Viewer Cannot Connect To Local Network Server After User Res

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Viewer Cannot Connect To Local Network Server After User Res

Postby cwnoah » 2014-02-25 16:40

I've been trying to get UltraVNC working between my wife's computer and mine and am pulling my hair out (I don't have any to spare, either). Her computer is upstairs and mine is downstairs. When I run the Viewer, the VNC Authentication screen prompts for password. After entering the password and clicking Login, I get "Authentication rejected". I can go up to her machine and set her Admin Properties Incoming Connections to Auto (which it already is), set her passwords to the same thing they already were, then click Apply and it will work from mine to hers on her internal IP of 10.0.0.3 until she shuts down for the day and restarts the next day. Then I get the "Authentication rejected" error and can't connect. Since I've had a stroke, climbing the stairs is quite a chore. I have tried setting her ports to 5903 and 5803, 2903 and 2803, along with setting mine to these various ports (the same as and different from hers), and nothing works. Does anyone have any ideas?

I am trying to connect on our local network first, then when that works reliably, I want to try remotely from outside the network. Here are our specs:

Computer name: Charlie-XP
Workgroup: HOME
Internal IP address: 10.0.0.2

Computer name: Nancy-laptop
Workgroup: HOME
Internal IP address: 10.0.0.3

Thanks,
Charlie
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Re: Viewer Cannot Connect To Local Network Server After User

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2014-02-25 18:43

Looks like a permission issue for ultravnc.ini, if it isn't writable settings can only be saved in memory.

On XP and running as service vnc open a "runas" box when you want to save your settings.
It has a checkbox [v] Don't allow to save. You need to uncheck this else no write permission. (normal you expect that [v] is allow, but MS made it invers)

You can always create a ultravnc.ini on another pc and copy this file.
or
copy winvnc in a temp folder with full access
Run it to create the ini file and set all required settings
then copy it to "program files"
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Re: Viewer Cannot Connect To Local Network Server After User

Postby cwnoah » 2014-02-25 22:31

Hi Rudi,
Thanks for your quick reply. I didn't understand the runas instructions at all, so I copied winvnc in a temp folder and ran it. I am logged into XP as Administrator. What do I do with the ini file it created? Before, there were ini files in
C:\Program Files\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\
and
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\temp\
Should I copy it over them? As you can probably tell, I'm pretty much a newbie at this stuff.
Thanks again,
Charlie
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Re: Viewer Cannot Connect To Local Network Server After User

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2014-02-25 23:00

yes, just overwrite the version in program files.
vnc save all his options in this file.

Many people just create a refference ultravnc.ini and copy it to there server to have the same options on all systems.
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