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Windows 7: VNC / RDP restrictions

18 Apr 2016   #1

Win7, Win10 x64
VNC / RDP restrictions

Hi all,

I'm new here and have some VNC questions.

VNC works better for us as it comes to forwarding hardware, for example; smartcards. With RDP the smartcards are not accessible when directly connected to host servers.

Now with a VNC connection all smartcards are recognized and accessible. Here for we need to use VNC, but when it comes to restrictions RDP seems easier to configure.

Our main issue is: clipboard redirection.

We want to restrict the usage of copy+paste trough VNC. Then only (as it seems) way it can be configured is through the client configurations. There is the issue, we only want to be able to configure redirection on the server side (security).

Or we need to find a way to get the smartcard readers to work through RDP.

It looks like VNC connects to the console port of the server and RDP is not (correct me if i'm wrong)


all can be directly configured on the client side which we don't want.

# mstsc /v:<server> /console <<< Does not work either.

Any suggestions ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2016   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

UltraVNC clients can connect via VNC file (a text file in the INI file format).

It can probably be done via shortcut target line too.
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19 Apr 2016   #3

Win7, Win10 x64


thanks for your answer, the thing is, we want this to be configured on the host side, not the client side. I was already searching for vnc viewer packages (like some teamviewer ones) to configure the client exe and repack it with default options, seems hard to find btw.

We really do not want any settings to be configurable on the client sides.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Apr 2016   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Sorry about that. You were clear in your original post.

There has been at least one request to add this "disable clipboard" feature to the server side of uVNC, but it does not look like the feature has been added yet.
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