Windows XP Pro Server
tfseak "at" futurmaster.com
Tue May 11 13:15:01 2004
Do you have user B's password? If yes, you could login and check several things yourself. The first of all, check if the VNC server service is still running and the port 5800 is still listening. Then next, check if he's got anything in the "Startup" folder or the "run" registry key. And of course, try to connect from another PC to this machine to see if it works. Would it be possible that as soon as your user B logs in, he stops the service? And what about creating a user C similar to B to see if you've got any problem?
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Robert Crawford [mailto:rinconranch "at" earthlink.net]
> Envoyi : mardi 11 mai 2004 00:38
> @ : vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Objet : Windows XP Pro Server
> I have the VNC server running as a service on a Windows XP Pro machine.
> Access is via a web browser on port 5800, tunneling through ssh to a Linux
> network, and then to the Windows XP Pro machine, which is on the Linux
> network. You can be sure that someone more capable than I set this up and
> made it work.
> The XP Pro machine has 2 user accounts "A" and "B". When neither user
> account is logged on, it is possible to connect via VNC and log onto either
> account at will (if you know the password). But the logon session
> originated by the remote user terminates when the VNC connect ends.
> The accounts do not behave the same if a user is already logged in locally:
> o If the "A" user is logged in locally, one can connect via VNC and join
> the pre-existing logon session. The remote user and the local user (if a
> person is present) can both control the desktop. This "joint use" is
> desired, because it permits the local logon session to continue after the
> VNC connect ends, so that a program started up by the remote user can
> o If the "B" user is logged in locally, the VNC connection is refused,
> saying "Sorry, Try Again". We want the "B" account to have the same "joint
> use" as is possible on the "A" account.
> I do not know why the "B" user acts differently. "A" is the Administrator,
> and "B" is a Power User. Making "B" a member of the Administrators group
> does not change the situation. I can find no security or network setting on
> the XP machine that treats "A" and "B" differently, and have prowled the VNC
> documentation and discussion archives without finding this issue discussed.
> Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
> Robert Crawford
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