1 2008 Netgotiator AlterEGO User s Manual Getting Started with Netgotiator AlterEGO Netgotiator AlterEGO is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution of EXILLION extreme value technologies NETGOTIATOR DOCUMENTATION TEAM EXILLION extreme value technologies November 2008
2 GETTING STARTED WITH Netgotiator AlterEGO November 2008 Revision
3 WHAT IS Netgotiator AlterEGO Netgotiator AlterEGO is a free secure screen sharing utility designed for people of little or no technical skills. Netgotiator AlterEGO enables non-technical users to get connected from anywhere on the Internet in seconds without changing any firewall or router settings. With Netgotiator AlterEGO, people can help their contacts remotely as if they were working side by side. Popular uses for Netgotiator AlterEGO are: Accountants with their clients or colleagues Technical assistance for IT support personnel Computer and software training for software vendors Engineers who present their 3D models to customers Lawyers collaborating with colleagues or presenting their work to customers Translators working side-by-side with customers or colleagues as well as many applications and uses in the every-day life of a computer user. Netgotiator AlterEGO is distributed under the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, from the Internet. The latest version can always be found in the address: 3
4 DOWNLOADING THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION You can download the Netgotiator AlterEGO software application from by clicking on the Free AlterEGO Download button and links on any page on the Netgotiator AlterEGO website (http://www.netgotiator.com). When you click on the Free Download link, you will see a screen that prompts you to Run, Save or Cancel the download. Picture 1: Select and click Save to save the downloaded file to your disk. Click Save on this window and save the downloaded file on your Desktop for easy future reference (see Picture 2 to guide you how to select your desktop). Picture 2 : Save the file to your Desktop 4
5 RUNNING THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION You can run the Netgotiator AlterEGO application by pressing the Run button after downloading the application executable. Note: Netgotiator AlterEGO does not have an installation procedure, since no real installation is ever made. Instead, the application can be run anytime, either as a Simple User (not needing administration privileges) or as an Administrator. Anyway, let s go back to our initial procedure for running the application. After you have saved the AlterEgo.exe executable on your Desktop, press the Run button to run it. Picture 3: After download, press the Run button to run the app. In some occasions, the operating system might prompt you again and ask for your consent to run the file and give you the option not to be asked again, whenever you open this file. Picture 4: You may be prompted to run the file. Please uncheck the Always ask before opening this file In Windows Vista, if you run the software under an Administrator account, you ll get a prompt from the UAC (User Account Control). Please press Continue to accept the UAC prompt. Picture 5: if you are prompted with a UAC prompt, please press Continue. 5
6 FIRST SCREEN OF THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION AlterEGO.exe is a "single EXE application". You can run this application without any installation and therefore without the need for Windows administrator rights. With AlterEGO you can both accept incoming requests and start outgoing requests. You can also direct your customers to download this module from our Web Site. Registered users can build a customized version (with their own logo and text) of AlterEGO and direct their customers to download the module from their Web Site instead of Netgotiator s site. You can run the Netgotiator AlterEGO application by pressing the Run button after downloading the application executable. The only requirement is that Microsoft.net framework version is installed, for the application to run. The user will be informed immediately if the correct.net framework version is not installed and will be directed to download and install it directly from the Microsoft Download Center (depending on their language and platform x32 or x64). The first time the application is run, you will be informed in the appropriate language about the AlterEGO s version and asked to accept the Netgotiator AlterEGO Terms of Service. Please read carefully and if you accept the Terms of Service press the Accept and Proceed button to continue. Picture 6: Please revise the Terms of Service and press Accept & Proceed to continue. THE STARTUP SCREEN OF THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION Before we describe the startup screen of the application, we should note the Windows Vista case. WINDOWS VISTA In case you are running the application under the Microsoft Vista Operating System, after you have accepted the Terms of Service, the following Window (picture 7) is presented. Picture 7 Picture 8 6
