VNC as windows service

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 00:37:08 +0000


Yes.  IT took me months to figure out what was going on with that thing...
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Kramarov" <alex "at" incredimail.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday/2002 January 16 19:08
Subject: Re: VNC as windows service


: 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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