- User Guide
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VNC Server may already be running on the host computer, but to make sure, and if you have access, follow the appropriate instructions for the host computer’s platform below. If you do not have access, contact your system administrator or a host computer user.
• Under Windows, select RealVNC > VNC Server from the Start menu, or double-click the VNC Server desktop icon, if available. Note administrative privileges are required to perform this operation.
• Under UNIX/Linux, select Applications > Internet > VNC Server (User Mode) from the menu system, or search for this application using the standard facility.
Note: If no menu system or search facility is available, open a Terminal window, run the command vncserver-x11, and press the ENTER key. Note you should not do this as a user with administrative privileges.
• Under Mac OS X, navigate to the Applications > RealVNC folder, and double-click the VNC Server program. Note administrative privileges are required to perform this operation.
The VNC Server dialog opens:
If the status bar is green, VNC Server should be licensed and configured correctly for connections.
If VNC Server is not licensed, or is not configured correctly, the status bar turns red. Click the Show button that appears, and follow the instructions. For more information, consult Troubleshooting connection.