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26th January 2010, 10:06 AM #1
VNC and windows 7
Which make/version are you using with windows 7? ultravnc is what we've always used with XP but there seems to be problems with windows 7 (or perhaps it's just me)
Pressing ctrl alt del doesn't work
The video very very slow and juddery (constantly have to manually click refresh to see whats going on)
Wondered if there was a more out of the box version that you can just install and run with windows 7 without a hitch? I'd prefer not to have to faff with the settings to get it to run smoothly
If on the other hand though im best getting ultravnc working, any tips for getting it to run smoothly?
26th January 2010, 10:12 AM #2
I've been searching high and low for an alternative myself.
We currently use RealVNC for our network, but that seems to also have some flakey problems with Windows 7. Would also like to know if anyone has found a suitable VNC for Windows 7 or other monitoring tool.
26th January 2010, 10:20 AM #3
uvnc works fine. have you got the latest version?
26th January 2010, 10:20 AM #4
Using UltraVNC here and don't have any issues - I do turn down/off UAC entirely though so that might be a reason why.
26th January 2010, 10:41 AM #5
TightVNC here, and on our XP ones. Works a treat.
26th January 2010, 10:42 AM #6
And the Ctrl+alt+del button works fine?
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
26th January 2010, 10:55 AM #7
I think it depends on how you're running it. If you run it as a service then I thought that it wouldn't work (services are not allowed to interact with the desktop except by popping up a message saying "process X wants your attention" but if you run it as a user then it should be OK (eg you have a shortcut to vnc.exe in the startup group)
26th January 2010, 11:10 AM #8
ah pants, ive always installed it as a service so that might be why then, with UAC enabled i can get it to work, but it take about 60seconds of sitting and wating before it works (could be that im currently running windows 7 on the slowest PC in school as a test for kids to batter, though usage seems quick enough)
Originally Posted by srochford
27th January 2010, 10:53 PM #9
- Rep Power
Latest UltraVNC here (installed as service) without issue. UAC on and off.
27th January 2010, 11:35 PM #10
Are you using the mirror driver? I found UltraVNC to have bad performance on Vista without the driver, haven't tried on 7 since I'm now just using RDP and Remote Assistance instead.
28th January 2010, 12:53 AM #11
RDP/Remote Assistance would surely be the way to go, especially considering it's built into Windows?
AT. Thanks for the tutorial btw. It's really useful.
28th January 2010, 12:44 PM #12
Remote Assisstance lacks the ability to monitor entire classrooms. Most cases of using VNC for us is to make sure nothing unscrupulous is being done on them (Teacher classroom discipline - that's never done).
I'd love to find an alternative to VNC as performance is just shocking, but it looks like UltraVNC might be the only option currently.
22nd February 2010, 04:37 PM #13
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vnc and windows 7
Try Intelliadmin.com. You can use it as a "regular" vnc client/server for free, but has some enhancements if you purchase the admin kit and run it in their mode. Works great as a vnc client. I was using this with some windows 7 demo machines as a vnc client until the newest version of ultravnc came out...
4th March 2010, 11:34 PM #14
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Windows 7 & connection problems
I connect through a vpn to work. I did have Ultra vnc working & then all of a sudden it quit. I'm wondering what firewall, inbound, out boud rules I need.
4th March 2010, 11:47 PM #15
I'm having difficulty with VNC in XP in two instances first anything to do with Kaspersky it will not allow me to click on any kaspersky windows or the systray icon. Secondly in office 2007 if you click the office button it doesn't show the menu?
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