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28th January 2010, 10:22 PM #1
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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28th January 2010, 10:30 PM #2
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
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burgemaster (28th January 2010)
28th January 2010, 10:56 PM #3
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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burgemaster (28th January 2010)
28th January 2010, 11:25 PM #4
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:
saved it, and now when i click that it asks for the machine name to connect to, but not the password
Last edited by burgemaster; 28th January 2010 at 11:28 PM.
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SimpleSi (29th January 2010), webman (29th January 2010)
29th January 2010, 12:05 AM #5
Ahh, excellent. Didn't know that was possible - thanks to you too
Originally Posted by burgemaster
1st February 2010, 12:18 PM #6
- Rep Power
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?
1st February 2010, 01:25 PM #7
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
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