How It Works

Remote Desktop Screenshot Structure

Remote Desktop Screenshot consists of two parts:
  • Remote Desktop Screenshot - connects to RDS Service to capure remote screenshot from the remote PC
  • Remote Desktop Screenshot Service - runs on user's PC

To capture a remote screenshot you should install "RDS Service" on the remote PC.

System requirements

Platform:
Microsoft Windows.

Hardware requirements:
No special requirements.

First Run

When you first run the program, you must add the user's computers to your list.

You can add computers manually one-by-one, or you can run the automatic adding process, which will add all the computers in your network to the list. Also you can import list of computers from file.

To add a computer manually, you must choose the menu "Computer", and then click on the submenu "New Computer". You should then type the NetBIOS-name of the computer that you want to add.

To run the automatic adding process and you must choose the menu "Computer", and then click on the submenu "Find Computers". After this the Remote Desktop Screenshot will search for computers in your local network.

Capture remote screenshot

On the left side of Remote Desktop Screenshot window you will see thumbnails of remote computers' desktops. On the right side you can see screenshot of selected computer.

Capture remote screenshot


To capture remote screenshot you should install "RDScreenshot Service" on the remote PC.
After this you can capture a screenshot by double clicking on the computer thumbnail.

Add computers

You can add computers manually one-by-one, or you can run the automatic adding process, which will add all the computers in your network to the list. Also you can import list of computers from file.

To add a computer manually, you must choose the menu "Computer", and then click on the submenu "New Computer". You should then type the NetBIOS-name of the computer that you want to add.

To run the automatic adding process, you must choose the menu "Computer", and then click on the submenu "Find Computers". After this the Remote Desktop Screenshot will search for computers in your local network.

Delete computer

You can delete computers from list with the menu command "Computer->Delete Computer", or by pressing the "Del" key.

Get a remote screenshot

Before getting the remote screenshot you should install the agent service.

To install the agent service on remote computer you should choose menu "Computer" - "Install Agent".

Thumbnail shows the state of remote computer

- remote computer is offline
- remote computer is on-line but the agent service is not available
- remote computer is on-line and the agent service is available

Clicking on a computer thumbnail in list will show this computer's screenshot in a window on the right-hand side of the screen, double clicking will update the screenshot.

On the status bar you can see the quantity of computers on your list.

Use Scheduler

You can use scheduler to update the screenshots from remote PCs. To do this, choose "File" from the main menu, and then choose the submenu "Options". In "Options" form choose "Scheduler".

You can set time and interval for the updating. Many scheduling options are available, depending on which schedule you use (hour, day, month).

Also you can set the updating period for every computer. For this you should type the period in seconds in the edit box on the right side of the screen.