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Remote Control Beta RC2 Released

by Steve Wiseman on June 5, 2009 · 4 comments

in Beta,Tools,Utility,Windows


I can’t thank everyone enough for their bug reports and suggestions. We have fixed every bug submitted, and implemented most of the feature requests.

Keep sending them to or write a comment in this blog entry

One of the ideas was to put the edit computer list right on the find form. Here is what it looks like:

Remote Control Beta 4 RC2

In addition, many of you complained about the command bar at the top of the viewer window. It keeps getting in the way of stuff at the top:

Remote Control Beta 4 RC2 Command Panel

Now it hides a little further into the top of the window, and you must hover over it for 1.5 seconds before it will show.

There are lots of other fixes. Here is the list:

-If you picked an action menu item, and then pressed would bring the action menu back up (fixed)

-Computer names not always pulled properly from remote host (Fixed)

-Refresh menu added to action list (You must upgrade to server RC2 for this to work)

-Calling from the command line had a file not found error (Fixed)

-Command panel is pinned by default on initial client install

-The command panel when hidden more when retracting

-It takes 1.5 seconds before the command panel will show when on auto-hide mode.

-Import, Export, and Edit computers added to find window

-1/1/1900 is not a valid date error, and crashes on non-english versions of windows (Fixed)

-Problem with black areas on the screen not being updated (fixed)

-JPG now includes date and time for quick saving

For a limited time – If you purchase Remote Control 3.2 today, you will get the 4.0 upgrade for free. This will cost you less, since we will increase the price when 4.0 is released.

Now for the download links. We have an updated distribution tool:

Distribution Tool

An updated MSI file for those who want to use group policy:


And the beta download:

Beta Install File

One final note. The command panel will show the current build number. When testing make sure you update the server, and the client. If you are connecting to a beta 1 or older server it will say “Unknown Build Date” (Note that this info will be replaced with the remote computer name on the final release). If everything is up to beta 2, then it will show a date. Make sure you uninstall everything before you install the new beta.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike June 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Steve, I am giving your team a round of applause right now. It is refreshing to see these innovative features being implemented in the remote control space. I am telling every company I know right now about your product. Please keep up the good work!

2 Dave Robbins June 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm


Any idea when the group policy file will be posted for this new version? We would like to start testing it before the final release…got about 500 machines we want to apply the policy to.

3 Steve Wiseman June 6, 2009 at 12:06 pm

We should have that posted next week sometime. If you want to hack the old one, just change the registry key to have RemoteControlAgent4 instead of RemoteControlAgent

4 Jeff D June 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Can’t wait to try it out Steve. Thanks for the quick update.

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