A list of the available remote control registry values on the Systems Management Server client

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Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 and SMS 2003 clients can use the Remote Control icon (Smsrc.cpl) in Control Panel to change the client-side remote control settings. However, sometimes you may want distribute a silent package that automatically changes a registry setting. To do this, advertise a package to modify the client's registry.

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When you use the Remote Control tool in Control Panel to change the remote control settings, the Remote Control Agent is notified, and the changes occur immediately. However, if you modify the registry to make the changes, the changes may not take effect until the SMS client computer restarts.

The remote control registry values are located under the following subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Client Components\Remote Control
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

The following table lists the SMS remote control registry values on an SMS client.

Note A value of 1 indicates that the feature is enabled. A value of 0 indicates that the feature is disabled.

Registry SettingDefault ValueNotes

SMS Level
AccelerationLoaded0Video acceleration loaded.2003
Allow Chat0 in 20032.0 and 2003
Allow Client Change0Allows the client to change the settings.2003
Allow File Transfer 0 in 20032.0 and 2003
Allow Ping Test12.0 and 2003
Allow Reboot0 in 20032.0 and 2003
Allow Remote Execute12.0 and 2003
Allow Takeover0 in 20032.0 and 2003
Allow View Configuration02003
Allow Windows Diagnostics12.0 and 2003
Always Visible 02003
Audible Signal 12.0 and 2003
CommandLine-TCP-IP -IP,-TCP , -IPX, -Lx2.0 and 2003
CompressionType00 = RLE, 1 = LZ, 2 = Auto Control Level 12.0 and 2003
Disable RC Tools on XP02003
LogToFile1By default, does not exist. Can be added to start verbose logging.2003
Permission Required12.0 and 2003
PermittedViewers AdministratorsUser groups permitted to use remote control.2.0 and 2003
Screen acceleration0Off by default.2.0
System Tray Always Visible02003
System Tray Visible Signal12003
Use IDIS12.0 and 2003