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Host Deployment

You can use a remote access deployment link to either email a user/customer a link to download and install RemoteToPC host onto their own computer, or you can use a deployment file to  mass-install RemoteToPC onto several computers at once in a domain environment.

SECTION 1: Email a deployment link  – (A user can download and install a RemoteToPC host on their own computer when you email them a deployment link) 

An easy way to install RemoteToPC on someone’s computer is to  email them a link to download and install it themselves. To do so, follow the instructions in section 2 below to to create a “deployment”. Once you’ve created it, click on that deployment to open it and copy the link address. Paste it into an email with some instructions to the user. A user can click that link in the email, and complete the installation themselves, or if you add the password to the link (option A below), it will be a “silent installation”. With a silent installation, once they download and click on the installer file, it will install, they won’t see anymore installation instructions, but their computer should automatically and show up in your Command Center under their computers network name.

Example Deployment link that you can copy and email to a user: 

emaildeploy

SECTION 2: Deployment installation – (add a password, or deploy to multiple systems  in  a domain)  

remote deployments

The only difference in a Host deployment download and a regular Command Center download is that a deployment file can install silently with no screen feedback, so it can be used with an application like PDQdeploy to install RemoteToPC on multiple computers at once within a domain environment. You can also preload an access password with a deployment.

From the Deployments option in Command Center, click “Add Deployment”. Type in a name that you wish to identify the deployment with, along with the date you wish the deployment to expire, and select “Save Deploy”. 

remote deployments

Click on the deployment name you created and a link URL will appear.

Deployment link

Copy and paste the link into a browser window, and download the deployment file for emailing the link to users or for a multi-system domain installation you must preload an access password in your deployment download: 

To preload a password you must  add “&pass=password” to the end of the link before you copy and paste it into a browser for download. Your link should look similar to this:

http://remotetopc.com/deployments/?deployid=15&token=9dtig4sQw7N9Kn6wnDo1&pass=password

Substitute your own default password for the word “password”:

password deploy

Note: This creates a silent install with no screen feedback, and can therefore be used in an automated deployment on several host computers at once with tools such as the free version of PDQ Deploy. You can not install on multiple systems at once without adding an access password of some sort.