21 - 07 - 2024

WiSeVNC

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WiSeVNCWiSe stands for Windows-integrated Service and helps you to control your desktop from another computer. About the standard functionality to control a Remote Desktop, some useful features are integrated, such as the notification via e-mail, after successful login and much more.

License Type: Free Trial
File Size: 22.4 MB
Downloads: 1943


The tool WiSeVNC is quickly and easily installed on a Windows computer and makes it possible to allow remote access to, for example, a local user can assist in any combination local users and groups, as well as the users and groups from a Windows domain.

System Requirements

For the installation of WiSeVNC on a computer the following requirements must be met:

  • Operating system from Microsoft Windows Vista to Windows 10
    (All server- und client operating system versions are supported.)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework V4.5

WiSeVNC uses very little disk space and can be used on systems with little main memory (RAM). So no more minimal requirements are recommended.

Installation

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The WiSeVNC Installer automatically installs either the 32-bit or 64-bit version on your system. Please download the installer and run it on the computer on which you want to use the VNC service and follow the installation instructions. After the installation is completed, an icon appears in the system tray of your computer.

The icon still appears in gray which means as much as the present there are no active connections. The service is configured by default so that only the local administrator is entitled to login. If you want to authorize a local or domain group, change the configuration, using the Manager from the Windows Start menu or via the context menu of the icon.

The tooltips for each configuration element provide more useful information for the proper configuration of WiSeVNC.

Usage

The preferred use of WiSeVNC can be configured in the WiSeVNC configuration via the Start menu of Windows (WiSeVNC Manager) or via context menu on the icon of configuring the service in the notification area of Windows. This requires administrator rights, which may be requested via a ULA LogonDialog from Windows, if the logged-in user does not have these rights.

There are two different deployment scenarios optimized to the WiSeVNC:

 

Use as a VNC server to support sessions initiated by a remote VNC client

In this case WiSeVNC listens for incoming VNC sessions and starts them as soon as the user of the VNC client has authenticated. By default, WiSeVNC listens on port 5900, and access is configured to the local administrator of the computer. The WiSeVNC configuration can also be used to set up access for anonymous users, a simple password user, or via Windows Security, in which case each constellation can be configured to local or domain users or groups.

Please note that when using domain users or groups in the VNC client, the domain name must be prepended to the user name, separated by a backslash. This is no longer required as soon as the desired domain is configured as a logon server in the WiSeVNC configuration.

 

Use as a VNC server to support sessions initiated by the user of the computer

In this case, a VNC session is not initiated by the VNC client from outside, but by the user of the computer itself from inside. A prerequisite is that a clientname (hostname for the VNC client) has been configured in the WiSeVNC configuration, and a VNC client in list mode is active on this remote computer. As soon as the user of the computer clicks to the item "Connect" in the WiSeVNC context menu, or double-clicks to the WiSeVNC icon, WiSeVNC attempts to connect to the remote VNC client.

If desired, the labeling of the menu item "Connect" can also be configured so that an individual item is displayed (e.g. "Connect to Support").

Download

License Type: Free Trial
File Size: 22.4 MB
Downloads: 1943

References

You will find further references to WiSeVNC in the following software directories:

WiSeVNC, Download bei heise 

Questions and Answers

  • Why is not displayed the icon in the notification area after installation?
    The WiSeVNC icon in the notification area is only displayed on a Windows interactive desktop. It does not appear on remote desktops. If you want to configure WiSeVNC, please start the WiSeVNC Manager in the Windows Start menu.

Known restrictions

I am constantly pushing the development of WiSeVNC. However, there are still some limitations that should be considered during the use of WiSeVNC for the successful use of the tool:

  • Availability immediately after installation or startup of Windows
    Immediately after installation or a Windows start, WiSeVNC is not yet available. In my experience it takes about 30 seconds after installation or Windows start, until WiSeVNC itself is also online.
  • Remote WiSeVNC configuration
    The WiSeVNC configuration is still limited to the endpoint localhost:15101. In the event that the WiSeVNC Manager does not have access to the service, the endpoint localhost:15101 could be used by another service and must be changed. Please contact me if you wish to do it.