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I recently downloaded UltraVNC - PCHelpWare 1.0 to offer remote assistance to people. I am testing it on my local system currently and have came upon some weird results. I set the server to "Listen" on port 5500, like suggested in the tutorial. When I start the server It connects and finds everything, but when it brings up the desktop, it constantly opens windows in a cascading fashion. I can't do anything, or control anything because the desktop is a big blur of windows overlapping each other. I have tried both PCHelpWare and UltraVNC SC, both with the same results. I have a screen shot of my results, but I cannot upload them; if this could help me find a solution, let me know and i can send the screen shot via e-mail.
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Have you tried RealVNC to see if the same behavior applies?

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No I have not. I was trying to use UltraVNC because i saw it recommended on this forum a few times and figured I would give it a shot. I got the program from http://www.ultravnc.com/ . Would the RealVNC you recommended be found at www.realvnc.com ? This costs product costs money, correct?
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I also wanted to utilize UltraVNC because it's free.
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What you're experiencing isn't out of the usual. All the windows keep popping up because you are trying to remote yourself. Remote your computer from a different computer and I guarantee that you won't get the cascading effect. I know this because I've done it before. :)

Hope this helps!
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On another note, my company uses UltraVNC to remote into the console of all of our servers and it's very stable and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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The PCHelpWare version is a little different than the standard version of UltraVNC and the others such as TVNC or RVNC and as far as I know, the only one other than it's predecessor, UltraVNC's SingleClick, that offers these features. Most VNC versions allow you to connect to a remote system. In order to do so a "listener" has to be installed on the client machine and their router forwarded to the correct device. As you are aware PCHelpWare works almost the opposite. You listen and the client starts the connection with a small customized app you send them.

You mentioned "When I start the server It connects ". The client should be starting the connection. Are you running both host and client on the same machine?  If so you will have issues as you described. Try using a second PC off site as designed. If not the case have you supplied the customized client for the remote user, and used that to connect to your support PC?
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Complete and to the point. Fixed my problem Right away. Thanks!
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