File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

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File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby GraemeEvans2 » 2016-11-10 23:40

We recently upgraded to Version 1.2.1.1 as part of re-installing UltraVNC onto a new Windows 10 notebook.

In my first session with a client (using Single-Click), I discovered that the file transfer icon was no longer present in the toolbar at the top of the viewer window. I assumed that Windows 10 had some security 'improvement' that blocked UltraVNC's file transfer facility, and it was therefore not offered in the toolbar. I have since upgraded to Version 1.2.1.2, and this is still the case. So for the last month or so, I have had to resort to other mechanisms to transfer files to and from various clients.

However, yesterday my colleague somehow accidentally right-clicked in the viewer's title bar during a remote session, and was offered a popup menu that contained the File Transfer facility. I get the same on my Windows 10 notebook. (Great!!!)

However, a hidden menu like that is not at all intuitive !!! I wonder how many other users have upgraded to recent versions and been stymied by this same change to the UI.

Please add the File Transfer icon back into the Tool Bar ASAP.

Thanks,
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2016-11-12 18:35

Strange, need to verify it, we do not want hidden menu's in an app as vnc.

1.2.1.2 -> rfb 3.8
SC still use rfb 3.3

Normal, the toolbar buttons for not compatible parts are invisable....

Realy strange... what version of SC are you using.
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2016-11-12 21:27

Looks like you want to say, the context menu. ( right click caption bar).
This is no hidden thing but the standard viewer menu.
See
http://www.uvnc.com/docs/uvnc-viewer/71-viewer-gui.html

The issue seems to be that.
The buttons and the contex options are not consistent. Correct ?
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby ddbivens » 2016-12-22 00:41

This issue might be kind of related to this topic... Use UltraVNC to connect to a remote PC that is not logged in. The remote PC requires CTRL-ALT-DEL and a password to log in. If I don't log in, I can click on the File Transfer button and when the File Transfer window opens, listed over the right side, "Remote PC" drive tree, is says: "Warning: File Transfer is Disabled on the Remote Machine". If I click the "X" in the top right corner of the File Transfer window, nothing happens. If I click the box in the top left of the File Transfer window, the items listed are grayed out, including the ALT-F4 Close entry. Pressing ALT-F4 does nothing. I can right click on the File Transfer icon on the task bar and left click on "Close" and the File Transfer window will close. If the remote PC is logged on when I open File Transfer window then the "X" or ALT-F4 keys work as expected. Thanks for listening.
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2016-12-22 20:52

File transfer impersonate the desktop user... no desktop user -> impersonation fail -> no FT

You can disable the impersonation for FT ( server option), in that case the FT is done as admin (system).
Possible thid work with no desktop user.
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby ddbivens » 2016-12-25 02:43

That sounds exactly like what I was looking for. Thank you!
To make sure... Untravnc.ini ...
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FileTransferEnabled=1
FTUserImpersonation=0
and File Transfer will work with no user logged on. Is that right?
Does this setting have any side effects (change anything other than File Transfer)?
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2016-12-25 14:06

Please test if it also works when no user is logged. It should but as it is not something a lot of people use...

Only impact is how the FT (server part) behave.

It run as system
+high system permission, you can overwrite system files
+no remote drive mapping, mapping is always done with user permission
+The special home/doc/desktop folders doesn't exist without a user
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Re: File Transfer icon for UltraVNC Viewer

Postby ddbivens » 2016-12-29 11:58

I got a chance to test this out fully yesterday.
1) The FTUserImpersonation= setting does not make any difference if a user is not logged in on the remote PC. FT does not work and the FT window can not be closed without using the task bar icon.
2) If the user is logged on but the desktop is locked to require the C-A-D keys, the setting: FTUserImpersonation=0 does allow FT to work. The remote FT window still shows the "Desktop", "Documents" and "Network" entries, but they are just empty and lead nowhere. However, I can access C: drive (or any other existing drive) and transfer files. The FT window can be closed with all the normal methods.
3) If the user is logged on but the desktop is locked, the setting: FTUserImpersonation=1 does not allow FT to work and the FT window can not be closed without using the task bar icon.
So I guess my request will be to get the "X" and ALT-F4 buttons/keys to work when I open the FT window for a PC that is not logged on or is locked at the desktop. Until then I will likely change the ini to have the line FTUserImpersonation=0 so, at least on locked PCs, the close keys will work on the FT window.
Thanks for the help.
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