Hiding icon

Ellen Reisinger itadmin "at" sanderson.nt.edu.au
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 05:09:08 +0000


Can someone explain this to me in really simple terms (please).

I have been in to regedit, found have drilled own and found values under 
each of the
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\<username>
	HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3
 but am unsure where to proceed from there.

I guess it doesn't help that I have a limited understanding of the registry 
editor.  I have tried looking up dword values in my ref text called 
Optimizing the windows registry, but I still don't quite grasp what I am 
supposed to put where.

Help.

Cheers,
Ellen

-----Original Message-----
From:	Fisher, Dave [SMTP:david.m.fisher "at" eds.com]
Sent:	Thursday, 6 September 2001 10:46 AM
To:	'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
Subject:	RE: Hiding icon

Here is the registry doco on hiding the properties:

WinVNC - Advanced Settings
Extra options have been added to WinVNC for use primarily by system
administrators, to tailor the server's behavior to meet their particular
needs.   The options are DWORD values which can be set in the system
registry, and tools such as the Windows Policy Editor can be used to apply
these settings across a large number of machines.
Versions 3.3.2 R5 and later use a more sophisticated organisation of these
options to allow more flexibility.   It also makes it rather complex, so
we're thinking about alternative ways of doing this. WinVNC will currently
look for settings in the following places:


Local machine-specific settings. Options specified here are not 
overridable.
Location:
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\
Local default user settings. Location:
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
Local per-user settings.  These override the local default user settings. 
If
there is no current user, the username SYSTEM will be used. Location:
	HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\<username>
Global per-user settings.   These are only read if AllowProperties has not
been set to zero (see below) Location:
	HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3
Most options can only be specified in a subset of these places, as 
specified
in each option's description below.

Advanced Options:
AllowProperties
If this is set to zero, the user is not allowed to view the properties
dialog and hence cannot change any settings, including the password.  Note
that this stops all global per-user settings. A valid password must
therefore be in force before using this setting, generally in the local
default-user setting.  Local per-user setting.


-----Original Message-----
From: Zalman Margareten [mailto:zmargareten "at" CJH.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 6:30 PM
To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
Subject: RE: Hiding icon


I will tell you how to do it if I can only understand what you are trying 
to
accomplish. All they will see is the IP address (when they move the curser
over the icon). You can disable opening the properties when clicking on the
icon (in the latest version.) I don't recall how but it is explained in the
documents.
\
Cheers


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Sarinana [mailto:jsarinana "at" ksninc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 5:33 PM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: RE: Hiding icon


The only reason I want to hide this icon is because I have a computer WIN98
running on a peer to peer network that has JetAdmin installed on it. This
computer is our print server for this peer network and from time to time
some of the users need to log into this computer and screw with the print
jobs. I want to hide it from these users so they don't feel obligated to
screw with it just because it's there.

Regards Joe S.
any help out there ?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of
Dietmar.Friesch "at" isisconsulting.de
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 2:15 PM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: RE: Hiding icon


CLAP,CLAP,CLAP on the spying thing and the good folks

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Jonathan Maton
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 10:52 PM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: Re: Hiding icon


"Hiding the tray icon"

This is sort of a "taboo" issue... mainly because there seems to be no
legitimate reason to hide the server's icon.  The only reason I can think 
of
is to facilitate spying on someone, which I believe the good folks at AT&T
Research are not interested in advertising, especially after the rather
nasty article in Time magazine that proclaimed vnc to be nothing more than
"spyware."

Having said that... vnc is open source.  You can download the source code
and make whatever changes you want.  But please don't be offended if no one
on the list wishes to help you do it.  We'd all hate to see the vnc project
go closed source (or worse, be discontinued) due to any more bad press, and
the "feature" you're after is the heart of it.

------------------------------------------------------
Jonathan Maton, Development Team
Viztek, Inc.

makers of the Onyx-RAD suite of medical software
(teleradiology, PACS, and DICOM)
------------------------------------------------------

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Sarinana" <jsarinana "at" ksninc.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 4:11 PM
Subject: Hiding icon


> I'm new to VNC, how can I hide the icon on a server and still connect to
it
> from a viewer ?
>
>   _____
>
> Joe Sarinana
> Network and CAD System Manager.
> KSN INC. www.ksninc.com
> 209-946-0268
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