Connections manager

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Connections manager


Connection manager allows you define connection parameters for network client and parameters of internal network server.


Predefined connections

To connect to the necessary server of the RoboTask quickly, you can specify the connect parameters in advance.


Each predefined connection contains such parameters:

Computer name or IP address


Domain (for NT authorization only) - you can specify single dot (.) if you are using non-domain user (local computer user)

User name


Save Password - switch on this checkbox if you want to save password

Connect at startup - switch on this checkbox if you want to activate this connection when RoboTask starts.


Network server settings


On this tab you can set up server parameters of RoboTask. Read more about client-server mode here.



Start Server at RoboTask loading

It is on by default. Switch off this checkbox if you want to refuse from remote administration.


Bind to IP

By default this field is empty. This means that the network server is bound to all available addresses on the computer. The address has the same effect. You can specify particular address. This is useful if the computer/server has several IP addresses.

Also you can specify local host address In this case you can connect to server from local computer only.



This is the number of a port, on which the server accepts connections. By default, it is 5500. If you use more than one instance of RoboTask at your computer, apply different ports to avoid conflicts.

For example: 5500 is for an application, 5501 is for a Service.


Encrypt data

This is the mode of traffic encryption. By default, it is on. The mode of ciphering is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of encryption automatically. RoboTask provides the traffic encryption with dynamic keys using CryptoAPI system functions.


Compress data

This is the mode of traffic compression. By default, it is on. The mode of traffic compression can be useful when connection is slow (for example, DialUp or GPRS). The mode of traffic compression (packing) is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of compression automatically.


User Rights

This is the check mode of user’s rights at connection. It is possible to choose between two modes of user checking:

Use Internal list. When you press the button “Edit Internal List of Users” in this mode, you can define users, who have the right of connect to the server. This is just text in the form
on every line.
For example:
At the checking of a user, the server inspects presence of the user in a list and correctness of a password.

System Administrators. In this mode the server checks presence of administrator’s rights on a local computer when a client connects.

If the user isn’t checked, the server returns an error and closes the connection.

By default, the System Administrators mode is on.


Start Server

It starts the server.


Stop Server

It stops the server. At that rate, all opened connections are closed.


View/Edit connections

Here it is possible to view all opened connections and to close selected connections.


Also see Network Client chapter


note Related Topics

Remote - Connect to

Remote - Disconnect

Enable Remote Automation

Remote Variable & Settings

Remote Running Tasks

Define connections

The list of predefined connections