Can one client (display system) connect to multiple servers? In other words, can Synergy be used to have multiple keyboards and mice control a single machine?
asked 27 Apr '11, 15:20
No. Synergy does not work this way.
There are, however, other free products that you can use to achieve your desired result. VNC is one such solution. You can set up the display system as a VNC server, and have each controlling PC connect to it with a VNC client.
answered 27 Apr '11, 15:23
We a have multi-client setup running quite happily with version 1.3.8.
Say you have a windows PC (name BIGSCREEN) and you want a number of computers to control it, you can simply run multiple server processes via the registry.
Setup 1 StringValue entry for each server under: HKEYCURRENTUSERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun for each server:
There is no need to install in a separate directory each client runs quite happily from the same directory.
I am not sure what you mean Simon Sweetman.. Can you be more specific... maybe include a snip of your reg keys or an export of them (with the specifics taken out)
answered 04 Oct '12, 16:31
Just to be clear...
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Synergy Client"=""C:\Program Files (x86)\Synergy\synergyc.exe" --no-daemon --debug WARNING --name (name of client) (IP address of Server PC):24800"
"Synergy Client2"=""C:\Program Files (x86)\Synergy\synergyc.exe" --no-daemon --debug WARNING --name (name of client) (IP address of Server PC):24800"
do not use the () in either line... this works great... BUT it has a command window that needs to be minimized and it stays on the task bar...
Now if we can just get rid of that it would be wonderful!!!
yes, you can. Just start several synergy clients on the client machine, each connected to different servers. Works well for me. The only trouble, that users will fight for the mice on the client - there still will be a single pointer.
answered 06 Dec '12, 06:19
i'm trying to follow these tips. can anyone clarify a couple things?
1) once i get these regsitry strings done, then what else to i need to do? do I have to install synergy twice in 2 different directories?
2) if the synergy service is running on the client then is that all i need to do (ie install the software, add the 2 registry strings and that's it?
3) when i kick off the client exe synergyc.exe it asks me for the ipaddress of the server, what goes in that box considering i have two servers?
answered 12 Dec '12, 14:59
the way I did it is...
Create the registry entries on the clients...
create the "clients" on the servers
reboot the client PCs
they should connect to the servers and all is good!!
One other thing you might want to do is make sure that synergy is not running in service mode on the clients
thanks for taking the time to post back and help me out.
you are saying "clients" plural. I have a single client computer (a home theatre pc connected up to the TV), and I want multiple servers to be able to control the on--tv-screen mouse.
Are we getting our wires crossed here, I thought that synergy referred to the computer "being controlled" as the client?
answered 12 Dec '12, 15:24
Sorry Tam.... We have multiple Clients and multiple servers
My system looks like this
Client | Client | Client
Client | Client | Client
Client | Server | Client
the 8 clients are configured the same touching 2 servers in a Emergency Operations Center
Both Servers can control any of the clients.
SO if you configure the Client with the registry entry as listed above in my other post
then configure the Server(s) like
| Client |
| Server |
then you should be OK