Defaulting "Command Line" options for non-Admin Users
neil.baird "at" virgin.net
Mon Nov 29 01:53:01 2004
I have a simple home network with 2 PCs both running VNC4 servers/viewers.
This works incredibly well and, by manipulating my FW ports, I can access (and
frequently do) either machine via the Internet. My only issue (and it's minor)
is that, logged-on as an XP "Power User", with VNC running as a service, the
"Desktop Settings" are not removed when I am connected. They are when I am
logged-on as "Administrator". I have tried this command-line ("runas"
"Administrator") whilst logged-on via my regular "Power User" User account,
""C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe" -register DisableEffects=1
RemovePattern=1 RemoveWallpaper=1" (ignore outer quotes) to try and make the
settings stick during "registration", but to no avail. (Perhaps I have the
wrong syntax as there are no specific examples documented?) The service
registers OK but the command line options have no apparent effect; for
example, my "Wallpaper" is still sent to the connecting VNC viewer.
My only concern is that, particularly over slow connections, removal of
these "Desktop Settings" would surely increase the performance. However, I
would not wish to be logged-on as an "Administrator" all the time simply to
speed-up the VNC connection when it's used (regularly but not daily) and, as
it's still working (extremely reliably - a fantastic program!), will happily
tolerate the reduced speed when I need to .... unless there's a known fix or
workaround? Thanks for any advice.