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MeshCentral - Mobile Remote Desktop, Maintenance Mode, International Keyboards

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Mobile devices are a dominant way people access information and when something goes wrong, it’s often the first device you have available. Today, MeshCentral has a significant new improvement to the mobile web site that allows full control over a remote desktop from a mobile device. This is going to be incredibly practical for administrators and technicians that are on the go. In addition to this, we have a new server maintenance mode and improved support for international keyboards. In detail: Remote Desktop Control from Mobile Device . This is the big news. The MeshCentral mobile web site now includes a desktop viewer that can be used to fully control a remote desktop computer. You can move throughout the screen, mouse click using both buttons, toggle the on-screen keyboard, toggle zoom and send special keys like ctrl-alt-del to remotely login to a Windows machines. Look at the pictures below for details. In addition, Intel® AMT hardware KVM is supported, so you can remote control a

MeshCentral - Multi-Upload, Live CPU, File Search, Geo Keyboards

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This week we got a pile more features added to MeshCentral. Four of them standout and so, we will talk about them here. We have a new system to upload one or more files to many remote devices at once, a new live graphic of the CPU and memory usage of remote systems, a new remote file search feature and finally support of international keyboard layouts on Windows. Lots of improvements this week. In detail: Upload files to multiple devices at once . If you want to upload a batch of files to many remote systems all at once, generally you upload to each device one at a time. With the latest MeshCentral administrators can now check many devices, hit the “Group Action” button, select one or more files and a destination path. MeshCentral will then receive the files and start uploading them to each device in a single step. It’s faster and a more efficient this way to perform this operation as the file is sent to the server only once. Live CPU and memory graph . This has been requested by users

MeshCommander - IPv6 support, Improved Multi-Language support

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MeshCommander is a web-based Intel® AMT management console that includes remote desktop, terminal, disk redirection and much more. MeshCommander v0.9.0 was published recently and includes updates to the MSI, NPM and Firmware versions of MeshCommander. As users know, MeshCommander is available in many different flavors to suite different usages and platforms. For the first time yesterday, MeshCommander now offers a multi-language solution for replacing the Intel AMT built-in WebUI with a web page in a non-English language. In addition, v0.9.0 includes many bug fixes and full support for IPv6. In detail: Firmware Edition . The firmware edition of MeshCommander replaces the built-in Intel AMT web pages with a much more powerful web app that includes a KVM viewer, WSMAN stack, VT100 terminal and IDER support. For the first time, the firmware loader for MeshCommander comes with the “Standard” and “Advanced” version of the web application for 11 different languages. So, a total of 22 web ap

MeshCentral - Desktop Sharing and MeshCentral Router Improvements

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This week we have many more new features published into MeshCentral, more than we can list here but there are a select few of special interest. Probably the most interesting feature this week are improvements to guest remote desktop sharing where you can share a device with a guest for a limited time using only a URL. In addition to this, the widely used MeshCentral Router tool got an upgrade and is now completely replacing the ClickOnce router that was only supported in Internet Explorer. In detail:   Guest Remote Desktop Link Revocation . As users of MeshCentral know, you can create a time limited link that you can give to someone else to take control of a computer on MeshCentral with no account required. Now, we improved this feature by allowing users to revoke the sharing link at any time. In addition, when a link is revoked, all guest users that are currently using the link will be immediately disconnected. This is a security improvement, but also allows for creating sharing links

MeshCentral - Automated Intel AMT activation and configuration

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While Intel AMT is not required for MeshCentral to manage remote computers, it offers benefits of having an OS independent hardware-based agent built into the platform. In the last month, MeshCentral has had significant improvements on how it handles Intel AMT and now, MeshCentral is capable of fully automating many of the tasks of activating and configuring Intel AMT and deriving value from the feature. Intel® AMT Fully Automatic Policy . MeshCentral has a new, “Fully Automatic” policy for handing Intel AMT. Just set it and MeshCentral will attempt to take advantage of hardware manageability to it’s fullest. It will activate AMT, configure TLS, sync the clocks and setup Client Initiated Remote Access (CIRA) all fully automatically. If a device is already in CCM mode with unknown credentials, it will be automatically re-activated. This and much more makes it super easy to use Intel AMT. Check out the YouTube Demonstration video to see this works and how administrators see real time re

MeshCentral - Intel AMT Super MPS & Manager

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In the past two weeks MeshCentral got a lot of infrastructure improvements for handling Intel® AMT. For anyone that is familiar with this technology, there are many ways to communicate with Intel® AMT and supporting them all using a clean design is difficult. This is exactly what MeshCentral now accomplishes with it’s new Super MPS and AMT Manager modules and use and a new ultra-configurable server-side WSMAN stack. The result is a beautiful design and leads seamless Intel® AMT usages. In detail: Super MPS . MeshCentral how has an improved Management Presence Server (MPS) that can receive tunneling connections from both TCP/TLS and WebSocket and can handle many connections targeting the same device. Since each Intel® AMT device can only connect CIRA once, why would this matter? The CIRA protocol is a great tunneling protocol for LMS and future relay software. This allowed MeshCentral to reach Intel AMT in many ways while keeping a simple and clean design. MeshAgent CIRA client . Thanks

MeshCentral - MeshCentral Assistant Tray Icon Tool

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This week we have an exciting new experimental tool for MeshCentral called the “MeshCentral Assistant” . This is a Windows tray icon tool that runs alongside the MeshAgent and will monitor and report in real time the state of the agent, what remote sessions are active, the state of Intel AMT and allows the users to request help. To try this tool, administrators must first update to MeshCentral v0.6.61. Let’s look at the features of this new tool: MeshAgent monitoring. The tray icon tool will monitor the state of the agent and report if that Windows service is running and if the agent is connected to the MeshCentral server. MeshCentral assistant can obtain this information because the MeshAgent has a new named pipe communication channel can be used on the local platform to get live state changes from the agent. The tool does not poll the agent, instead the pipe is connected, and the agent will send events when anything changes. Request help. Users can now request help thru the new app