Share Computer Group / Computers

 

You can share a "Computer Group" or a "Single Computer" with "User Groups" or "Users" inside your domain and give them access to the shared computers. Users will need to know the access passwords in order to connect to the remote computers.

We recommend sharing via "Computer Groups", as this allows you to set the permission level when sharing the group with other users. Additionally, when adding a new computer, you can easily add it to existing computer groups, and it will automatically be shared with all users who have this group shared with them. This way users automatically get access to new computers and there is no need to manage sharing on a computer level.

Note - Server License Users:

To be able to share computers and computer groups with other users in your domain and on your server, you will need adjust the following settings, based on your requirements:

  • User can view list of domains on server
  • User can view list of users in own domain
  • User can view list of users on server

 These settings are described in the following topic: Users

Please follow the steps below to:

Share Computer Group (Recommended)

Step 1

Click the "Menu" button next to the group name and click "Share".


Step 2

You can share Computer Groups with:

  • User Groups (Recommended)
  • Users

Select the "User Group" from the table.

Cloud users: "User Groups" functionality is disabled by default. Please email us at support@islonline.com to have this enabled for your ISL Online account. 

Server License: More information about creating and editing user groups is available in the Administration manual.


Step 3

Select the "User Groups" and specify Permissions. Than click "Share" button.

There are 4 basic permissions when sharing "Computer Group" (sharing a "Single Computer" does not have permissions features):

  • None
  • Connect Only
  • Computers Manager
  • Group Admin

None

Default permission for other users. If the permission for a user is set to None then they can not see the group and the computers inside.

Connect Only

If the permission for a user is set to Connect Only then they can connect to computers inside of group and execute actions like getting system information, etc.

Computers Manager

If the permission for a user is set to Computer Manager they have the same permissions as the Connect Only users, however they can edit and delete computers and execute actions on them.

Group Admin

If the permission for a user is set to Group Admin they have the same permissions as the Computers Manager users, however they can give and change the permissions of other users. Each group has to have at least one Group Admin. The user that creates the group is assigned a role of Group Admin and he can not be demoted.

Note: Be mindful that if you are a Group Admin you can demote yourself, however you will not be able to promote yourself afterwards as you will loose administrative rights.


Step 4

The "Computer Group" is now shared with "User Groups".  

Once "Users" from "User Groups" login with their own username and password, they will see the shared computer group and its computers.


Share Single Computer

To share a single computer please follow the steps below:

Step 1

Click the "Menu" button from the computer row and click "Share".


Step 2

You can share Computer with:

  • User Group(s) (Recommended)
  • Users

Select the "Users" or click "User Groups" from the table.

Cloud users: "User Groups" functionality is disabled by default. Please email us at support@islonline.com to have this enabled for your ISL Online account. 

Server License: More information about creating and editing user groups is available in the Administration manual.

Click "Share" button.


Step 3

"The Computer" is now shared with "Users". "Users" can connect to remote computer when they log into ISL Light with their account.


Related Articles:

Create Computer Group

Move Computer to Computer Group

Create User Group (Server License)

Change Owner


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