Password Restriction

WHPL Computer Technicians WHPLCompTech "at" westhartford.org
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 16:00:44 +0000


Chris I saw your answer about restricting the end user from changing the
setting. When I tried 
this it would not let me start the server again. It kept saying that
password was not set.
The password is set. Any ideas as to what is wrong?   


Thank you for helping make 
our service better! 

Bob Lester
Computer Technician
Town of West Hartford, CT
Public Library
(860) 523-3276



-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Johansen [mailto:johansen "at" main.nc.us]
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 10:49 PM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com; vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Cc: Chris Icenhower
Subject: Re: Password Restriction


At 3/22/2002 Friday 02:11 PM -0600, Chris Icenhower wrote:
>I want to use WinVNC as a remote network utility.  I want to remotely
>access these computers without the end-user changing the settings or
>server passwords.  Is there a way to restrict the user from modify this
>configuration?

Chris, see "WinVNC - The Win32 VNC server" 
<http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/winvnc.html>.  Find the third instance 
of "AllowProperties"; read what follows:

"If this is set to zero, the user is not allowed to view the properties 
dialog and hence cannot change any settings, including the password. Note 
that this stops all global per-user settings. A valid password must 
therefore be in force before using this setting, generally in the local 
default-user setting. Local per-user setting."

Best regards,
-- 
Chris Johansen
33 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801-2835
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