After I downloaded the software and launch it, all I can see is a small icon at the toolbar. When I click on it, a small box came out and asked for my old and new password. However, What does this do? How does MULTIWATCH work?
How Do I use MULTIWATCH? Please Help!(24 posts) (6 voices)
Must admit, I'm puzzled too.
Aw Man! Why Is no one giving me an answer???? Please, anyone, tell me how to use MULTIWATCH!thx!
Maybe nobody else bothered to try to actually use it. As I use VNC I had no need for Multiwatch and didn't even download it. Sorry.
Is there anything at all on the website or a help file?
Well - I just downloaded a trial of Multiwatch.
How to setup.
Install the "MultiWatch Manager" and "Archive Viewer" on the "Master Computer" where you will do the "viewing of other Pcs".
Install the "MultiWatch Client" on each of the PCs you want to view or monitor. After installing the client, start it. Make a note of the the ip address.
- note: to get the ip address click on Start -> Run and then type
cmd /k ipconfig
on the Master PC - run the "MultiWatch Manager" Select "Client -> Add..." or just press 'T' to add a client to be monitored.
type a brief description and the IP address of the monitored client.
That should get you started. There is also a brief help file available from the "MultiWatch Manager" under "Help -> Contents"
That should work on a LAN - If you are wanting this to run across the internet you may need to go a step further setting up port forwarding on modem/routers and firewalls. Running over the internet can be a little more complex to setup.
Hope that helps.
thx BuBBy.Unfortunately Im trying to monitor computers over my internet and when I start the program there is no "Help" or any other thing except Client at the top. Below is 'Listen Port' and a space to type in the ' port number. The program also shows the default port number (beside 'Listen Port') which is 775. Below it is
Thats all they show and that is very different from your description of the program.
That's because you are looking at the client - I was looking at the "MultiWatch Manager". The client doesn't really need much done to it. You can change the default port - or you can set a password - both are optional.
If you install and run the "MultiWatch Manager" you will see something like THIS.
It is from this program that you control the monitoring of the Pcs that are running the Multiwatch client. This program also gives you access to a help file and explains how to use MultiWatch (briefly).
Playing with it for a few minutes, it's actually fairly straightforward. I've now got a master computer and 2 clients running. The third program that you use is the MultiWatch Archive Viewer - that lets you look through various screenshots taken in the past.
So how do I install the MultiWatch Manager? Was it included in the offer package that Giveaway Of the day provided? Or do I have to install it myself from the (MultiWatch) Company's website?
I believe there were at least two files that were extracted from the giveaway - client.exe and manager.exe
I guess I missed that file...So if I were to download the program(MutiWatch Manager) from the Company's website, do I have to get the free trial? If yes, does that mean I will be using the trial version even if I have the MultiWatch client and after a period of time the trial will expire?
It is possible the trial version is the same as the giveaway version. I really cannot say - as I didn't download the giveaway. One way to find out...
If you have activated the software on your PC - the newly download manager might recognise that registration as valid. Or it might not.
You may as well try it. It's not working right now - it can't possibly break any more than it already is.
(BTW - always extract each days giveaway into its own empty folder so you can see what files are provided with the giveaway).
I just installed the MultiWatch manager. But Im still confused with the program. Under 'Client' and 'add' the program will be in this format:
IP or Hostname: Port: 775
| Connect | | Cancel |
|_______ | |______ |
What is 'Caption'? What is 'port'? And do I really have to download the client onto each of the Laptops? I wanted to monitor the laptops through the internet(wireless).
Just sits there taking up space. I agree.
It's gone off my computer too.
What is 'Caption'? What is 'port'? And do I really have to download the client onto each of the Laptops?
Caption = A name you want to give each 'screen' (a description)
Port = 775 (if you don't know what a port is - leave it as the default)
Yes you need to install the client on each of the laptops (and have the client running - in the system tray) to be able to view from the master pc.
In terms of connecting across the internet, you will probably be travelling across routers and firewalls and need to be familiar with topics such as port forwarding (possibly using ports other than 775 when there is more than one laptop behind a router/firewall) - you have quite a bit of background reading to do.
I suggest starting with http://www.portforward.com/
If you are serious about getting the software working - you may be able to get some assistance or additional documentation from the developers http://valixsoft.com/index.htm
no guarantees though.
Thx BuBBy. I think I'll stick to installing the client onto the laptop as http://www.portfowarding.com is telling me how to give instructions to the router on which computer to send infomation from the 'outside internet' and there's still hundreds and hundreds of pages left to read... Anyway, thx again I can see you are a very helpful user(no wonder you're a moderator).You helped alot of people by testing out the software for them which leads me to a conclusion that you have alot of space in your computer. If you spend all day at the computer, won't you get tired? Don't you ever take a break?
Aw man! I tried installing MultiWatch Client on my Windows Vista laptop but it work! All it says is Ms clent and Ms Manager and when I double clicked the client it says error! Does this mean I can't use MultiWatch on Windows Vista?
Hello Vipersonic :)
You sound like you're having some horrific problems with that software. I didn't install it myself as my husband uses
<a href="http://www.uvnc.com/index.html">Ultra VNC
</a>and wouldn't change his mind.
He absolutely swears by it, and he's a software engineer (with over 20 years experience,) who knows what he's talking about.
Ultra VNC's key features:
Key features: File Transfer, Video Driver, optional Encryption Plugins, MSLogon, TextChat, Viewer Tool bar, Java Viewer with File Transfer, as well as Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support, Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto Reconnection and tons of other functionalities.
I think you'd breathe a sigh of relief if you treated yourself to this software. I just hate to see someone struggling so hard, when they simply shouldn't have to.
Oh, did I mention that it is also freeware? ;)
Ok I get it .. *laughs*
Sorry to take up time and room here.
Swan just to let you know, BuBBY has provided a link that concisely explains how to use basic HTML in forum postings.
The link is in the first post to this thread:
There's also a test forum to practice putting HTML in postings:
Question and tip :
I have found out the following : to start the client in hidden mode (no systray icon), it is only required to add "h" as a parameter : that is launching "MultiWatchClient.exe h" from a command line will launch a hidden client.
However, I am still having problems viewing recorded content with the Multiwatch Archive Manager : when launched, even if a recording has been performed, no recording appears to be selectable. Has anyone found a way to do this ? Thanx.
Thx for the infomation on Ultra VNC, Swan. Does this software work on Windows Vista too?
I think I found out by chance how to use the MultiWatchArchive Viewer : as soon as two captured files are available in the specified folder, the Viewer is able to see the files using the "Client" pulldown menu. When there is just one saved file, the viewer don't see it.
When this step is done, one has also to set up the time for viewing the captured screens : select the required capture date, enter 00:00 and 23:59 as start and end time. Then use F6, F7 to browse through the captured screens.
That's it !
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