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Remote Operations Overview

In the previous chapter, you could see how to execute a shutdown operation remotely. Beyond that, the program supports many remote operation types, and every operation has own configuration options. Below you can see a quick overview of the supported remote operations.

Power Management Operations

These operations allow you to control the state of remote PCs.

Shut Down

It allows executing the Windows shutdown operation on network PCs. You can select the reason for the shutdown operation, which will be logged in Windows. If required, you can configure the program to display a message before shutting down. You can also specify a shutdown timeout and allow the users working on the PCs to cancel the shutdown.

Wake on LAN

This operation allows you to wake up network PCs using the Wake-on-LAN technology. You can specify a port configured to receive WOL packets and configure the WOL transmission methods. This operation is explained in the Using Wake-on-LAN to Wake Up Computers chapter.

Restart

Using this operation, you can restart remote PCs. You can specify the reason for restart. This reason is logged by Windows. You can also show a message before restart and specify a timeout before restart. You can allow users working on target PCs to cancel the restart operation.

Hibernate

You can hibernate Windows remotely using this operation. You can show a message to the users before hibernation and allow the users to cancel the hibernation.

Sleep

Using this operation, you can switch Windows to the sleep mode. You can configure the operation to show a message to the users and allow the users to cancel the operation.

Administrative Operations

These operations allow you to execute specific actions on network PCs.

Retrieve MAC Address

Using this operation, you can get the MAC addresses of the network cards from remote PCs. The retrieved MAC addresses are used to perform a Wake-on-LAN operation. The program allows retrieving MAC addresses using various methods.

Send Message

Using this operation, you can display a Windows dialog with a custom message on remote PCs. You can configure the message text and specify for how long it should be displayed.

Session Management Operations

These operations allow you to manage user sessions on remote PCs.

Sign Out

It allows you to log off currently logged-on users from Windows remotely. You can display a message to the users and allow the users to cancel the operation. You can also enable termination of the currently running programs.

Lock Session

This operation allows you to lock the current Windows session remotely. You can display a message to the users and allow the users to cancel the operation.

Input Devices Management Operations

These operations allow locking and unlocking input devices remotely.

Lock Devices

Using this operation, you can lock input devices (the keyboard and the mouse) remotely. You can display a message to the users before executing the operation and allow the users to cancel the operation.

Unlock Devices

This operation allows unlocking previously locked input devices (the keyboard and the mouse). You can display a message to the users before executing the operation and allow the users to cancel the operation.