Two network cards on XP with SP2

Geza Levai geza "at" pumi.org
Thu Nov 10 18:33:00 2005


At 03:32 AM 11/10/2005, you wrote:
>Geza,
>
>VNC Server will accept connections on all network interfaces, it doesn't
>pick one specific one to bind to.
>
>Regards,
>
>Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.

Wez,

What happened, yesterday I removed this PC from a domain (remotely 
using RealVNC) and at the same time I also changed the priority of 
networks in "advanced network settings". After rebooting it I could 
not log in the workstation with RealVNC.
(This was the time when I "cried out loud" for help assuming that the 
priority change caused RealVNC not "riding the waves" of the NIC card 
that it used to.)

So, I had get up from my fictitious "lazy boy" and actually walk to 
the PC. THEN I noticed, that the window of "Windows Security 
Settings" was up notifying what part of it was not working. I got 
suspicious and opened the XP Firewall settings and realized that all 
custom settings were gone.

Basically what I learned from this, that if you remove an XP/sp2 
workstation from a domain, the XP firewall looses all custom 
settings, so don't do this remotely with the Firewall on, unless either

a) you have somebody there to add ReaVNC to the firewall after 
restarting the PC or
b) maybe (I have not tested it), you have to turn Windows firewall 
off before you remove the PC from a domain REMOTELY.

Geza