Compute Stick maintenance?

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I'm testing the compute stick. I was wondering what the maintenance entails? Do I need to run a cleaner to clean up temp internet files? Anti virus and malware?
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The Sticks already come with Windows security software. IMO it is more then enough for what you would be using it. Just leave all the security settings on. Sticks do not really require any special treatment. Simply do the initial setup and have some remote desktop option available for maintenance. For now I am using Chrome Remote Desktop - works very well, actually.
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Thank you, Darius! In other words, with the Chrome Remote Desktop I will be able to login to the compute stick and display remotely to fix any problems? THAT will help me tremendously! Do you have a link to this Chrome feature?
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That is correct... giving the device is up an running. Here is the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp?hl=... I recommend going about it this way: create google account that you will be using for all of your digital signage devices.Install this Google App under this account. You also could add Rise Vision Apps to the Chrome 'favorite' pages, Google Storage etc. Now, when you setting up your digital signage device, install Chrome and apply this Google account to it. This way Chrome will sync your account automatically and get all the necessary apps and other settings. Again, be mindful about it and install only what you need under this account. Make sure you have no older Rise Vision App from Chrome App Store installed under that account, as it will be installed as well, which will give you a ton of problems when you try installing the newest Rise Vision App.
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Thank you, Darius! Great advice and info! I have the compute stick with Rise Vision already installed when I purchased it. Do I only have to install what I need to connect to the device itself?
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Christian,

I'd wait for Darius' expert opinion here, but yes, I believe that is the case.
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Robb, )))

Christian, I am not an expert. I am not sure I understood your question. Basically, what I do when get the new Windows 10 device I remove unnecessary apps and programs and remove others from 'start-up' list (such as OneDrive). I go through all the settings and use the common sense when deciding what options to apply (for example I deactivate all the messages and forbid apps from accessing camera, speakers, location etc., deactivate Bluetooth). I cannot be more specific as Windows settings constantly change with updates. Chrome is really unnecessary for your device to work with Rise Vision, but because of them we use Google services for our digital signage a lot. This is why installing Chrome makes a lot of sense for us. For that, I use dedicated Google account with set of Google Apps like Chrome Remote Desktop. In addition I have all the Rise Vision Apps saved as favorites in Chrome, so I could access them from any device without much effort. Also, I use Google Drive to store files for our players.
This is how I go about installing our players. There is not much to it, it is basic stuff. Just do some planning ahead of the time, think what you gonna need. I think is is more important to consider the content for Intel Compute Sticks and the way you gonna get them installed. They are little guys, they can 'suffocate' without proper air flow and cooling. I think their WiFi adapter is not good; therefore, see if you can get them 'wired' to the local network. Also, they are just inexpensive consumer devices... they will fail from time to time. But I like them, because they are pretty good players if you do not push them over the cliff with your content and keep them cool and happy (I have a couple of USB fans making sure they are: https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/our-basic-digital-signage-setup-and-mounting...)
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Christiaan,

I would agree with Darius' points above. There should be no maintenance needed to remove temp files.
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Just to add , chrome remote desktop has limitation of max 50 under one google account. After that it starts throwing clients offline.

regards
Prakash
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Did not know about that.