Auto Install VNC on Win2K Domain ?

Richard Harris richard.harris "at"
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 10:07:40 +0000


> I am trying to push VNC to my workstations with my current registry
> settings.  I think there are 2 or 3 possible ways to do this.

The main part of installing on Windows is what rigths the user has. If your target 
machines are Windows 9x / ME, then security isn't a problem. You can use a 
custom built setup.exe (again on or make your own 
batch file to do it. Either will work.

If you clients are NT or 2000, then it's a little more complicated. This is as most 
users don't have the security permissions to create services or mess about with 
the registry. If you're trying to roll VNC out on them, then go with my fastpush 

I've heard from a few people that MSI works well with W2k. However, I've not 
heard good about setting the VNC password via a policy. I'd be tempted to 
keep it simple at go with either of the top two options.

On top of all that, if VNC is already installed, and you just want to alter the 
password, then you *might* be able to stick an updated reg file in the login 
script and it should work (if the users are able to access the registry. I don't 
think regedit /s newpass.reg will work on NT though).


Richard Harris
Environment IT
Tel: 0115 977 4509
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