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Microsoft KB Archive/246433

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SMS: How to Disable Remote Control Acceleration on Selected Client Computers

Article ID: 246433

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q246433

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


This article describes how to manually disable Systems Management Server (SMS) remote control acceleration on a specific computer or on the entire network.

For additional information on how to obtain the latest Systems Management Server 2.0 service pack, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

236325 How to Obtain the Latest Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

You can make a modification to the registry to control the loading of the Remote Control video accelerator. Once you make this change, the accelerator never loads. You can make this change for specific computers or the entire network.

Before you install the Remote Control component, create the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Configuration\SMS 1.2 Client Migration\Remote Control

Create a DWORD value named Install Video Driver and set the data value to 0 (zero). The value will be copied by the RemCtrl.ipf file to:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Client Components\Remote Control\Hardware Settings\Install Video Driver

If no value is found in the first registry location, the default value of 1 (one) is written to the second location.

Valid values are:

0= Never install driver
1= Install if in driver list
2= Always install, even if not in driver list

By using these values, you can also force computers to always load the video driver.

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