After rebooting WinXP: Connection refused (10061)
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Tue Oct 19 16:39:01 2004
Have you tried waiting for a few minutes after booting before trying to
connect in? Windows can sometimes take a long time to load certain
services, leading to the problem you describe.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Bonnie & Clint
> Sent: 18 October 2004 17:41
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> Subject: After rebooting WinXP: Connection refused (10061)
> Hi all,
> I have two PCs, one WinXP one Win2k, connected through a
> switch, without a firewall or VPN connection between them.
> Just a plain Ethernet connection.
> When I reboot the WinXP machine, I am unable to use VNC
> Viewer on my Win2k machine to connect. I see the following error:
> Unable to connect to host: connection refused (10061)
> However, if I go to my WinXP machine and do CTRL+ALT+DEL to
> bring up the login prompt, I am able to connect through VNC.
> Note that I do not have to log in, just bring up the login prompt.
> If I log out of WinXP (not reboot), I am also able to connect
> using VNC just fine.
> I do not have this problem on the Win2k machine. I can reboot
> Win2k (without CTRL+ALT+DEL or logging in), then connect to
> my Win2k machine using VNC viewer on my WinXP machine without
> any problems.
> Here is what I have tried so far to fix the problem:
> * Verified both PC are running VNC as a Service
> * Reinstalled RealVNC on both PCs
> * Installed TightVNC, had the same problem
> * Verified I can ping the WinXP in the state when I
> receive the error
> * Verified "Fast User Switching" is disabled (I am on a
> network domain, so that is unavailable)
> * Verified "Remote Administration is disabled
> * Verified I am a member of the "Administrators" group for
> the WinXP machine
> * Ensured both the Service-Mode and User-mode passwords
> are the same
> I have searched the email archive and other internet sources
> and have not been able to figure out what is going on here.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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