Password util

Ingecom - SERRE Jean-Christophe jcs "at" ingecom.com
Tue, 08 Aug 2000 17:37:03 +0000


"Jenkins, Adrian" <Adrian.Jenkins "at" intl.fritolay.com> wrote:
>
> Anyone know of a utility to force the setting of a new password
> (clear the existing pw) each time WinVNC is run? At the moment I'm
> only looking for M$, but I may need a UNIX version later.

Supposedly your users have a "VNC" icon on their desktop for starting
the WinVNC server (say, after a helpdesk/admin call); instead of having
that shortcut pointing at WinVNC.exe, you would make it to such batch:

blank.bat
......................................................................
"C:\Program Files\Orl\Vnc\WinVNC.exe" -kill
regedit -s blank.reg
"C:\Program Files\Orl\Vnc\WinVNC.exe" -run
......................................................................

blank.reg (keep the empty line at the end!)
......................................................................
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3]
"Password"=hex:5a,b2,cd,c0,ba,dc,af,13

......................................................................

The batch will stop a possibly running WinVNC app (or service), will
silently overwrite user's password with a blank one (those hex codes are
the encrypted version of a blank password), then will restart WinVNC.

Since the password is blank, WinVNC's behavior is to NOT allow incoming
connections and instead it will prompt the user with the Properties
dialog so that to force him to enter a new password...

Also be sure to correctly set the PIF properties of your shortcut for
disabling the "Misc:background: always suspend" property, enable "Close
on termination", etc.

Tailor that to your actual needs...

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