Remote Desktop

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The Remote Desktop allows you to establish a Remote Desktop connection to a remote target system. This means that you can establish a visual connection from your PC to another PC or CE device. You will see the desktop as it looks like on the target system.

The Remote Desktop offers two connection types: one for watching only and one for operating the remote system. This means you can operate the remote device (PC/CE) as if you would sit right in front of it.

The Remote Desktop was created for commissioning and maintenance tasks. It allows you to administer a remote computer in a simple way.
The Remote Desktop is no substitute for a zenon network. It is nothing more than a simple transmission of screen data. This means that all connected computers will show the same screen. With the zenon network you can show different screens on every client.

The advantage of the Remote Desktop over the Windows Remote Desktop is that several computers can connect to the target system at the same time. At the same time, the control system stays fully operable, even if a remote connection is active. With the Windows Remote Desktop, you can only work at either the Remote PC or the target system at any time.

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For security reasons, the Remote Desktop is deactivated when the control system is installed on a PC. In order to use it you must activate it (see Configuration). In Windows CE, you have to start the Remote Desktop service zenVNCSrvCE.exe manually or via the Windows CE startup mechanisms.

When zenon is uninstalled, the setup program does not uninstall the Remote Desktop. It remains on the PC. See chapter Uninstall for instructions on how to remove it.

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The Remote Desktop is shipped with standard passwords. We recommend to change these passwords with the configuration software! (See Configuration.)