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How do I apply my subscription?ΒΆ

You must apply your subscription to VNC Server running on each remote computer you want to control.


VNC Viewer is free to use. It does not require a license.

If you have a Home or Professional subscription, simply download VNC Connect and install it. The Licensing Wizard should automatically appear, but if it doesn’t you can right-click the VNC Server tray icon and select Licensing:


Follow the instructions to sign in using your RealVNC account credentials. Note you must do this desk-side; there’s no remote deployment capability for Home or Professional.

If you have an Enterprise subscription, you have a little more flexibility:

  • You can sign in to VNC Server desk-side in the same way as a Home or Professional subscription. If you do, direct connectivity is automatically enabled, and you can choose to enable cloud connectivity at the same time.
  • You can apply a 25 character license key to VNC Server, either desk-side or remotely. If you do this, direct connectivity is automatically enabled but there’s a separate step to enable cloud connectivity.