Connecting to a 2000 Pro machine when not logged in
Christopher Mc Carthy
cmccarthy "at" gltrade.com
Tue Dec 30 15:02:00 2003
Are you using XP? If so, do you have "Fast User Switching" activated?
Unfortunately VNC is not compatible with FUS (only solution is to turn off
Have you been using terminal services / Windows remote desktop? If so
expect some problems, have a look at the archives for more details.
Check that the service is set to start automatically (Control Panel, Admin
If none of this works, give us a bit more info about your setup - OS, VNC
version, network config etc for both host and client. And you say that if
someone is logged onto the host machine, your client can successfully
From: pauld "at" montgomerymail.com [mailto:pauld "at" montgomerymail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 30 December, 2003 15:45
To: cmccarthy "at" gltrade.com
Subject: RE: Connecting to a 2000 Pro machine when not logged in
I've done all three of those things. It never makes it to the
password screen. It acts as if VNC isn't running as a service
when I'm not logged in so I always get the "Failed To Connect
To Server" dialog box. Doi I need to create a user other than
admin on that machine possibly?
= = = Original message = = =
- you need to run the VNC server as a service
- make sure you set the password via "Show Default Settings"
in the VNC menu
- Start, Program Files, VNC, Administration, Show Default Settings
sets the 'machine' versus the 'user' password; it's the 'machine'
that is used if no user is logged on).
Reply-To: "Paul Montgomery" <pauld "at" montgomerymail.com>
From: "Paul Montgomery" <pauld "at" montgomerymail.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Subject: Connecting to a 2000 Pro machine when not logged in
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 10:31:31 -0600
Hello everyone, I apologize if this question has been asked before
couldn't find anything on it in the archives.
I have a standalone pc that is outside our network and has it's
ip address. It won't let me connect unless I'm actually logged
in to that
machine already. By this I mean that it won't even find the machine
not logged in to it. I get the 'Failed To Connect To Server"
message. I have
many other machines on our internal network that I can connect
either within the network or outside the network without being
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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