Configure target properties

When a target takes part in a peer to peer remote control session, its properties determine what functions are available during the session. Target properties can be configured by creating and running a target configuration task in the BigFix® console. For more information, see the BigFix® Remote Control Console User's Guide. You can also edit the target properties manually. To edit the target properties, you must have administrator rights. Enter your admin password when you are prompted.

Editing the target properties on a Windows target

  1. On a 64-bit system, all the 32-bit registry keys are under the Wow6432Node key. For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\BigFix\Remote Control\Target
    Note: On a 32-bit system, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BigFix\Remote Control\Target
  2. Right-click the required property and select Modify
  3. Set the required value and click OK.
  4. Restart the target service.

Editing the target properties on a Linux target

  1. Edit the file.
  2. Modify the required properties.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Restart the target service.

Editing the target properties on an BigFix® Remote Control Target for macOS

To edit the target properties, complete the following steps:
  1. Open the
  2. To modify a property, enter the following command.

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ Keyword Value

    Where Keyword is the property name and Value is the value for the property.

    For example,

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ LogLevel 4

  3. Restart the target.
    1. Click Remote Control Target > Quit Remote Control Target.
    2. Open the Remote Control
After you modify properties, you can type the following command to see a list of current property values.

defaults read

You do not need administrator rights to run the read command. Therefore, sudo is not required at the start of the read command.