Windows 2000 and VNC at initial boot saying doesn't have a password...

James ''Wez'' Weatherall jnw22 "at" cam.ac.uk
Thu, 09 Nov 2000 10:28:59 +0000


Use the Default Properties dialog to set a machine-local password.

James "Wez" Weatherall
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From: <FSkrotzki "at" netsetgo.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 10:25 PM
Subject: Windows 2000 and VNC at initial boot saying doesn't have a
password...


> We are moving to windows 2000 and are starting roll out next week.  We've
> used vnc with NT 4.0 without any problems but now have one.
>
> Installed vnc on a 2000 server, did the registry, then installed the
> winvnc service, then run the winvnc app mode and when prompted for
> password we've defined one.
>
> Logout/login no problems...
>
> Re-boot the system and try and connect without first logging into the
> system and we get a prompt that there is no password defined yet?  but if
> I go and physicaly login to the system then from that point on it works
> fine.
>
> It looks like the program is attempting to read a part of the system
> registry that doesn't exist when it's run until a user has logged in.
>
> Any ideas, patches, etc...
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