Auto-accept on remote machine?

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  • #41239
    Mizamook
    Participant

    New user here, controlling a Windows 10 laptop from a Macbook Pro running Monterey.

    As I will be using this in my personal music studio, I would like to be able to accept connections on the remote machine automatically, as it is not infrequent that I have to restart sessions, and having to put down my instrument and go into the other room takes time.

    I hope this is possible!  I am using a Guest connection … perhaps that is the wrong way to approach?

    Thanks!

    #41269
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    Hi, guest connections (with Guest Desktop Sharing) are for attended computer scenarios. I.e., someone needs to be in front of the remote computer to accept the guest. Guests connect only with the explicit approval of the user who is working on the desktop you want to connect to.

    Is it just you connecting to the remote Windows laptop? You can use your Windows system credentials (username and password) to log in to it. As the “desktop owner” you can always connect.

    Or are you allowing other users to connect to your laptop? If you want to let others connect and you don’t wish to share your account details, you should create accounts for them on the Windows host (these are called system users). Then, you can set in Server settings -> Security ->Don’t require acceptance if the user logged in as a system user. By default system users must be explicitly accepted by you. Ticking the box means other users (system account users, not guests) won’t need your authorisation.

    #41273
    Mizamook
    Participant

    Hi, thanks!  Sorry for the delay .. busy yesterday.  Got my auto-connect wish …. the hardest part was finding my password .. there isn’t one!

    So that worked great … then I accidentally went into full screen and could not get back to my Mac, or un-full screen .. another interesting challenge for another time. (I force quit to escape that)

     

     

    #41314
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    It’s not possible to remote into the computer without system credentials (not without explicitly changing your Windows settings). Please check this follow-up in a similar topic: https://forums.nomachine.com/topic/how-do-i-create-a-user-name-and-password-for-remote-control#post-37002

    #41327
    Mizamook
    Participant

    You misunderstood.  I was indicating that it worked .. my system credentials have no password, so I simply entered a blank.

    Works fine!

    I was just drawing a blank as I could not find my password, then remembered that I set it up with NO password, as I hate passwords, especially on a personal system.

    Glad NoMachine accepted the -null- password.

    #41332
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    Ah ok so you’ve configured your Windows PC to not use a password for remote connections by changing a system policy key, like explained here: https://superuser.com/questions/106917/remote-desktop-without-a-password.

    and outlined here:

    How to connect to Windows with NoMachine and an empty password
    https://kb.nomachine.com/AR05L00802

     

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