Splashtop streamer can be locked down to reduce undesired changes by end users, whether the end user has a standard or admin user account on that computer.
Note: Be sure you are using the latest version of the streamer (version 3.0.6.x), downloadable from www.splashtop.com/downloads#b.
Note that the Log Out button is now completely hidden on deployment streamers.
Admin privilege (e.g. admin user account on Windows or Mac) is required for the following actions:
- Exit streamer
- Change streamer's computer name
- Change security options (authentication, lock screen, blank screen, etc.)
- Change anything in Settings tab (auto launch, sound, etc.)
- Change proxy settings
- Check for updates
To unlock, a standard or admin user can simply click on Unlock Settings and follow the subsequent prompts. On Windows, the user will go through Windows's normal UAC flow.
A standard user can still open the streamer window to see basic streamer info such as version and computer name (read-only).
Additional lockdown options
To reduce undesired changes by end users who have admin level privilege on that computer, we have added a few more options. A new deployment package must be created.
- Lock streamer settings using Splashtop admin ID/password (instead of Windows/Mac admin account)
- Hide streamer tray icon
To enable these options, create a new deployment package, enable the desired options, then deploy with that new deployment package.
To update existing streamers with these settings, please create a new deployment package with the desired settings and re-install the streamer using the new deployment code.
This article supersedes an older article "Can I prevent non-admin Windows or Mac users from disabling the streamer?" which is no longer applicable.
Have additional suggestions on how to prevent undesired streamer changes by users? Please let us know.