VNC WIN2K Server problem...won't run as a service.
Tue Jun 24 16:50:01 2003
I have installed VNC on a couple of WIN2K Server boxes
and one is having a strange problem. I removed the
software and registry settings and did a complete
re-install of VNC, but it did not solve the problem.
I am having the same problem as another user...who
posted this message in April of 2002, but I saw no
solution. I am copying his question here rather than
re-type it, because it is the exact same problem. Any
help would be appreciated.
copied from...Adam Dale
Chief Technical Officer
Flipem UK Ltd
I then added the registry keys and then the service.
The service appeared so I started it. No icon appeared
in the System Tray but this is documented so I ran the
Service Helper - no icon, logged off and on
again - no icon, rebooted - no icon. The service is
starting fine - no messages in the event log or
When I select any of the items like "Show About Box"
or "Show User Settings" I get the message "No existing
instance of WinVNC could be contacted".
When I try to connect from a client PC I get "This
server does not have a valid password enabled. Until a
password is set, incoming connections cannot be
Interestingly, if I run WinVNC (App Mode) on the
server, I get an Icon in my system tray but still
cannot connect to the server from the client
- same error as above - however, I can now see the
About Box and User Settings etc.
I have tried several complete uninstalls, used regedit
to clear ALL registry entries to do with VNC, copied
over the registry entries from another machine that
works etc - all to no avail. I've also had a pretty
good search through the archives for this mailing list
but couldn't find anything similar and have read all
Note : the server it won't run on is a Windows 2000
Advanced Server, one of the other machines is an
identical Win 2K Adv Server and that runs
fine, the other 2 machines are SBS 2000 Server and a
plain Windows 2000 Server - which also run fine. All
machines have all latest hot fixes and service packs etc.