WinVNC4 - command prompt blocked even if launching with
Alex K. Angelopoulos
aka "at" mvps.org
Tue Aug 17 07:19:00 2004
I haven't seen this mentioned in the mailing list - please let me know if I
overlooked a prior discussion of it.
When launching WinVNC4 from a command prompt on XP Pro SP2 (obviously in
user mode), the console remains blocked even if the -noconsole switch is
specified. I would suggest that the -noconsole "should" mean that it
detaches from a command shell window even if it is started from one - but
this is open to debate since we don't exactly have ISO standards for Windows
commandline parameters... ;)
This is not a high priority problem AFAICS since there are workarounds using
the start command. Since the start command has a quirk that makes this less
than obvious (it interprets the first unnamed argument surrounded by quotes
it encounters as a command prompt window title) I'll document it here - feel
free to requote/adapt.
(1) If winvnc4. exe is in the usual location - for example, "C:\Program
Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe" - it can be started by specifying the start
directory with the /D command, like this:
start /D"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4" winvnc4.exe
(2) Add the VNC4 folder to your path -or- copy the binaries to a directory
already in your path.