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Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby quatermass » 2007-12-23 21:39

I'm using V1.02 in Windows XP pro sp2 and when I connect to a remote PC and save the .vnc file then when I double click on it I get the error -

invalid vnc server specified. Usage includes:...

Popping up.

How can I fix this?

The contents of the file look ok.


Isn't the .vnc file meant to be double-clicked upon?

I've tried using 'open with..' and assigning it to the vncviewer.exe but it didn't help.

Can someone help?
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby bevtech » 2007-12-24 18:07

When installing uvnc did you have it associate with the *.vnc extension??
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby redge » 2007-12-24 21:22

this not work as my experience for unknown reason.

work around.
uninstall uvnc and install uvnc and don't forget to see v checked "associate UltraVNC viewer with the .vnc extension
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby quatermass » 2007-12-24 23:05

bevtech wrote:When installing uvnc did you have it associate with the *.vnc extension??


I can't remember. What's the registry setting so I can check it?

regedit shows .vnc has a default value of 'VncViewer.Config'

and Classes root of 'VncViewer.Config' has:

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[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VncViewer.Config]
@="VNCviewer Config File"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VncViewer.Config\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\UVNC\\vncviewer102.exe,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VncViewer.Config\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VncViewer.Config\Shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VncViewer.Config\Shell\open\command]
@=""C:\\UVNC\\vncviewer102.exe" -config "%1""


Looks ok to me.
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby bevtech » 2007-12-26 19:09

I would try to completely uninstall reboot the machine then install it making sure that you check the option by redge above. I have seen really weird things happen once in a while and if you get a fresh clean install of it. The problems seem to go away..


Tip: Other flavors of vnc can cause issues with uvnc because they are alike. Any kind of spyware and registry defender can also cause issues if they stop uvnc from installing properties
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby quatermass » 2007-12-26 21:24

bevtech wrote:I would try to completely uninstall reboot the machine then install it making sure that you check the option by redge above. I have seen really weird things happen once in a while and if you get a fresh clean install of it. The problems seem to go away..


Is there not a simple list of the registry settings it requires somewhere?
Then I can simply do a comparison?
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby Jymi » 2009-11-09 09:51

Just change in registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/vnc_auto_file/shell/open/command to

C:\folder_name\vncviewer.exe /config %1

where folder_name is Your vnc location folder
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Re: Invalid VNC server specified error

Postby rah » 2015-01-20 17:44

I was just trying to resolve this issue on a Windows 7 PC. I tried to use the regedit setting suggested earlier but with Win 7 there's double-quotes to contend with. Below is the combination that finally got it working for me.

"C:\Program Files\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\vncviewer.exe" -config "%1"

Hopefully, it will save you some time.
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