7 Explanation: In Windows Vista, running the application under a non-administrator user account, can lead to strange results, like frequent disconnections. For example, suppose you are in a session controlling your partner s PC and your partner has chosen not to run the application as an Administrator. When she presses a button or performs an action that needs administration privileges under Vista, she is prompted in a Secure Desktop to either accept or deny the action. This prompt can disconnect your partner s session under this scenario. The solution is either to run the Application with Administrator rights or to wait for your partner to respond to the UAC prompt and reconnect. Pictures 7 and 8 show the preferred sequence of how we should run the application if we already know the Administrator credentials. TROUBLESHOOTING STARTUP RUNNING PROBLEMS Most startup problems have to do either with: The machine (Microsoft XP or earlier, since Vista comes with.net framework v.2.0 preinstalled) not having the Microsoft.net Framework v or The Windows operating system or security software being aggressively vigilant and blocking the running process. The user tries to overwrite the older version with a new version downloaded from the Netgotiator Web Site, while she has the AlterEGO.exe running, or a child process (called NetGAlterEgo.exe) running. In the first case, you should download and install the Microsoft.net framework from the links and the button provided by the application. In the second case, you should select whichever option removes the blocking action (typically, a button called Ignore, Continue, Yes, Grant, Run, or Allow.) In the third case, please close all AlterEGO relevant applications and / or processes before you try to run the program again. Some security software might also block the extraction or the execution of the Netgotiator AlterEGO application or some of its components during the AlterEGO extraction and / or execution. In this case you should temporarily disable your security software during the AlterEGO startup execution. REGISTRATION SCREEN OF THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION 1 If you have never used Netgotiator AlterEGO before, you will be asked to login or create an account when you start the application. If you already have a Netgotiator AlterEGO account, click on Login. If you don t have a Netgotiator AlterEGO account, click on Create Account. If you don t want to login or create an account, you can click on the cancel button at the top right of this window. This will not close the application and you will be taken directly to the screen sharing controls. Note: Commercial use of the Netgotiator AlterEGO is not permitted unless you have Registered and paid for the service. 2 CREATING A NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO ACCOUNT Creating a Netgotiator AlterEGO account is simple and it only takes a few seconds. Benefits: By creating a Netgotiator AlterEGO account, you can Track and manage your sessions 1 Only in non-beta versions. 2 Netgotiator AlterEGO is FREE for personal use under the following restrictions: You cannot use the service for more than 60 minutes daily and you are not allowed to connect to more than five (5) people per month. Above those limits, please consider buying the AlterEGO subscription-based service. 7
8 Rate partners you have sessions with Build your own Netgotiator AlterEGO credentials and reputation, turning your knowledge into cash in the future Netgotiator Professional Services marketplace. To create an account, you only need to provide your address, first and last name, and a password (six or more characters). Once you have created your account, you can use your and password to log in to the Netgotiator AlterEGO software application as well as the Netgotiator AlterEGO website and have access to every other Netgotiator AlterEGO in the World by establishing a trusted session. LOGGING IN AND OUT THE SOFTWARE APPLICATION To login in to the Netgotiator AlterEGO application, simply enter your address and password in the login screen. To log out of the Netgotiator AlterEGO application, access the applications settings menu (by rightclicking on the Netgotiator AlterEGO taskbar icon) and select Logout. FUNCTIONALITY OF THE NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO DESCRIPTION OF THE NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO MAIN FORM In a Netgotiator AlterEGO session, one person shares his screen and the other person accesses a partner s screen. To watch a short (one minute) Flash movie on how to use Netgotiator AlterEGO, please click here: Please review the following matrix for explanation of the application areas and buttons The logo of the Application. Click to visit web site. 2. The picture of the User. Click for statistics. Can be set from [15 Settings]. 