newbie question from a non-tech person
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Wed Dec 10 17:02:00 2003
Heya. It sounds as the other PC's in your library simply
already had VNC installed on them, by an administrator-level user.
So installing VNC again as a non-administrator...it sounds like
you got the right error messages. :)
FWIW, there are many "VNC-helper" apps out there which are
designed to make a non-tech person's VNC-life easier. For example,
as an alternative to manually installing VNC on every PC in your LAN,
you can use the venerable FastPush scripts (http://www.darkage.co.uk).
With them, you can install VNC into a target PC "across the network".
The Kaboodle application (http://www.Kaboodle.org) can also do this,
plus it will automatically detect if a PC has a VNC Server running
There's a list of such "helper apps" here:
Hope one or more of these help!
> Hope that qualified it enough that this sort of thing really isn't my
> expertise. Nonetheless, I have to install the VNC server on all of the
> Internet accessible computers in our library. I have the viewer installed on
> my computer with no problems but am having some problems installing the VNC
> server on the other computers.
> I have put vnc server in the startup folder. When I restart the computer I
> get two error messages: 1. Warning this machine has no default password set.
> Winvnc will present the default dialog now to allow one to be entered (If I
> click on this it tells me I do not have sufficient privileges to enter one
> as I am not logging in as administrator) and 2. Another session of Winvnc is
> already running.
> Meanwhile, after closing all of these error boxes, everything works fine - I
> am able to view the server computer from my computer with no problems. So
> how do I get rid of these error messages (or what am I doing wrong?)
> Lauren Valdes