Broadcasting with Vnc?
vnc-list "at" alexmorris.co.uk
Tue Jun 4 19:43:02 2002
>I was wondering if something like broadcast control of multiple
>machines from one window was possible with vnc?
Not sure. Isn't VNC TCP rather than UDP?
>My thinking is as follows:
> Problem: Multiple machine administration is a pain with
> Microsoft Windows. (Order(N)).
> Solution: Control the desktop on multiple machines
> simultaneously, thereby setting up (for example)
> a new printer on every machine. (Order(1)).
Use different technology. Use SMS Installer or MSI to package a printer
setup, then deploy it remotely to each PC. This does assume that each PC
will have the same print device and therefore drivers.
Alternately, set up a central shared print server and instruct the users
how to connect to the shared printer. If the users can't even manage
something like connecting to a shared printer then create a shortcut to
the printer and mail the shortcut to each user. If even that fails then
remotely send the relevant HKEY_CURRENT_USER values for the connection
to that printer down to each PC.