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Deploy Preferences for Network and Connection Settings (Host Preferences)

Modify how LogMeIn interacts with your local network and manages its connection.

Host Preference Packages can only be applied to LogMeIn Windows hosts.

Who can use this feature? The Host Preference Packages feature is available to any Account Holder of a LogMeIn Central Premier or Plus subscription and to users in a Premier or Plus account with the Configuration Management permission.

Host Preference Packages allow you to define and deploy preferences and security settings to Windows hosts in your LogMeIn account.
  1. Create a Host Preference Package, as follows:
    1. In LogMeIn Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
    2. Click Add Package. The New Host Preference Package page is displayed.
    3. Name your new Host Preference Package.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Under Category, select Network.
  3. Under General Settings you have the following options:
    Option Description
    Maximum number of servicing threads Specify the maximum number of threads the host can spawn to service client connections. This feature is useful if you have multiple LogMeIn users making simultaneous Dashboard, Main Menu, or File Manager connections to an important server. Remember: Only one Remote Control session is allowed at a time. Restart the LogMeIn service on the host to implement the change. The default value (50) should be enough to handle up to 10 concurrent sessions to a single host. Additional incoming sockets will be rejected and a log entry will report Socket refused, no more than 50 connections allowed.
    Idle time allowed Set the amount of time that can pass without activity in LogMeIn before a remote control session is disconnected.
    File Transfer Compression Choose the compression level to apply to data transferred from the host during remote control, including files transferred using the File Manager feature.
    Detect and download updates automatically Select this option if you want LogMeIn to check for the latest version of the LogMeIn host software. The host user will be prompted to update if a new version is found.
    Install downloaded updates when LogMeIn is idle Select this option to ensure that LogMeIn updates are only installed when LogMeIn is not in use. This protects users from losing active sessions. LogMeIn must restart itself (but not the host computer) after applying a software update. If this is done while LogMeIn is busy (for example, during an active remote control session or while a file transfer is in progress) then the connection will be dropped during the restart.
    Enable 'Wake On LAN' from sleep and power off Allow the host to be powered on when all LogMeIn Wake On LAN prerequisites are met. See How to Wake a Computer in Sleep Mode or Powered Off Using Wake On LAN
  4. Continue to add settings to the Host Preference Package. When ready, click Finish and Save.
  5. Assign the Host Preference Package to computers or groups, as follows:
    1. In LogMeIn Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
    2. Click Edit or Click here to assign next to the Host Preference Package you want to assign.
    3. Choose computers and groups using the left and right arrows.
    4. Click Save.