About Sharing a Remote Computer

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About Sharing a Remote Computer

 

A presenter uses remote computer sharing to show a remote computer to all training session participants. 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 a training session 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 Training Center website before joining the training session, if you are not the original training session host

      

  

Start Remote Computer Sharing

   

As a host or presenter, if you have already set up a computer for Access Anywhere, you can share the computer during a training session.

    

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

          

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

          

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

          

    
   
        
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 you want to share.       

If you set up the remote computer so you can access its entire desktop, the option Desktop 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:
  • If you chose access code authentication, enter the access code you typed when you set up the remote computer.
  • 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

 

As a host or presenter, 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. Training Session participants can view all shared applications simultaneously.

  
      
1    On the Session Controls Panel, select the down arrow button (it is the last button on the Session 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

   

As a host or presenter, you can stop sharing a remote computer during a training session 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 Session Controls Panel, select Stop Sharing.       

Sharing stops and you are returned to Training Session Manager.

     

Manage a Shared Remote Computer

   

As a host or presenter, while sharing a remote computer during a training session, 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 Session Controls Panel, select the down arrow button then choose Reduce Screen Resolution to Match This Computer.

        
        

Disable or enable a remote computer's keyboard and mouse

        
        

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

        
        

Adjust the size of the view of a shared remote computer

        
        

On the Session Controls Panel, select the down arrow then choose View.        

         

Choose a display option from the menu.

        
        

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

        
        

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

        
        

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

        
        

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

        
        

Choose a different application to share on a remote computer

        
        

On the Training Session Controls panel, select the down arrow then choose Share Remote Application.

         

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

        
   
 

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