0
Closed

Fix UAC - Should Never Lose Ability to Control Machine Remotely

Greg Fox 3 years ago updated by anonymous 3 years ago 4

Easily reproduced and a great way to lost complete control of the system you are controlling remotely, Requiring user interaction on the physical device.


Almost defeats remote support, especially for join and hold sessions.


~Logon to a screenconnect session without service mode

~Do anything that requires UAC

~Get Stuck FOREVER

(Hopefully your user is around, because there is nothing the HOST can do to get beyond this point)


This is extremely annoying. We do multiple remote sessions and forget at times to launch as service.


A user should not be able to break the software, even if the workaround for "Service Mode" functions, nothing I do as a host should cause me to lose connection to the machine.


Please, add a feature to back out of these or send a ESCAPE from the users keyboard to close the UAC prompt and allow to run in service mode.

Available in Version:

Answer

Answer

The UAC Prompt has a 2 minute timeout after which the operation is cancelled automatically without user interaction.


After 2 minutes you should regain control of the session, if this is not the case please submit a ticket to support, but that is the behavior from our testing..


We are looking at ways to notify hosts that a guest is not an admin: http://product.screenconnect.com/topics/126-notify-host-on-connection-when-support-session-not-running-in-service-mode/ in a 6.x release.

Answer

The UAC Prompt has a 2 minute timeout after which the operation is cancelled automatically without user interaction.


After 2 minutes you should regain control of the session, if this is not the case please submit a ticket to support, but that is the behavior from our testing..


We are looking at ways to notify hosts that a guest is not an admin: http://product.screenconnect.com/topics/126-notify-host-on-connection-when-support-session-not-running-in-service-mode/ in a 6.x release.

can we shorten the timeout to 1 minute. ?

Walter,

You cannot shorten the timeout since this is implemented by Microsoft.