. This rule is added when you first install the software, but you can add it manually: Tools menu, Options, Tools, Command Prompt Tools, Add button. Add the following line: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule dir=in name=WMI program=%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe service=winmgmt action=allow protocol=TCP localport=any To execute this command on one or several computers, just right click on the selected computers (right view) and select Command Prompt Tools.
This new version uses the current Active Directory domain by default to list all computers in the domain. You can activate this function if the domain is already configured in a tab. For it, use the "Filter" button to the right of the domain name (right view) then "Configure \ Apply a filter \ List computers by Active Directory Domain", "Apply".
Previously, the list of computers was by default obtained by Netbios and it was possible that you don't have all the computers in the list.
The routines for displaying information from client computers and servers have been reviewed and improved.
Filtering: Adding a filter for Windows Server 2016
Rename a computer
Acceptance of the character "_" in the new computer name.
The default tabs are added when the software is run under a different user's profile.
New Internet Remote Control Module for your Windows computers (Windows XP to Windows 2012 Server).
You can create lists of computers that are outside your network. These lists can be personal or for all administrators of your company. After installing our "Pointdev Remote Control" agent on the remote computers, you can easily take control of them from IDEAL Remote.
Microsoft Windows Network
Column "Status" added (in the right view) to indicate whether the computer is "Online", "Offline", or "Acces is denied".
Fixed a problem with the "last boot up time" column that could disappear from the list with some configurations.
In the right view of the software ("Microsoft Windows Network" tab) properties coming from Active Directory are now displayed faster when the remote computer is unreachable.
A small arrow has been added on "Microsoft Windows Network" tabs (right view of the software). It allows to switch the view to a simple mode and hide some controls (eg list of domains, ...) to save space on the screen. This setting is saved and restored for each tab when reopening the program.
All the "treeview" controls are now designed with Vista theme buttons (expand/collapse) even on computer running Windows XP.
Management of the Registry on remote machines : menu Computers, Registry,
Creation, modification, and deletion of keys and values,
Search for a string in a key, value, or contents on one or more computers in the network.
Installed software (Application Center)
"Internet Explorer" software is now listed if it is installed on a Windows Vista (and higher OS) computer.
New type of configuration added in the TightVNC settings. The configuration "Other (VNC-compatible)" is intended for computers other than Windows, Linux or Mac and/or for machines already hosting a VNC-compatible server.
The "WMI Manager" option (right click one ore more computers) allows to access to different classes and WMI properties.
You can execute a WMI method on ore or more computers by specifying the required parameters.
This dialog box has been redesigned.
It is now possible to remotely rename a computer using WMI: right click on a computer, "Properties", "Information" tab, then click the "Rename Computer" button.
The IP settings (address mode, IP address, subnet mask and gateway) can also be changed remotely using WMI: right click on a computer, "Properties", "Network" tab, then click on the "Action" button, "Modify IP settings". Possibility to set multiple IP addresses or gateways to the same network card.