Automatic Reconnect From Server To Client Possible? (Answer)

Joel Bomgaars
Thu Jul 24 05:26:01 2003

J. Thomsen,

The only way I found to do this is to make a batch file with this line in

C:\Progra~1\RealVNC\WinVNC\winvnc.exe -connect

Use the task scheduler to schedule the file (or just this command line) to
run every 10 or 15 minutes. Every 10 or 15 minutes a new VNC window will
appear and you can just close the new windows. If you lose the connection,
just wait a few minutes and it will pop back up. This is not very elegant,
but it works. I agree that your idea would be a wonderful feature for future
versions of VNC. I run into your problem all the time. Please submit your
idea for this new feature to and Cc me. Also, check out

Joel Bomgaars
MCSE, CNE, ASE, CCNA, CCDA, A+, Network+, Server+, i-Net+, CIW, MOUS


>I don't know if this is the correct place to ask this, but here it comes.

>I was wondering if it would be possible to make the server reconnect
>back to the client when the connection breaks.

>Initially we use the "add new client" on the servers to connect to the
>client as the servers are all on private networks that cannot be reached
>from the internet. Any connection must be started from the server to
>the client. Unfortunately, the connection breaks quite often, and we
>have to find someone in the other end to start a new connection.

>My idea was then to add a "checkmark" to the "add new client" window,
>which tells the vnc server to reconnect to this client if the connection

>It should try to reconnect until the client tells the server that it is
>that a specified amount of time has passed with no successful connections,
>or maybe after xxx retries without luck...

>If anything like this already exists in any vnc version please post it.

>Thank you.
>J. Thomsen