Remote installation of VNC
Mon Oct 28 01:10:00 2002
I'm writing something for the Windows platform. I'll let you know when it is complete.
From: Graham Harris [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 5:30 PM
To: Jay Heaton
Subject: Re: Remote installation of VNC
Friday, October 25, 2002, 6:20:01 PM, you wrote:
JH> I know this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but....I
JH> want to remotely install VNC Server on 300+ machines across our school
JH> network. I want it to run as a service. I want all the settings to be
JH> the same on all installations, namely disallowing any user other than
JH> Admin to change passwords, properties, etc. The workstations we will
JH> be installing on are primarily Win98, and they all login to our NT4
JH> servers. I have no experience with batch files or scripts, so please
JH> be somewhat thorough with explantion. I have set the registry values
JH> on a number of machines that we have already installed on, and have
JH> everything the way I want it, I just need advice on how now to install
JH> on the next 300 machines more efficiently than manually going to each
JH> one. I apologize for the lengthy request, but any help will be greatly
JH> appreciated. Thank you.
JH> Jay Heaton
JH> VNC-List mailing list
Simply set one computer up as you want it (with the default
password. Then goto regedit (Start | Run | Regedit)
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Sofware\ORL then goto Registry | Export
This will bring up a save dialog and you can save the settings to a
known location. All you then need to do is to install VNC and then
double click on the registry file (<file name>.reg) this will then
merge those settings into the registry, you will get the following
prompt (no quotes)
"Are you sure you want to add the information in [<your file name>].reg
to the registry?"
Click yes and there you have it!
If you have set up your machines correctly you can push the software
onto them, though it might not be present in Win9X/NT4. Unfortunately
I am not familiar with this technology.
You might have problems with the VNC Icon being present in the system
tray as Win95 to ME do not run services as NT, 2000, XP does. But you
should be able to do it as I have descibed above.
This is perhaps one of many ways of doing it.
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