Password/Reg problems

Carillon, Mike MCarillon "at" ci.akron.oh.us
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 13:00:42 +0000


I believe we are talking about where does winvnc read its settings, after a
reboot, when it is running as a service on a Win9x machine.  There would be
no user logged on when it starts up.  I believe it should read them from
HKLM.

Here is some comments from the vnc source code
	// NEW (R3) PREFERENCES ALGORITHM
	// 1.	Look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/ORL/WinVNC3/%username%
	//		for sysadmin-defined, user-specific settings.
	// 2.	If not found, fall back to %username%=Default
	// 3.	If AllowOverrides is set then load settings from
	//		HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/ORL/WinVNC3






-----Original Message-----
From: James ''Wez'' Weatherall [mailto:jnw22 "at" cam.ac.uk]
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 7:03 AM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: Re: Password/Reg problems


The password is read from HKCU, HKLM/.../Default and HKLM/.../<username>

HKEY_USERS/.Default is not read unless it happens to be the current user's
registry area.

James "Wez" Weatherall
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Hughes" <joehughes "at" manx.net>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Cc: "Carillon, Mike" <MCarillon "at" ci.akron.oh.us>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 11:40 AM
Subject: Password/Reg problems


> Thanks for the help.
>
> To my knowledge of the registry & win9x the first settings loaded (in re:
to
> users) is the HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT, so I'd imagine VNC should pick the
> password outta here.. The weird thing is, when they get prompted with the
> message if they hit cancel, the next time the machine boots - it reads the
> password!
>
> The current installation sequence is as follows; (note : VNC is intended
to
> run as a service in this case)
>
>     A .BAT file is ran on login
>
>     The batch file checks for VNC exe's in the correct place, if they
exist
> it exits the BAT
>
>     If they don't already exist, it proceeds to copy the exe's and dll's
> into the correct place
>
>     Regedit -s registry.reg is executed - adding the password (The keys
> within HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT is added, as well as
>     LOCAL MACHINE & CURRENT_USER)  - Do I need the L.Machine & C.User??
>
>     "WinVNC -Install" is then ran to register it as a service
>
>     WinVNC launches in the systray, and I can connect to it with the
> intended password with no errors
>
>     I then reboot
>
>     On reboot, the service should start at the login screen - which it
> does - but it presents me with WinVNC cannot find the password......
>
>     Where am I going wrong?? - I have also written dummy keys (e.g. test)
> into the .reg file - and they appear in the registry in the same place -
so
> the     registry is getting written. The only thing i can think is as I am
> writing to HKLM, HKCU & HKU
>
>     Thanks again
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