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Prompt to lock remote computer when disconnecting

Retail Point 4 years ago updated by anonymous 3 years ago 20 3 duplicates

When leaving a remote session, we would like to have a prompt ask if we want to lock the remote computer or leave it unlocked.

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Hey All,

An extension was built that will allow specifying what machines lock on disconnect (*only applicable to Windows OS). Specification is defined through a custom property.


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I'm not sure how I feel about it halting a session you're trying to disconnect with a prompt. Maybe add the locking option in one of the drop-down menus?

My intention is not to halt a session, my intention is that as a remote user that is finished with my session and I am disconnecting from the host it should prompt me not the end user if I want to lock the host computer.


Many times I log on to a computer to do remote work and the user is not by his desk I want it to prompt me if I want to lock the host computer when I am done and disconnecting. This should not halt the session as I am disconnecting.

When I said 'halting' I meant that I wouldn't want a pause between the time you hit the 'X' to the time it prompts and you acknowledge it. I would like to keep it a clean exit with no prompts. I can also see someone accidentally hitting to lock the computer when they're working with a user and it leaves the user wondering what's going on. I'm all for placing the lock option in the menu at the top instead of having to go to the Windows Start menu> press the arrow for more options and selecting lock.

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Actually - this would be a great feature. Indeed a popup would be a bit intrusive - this should be added the same as other settings like 'blank monitor' on the side panel. Lock windows session on disconnect (on/off). Then you could set the global default in screen connect and it could be overridden on a per session basis. Also - this should be something that is communicated to the client software for that session @ the start of the session and also when it is toggled in session. That way, if you lose connection with the client mid-session - it will still take effect. Having the prompt in there would actually reduce security - as if the session drops - you will not get prompted and the software will not have a chance to react. Finally - by making it a toggle in that panel, it should later easily allow the preference to be set per client machine if other feature requests enabling that ever come to fruition.

Auto-lock feature should be set for all servers. No reason why servers should have an unlocked screen when not connected to it.

yes, I agree that servers should auto lock when you disconnect if no other connection is present.

I agree with the "Auto-lock" feature. It should be default behavior for all sessions.

I even entered a suggestion for it just now.

Sorry, I would like to retract this request.
Since I updated Edit.App.Config, it is much easier to change that setting and push it to all my machines now.

The ability for extensions to automatically update themselves would be good.

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I'd like access sessions to prompt the host for lock on disconnect rather than just auto lock at a minimum. What Prodata suggests would be ideal, but in the short term if we could get a compromise that would be great.

The users need to log back in currently when we're done helping them, and we may have to disable the lock on disconnect due to this. I'd like to not rely on technicians locking desktops, but I'd also like to keep end users happy.

We would really like to see this - and YES - as a pop-up on the host session when exiting! It NEEDS to be intrusive. Since you haven't implemented the ability for separate app.config by groups / machine types, I can't set the policy to auto-lock on disconnect because we do NOT want this to happen for workstations; but I NEED it to be persistent and urge the tech to lock servers on disconnect.

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I say let us choose. Have a setting in app.config that gives options to always lock, never lock, and prompt on exit. Something like that. But we definitely need an override in one of the dropdown menus. Because I would like to have it auto lock, especially if a session times out, but if we've been on the phone with an end-user and disconnect, I'd rather their session not lock on them. This is the way TeamViewer had it set.

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Hey All,

An extension was built that will allow specifying what machines lock on disconnect (*only applicable to Windows OS). Specification is defined through a custom property.


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This extension is now available in the Extension Browser.


Forum post: http://forum.screenconnect.com/yaf_postst10827_Extension--Selective-Lock-on-Disconnect--6-3.aspx

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