Remote Connection

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Remote Connection is a new feature introduced with version 3.0 of WebWatchBot. This mode allows you to connect to another computer running WebWatchBot as a Windows Service. When running WebWatchBot as a remotely connected client, the title bar for the application will display "Remote Mode".


The computer connecting to the remote computer is the client machine. The client machine can configure Watch Items, Groups, and Transactions and perform most other tasks. The client machine does not do any of the monitoring.

The computer accepting remote connections from a client is the server machine. The server machine does all of the monitoring and can still operate like a normal install of WebWatchBot.


When you activate a Remote Client license on a WebWatchBot installation, you will notice that the application's title bar will display "Remote Mode" and a number of the options in WebWatchBot preferences will be unavailable.


Terminology

The computer connecting to the remote computer is the client machine.

The computer accepting remote connections from a client is the server machine.


Checking the Status of the Remote Connection

When the client machine is remotely connected, the status bar will display the connection icon in place of the Windows Service status icon.


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When the client machine is disconnected, the status bar will display the disconnected icon.


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