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    VNC viewer with a stored password??

    We are currently using UltraVNC (UVNC) on all our machines, I just wondered if there was an alternate VNC viewer.exe that I can have a stored vnc password?
    A little like Lanview does? getting tired of typing the damn password over and over !

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm not at work but I set up a special needs childs laptop so that it displayed the teachers screen and I'm pretty sure it either stored the password or it could handle a blank one - either way, the pupil doesn't have to type one in and just clicks on a shortcut on the desktop (maybe thats it - I think I saved a config file and put a shortcut to that on the desktop)

    I'll check tomorrow

    regards

    Simon

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    Once you're in a VNC viewing session, right-click the program entry on the taskbar and click 'Save connection info as...' (or press Ctrl+Alt+F5). Choose a place to save the file. You should be prompted if you want to save the password - click Yes.

    You will then have a small plain-text file with connection information for your VNC connection. If VNC was installed with the option to associate .vnc files with VNC Viewer, then double-clicking the file will launch the viewer to the machine without prompting for the password.

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    Thanks mate, this would work but I would have to create/save one for every different machine..


    BUT... just opened the saved file with notepad and removed the machine name from host:

    [connection]
    host=
    port=5900
    proxyhost=
    proxyport=5900

    saved it, and now when i click that it asks for the machine name to connect to, but not the password

    Cheers both
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    BUT... just opened the saved file with notepad and removed the machine name from host:

    saved it, and now when i click that it asks for the machine name to connect to, but not the password
    Ahh, excellent. Didn't know that was possible - thanks to you too

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    Guys,

    I like VNC - have used it for years before moving into education. However, I have seen reports that say that VNC is inherrently insecure and that it is a very simple process for anyone to "break into" a VNC session and watch what is going on without the users knowing. For this reason, I stopped using it in school as I didnt want to compromise the Teacher's security.

    Are you guys aware of this - or have you got a new product that doesn't have an issue?

    Cheers,

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    Well, Im in primaries so its not an issue.

    But I don't think any teacher should be working on something on the main class computer that they wouldn't want pupils seeing

    regards

    Simon

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