How to use Execute Remote Commands

With Pro Plus and Enterprise plan, you can use the Execute Remote Commands feature to remotely manage your screens running on Windows/Linux/Raspberry Pi. You can push the commands remotely to individual device or group of devices. 

Enable remote command execution feature on your account:

The feature is inactive by default, so first you will need to turn on the feature on your account in the preference by going to:
https://app.optisigns.com/app/s/preference-settings

Note: for security reason, only account Owner can activate/deactivate this feature.

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Access the remote command execution console:

To submit the command to manage the devices remotely , you will need to go to the remote command execution console through:

Screens -> More Options Icon -> Execute Remote Commands

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Use remote command execution:

There are mainly 3 sections in the execute remote commands console:

  • Section 1 is where you specify the target of the commands.
  • Section 2 is the command you want to execute.
  • Section 3 is the execution result and history.

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For section 1,  there are 2 types of target you can choose from:

  • Screens: You can select the screen name here, it can be one screen, or multiple screens.
  • Tags: by utilizing tags, you can execute the command on group of devices. In below example, the command will be submitted to all devices tagged as Windows or Raspberry Pi.

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For section 2,  you can enter the command you want to execute in the text box. The command need to be OS specific, depending on the OS your device is running on, you will need to build the scripts accordingly. Once you have your commands ready, just click the submit button. The command will be pushed to the devices for execution.

Other than the free form scripts, there are some common commands built into the platform, to achieve these functions, you will just need to select it from the drop down menu. Depending on the type of devices OS, the command will be submitted accordingly. 

 

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Control remote command execution on the device:

In some cases, if you don't want some of your devices to be controlled remotely for any reason. You can control it on the device, just go to the side menu on OptiSigns player, under the Advanced Options, you can toggle the Execute Remote Command off. Then the remote commands will be rejected by the device.

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That's it! Now you know how to execute remote commands with OptiSigns.

 

If you have any additional questions, concerns or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@optisigns.com or just submit a ticket here.

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