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TightVNC *client* for Windows - how to save password?

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Hi, I'm using TightVNC for Windows in order to access another machine (where a TightVNC server is installed). I use TightVNC daily and I think it's really a pain to always insert the password.

In the host box, at least, the hostname is saved from the last access. Is there a way to create a link, a bat file or whatever and create an icon on my desktop, so that when I click it i will automatically enter in my machine without the need of typing the password?

I mean an option inside TightVNC.

I already used the MACRO option to fill the password once a window called "VNC authentication" is shown. I was using Macro Magic... but i no more use macro magic, nor i want to use other macro programs.

TightVNC for linux is smarter: it's possible to put he password in a password file. But for Windows it doesn't seem possible to copy and use that password file. Nor to use come command line parameters...

Thanks for helping.
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You could use UltraVNC. It supports Tight optimizations. It allows for saving .VNC file shortcuts, and ... command line syntax...

For example.
vncviewer.exe myhost.com:0 /password mypassword

Real VNC doesn't support this...
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Neither does TightVNc.
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Promethyl, thanks!

UltraVNC is much better than TightVNC. It even supports file transfers, and plugins, WOW! Thanks.

I tried the command line parameter and it simply worked fine. I even added the /fullscreen parameter, as with tightVNC I always need to change it to fullscreen.

Thank you very much for it. your hep was really perfect.
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And thank you for the points. I use VNC on a daily basis on my job. I even have VNC on my iPAQ and cellphone. =)

If I may be so bold: My only advice would be to make as many connection options available to you as possible. Encrypted VNC would be good. SSH. SCP/SFTP and the like. And TS/RDP/RDC.

Never trust it to one program. The one time you need it so you don't have to get dressed at 4am and go in the snow 100 miles just to click OK.

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Hi Promethyl,

sorry to disturb u again.

do you know a command line option to run ultravnc client without the Toolbar (Ctrl-Alt-F9) ?
Or do you know where to get a full list of all the command line parameters?

i have another problem, when in fullscreen mode, and i press alt-tab to go to other programs, ultraVNC stay anyway always on top, do you know how to solve this?

ur help is very much appreciated, thank you
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Why, /notoolbar of course.

I think the only option there is to minimize the VNC window. =(
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