How to Install Remotely on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Remotely on Your Synology NAS

Remotely is a smooth remote control, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency. The Remotely client has two parts: the service and the remote control. The service is responsible for maintaining a persistent connection to the server and executing remote commands. The remote control is launched as needed for remote control sessions. Both applications make outgoing web socket connections over secure SSL/TLS protocol. Because the connections are outgoing, you don’t need to open any ports in your firewall, and the service won’t accept any incoming connections. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Remotely on your Synology NAS using Docker. If you need an alternative for Remotely, check out my RustDesk guide.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Remotely v1231 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it remotely. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2023

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2023

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Remotely. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=remotely \
-p 5371:5000 \
-v /volume1/docker/remotely:/remotely-data \
--restart always \
immybot/remotely:latest

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2023

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Remotely” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Remotely – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2023

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5371 Click Register. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2023

  • STEP 10

Add your own Email and Password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2023

  • STEP 11 

On the left sidebar click Download to download Support Clients. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Remotely Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2023

  • STEP 12

Note: If you want to run Remotely container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS and remember to add Web Socket at the Reverse Proxy.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

Enjoy Remotely!

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update Remotely container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 6:33 AM