Step-by-Step: Ultra VNC Server Install and Configuration
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:

Click "Download".

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.  Click "OK".


Welcome message.  Click "Next".


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".  Click "Next".


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.  Click "OK".


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.  Click "Next".


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 and Configuration

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