Configuring global controller properties

Edit the trc_controller.cfg file to create and configure global controller properties. The properties are used by the Remote Control controller component during a peer to peer remote control session. The property values are the same for every user who runs the controller.

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For more information about configuring global controller properties for managed remote control sessions, see Editing the properties files.

A user can also configure a set of properties locally, by using the Configure Controller feature in the controller UI. The local property values override the global property values. For more information about configuring local properties, see Creating a local configuration for the controller.

To enforce the global property value, you can set a property to mandatory so that a user cannot edit the property in the Configuration Window in the controller UI. The mandatory global property overrides the local property.

To configure the controller properties, complete the following steps:


  1. Edit the trc_controller.cfg file.
    Note: To edit the file, you must have administrator authority on the system that the controller component is installed on.
    Windows® systems
    [controller install dir]\trc_controller.cfg

    Where [controller install dir] is the directory that the controller is installed in.

    Linux® systems
  2. Add or configure the relevant property.
    To set a property as mandatory, copy the property name and add .mandatory = true to the end.

    For example, to make the Enable Address History property mandatory so that it cannot be edited in the Configuration Window.



  3. Save the file.
  4. Stop and start the controller component.


The new property values are in effect for any new peer-to-peer sessions that the controller starts with a target.