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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

Previous Appendix A, Saving Connections

Saving connections to desktop icons

You can save the current connection to a desktop icon on the client computer:

A desktop icon provides an extremely quick and convenient way of connecting to a host computer. Simply double-click the icon to connect. Your preferred VNC Viewer environment for controlling the host computer is automatically recreated.

Note: You may need to associate the desktop icon with the VNC Viewer executable file the first time you double-click an icon connect.

To save the current connection as a desktop icon:

1. Click the Save Connection VNC Viewer toolbar button.

Note: If VNC Address Book is installed on the client computer, you must first disable it. To do this, click the Options VNC Viewer toolbar button to open the Options dialog and, on the Expert tab, set the UseAddrBook parameter to False.

2. If you entered a password in order to connect to VNC Server, you are prompted to save the password. Note that doing so may constitute a security risk, since the password is saved in obfuscated, though not encrypted, form. If you do not save the password, you must enter it each time you connect.

3. Choose a location to save the icon file to (for example, the desktop), and an intuitive name.