how to prompt local console only when somebody is logged in?
gsieker "at" mail.com
Thu Aug 19 21:13:00 2004
Jvrn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>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 :)
I believe there is a way to do this with the 3.3.7 and older vncs by
setting QueryConnect 'on' in the local settings and 'off' in the global
settings, which would have the effect you want because the local settings
are used only when a user is logged on.
I haven't tried in the new version, but I saw a thread where James 'Wez'
Weatherall of realvnc said that the global settings are always in effect
when running as a service, even when a user is logged in as of version 4.
If this is the case, it would take away the ability to use different
settings based on whether someone is logged in to the machine or not.
Here is the thread I'm refering to:
I, too, am interested in whether this can be done in version 4, so if
anyone can comment (Wez? ;), that would be great!
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