You can install as many TightVNC clients and servers as you need at no cost, even in a commercial setting. A source code license is available if you want to integrate TightVNC into your own product. Businesses often use TightVNC for remote troubleshooting, tech support, and training.
It allows one member of a team to control a PC remotely to fix an issue that the local user is having trouble with. TightVNC takes around two minutes per computer to install, but depending on your network, you may also need to set up port forwarding rules in your router. The setup program will prompt you to install the server, viewer, or both. Next, you decide whether to install TightVNC as a service, which is necessary if you want to perform ctrl-alt-del functions remotely.
Optionally, but highly recommended, you can enter passwords for the remote viewer and the administrator. TightVNC has a classic-style Windows interface with a server configuration app available in the Windows taskbar. Here, you can set options for listening ports, authentication, access control by IP address, and session sharing.
Deployed on our Image quality was indistinguishable from the original screen, while mouse and keyboard inputs were instantaneously sent to the server. We noticed a delay of around 0. A bigger issue occurred when running a complex full-screen app—the frame rate dropped from around 30 frames per second to around three frames per second. Access to the server can be limited by IP address using basic access control rules, but user authentication is rudimentary.
You can set a single password shared by all remote users, a view-only password, and a password for the administration console. If you pay for this license, you get one year of email technical support for TightVNC included. TightVNC has been around since , so there are now over 12, emails to search through. TightVNC is a lightweight remote access solution that runs quietly in the background until you need it.
It uses the current VNC connection and can be invoked any time. You can minimize the Chat window to allow screen updates and keep the text intact, to restore it later and continue the discussion. Once you close the chat window, all text is lost, it is intended to be a quick way to communicate, not the ONLY way.
UltraVNC Features. File Transfer Being able to transfer files to and from the remote computer is a very handy feature especially when using the "Single Click" remote client module.