Win7 Remote Assistance w/o User Interaction?


What I'm trying to figure out is, with Windows 7, is it possible to create a remote assistance instance where the admin/helper can initiate the session without user interaction/granting permission to take control? 

Google searches turn up documentation for doing this in Windows XP and some seem to indicate that the same method would work in Windows 7 but they aren't especially clear. That said, one write up recommended PsExec.exe in conjuntion with a program called Unattended Remote Assistance which I installed and configured on a test device but given that setup, it still requires user intervention. 


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Posted by: tecrumors 9 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt

There is no integrated solution for W7. I had the same problem. My solution was:


Give it a try. It is a very good remote contorl software for windows, linux and mac.

Not that cheap, but you can do a lot of things and the user doesnt need to accept.

An other solution could be, to deploy teamviewer on every machine. There is an option to connent without user interaction as well.

But dameware is better because the first time you connect to a client, the dameware client get installed and you dont need to deploy the dw-client to every machine. 

Posted by: ekgcorp 9 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt

We've had pretty good luck with TeamViewer. It can even be run without completly installing the full viewer.

Posted by: sparky86 9 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt

i do agree with tecrumors that Dameware the best ive dealt with but obviously costs cash

Cris Control is also a useful tool


Posted by: phillybits 9 years ago
Orange Senior Belt

Thanks to everyone chiming in with their thoughts.

It's looking like I have to use third-party applications to provide the solution I need. Has anyone ever heard of a successful alteration of system files that would allow this on Win7 though?

  • Check this tool http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/index.html It is very helpful! It is free and you can download it here: http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/download.htm - tecrumors 9 years ago
  • Depends if you want to spent money or not. You can get some pretty good control of your systems running SpiceWorks and UltraVNC if you want to go for super cheap (read: free) sys admin.

    Outside of that you can look into big management applications like N-Able etc. - mitchl 9 years ago
Posted by: KHaught 9 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

Bomgar can also be setup for unattended remote control of Windows 7 systems (And any other current Windows OS)

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