VNC / XP Professional Question
JAldrich "at" covista.com
Wed Dec 8 13:49:01 2004
With MS Windows, you are controlling the local console. That's just the way
things work. Windows is designed to be used by a single user at a time.
'Course you can do other things, like print, share files, etc off that
machine at the same time, but only one person can be actively "using" the
PC. Unlike Unix/Linux (Solaris being a Unix-based O/S) which was designed to
let multiple people use it at one time.
From: Robert Sohigian [mailto:robs318 "at" pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 6:26 PM
To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: VNC / XP Professional Question
I've been using VNC with SPARC Solaris for quite
now and am very happy with it.
I recently added an XP Professional system to my home
network, which I'm accessing via VNC.
With the Solaris version, I could set-up different VNC
windows and have various people using different
on the same computer at the same time.
With XP, it sees that I'm limited to one window, and
is controlling the monitor at the same time.
Is there a way around this, or is this just the way
What I'd like to do is have the monitor available for
another user, or just not refresh it as I control
the system via VNC (which seems to be running really
slow because of this).
Please feel free to point me to documentation... I did
some checking, but could've missed something.
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