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The Open File  
#1 Posted : Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:10:52 AM(UTC)
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I have a Windows 2003 server in my home office, along with a static IP address from my ISP. I have installed ScreenConnect on it and use this server as my controlling host.

Currently I control this server with RDP if local and LogMeIn if remote. I want to install the unattended client on this server, but am wondering if ScreenConnect can be used on its own hosting server to control it remotely. I'd go ahead and test it myself, but this is my "production" ScreenConnect server and I don't want to take any chances.

So, will this work?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:27:36 AM(UTC)
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Yes I do this now on my server. Keep in mind though that it makes upgrading a bit difficult. I usually rdp when I do a screenconnect update.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:14:19 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Tim.

I'm going to go ahead and install the unattended client on my server today. And yes, I know not to do a ScreenConnect update using ScreenConnect as the controller. It never hurts to be reminded, though! :)
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#4 Posted : Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:41:06 PM(UTC)
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Well, that was no fun. I went ahead and downloaded the unattended client on my server (using RDP), but when I tried to install it, it just went "poof" and disappeared. Nothing happened. So I rebooted. Same result.

I'm logging on with an administrator-equivalent profile, as I have disabled the administrator profile on the server.

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks.

Edited by user Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:41:43 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#5 Posted : Monday, June 13, 2011 10:06:06 PM(UTC)
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Solved.

Turns out the SC little screen guy does not show up in the system tray when I use RDP. But, there my server is, showing up big as life in my Unattended Sessions. I do a Join, and voila, there it is. I'm not on 2.2 yet, but hope this little 'feature' goes away when I do upgrade.

Thanks for your help, Tim.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:04:25 AM(UTC)
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The SC icon didn't show up for me either when I was using RDP, but the service is functional 100% and when you connect you take over the main screen (not an RDP session). I'm using 2.2.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:50:41 AM(UTC)
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This will always happen, SC logins in to the console session. Terminal services will create an additional session when you use it, session 1, 2, etc.
To rdp to the console in win2003 use the mstsc -v:server -console switch -admin for 2008+. Assuming of course the console session is still logged in you can also rdp in and type shadow 0 in the run box and it'll drop you into the console session.

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