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storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby serpentsminion » 2007-10-26 15:51

Greetings-
kind of annoyed I can't get this to work- either with RealVNC 4.1 or the UltraVNC. Looking to store profiles that I can just click shortcuts for from the desktop to connect to different servers/IP addresses. Whenever I bring up the viewer and enter the IP/ save as/, the .vnc file appears in the folder but when I click on it all I keep getting is 'Cannot resolve host name'- like it's not saving the IP. UltraVNC shows 'Server- (Null)' and won't connect either.
Many of us at my job use the vnc to connect to various clients who have 50+ machines on their networks and always having to run the viewer and type in the IP's is a pain when we need to open multiple sessions at a time.

I read thru the FAQ and tried a search on this but didn't come up with a thread that explains what I'm doin wrong, or if this is even possible.

Thanx to anyone that can help, and appreciate your time.

Paul in Minneapolis
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby serpentsminion » 2007-10-26 16:15

Ok-

After messing around with the shortcut on the desktop I was able to toss the IP address after the commands line in the 'Properties\Target' line and was able to rename the shortcut for the desired machine name and can click right to the password prompt for the desired machine.

Close to what I wanted, but is there a way to enter the password on that line? And what is the syntax? I've tried the following:

(from right-click, Properties- of the desktop shortcut. For the example here- 0's representing the IP and the word 'password' as the password)

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" 000.00.000.00 password

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" 000.00.000.00:password

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" 000.00.000.00\password

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" password@000.00.000.00

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" 000.00.000.00 /password

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None of these work, so is it just not possible to do?
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby YY » 2007-10-26 17:54

You can save the vncviewer connection info to a .vnc file. Everytime you click this file you will run the viewer with the saved setting. It can even save the password.

How to create the .vnc file:
You MUST established the connection first. Once the connection is established, move mouse pointer to the vncviewer title bar & right click, select "Save connection info as..."
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby serpentsminion » 2007-10-27 04:25

Ahh- nifty. Thank you very much for the help!
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby Dwight Ming » 2008-05-01 16:16

ok, i'll try this today.


Thanks very much for the help...much appreciated
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby marius_1956 » 2008-06-12 10:43

I attempted to save the connection settings as suggwested by topic storing profiles for single click connect? , but the option ""Save connection info as... " is unavailable (it looks grey and unactive).
Maybe it is because I run UltraVNC viewer in Listner Mode?
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby Steakman » 2008-09-30 07:05

I have managed to save the session settings as suggested, but when I double click on the VNC file I get the error:

"Invalid VNC server specified"

The only way I can use the VNC file is to start the Viewer and then open the VNC file - Is this correct or am I doing something wrong ?

Thanks
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby YY » 2008-09-30 09:08

Some user reported this problem is caused by the incomplete uninstallation of other VNC favor.

Reference gthomas39's post dated 2008-02-23 at the thread Invalid VNC Server specified error
Last edited by YY on 2008-09-30 09:10, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby Steakman » 2008-09-30 09:35

Many thanks.

I will clean up my registry !
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby bevtech » 2008-09-30 12:42

I am pretty sure that ccleaner will also clean up the server lists in the registry as well
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby Streep » 2014-04-01 10:40

Steakman wrote:I have managed to save the session settings as suggested, but when I double click on the VNC file I get the error:

"Invalid VNC server specified"

The only way I can use the VNC file is to start the Viewer and then open the VNC file - Is this correct or am I doing something wrong ?

Thanks

I think this is normal. Using the vnc file requires the -config option. It's a shame this doesn't work as newer Windows versions do not have file associations that can be set as detailed as before. You could make a batch file that adds the -config option and associate vnc files with it. But it's a nasty work around as you don't get the pinned task bar and jump list features that way in Windows 7 and later...

The only requirement to solve this is for vncviewer.exe to just use a config file without the -config switch (maybe after checking its validity and syntax). So, this is a feature request!
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Re: storing profiles for single click connect?

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2014-04-01 14:38

Please check
http://forum.ultravnc.net/viewtopic.php ... ion#p95720

The reason .vnc doesn't work is that you need to have to correct file associations
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