VNC as windows service

Alex Kramarov alex "at" incredimail.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 00:11:41 +0000


actually, like I said, what i did involved a little less steps :

install on another machine as service

export HKLM\Software\ORL\
import to the remote machine

start the service

that's it.

but while it's allright for someone at a level of sysadmin (like us), a
simple user may have a problem with this, that's why i am sure, that a
simple interface for defining the settings before starting the service will
surely be apriciated

Alex.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Angelopoulos" <alex "at" bittnet.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:16 AM
Subject: Re: VNC as windows service


> This is a mess. Here's your problem: you need a password set under HKLM as
well as HKU.  Furthermore (and this is the most confusing
> aspect of it IMHO) the key is NOT the same subpath.
>
> Password, etc is set under the user key HKCU\Software\ORL\WinVNC3 when you
get the VNC server running.  Since this is not loaded
> until that user logs on, you also need settings under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default . NOTE THE EXTRA \DEFAULT
> (that threw me the first time).  You need to import settings from the HKCU
path to the HKLM path.
>
> Here's a recipe for getting it working under terminal services.
> =================================================
>
> -------
> (1) Install somewhere. Set it to run as a service, start it up, then
export the following subkey while you are still  logged on:
> HKCU\Software\ORL\WinVNC3
>
> The Reg file will look something like this:
> -
> REGEDIT5
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3]
> "SocketConnect"=dword:00000001
> "AutoPortSelect"=dword:00000001
> "InputsEnabled"=dword:00000001
> "LocalInputsDisabled"=dword:00000000
> "QuerySetting"=dword:00000002
> "QueryTimeout"=dword:0000000a
> "Password"=hex:80,80,80,80,80,80,80,80
> "PollUnderCursor"=dword:00000000
> "PollForeground"=dword:00000001
> "PollFullScreen"=dword:00000000
> "OnlyPollConsole"=dword:00000001
> "OnlyPollOnEvent"=dword:00000000
>
> -----------------
> (2) Edit the header
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3]
> to become
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
>
> this will then look like:
> -
> REGEDIT5
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
> "SocketConnect"=dword:00000001
> "AutoPortSelect"=dword:00000001
> "InputsEnabled"=dword:00000001
> "LocalInputsDisabled"=dword:00000000
> "QuerySetting"=dword:00000002
> "QueryTimeout"=dword:0000000a
> "Password"=hex:80,80,80,80,80,80,80,80
> "PollUnderCursor"=dword:00000000
> "PollForeground"=dword:00000001
> "PollFullScreen"=dword:00000000
> "OnlyPollConsole"=dword:00000001
> "OnlyPollOnEvent"=dword:00000000
> -
> -----------------
> (3) Import the edited HKLM into the registry of the machine.
> -----------------
> (4) Reboot.  It works.
>
> ========================================================
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alex Kramarov" <alex "at" incredimail.com>
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Sent: Wednesday/2002 January 16 13:34
> Subject: VNC as windows service
>
>
> : Hi.
> :
> : I have tried to install VNC as service on a w2k server while being
logged in
> : using terminal services. this proved to be almost impossible due to the
> : fact, that (is far is a can tell), after you install vnc, you can
install it
> : as service, but when you start the service, it asks for the default
settings
> : (password and so) by popping up a dialog on the main desktop of the
system,
> : and i cannot see it and fill that in because i am loggid in to the
terminal
> : services session, which gives me another desktop.
> :
> : the only think i was able to do is to copy the registry keys containing
> : initial settings from another machine with working vnc as service, and
> : importing it to the w2k machine - this worked.
> :
> : is there some interface to define the settings for the service before
> : starting it the first time ?
> : is there another logical course of action in this case ?
> :
> : starting vnc interactively doesn't help - it has different set of
settings,
> : stored in another place in the registry.
> :
> : Alex.
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