Use a strong password. We recommend using a brand new password, not used anywhere else, that only administrator(s) know. Do not share the password. In case you forget the password, our tech support will help you recover access to Deskman. Do not worry. And you can always enable the Boss Key to remove restrictions temporarily, in case of need.
The password will be required to open Deskman when hidden. If Deskman is not elevated, the password will be asked twice, for extra security.
- Deskman Authentication : Enter a password. It will be required to operate Deskman. Protecting Deskman with password is highly recommended
- Deskman Hotkey : Click on the box, and press a key combination to open Deskman. By default the main hotkey is
- Disable taskbar icon menu : Hides the Deskman taskbar icon menu
- Hide New Task item : Hides the New Task option on the taskbar icon menu
- Hide Shutdown item : Hides the Shutdown option on the taskbar icon menu
- Disable Security Evaluation notification : Check this box to remove the notification that appears when you press Secure (not recommended)
- Hide Deskman opening screen : Check this box to hide the Deskman logo screen at startup
- Skip administrators : Check this option to allow administrators to have full desktop access at startup, regardless of the security level in place
- Skip the following users : Enter user accounts that should have full desktop access at startup, regardless of the security level in place
Note that some persistent restrictions in the Main Tab will still affect all users because they need a system reboot to be enabled/disabled. Thus, only desktop-related and input-related restrictions are disabled when a excepted user logs in. See the Boss Key Tab, if you'd rather revert restrictions temporarily, when needed, and not user-based. Note also that if Deskman is running in Ultra Kiosk Mode, there will be no exceptions.
- Enable Autologon : Check this option and select a username, domain name (when applicable), and user password to make sure a given user is automatically granted access at startup
Make sure you enter a proper username and password -and domain, when necessary- to avoid problems when Windows starts up.
Boss Key Tab
Boss Mode is designed to allow administrators to perform maintenance tasks easier, access tightly protected computers when needed, and to allow external users to remove restrictions without having access to Deskman.
How it works
After enabling Boss Mode, whenever you press the Boss Key, which is
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-B by default, you will be granted full desktop access, regardless of the security level in place. However, please note that some persistent restrictions may still be in place in Boss Mode, because they need a system reboot or user log off to be enabled/disabled. See the Skip tab, if you'd rather revert restrictions user-based. Note also that if Deskman is running in Ultra Kiosk Mode, the Boss Key has no effect.
- Enable Boss Key : Check this box to activate the Boss Key, which allows you to enable/disable Boss Mode
- Require Password : Check this box and enter a password to be asked when someone presses the Boss Key
- Timer : Next to the Boss Key box, there is a timer that shows the minutes the user will have of full desktop access, before restrictions in place are automatically restored. By default, Boss Mode is active for 10 minutes — pressing the Boss Key again also disables Boss Mode
The Safe Task Manager substitutes the original Task Manager. It only shows running applications, everything else is hidden. The Safe Task Manager automatically appears when the user presses
Ctrl-Shift-Esc, or whenever the Windows Task Manager is executed.
- Enable Safe Task Manager : Check this box to disable the Windows Task Manager and enable the Safe Task Manager
- End Task : If you check this option, users will be able to end tasks from the Applications tab, in the Task Manager
- New Task... : If you check this option, users will have access to the New Task... window, allowing them to run applications and browse the computer
- Log Off : If you check this option, users will be able to log off from the File menu, in the Safe Task Manager
- Show public desktop icons : If you check this options, users will be able to open desktop icons —but only those available to all users— via the Icons tab in the Task Manager, even if the desktop is hidden
- Show logged user's desktop icons : If you check this options, users will be able to open desktop icons, via the Icons tab in the Task Manager, even if the desktop is hidden
Pressing F5 reloads the icon list.
Remote Deskman is a secondary web-based interface that can be used in conjunction with the windows interface.
- Enable Web Interface : Enables the web interface
- Username : Enter the name, email or id required to access the web interface
- Password : Enter the login password
- Deny Peer Connectivity : Denies connection requests from other Deskman installations, or peers
- Access Port : By default
2288. If other servers are using the same port, the web interface will not be enabled
Once enabled, point your web browser to http://localhost:2288/deskman.
Applications and websites can be set up to be executed automatically at startup in the Autorun tab.
- Application : Enter an executable, including full path, if necessary, and parameters, if needed
- Website : Enter a website to be opened at startup on Internet Explorer, in full screen mode
- Always Running : Check this box to make sure applications are kept running at all times
- App1 : c:\program files\office\word.exe document.doc
- App2 : something.exe
- App3 : firefox.exe www.anfibia-soft.com
- Web : www.anfibia-soft.com