VNC - does not connect if not logged in on Win2k
Sun Nov 17 16:41:00 2002
I have had this problem with win2k. If the server is logged in you can connect
by VNC using the vnc "server name" and password you have set up. However, as
you said, this doesn't work if the server is not logged in.
You can get round this by connecting using the IP address of the server as the
vnc "server name" instead of the vnc "server name" you gave it when the server
is not logged in, or is locked. You can then just use the send CTRL-ALT-DEL
command to unlock it.
> It sounds like the machine level password for VNC is either missing or
something other than what you expected. Since you are getting a login failure
as opposed to a server not found error, it appears that your service is
running. Gain access to the server desktop, then run the service helper
utility under the same program group as the rest of the VNC icons. If you
would rather use the command line, it is:
> "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\winvnc.exe" -servicehelper
> Make sure that the service is running when you do this or it will give
you an error. The service helper is an icon that sits in your task tray.
That will allow you to change the service level password.
> If you'd rather do it by hand, just manually copy the password key
from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL\WinVNC3 to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3\Default. I have a script at
www.vncscan.com that can do it remotely, but it's not pretty yet.
> -Steve Bostedor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vlad Mayzel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 5:32 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: VNC - does not connect if not logged in on Win2k
> I wanted to use VNC between a W2k workstation and W2k Server. It works very
> well if I am logged in on both machines. If I restart the server (I assume
> VNC will still be running as a service) I cannot connect to the server
> anymore unless I log in there, but that is the whole purpose of having VNC,
> to use it the same way as I used to use pcAnywhere for example that does not
> require me to log in with Windows prior to starting remote control session.
> It connects, but after the password it says VNC Authentication Failed.
> Am I missing something or misunderstand something? Do I do something wrong
> or miusconfigured anything?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
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