|April 11, 2004
Want to remote control your
computer? If you have Windows XP Professional, you can use Remote
Desktop. If you don't use Windows XP Professional, you can still
get remote control using UltraVNC. UltraVNC is an excellent fast
& free remote control, and file transfer program.
Go to: http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net
Download: UltraVNC v1.0.0
Release Candidate 11d - Self Installing Package (Win32) : Complete and
easy to install package
Save the file to your computer.
Double-click on the file
to begin installation.
Choose your language here.
Welcome message. Click
Read the License Agreement
and click "I accept the agreement", then click "Next".
More information you should
read about Ultra VNC. Click "Next".
Here you select the installation
directory for Ultra VNC. Default is fine. Click "Next".
Since we're setting this
up on the server computer, we're going to choose only the "Ultra VNC Server".
Here you select the Start
Menu Folder. Default is fine. Click "Next".
Since you want VNC Server
to run every time you start your computer as a service, check all the boxes
on this page. Click "Next".
Now the program is ready
to install. Click "Install".
You'll see this Error message.
Basically it means we have to set a password later on in the install process.
This Properties box will
come up. There are a lot of settings here that we can play with,
but we can leave them all at default for now. The only setting we
have to change is the password. Type in a password that you want
to use. Click "OK".
You'll see more information.
Now the program is almost
done installing. Make sure the "Install Video Hook Driver" box is
checked. Click "Finish".
Now you'll see this blue/yellow
diamond in the system tray. This is the VNC service running.
When you double-click on the icon, the properties page comes up.
Now if you are running behind
a firewall or router, you need to open port 5900 in the router for the
VNC server computer. If there is software firewall or any other TCP/IP
interceptor open port 5900 as well.
Now we have to configure
the VNC client: Ultra VNC Client Install