TightVNC: LSU Overview

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General Information

This setup is designed for administrators wishing to take remote control of a remote box, in a secure manner, for any network that is used.

Pre-Installation Notes

System Requirements: Supports all client and server versions of Microsoft Windows starting from Windows 2000, up to Windows 7.

Download & Install

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Training & Support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How Secure is TightVNC?

A:  Although TightVNC encrypts VNC passwords sent over the net, the rest of the traffic is sent as is, unencrypted (for password encryption, VNC uses a DES-encrypted challenge-response scheme, where the password is limited by 8 characters, and the effective DES key length is 56 bits). So using TightVNC over the Internet can be a security risk. To solve this problem, we have plans to implement built-in encryption in future versions of TightVNC. In the meantime, if you need real security, we recommend installing an SSH server and using SSH tunneling for all TightVNC connections from untrusted networks.

Q:  What Versions of Windows does TightVNC Support?

A:  TightVNC runs basically on any version of Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported):

  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012

There are no minimum disk space or RAM requirements. TightVNC uses so little space and memory that it can run anywhere Windows is running. Previous TightVNC versions 1.2 and 1.3 have some limitations, however. It is not possible to use TightVNC Server as a system service on Windows Vista / Windows 7 in this case.

Q:  How would I connect from the Internet to a machine in the internal network which is behind a router?

A:  You should enable "port forwarding" in your router's configuration. Port forwarding allows the passing of external connections to computers in the internal network. Almost all routers support this type of redirection.

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Referenced from: tightvnc.com.