3. The current application Version. If a new version is available, it is noted on the right, and if clicked, you can download the new version 4. The User s description. It can be set from *15 Settings] 5. The User s unique ID in the Netgotiator AlterEGO namespace. Tell it to your partner so she can connect and establish a session. Right-Click to it, to copy it to the clipboard or Send an Invitation to a partner by The User s password for the session. It is automatically issued by the Netgotiator Servers. It can be re-issued by pressing [7 new password]. Tell it to your partner to grand her access to your Desktop, or allow her to present her Desktop to you. 7. This button, re-issues a new user password shown at [6 - password] 8. A visual indicator that shows your Read-only Full access mode of your desktop in case some partner connects to it after your verbal communication. 9. Your Partner s ID. Ask your partner to tell you her number and type it here, or select from an already defined Contact from the Dropdown box [contacts ae added in 11 Contacts]. 10. Your Partner s Password. Ask your partner to tell you her Password and type it here, to be able to get access to her system for the session. 11. The Contacts button. You can add, remove or change a Contact. You have to select some contact from [9 Partner s ID dropdown box]. 12. Select this to access the Remote Desktop of your partner, after you have typed her ID and password and pressed [16 START]. 13. Select this to present your Desktop to your partner, after you have typed her ID and password and pressed [16 START]. 14. An area for Messages from the system and the server, as well as errors during session. 15. The Settings button. Click this to set various application options like your persistent password, network proxy settings, Language, your Description and Picture (see below). 16. The START button. Click here to start a Session with a partner, after you have typed her ID [9 Partner s ID+ and password [10 Password+ and selected the action to be Remote Control mode *12 Remote control] or Presentation mode *13 Share My Screen]. 17. Click on this button to EXIT the Netgotiator AlterEGO application at any time. 8
9 [Button 15] Settings for Netgotiator AlterEGO Application Picture 9: [Options][Tab 01] The General Settings Your Description: Put your Title or Description here, for others to see when you establish a session Your Image: Put your image here, for the other partner to see. Load an image from Disk or Clear the saved image. Language: Choose the Netgotiator AlterEGO interface language. Picture 10: [Options][Tab 02] The Security Settings Session Protection: Use the checbox titled Use automatic password to force the Netgotiator Servers to send you a new password every time you are connected. Session Password: If you unchecked the Use automatic password checkbox, you can set your own password for the sessions. Typically selected when we want to have access from our Work computer, at home. Retype password to ensure no mistake has been made, or press Clear to set password handling to default state. Picture 11: [Options][Tab 03] The Network Settings Proxy Settings: Use the fields and the buttons to define Network Proxy settings in case you are begind a very restrictive Firewall/Proxy scenario Get Current: The program will get the Current Internet Explorer settings for proxying. Using Contacts and Aliases [Aliases/Contacts Combo Box - 9] [Aliases/Contacts Icon - 11] The combo box ID in the Create a session to a partner area can give you access to all partner IDs that you have added to your contacts. You can assign an alias to each ID either before the connection (when she has notified you about her Netgotiator AlterEGO ID), or during a session, by pressing a button called Add to Contacts. 9
10 Picture 12: Press the Add to Contacts Icon and fill the ID and name of your contact Picture 13: Type your partner s alias in the combo box or drop it down to see the online status for all your contacts To assign an alias to your partner ID (see Picture 12): 1. Press the Icon  that shows a person next to a folder. 2. Type an ID in the upper text box called Netgotiator ID. 3. Type an Alias for that ID in the lower text box called Name. From now on, the Combo Box *9+ contains your partner s Alias and a color light ball in front of it. Depending on the online status of your contact, the light of the ball image will be as follows (Picture 13): Grey/Black : Your partner is not online Green : Your partner is online and available for a session Red : Your partner is already in a session and cannot accept a session request To edit a partner s Alias, do the following: Select your partner from the Combo Box  and press the Icon . Now you can alter the alias name for your partner (Picture 12). Status of the Netgotiator AlterEGO Application in the Windows TaskBar. You can - at any time view the Status of the Application in the Windows Taskbar Netgotiator AlterEGO icon. The icon has 3 states: Black: Netgotiator AlterEGO is not yet connected to the Netgotiator Servers. Red: Netgotiator AlterEGO is connected to the Netgotiator Servers and shows the User s ID if you move your mouse over the Netgotiator AlterEGO icon. Green: Netgotiator AlterEGO is connected and in a Remote Session. 10
