Menu Bar

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This chapter describes the Menu Bar of the Server Management Application. The Menu Bar shows:

- various menus on the left side: File, Page, VNC, Commands

- VNC controls that allow to start or stop a VNC connection to a certain IP address

- a drop-down list that lets you to choose the network for the Server Management Application and the according IP address.

File Menu

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New Project
This opens a new empty project.

Open Project
This opens a file dialog where you can pick an already saved project with the file extension .json.

Save Project
This opens a file dialog to choose a name and pick a location to save the current project.

Save VNC Screenshot
This command is only available if you established a VNC connection to another computer. It opens a file dialog to choose a name and pick a location to save a screenshot from the remote desktop.

Open Last Project
Check this option if the Server Management should open the last opened project (which was also saved) whenever it starts again.

Exit
This closes the current project and application. Remember to save the project first if necessary.

Page Menu

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Create Page

This opens a dialog to specify a name and adds a new page tab afterwards. Alternatively, you can click the +-icon in the Pages Bar.

Rename Page

This opens a dialog to re-specify the page name.

Delete Page

This deletes the current page.

 

VNC Menu

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View Only
This influences the VNC connection. Per default, you see the remote desktop in a window and send your local mouse and keyboard data to interact with the remote desktop. The "View Only" option stops the mouse and keyboard data. To send them again, untick the option once more.

Auto Scale
Per default, the remote desktop is transmitted with the native resolution; it is not scaled to fit into the local VNC window. Check the option and the remote desktop is scaled to fit horizontally or vertically by keeping its aspect ratio.

Refresh
This refreshes the current VNC Connection.

Commands Menu

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The Commands Menu is separated into three sections:

Commands from the "SystemWide" menu are sent to all systems in the network running the PB Menu.
Commands from the "Current Page" menu are sent to all systems from the current page running the PB Menu. This is only activated when no VNC connection is established.
Commands from the "Connected Device" menu are sent only to the single remote device to which a VNC connection is currently established. Hence the options are only available when a VNC connection is established.

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Commands Menu > SystemWide > ... or Commands Menu > CurrentPage > ...

Start PB Masters

Launches PB in Master mode on applicable systems where Master is selected in the PB Menu settings.

Start PB Clients

Launches PB in Client mode on applicable systems where Client is selected in the PB Menu settings.

Close PB

Stops both, the PB Master and Client process on applicable machines (without saving the project!)

Close PB Clients

Stops only PB Client processes on applicable machines.

Reboot

Reboots all machines where PB Menu is installed.
If the command was chosen from the "SystemWide" menu, it includes the PC running the Server Management Application!

Shutdown

Shuts down all machines where PB Menu is installed.
If the command was chosen from the "SystemWide" menu, it includes the PC running the Server Management Application!

WakeOnLAN

This wakes all machines via WOL if their MAC Addresses were stored in the system information and WOL is supported.

Set Date/Time all

This is only available from the "SystemWide" menu and opens the "Date/Time Settings" dialog to adjust the timezone, date and time for all systems.

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Commands Menu > Connected Device > ...

Start PB

Starts PB in the mode which is selected in the PB Menu.

Close PB

Stops the current PB Master or Client process.

Start WD

Starts WD in selected version as specified in PB Menu.

Close WD

Stops the current WD process.

Reboot

Reboots the system.

Shutdown

Shuts down the system.

VNC Controls

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To connect to a remote computer, you do not have to add it to the workspace first. Simply enter or choose an IP address for the "VNC" IP entry field and press [Enter]. You might need to enter a password to establish the VNC connection. The default password is "PandorasBox". You can change it in the PB Menu under Settings > VNC Server. If you leave the password blank, you can establish a VNC connection without the need to enter a password.

Click the "Disconnect" button to cancel the current connection.

Click the "Exit Fullscreen" button to send a "leave fullscreen" command to the remote computer. This makes sense if the remote machine runs Pandoras Box and renders in full screen mode. The fullscreen mode cannot be captured via VNC, hence you see the desktop area underneath the Pandoras Box application but you cannot select there anything.

Network connection

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If necessary, select a specific NIC from the drop-down list at the right side of the Menu Bar. This network adapter is then used to send commands and establish connections. The according IP address is shown next to it.

The next chapter describes how to work with "Pages and Workspace".