Sharing a Remote Computer in Event Center

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Nov 18, 2015Last modified by Cisco Documentation Team on May 23, 2017
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About Sharing a Remote Computer

 

A presenter uses remote computer sharing to show all event participants a remote computer. Depending on how the remote computer is set up, the presenter can show the entire desktop or specific applications. Remote computer sharing is useful to show participants an application or file that is available only on a remote computer.

  

Participants can view the remote computer, including all the presenter's mouse movements, in a sharing window on their screens.

  

As presenter, you can share a remote computer during an event if:

  
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    You have installed the Access Anywhere Agent on the remote computer

      

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    You logged in to your Event Center website before joining the event, if you are not the original event host

      

  

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    If you are not the original event host, log in to your Event Center website before joining an event in which you want to share a remote computer. If you are already in an event, but did not log in to your site, leave the event, log in to your site, and then rejoin the event.

      

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    If a password-protected screen saver is running on the remote computer, your event service automatically closes it once you provide your access code or pass code.

      

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    If the remote computer is running Windows 2000, and you must log in to the computer, send a Ctrl+Alt+Del command to the computer.

      

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    If you set up the remote computer so you can access multiple applications, you can share more applications simultaneously.

      

  
  

Start Remote Computer Sharing

 

If you have already set up a computer for Access Anywhere, you can share the computer during an event.

  
        
1    Select Share > Remote Computer.   

The Access Anywhere dialog box appears.

  
2    Under Remote Computers, select the computer you want to share.
3    Under Applications, select an application that want to share.   

If you set up the remote computer so you can access its entire desktop, the option Content appears under Applications.

  
4    Select Connect.   

Depending on the authentication method you chose when you set up the computer for Access Anywhere, you perform one of these tasks:

  
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    If you chose access code authentication: You enter the access code you typed when you set up the remote computer.

      

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    If you chose phone authentication: You receive a phone call at the number that you entered when you set up the remote computer.

      

  
5    Complete your authentication.
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    If you chose access code authentication: Type your access code in the box, and then select OK.

      
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    If you chose phone authentication: Follow the voice instructions.

      

Share Additional Applications on a Shared Remote Computer

 

While sharing a remote computer on which you have specified that you can access only specific applications rather than its entire desktop, you can share additional applications on the remote computer. Event participants can view all shared applications simultaneously.

  
      
1    On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow button (it is the last button on the Event Controls Panel). Then choose Share Remote Application.
2    In the Select Application box, select the application you want to share.   

After you choose another application to share, all previously selected applications remain open.

  
3    Select OK.

Stop Remote Computer Sharing

 

You can stop sharing a remote computer during an event at any time. Once you stop sharing a remote computer, the Access Anywhere Server disconnects your local computer from the remote computer. The remote computer remains logged in to the Access Anywhere Server, so you can access it again at any time.

  
     
1    To ensure your privacy and the security of your remote computer, do one of the following:
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    Close any applications that you started during the sharing session.

      
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    Specify a screen saver password, and set the screen saver to appear after short period of inactivity-for example, 1 minute.

      
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    Shut down the computer, if you do not plan to access it again remotely.

      
2    On the Event Controls Panel, select Stop Sharing.   

Sharing stops and you return to the Event Manager.

  

Manage a Shared Remote Computer

 

While sharing a remote computer during an event, you can manage the remote computer by setting options and sending commands.

  

Any changes that you make to options affect the remote computer only during the current sharing session. The changes do not affect the default options that you set for the remote computer in the Access Anywhere Agent preferences.

   
                      
 

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Reduce the screen resolution on a remote computer

  
 

On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow button then select Reduce Screen Resolution to Match This Computer.

  
 

Disable or enable a remote computer's keyboard and mouse

  
 

On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow then select Disable Keyboard and Mouse.

  
 

Adjust the size of the view of a shared remote computer

  
 

On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow then select View.

  

Choose a display option from the menu.

  
 

Hide or display the contents on a remote computer's screen

  
 

On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow then select Make Screen Blank.

  
 

Send a Ctrl+Alt+Del command to log in or out or lock or unlock the remote computer

  
 

On the Event Controls Panel, select the down arrow then select Send Ctrl+Alt+Del.

  
 

Choose a different application to share on a remote computer

  
 

On the Event Controls panel, select the down arrow then select Share Remote Application.

  

Select the application you want to share from the list of available applications.

  
  
 

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