11 ESTABLISHING YOUR FIRST NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO SESSION INITIATE A REMOTE FULL CONTROL DESKTOP SESSION In a Netgotiator AlterEGO session, one person shares his screen and the other person accesses a partner s screen. To watch a short (one minute) Flash movie on how to use Netgotiator AlterEGO, please click here: To illustrate how to start a session, let s use an example. Let s say that John and Alice want to have a session where John wants to share his screen with Alice. Here are the short steps that John and Alice have to follow: JOHN IS SHARING HIS NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO ID AND SESSION PASSWORD John gives Alice his Netgotiator AlterEGO ID  and his Session Password . John would typically share his Session Password with Alice over the phone or an IM (instance messenger) chat session. After he shares his access code, John decides if he wants Alice to have Full Control or Read Only View over his Desktop and clicks the Mouse icon *8+ to make it Read Only (red). ALICE IS ENTERING JOHN S NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO ID AND SESSION PASSWORD Alice enters John s Netgotiator AlterEGO ID in  She enters his password in , She then selects  for Remote Control and She finally clicks on the BIG RED START BUTTON  to connect to John s machine. The Session is established and Alice is now viewing John s Desktop in Read Only mode. To end a session, either John or Alice clicks on the red x  button on their application. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEMS WITH SESSIONS Sometimes the Windows operating system or security and anti-virus software that you may have installed on your computer can block a session. Netgotiator AlterEGO uses internally a program called UltraVNC viewer to view your partner s screen. Windows and other security programs may alert you when this program tries to run on your computer. Here are the most common problems and their resolutions. WINDOWS DEFENDER WARNING Sometimes Windows Defender will show you a warning. You should select the Ignore button. WINDOWS UAC (USER ACCESS CONTROL) BLOCK KNOWN ISSUES When a computer running the Windows Vista operating system is sharing a screen, UAC can cause Netgotiator AlterEGO to lose connection immediately when the permission prompt is displayed. User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator password before performing actions that could potentially affect your computer's operation or that change settings that affect other users. Unfortunately, this message and request for approval displays even if you are logged in as a user with Admin rights. When this message is displayed there are two cases: 1. If you started Netgotiator AlterEGO with Administrator privileges, nothing happens, but you cannot click on the UAC buttons. Your partner has to click on them. 11
12 2. If you started the application as a Normal User, the session is immediately disconnected. A workaround for this problem is to tell your partner to complete the UAC consent prompt and press the START button to reconnect to a new session with your partner. Please Note: EXILLION does not endorse turning User Account Control OFF when using Netgotiator AlterEGO. It is preferable to run the application as an Administrator when starting (see pictures 7, 8). Running the application as a restricted user, cannot produce better results, since you will not be able to get the Administrator s password, anyway. In case that you want to turn UAC off, we can only suggest the process: go to Start button/settings/control Panel/User Accounts and Family Safety/User Accounts/Turn User Account Control on or off. You will need to restart the computer for the change to take effect. Other than this issue Netgotiator AlterEGO should work fine on Vista as long as you configure the Firewall/Security software to Allow Netgotiator AlterEGO and netgviewer.exe to run and access the internet. ENDING A NETGOTIATOR ALTEREGO SESSION APPENDIX LANGUAGES SUPPORT Netgotiator AlterEGO is supported in the following languages English Ελληνικά (Greek) And from 2 nd quarter of 2009 in: Français (French) Deutsch (German) Italiano (Italian) Español (Spanish) CHANGING LANGUAGE OF THE APPLICATION To change the language of the Netgotiator AlterEGO application, click on the [15 Settings] button on the bottom of Netgotiator AlterEGO main form, and select the Language from the Language dropdown combo box. Finally, press Save to save your settings. 12
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