WinVNC - Arguments (was Re: WinVNC Auto Install....)

James [Wez] Weatherall jnw "at"
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:26:46 +0000

On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Patrick Wong wrote:

> What do you mean "as a service (installed with SRVANY from the Resource
> Kit)"?

There is a program called SRVANY in the Windows NT Resource Kit that
allows ANY executable to be used as a Windows NT service.  Favourites for
this are things like custom HTTP servers and similiar, that need to run
all the time but for which properly server-ised versions aren't
necessarily available.

> Are you running the WinVNC on a NT Server machine or NT Workstation? or
> Does it have any difference?

Should make no difference.  They are bit-for-bit identical, barring two
registry entries. :)
> Other question, is the Ctrl-Alt-Del, I search the mailing list archive,
> there was an post stated that if the WinVNC is running as NT service,
> then the viewer can send "Ctrl-Alt-Del" to the VNC server. Would someone
> comment on this one? Is this possible and how to have it work.

Ctrl-Alt-Del can currently be sent to the WinVNC server without too much
difficulty, at least from Unix.  However, this doesn't help, because
Ctrl-Alt-Del is a special key combination that cannot be synthesised
properly by WinVNC at the local end, so it can't be used to logon, or lock
the workstation.

I hope that makes some sense.  NT can in places seem rather arcane at


James "Wez" Weatherall
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