LogMeIn Host Preference Packages

We’ve been having an issue with LogMeIn crashing when we connect to a remote computer – LogMeIn gave me an option to try, and then showed me a neat trick to apply it to all our servers at once. Rather than going to the preferences for each server individually, you can create a Host Preference Package and apply it globally, or to individual groups or computers.

 

Here’s how you create or edit the preference packages

Open LogMeIn Central, and click on Host Preferences:

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Click on Add Package, or select one of the existing packages to edit it.

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If you’re creating a new preference package, give it a name here:

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From here on, the options will be the same if you are creating a new profile, or editing an existing one.

Click on the Category drop-down box:

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There are three general settings I apply, and they’re under Network, Log Settings and Remote Control.

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Under Network, I set the auto-update option so that the client stays up-to-date automatically:

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Under Log Settings, I turn on debug-level logging: (This helps LogMeIn support immensely when it comes to troubleshooting)

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Under Remote Control, I’m unchecking the option to disable wallpaper (this was the fix for BG Info crashing that I blogged about earlier):

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Make sure you click Save at the bottom of each screen, and then when you’re done editing everything, click Finish and Save All.

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The final step is to Assign it the computers you want it on – note that with this system, you can create different preference packages, and assign it to whichever computers you want. You can only apply these packages to computers that are on a Pro account – Free users need not apply:

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Select all the computers you want to add from the list, and then hit the arrow to assign them to the group. Click Save when you’re done – your settings have now been applied to all the selected computers at once. This was a huge time saver, and a great way to make sure you have the same settings on all your remote computers.

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