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Windows 7: TightVNC service problem under x64 7 Ultimate

30 Aug 2009   #1
mANgLEr

7 Ultimate
 
 
TightVNC service problem under x64 7 Ultimate

After installing TightVNC 1.3.10 I can start the server manually using the 'Launch TightVNC Server' start menu shortcut but running it as a service gives me problems. The WinVNC.log file states:Unable to connect session to Console (error 5)vncDesktop.cpp: Console is not session zero - reconnect to restoreI've used TightVNC on many systems but I've only ever seen this on my new Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install and a Windows 2008 Enterprise x64 server.Can anyone explain what 'session zero' is and how I can get the TightVNC service working as it does under XP Pro?


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16 Dec 2009   #2
bartels

linux / windows7 / vista / server 2003
 
 

I have the same problem. Did you ever find a solution?

Cheers,
B.
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16 Dec 2009   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi mANgLEr & bartels,

Prior to vista, console session used to always be zero (i.e. the physial I am sitting in front of it' logged in session). Remote sessions pick up a number thereafter. Win7 console session ID is 1.

I'm not sure how to fix your TightVNC though as I have used Ultra VNC for the last few years. In Remote desktop you can edit the saved RDC file and add the 'connect to console' command, perhaps something is similar for TightVNC. I'll have a look and get back to you.
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16 Dec 2009   #4
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hmm.. It didn't seem to create a service when I installed it. Nor can I find an option to do this.
A quick check on their website shows that it won't create a service in Vista (I guess Win7 is the same). TightVNC: Version 1.3.10 Released

How did you get the service installed on Win7?
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16 Dec 2009   #5
bartels

linux / windows7 / vista / server 2003
 
 

Hello TimStitt!

There is a separate folder with the installer:

All Programs
-> TightVNC
-> Administration
-> Install VNC Service

Thanks for helping out.

B.
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16 Dec 2009   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

ah-ha, I missed that!

I just finished testing for you. Here's what I found.
From their website - TightVNC service is incompatible with Vista/Win7/S2008 this will be fixed in the next release, without the service running it works fine in Vista/Win7/S2008
I tried to circumvent this, but no luck.

So I looked further and found that the service for UltraVNC works perfectly on my 64bit. Perhaps the easiest and less messiest solution is to use UltraVNC on your Win7/2008 boxes. It's totally cross compatible with TightVNC (well they are all VNC protocol ), so there is no need to update your current clients.
Download UltraVNC
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17 Dec 2009   #7
bartels

linux / windows7 / vista / server 2003
 
 

Thanks! This is very helpful.

B.
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17 Dec 2009   #8
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bartels View Post
Thanks! This is very helpful.

B.
You're welcome!
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09 Jan 2010   #9
rvlewis

windows 7
 
 
Tight/Ultra

I also prefer UltraVNC, but it does not work well with multiple displays, so I have had to use Tight VNC and an having the same problem.
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14 May 2010   #10
Hannibal001

windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

The new VNC is out for Win 7.I just installed and am running it now.Seems to work fine and will test it from an away connection tomorrow. Will let you know what happens.
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