Would really like a screenshot playback like movie option from server to quickly review employee activity
I'm a consultant, and some of my clients use monitoring software. One of the features they want is the ability to view screenshots like a movie for a given user or workstation from the server. They run random audits where a supervisor comes into the office sits down with management at the server login and quickly runs through a few days of employee activity by watching the "movie" of screen shots.
Would love to see this in ManicTime Server. If it were added I might be able to sell some clients on this solution.
Might be a little late but there are 2 ways I can think that you can easily do this without having it built in.
The MT server stores it's screenshot files by default at `c:\programdata\manictime\server\data\screenshots`. You could provide the consultant with share access to browse the folders. For slideshow use any image viewer that has a slideshow (Windows' Photos, irfanview, insert-your-favorite-here)
The other way is (assuming you have domain or admin access to the workstations can browse the workstation to it's own screenshot store folder and use the imageviewer. Flip of the same coin you could set the workstations (assuming they are not mobile) to use a central network share and then could access that.
Take note of privacy laws in your jurisdiction and talk to a lawyer. Even though there is an assumption that the "company" owns it's equipment and therefore anything done on it, snooping screenshots opens up whole other angles. ESPECIALLY if we're dealing with WFH.
Under all circumstances I'd say this has to be in the employee handbook and that all employees should be made CLEARLY aware. Do not be sneaky in any way about this. When it bites you it will bite HARD.
I'm not saying it's a bad idea or you shouldn't do it but it definitely has some "interesting" liability angles. IANAL so you should def talk to someone who is. Maybe more than one.