Removing this functionality is a poor decision. There is/has been a workaround for this for years:
1.Make sure the Orion website is in the Trusted group. This prevents the error message To utilize the Solarwinds Toolset Integration features, be sure to allow ActiveX controls on your browser.”
2. Open a browser, and manually download the SWToolset.exe":
a.http://Your Orion Site/swtoolset.exe
b.Save the file to a location that is easily accessible.
3.Open a command prompt with Administrator Rights
a.note the actual command window needs to be run as an admin (right click/run as administrator)
4.Close all your browsers to the Orion website.
5.Navigate to the folder where you saved the SWToolset.exe file in the command window.
6.Run "SWToolset.exe /regserver".
7.Open the browser, navigate to Orion, and see if it asks you again about installing the ActiveX (it shouldn’t, you just did it manually).
8.If you do not get the message, give something a right click and see if you get the menu.
We use Toolset Integration for more then just the Eng Toolset - We have added additional functionality (Https - Putty) this is a loss of functionality
Why can the swtoolset.exe load be fixed?
Once everyone upgrades there will be a much larger voice to express our discontent.
If the user was setup correctly they wouldn't get that annoying prompt, so that means they removed it only for profit. I called to complain about it no longer working and was told to purchase one of the toolsets to have that functionality... NOT COOL we should start a complaint or post a vote of sorts maybe a “feature request”.
Here is the feature request: Case Update: 442698 - Feature request for Browser integration option with no toolset installed, was removed in NPM 10.4.1
Purchasing the toolkit does nothing for us as most of the tools in it would be blocked by ACLs as we only allow the polling engines access to the nodes via SNMP.... What is in the toolkit that would make it worth purchasing when you have no SNMP acccess? Plain and simple, they took an easy way out to say they fixed and issue when it removes functionality, and why would anyone remove functionality from a good product?
I'm just adding my voice to the list. We primarily use the right click/toolset for our own add-in products that we launch, putty for ssh, etc.. This seems like a big feature that is being removed...
Right click to putty would be huge for my company! How does one express interest / add to a feature request list?
sorry to be a pain if not in the correct thread- but since upgrade to 10.6 integration with the toolset has stopped. I have tried the above manual steps and still nothing. any ideas on things to check?
It has not been returned to the product. The only way you will now see these tools is if you have a copy of the toolkit installed. As stated before this was their reasoning behind removing it:
"The reason behind this decision is so that users
with out Toolset installed but with browser integration set to yes will stop
getting prompted to install Toolset via the browser pop up. Calls from users
about the annoying browser prompt drove the decision. "
sorry cvinka, as i said the integration with the toolset has stopped.... i.e. we have it installed