NT Administrator can't change Properties of VNC

Steve Palocz spalocz "at" tgtsolutions.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 18:55:36 +0000


As for groups, no I don't think they will work.
As for shortening, sure, if it isn't in the administrator then it will take
it from default.

Steve

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[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Thompson, Dale
W.
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 1:27 PM
To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
Subject: RE: NT Administrator can't change Properties of VNC


Thanks Steve. I knew there had to be something fairly simple I was
overlooking.

Do you know if this would work for groups? IOW, if I made it
"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Administrators]" (with an "s"),
would that allow everyone in the Administrators group on the local machine
able to make these changes?

Also, do you think that the added section below could be shortened to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\administrator]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000001
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000001

and leave all the other settings under "Default", since they are all the
same?

Thanks again for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Palocz [mailto:spalocz "at" tgtsolutions.com]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 9:43 AM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: RE: NT Administrator can't change Properties of VNC


easy.
Make the reg file as:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\VNC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\VNC\3.3.3]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000000
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000000
"SocketConnect"=dword:00000001
"AutoPortSelect"=dword:00000001
"InputsEnabled"=dword:00000001
"LocalInputsDisabled"=dword:00000000
"IdleTimeout"=dword:00000000
"QuerySetting"=dword:00000002
"QueryTimeout"=dword:0000000a
"Password"=hex:xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx
"PollUnderCursor"=dword:00000000
"PollForeground"=dword:00000001
"PollFullScreen"=dword:00000000
"OnlyPollConsole"=dword:00000001
"OnlyPollOnEvent"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\administrator]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000001
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000001
"SocketConnect"=dword:00000001
"AutoPortSelect"=dword:00000001
"InputsEnabled"=dword:00000001
"LocalInputsDisabled"=dword:00000000
"IdleTimeout"=dword:00000000
"QuerySetting"=dword:00000002
"QueryTimeout"=dword:0000000a
"Password"=hex:xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx
"PollUnderCursor"=dword:00000000
"PollForeground"=dword:00000001
"PollFullScreen"=dword:00000000
"OnlyPollConsole"=dword:00000001
"OnlyPollOnEvent"=dword:00000000

Now as you see you are adding another key that will be for the
administrator.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Thompson, Dale
W.
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 11:39 AM
To: VNC-List (E-mail)
Subject: NT Administrator can't change Properties of VNC


I have installed WinVNC on a number of NT 4.0 machines. I wanted to restrict
the user's ability to change the password and to close the VNC application
in the taskbar, so before installing the program on each workstation I
imported this .REG file into the registry:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\VNC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\VNC\3.3.3]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000000
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000000
"SocketConnect"=dword:00000001
"AutoPortSelect"=dword:00000001
"InputsEnabled"=dword:00000001
"LocalInputsDisabled"=dword:00000000
"IdleTimeout"=dword:00000000
"QuerySetting"=dword:00000002
"QueryTimeout"=dword:0000000a
"Password"=hex:xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx
"PollUnderCursor"=dword:00000000
"PollForeground"=dword:00000001
"PollFullScreen"=dword:00000000
"OnlyPollConsole"=dword:00000001
"OnlyPollOnEvent"=dword:00000000

which was an export from a machine where I had configured it the way I
wanted. So far so good. I can connect with each machine just fine, and
everything is working well, except...

The Properties entry (and the Close entry for that matter) on the VNC icon's
pop-up menu is grayed out, even when I am logged in as Administrator, or
someone else in the Administrators group. And when I try to run
Start/Programs/VNC/Administrative Tools/Show Default Settings I get a dialog
with a title of WinVNC Error and the message says "This machine as been
preconfigured with WinVNC settings, which cannot be overridden by individual
users. The preconfigured settings may be modified only by a System
Administrator." Well, I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR!

I've looked at the documentation on the website for WinVNC but can't find
any information on this particular problem. Any help or words of advice?

Thanks,
Dale Thompson
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