VNC for each user
insomniac_ambiens "at" yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 22:29:00 2005
I found a simple fix to using VNC and Windows Fast
User switching. You cannot keep your connections open
when you switch users, but you can remotely connect to
more than one user.
You must have VNC running on each user's account to
which you intend to connect. Also, each user's
account must be already logged on.
To switch to another user, do not use the Start Menu
Logoff. Instead, use the Task Manager (hit Ctrl Alt
Del or right-click the task bar). Click the Users tab
and right-click on the user you want to switch to.
Click Connect on the menu.
Now you will be disconnected. Open VNC viewer again
and connect to the port you set up for the user's
account you just switched to. You must connect to the
account which is active on the host computer. If the
active account is running VNC under port 5911, connect
the viewer to hostname::5911, or however you set it
The trick is to use the Task Manager. If you use the
Start Menu to log off, you can't reconnect because the
host will be on the Login screen. No one can connect
when the host is on the Windows Log in screen.
I hope this helps somebody.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
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> Sent: 08 October 2004 10:31
> To: VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: VNC and fast user switching in WinXP
> Hi all
> I read on this page:
> http://www.realvnc.com/troubleshooting.html that it
will not work.
> But what about running VNC in service mode and at
> time running it from each user's autostart in user
> different port ?
> This way there will be service which listens when no
> logged in and a user mode server when there is more
> user logged in.
> The only problem is when second user will log out,
> be only vnc service and I'm not sure what console
> be active (for VNC service to work console 0 must be
> Anybody tried sth like this ?
> Tomek vel Saint (Poland)
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