- Ultra VNC version: 126.96.36.199
- Operation System: Windows 8 Ultimate 64-bit
What you need
- UltraVNC_188.8.131.52_Setup.exe file (downloaded from UltraVNC home page at www.uvnc.com/download/ )
- Active Internet connection (Setup requires to download some files as it installs)
- Execute the exe file.
- Select a language.
- Accept the ‘License’ document.
- Select a destination location.
- Specify a ‘Start Menu’ folder name.
- Once all the steps are done finish the installation setup.
Configuring the Ultra VNC Server
- Now check your system tray for blue color Ultra VNC logo.
- If it’s not there try restarting ‘uvnc service’ or restart your machine.
- In this, in ‘Incoming Connection’ section the displayed 2 ports (i.e Main: 5900 and Http: 5800) can be slightly different depending on your machine’s port availability. The main port number will be required later when connecting to the Ultra VNC server from an Ultra VNC viewer.
- Make sure you check ‘Allow Loopback Connections’ in the Incoming Connections section.
- Give two different passwords in the ‘Authentication section and remember them, because they will be required when remotely connecting.
- In ‘Misc.’ section do tick the first 2 options if you are installing this on a Windows Vista or above OS.
- Then apply the settings and press Ok.
- After closing the ‘Admin Properties’ reopen it and double check your selections are not changed.
- Then restart the ‘uvnc service’ manually.
Configuring the Ultra VNC Viewer
Initiating Remote Desktop
- Start the Ultra VNC viewer.
- Specify the VNC Server as <server_ip :: server_main_port> and press ‘Connect’ leaving other options unmodified. It’s wise to first test the VNC installation by remotely connecting to the same machine. That’s why I have connect to localhost in port 5900 which is set in my Ultra VNC server’s ‘Admin Properties’.
- If you want only to remotely view the machine, provide the view only password. If you want to actually work on the remote machine specify the vnc password and log in.
- If you have correctly installed and configured the Ultra VNC setup and you are connecting to the local machine from itself you will see something like this, else you will see the correct remote desktop screen of your Ultra VNC server machine.
- While a machine is remotely accessed by Ultra VNC, it will not interrupt the logged in user session as in ‘Windows Remote Desktop’. But you can detect that you are been monitored if your machine’s Ultra VNC server icon in the system tray goes yellow from default blue. It’s always yellow if viewers are connected to it.