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Contents

About This Guide

Chapter 1: Introduction

Principles of VNC remote control

Getting the computers ready to use

Connectivity and feature matrix

What to read next

Chapter 2: Getting Connected

Step 1: Ensure VNC Server is running on the host computer

Step 2: Start VNC Viewer on the client computer

Step 3: Identify VNC Server running on the host computer

Step 4: Request an encrypted connection

Step 5: Connect to VNC Server

Troubleshooting connection

Chapter 3: Using VNC Viewer

Starting VNC Viewer

Starting Listening VNC Viewer

Configuring VNC Viewer before you connect

Connecting to a host computer

The VNC Viewer user experience

Using the toolbar

Using the shortcut menu

Using the VNC Viewer - Options dialog

Managing the current connection

Changing appearance and behavior

Restricting access to features

Chapter 4: Connecting From A Web Browser

Connecting to a host computer

The VNC Viewer for Java user experience

Working with VNC Viewer for Java

Chapter 5: Exchanging Information

Printing host computer files to a local printer

Transfering files between client and host computers

Copying and pasting text between client and host computers

Communicating securely using chat

Chapter 6: Setting Up VNC Server

Licensing VNC Server

Starting VNC Server

Running multiple instances of VNC Server

Working with VNC Server

Configuring ports

Notifying when users connect

Preventing connections to VNC Server

Restricting functionality for connected users

Stopping VNC Server

Chapter 7: Making Connections Secure

Authenticating connections to VNC Server

Relaxing the authentication rules

Bypassing the authentication rules

Changing the encryption rules

Preventing particular connections to VNC Server

Restricting features for particular connected users

Uniquely identifying VNC Server

Protecting privacy

Appendix A: Saving Connections

Saving connections to VNC Address Book

Using VNC Address Book to connect

Managing connections using VNC Address Book

Saving connections to desktop icons

Chapter 4, Connecting From A Web Browser

This chapter explains how to connect to and control a host computer using VNC Viewer for Java. All you need to do this is a Java-enabled web browser to download VNC Viewer for Java from VNC Server (Enterprise) or VNC Server (Personal) on demand; you do not have to install any software. This may be useful if you are at an Internet café, for example.

Note: You cannot download VNC Viewer for Java from VNC Server (Free).

Once downloaded, you can use the VNC Viewer for Java applet to establish a connection in exactly the same way as VNC Viewer. You use your mouse and keyboard to control the host computer exactly as you would using VNC Viewer.

Note: VNC Viewer for Java has considerably fewer remote control features than VNC Viewer. For more information, see Connecting from VNC Viewer for Java.

Contents

Connecting to a host computer

The VNC Viewer for Java user experience

Working with VNC Viewer for Java