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MeshCentral - RDP improvements & clipboard, Router Custom Apps, SSH / SFTP integration

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This week we have many more improvements and fixes that have been mostly requested by the community on GitHub. Following last week’s integration of the web-based RDP client, many improvements have been made to RDP support including mouse wheel and clipboard support. The MeshCentral Router was improved with support for custom applications and this week, the web based SSH terminal and SFTP file transfer clients where both integrated into the web site for use with devices that have MeshAgents. In detail: Web-based RDP improvements . Building on last week’s RDP integration into MeshCentral, this week saw many improvements to the RDP client. You can now specify an alternate starting shell; this is useful for starting up applications into a dedicated RDP session. The mouse wheel is now supported along with shortcut keys, remote typing and most importantly the addition of clipboard support in both directions. You can now pull or push text of your clipboard to the remote device’s clipboard. Th

MeshCentral - RDP integration + RDP NLA support

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This week, there is a special new feature released with MeshCentral v1.0.17. There is now a web-based RDP client integrated into the MeshCentral main web site. Starting today, MeshCentral now has 3 integrated remote desktop protocols: MeshAgent, RDP and Intel® AMT KVM. This significantly enhances the flexibility of MeshCentral when it comes to how it can control remote devices. The MeshAgent and RDP are very different in how they work. The MeshAgent remote desktop will control an existing session while RDP will create a new session. Also, RDP is built into Windows with some optimizations that are not easily available to the MeshAgent. In detail: RDP built into the desktop tab . The desktop tab will now present every possible remote desktop option for a device that is supports, this now includes RDP. Based on a modified node-rdpjs by Sylvain Peyrefitte the RDP client acts differently from a MeshAgent desktop session. The most important difference is that an RDP connection creates a new

MeshCentral - Device Groups with Relay Agent, Updated OpenSSL

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This week, the manageability reach of MeshCentral is extending even more to devices that don’t run a MeshAgent and located on private networks. MeshCentral v1.0.11 was published with support for MeshAgent relays for various device groups. This new feature allows a user to manage devices on a local network that don’t have an agent installed by creating the device on MeshCentral and relaying the connection thru a MeshAgent that is on that local network. The same can also be done for Raritan and Web Power Switch devices. In detail: Local Device Group with Relay . MeshCentral supports the local device group allowing devices that do not have an agent to be managed thru MeshCentral with regular SSH, SFTP, RDP, VNC protocols. Until now, the MeshCentral server had to be in LAN or Hybrid modes to support his device group and the managed devices had to be on the same network as the MeshCentral server. Starting with v1.0.11, users can create a local device group specifying a MeshAgent as a relay.

MeshCentral - MeshCentral Satellite and Advanced Intel AMT 802.1x

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MeshCentral is taking another big step today in adding capabilities for large organizations with advanced support for configuring Intel AMT® with 802.1x network access. Large organizations use the 802.1x protocol to secure their wireless access points and wired ports. This is normally handled by the operating system, however since Intel AMT is its own computer within a computer with its own network stack, it needs its own credentials to access enterprise networks. Today, MeshCentral Satellite is being released that allows MeshCentral to perform Intel AMT 802.1x configuration in Windows domain controller environments while continuing to allow MeshCentral to be hosted in the cloud. In detail: MeshCentral Satellite . This is a new Windows tool that can run as a stand-alone application or as a background Windows service. It must run with sufficient permissions to create and remove domain computers and request that the domain certificate authority sign and revoke certificates. This tool wil

MeshCentral - Version 1.0.0, 802.1x, Gmail OAuth, Multi-Display, Hosting

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Today is a big day. With each release the MeshCentral version counter has been getting closer to version v1.0.0 and today is the day it finally happened. There have been 1965 releases of MeshCentral on NPM since the start to this project and it continues at a rapid pace. This week, we have improvements that are targeted at corporate power users with support for configuring Intel AMT 802.1x wired and wireless profiles, Gmail OAuth support, improved multi-display switching and improved user login reports. In detail: MeshCentral Version 1.0.0 . The first version of the modern MeshCentral was v0.0.1-a released over 5 years ago. Since then, 1965 releases have been made on NPM and its finally time to call it version 1. There is nothing special about this specific version, it continues to improve the software and many more versions will come at the regular rate. So, nothing changes except the first digit. This said, it’s still a wonderful accomplishment and I want to thank the community for a

MeshCentral - New Windows Agents - Installation Dialog, Customization and Server Lock

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Lots is going on with MeshCentral, just yesterday Bryan Roe released a new MeshAgent for Windows with many improvements. An improved installation dialog box, logo customization and, to continue MeshCentral’s leadership in security, a new agent code signing locking feature that will surely be used by many to improve trust and security of their MeshCentral installation. In addition to this, we have many more server improvements to cover. In detail: MeshAgent with improved installation dialog box . The new MeshAgent for Windows is much improved with months of changes and bug fixes. The most noticeable feature is by far the new installation dialog with the new logo and connection details button. The new installer is a lot friendlier and easier on end-users. MeshAgent with improved customizations . In addition to all the existing agent customizations available in prior versions, the MeshAgent has new server settings for the installation text and logo. You can now set your own 200x200 PNG c

MeshCentral - User Consent, WebRTC, Danish, Sharing, 2FA

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We are starting 2022 with many more features and improvements to MeshCentral with the release cadence continuing to be around two new versions per week. The big news since the new year was the release of all new mesh agents (Windows, Linux, MacOS) with many bug fixes and improvements. One of the most notable improvements is the new user consent dialog box on Windows that now includes more details and the account picture. There is also a new Danish translation, guest sharing improvements and much more. In detail: New MeshAgent User Consent Dialog . The all new MeshAgents have many improvements but on Windows, the agent will now display a much-improved user consent dialog box that includes the account image and an option to auto-accept user consent from this remote administrator for 5 minutes. This new dialog is almost identical to the one in MeshCentral Assistant and looks a lot more professional. MeshAgent WebRTC fixes . The new MeshAgent on all platforms have fixes for the built-in We