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Logmein Free Change Remote Type

I have used logmein for a long time. Mostly my sites I control are the free version because all I need is to remote control the PC. A few months ago Logmein had changed their free version and removed some of the stuff I was normally use to. One is the groups are gone. Even PRO does not even have the groups. You either have to use Ignition or $300 a year option that I really don’t think its worth. The other thing that I can see from Free to Pro is to change the type of remote connection (this is either Java,ActiveX and HTML). Some of my sites would not work with activex so I had to set to java. Now the site does work to use activex so I wanted to change. The free version does not show this anymore in the GUI. What you have to do is change the registry on the host PC. Here is the change you need to do:

Open the registry on the remote computer.  Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LogMeIn\V5\RemoteControl and change the ControlType string to either activex or java.  You don’t even have to reboot. Just change the registry and then logout and login remotely.

1 comment to Logmein Free Change Remote Type

  • Eugene

    Ammyy Admin is quite useful if you are looking for a remote control program very easy to use and do not give you any annoyance to the configuration of ports, firewalls and more.