Tuesday, October 8, 2013

UltraVNC – Remotely Control Desktop with VNC Protocol

UltraVNC – Remotely Control Desktop with VNC ProtocolUltraVNC, shortly called as uVNC is a free open source application that is used to control another computer with your own PC remotely over a network or internet connection, using the VNC protocol. You can use the input devices like mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. UltraVNC is majorly used in companies to quickly access customer’s computer from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely.

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing, is a graphical desktop sharing system that utilizes the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer. UltraVNC allows anyone to create VNC connections between two or more computers running the application. Although it is easy to use, it is not recommended for beginners. The process involves installing the client on one computer and the Server on another, and this should be done remotely. One who has enough knowledge in configuring their PC network settings should be able to set up a VNC connection using UltraVNC.

UltraVNC – Viewer

The latest version 1.1.9 is missing screen refresh when driver selected but not used and Factory reset when temp was not writable. The installation is quite simple who has basic network configuration knowledge. It prompts to choose how exactly you aim to use UltraVNC, as a server, as a client or both.

Key Features:

  • Control another computer with your own PC, replicating the remote computer’s display.
  • Compatible with all VNCs and should follow the RFB protocol, allowing for easy cross platform desktop sharing.
  • Has Optional DSM Encryption that secures communications between the viewer and the server, reducing the hacker-attacks that are common in remote screen-sharing.
  • You can transfer files to and from the remote computer using “SingleClick” remote client module, eliminating the need for emailing files to the client.
  • Has Embedded Text Chat with intuitive GUI
  • Java Viewer with File Transfer, Video Driver
  • Optional Encryption Plugins
  • MS Logon, Text chat
  • Viewer Toolbar, Viewer Auto Scaling and Server Side Scaling
  • Multiple-Monitors-support, Repeater/Proxy-support
  • Auto Reconnection
  • Addons – Repeater, SingleClick generator and NATtoNAT connectors that helps you to handle complex connection situations.
UltraVNC – Servers Property Page

UltraVNC’s latest version runs under all Windows operating systems except Windows 8. Its embedded Java viewer allows you to connect from a simple web browser on any system supporting Java to an UltraVNC server.

UltraVNC is especially designed for people who are at Help desk (Internal/External), IT departments, Remote Computer support companies, Remote Computer Access, Remote demonstration, eLearning, classroom control, and individuals who want to assist their family and friends.