how to prompt local console only when somebody is logged
pol-admin "at" uni-duisburg.de
Thu Aug 19 13:52:00 2004
i did not get an answer to my post a while ago, and i still have not
worked it out myself, so here it comes again:
i want to run vnc servers as services on all client machines. when a
user is logged on, the user should be prompted to accept incoming
connections to ensure his/her privacy. but when nobody is logged on, i
want to be able to connect without the local prompt.
the reason is i'm trying to use wake-on-lan, and it takes all the fun
out of remote administration if you have to rush through the halls and
click "accept" on the user machine, all in 8 seconds after connecting :)
come on, i can't be the only one with this problem...
i'd try to hack it in myself, but i don't have a windows compile
toolchain, and although i still don't know much about windows internals,
it's already more than i ever cared to know....
rtfms welcome if you kindly include a pointer to the fm :)
Jvrn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> hi vnc folks!
> first of all, huge kudos to all contributors for a really smooth piece
> of software, and for sharing your work under the gpl!
> i'm planning to use realvnc both as a helpdesk and remote administration
> it's very important for me that my users don't feel they are being spied
> on, so i configured all servers on the windows 2k clients to display a
> prompt before accepting an incoming vnc request.
> unfortunately, even when nobody is logged in, the prompt is displayed,
> although there is no danger of privacy invasion now. this prevents me
> from using realvnc as a remote admin tool in combination with wake-on-lan.
> i'm almost certain this is a faq, but neither a web search nor the
> archives have provided a clue - probably a case of Badly Worded Search
> if i'm really the first to ask this, how difficult can it be to add this
> little conditional before prompting, and have the developers thought
> about doing so?
> best regards,
Jvrn Nettingsmeier, EDV-Administrator
Institut f|r Politikwissenschaft
Universitdt Duisburg-Essen, Standort Duisburg
Mail: pol-admin "at" uni-duisburg.de, Telefon: 0203/379-2736