How to Download, Install and Connect UltraVNC to a Remote Server

UltraVNC is a free software that allows the control of a pc through a totally different device, this is well known as remote desktop. The process is carried out under a VNC communications protocol.

This is divided into two facets the active UltraVNC Server in the remote pc and the UltraVNC Viewer active when accessing the server from a pc.

Now, how is it possible to download, install and connect UltraVNC to a remote server? This article will answer this question.

How to download and install UltraVNC?

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To download and install the UltraVNC program on your computer, you will have to carefully follow the next step by step. But in case you have a Linux server you can learn to connect remotely via SSH.

Step 1

The first thing you should do is access the UltraVNC official site to get the latest version of the software for free.

Step 2

Once the download process has finished, you must proceed to execute the software installation by clicking on the file and then on “Run”.

Step 3

You will then be taken to a window where you will be able to select languageHere you can choose between English, German and French. Once you have decided, click on “Ok”.

Step 4

Something that is important is the acceptance of the terms and conditions established by the program, after this you will be free to choose the type of installation you want.

Step 5

From this moment on you will be able to select the “Type of installation” you hope to get from UltraVNC, the included options are:

“Full Installation” with a complete package, “Server Only” version that activates the remote computer, “Viewer Only” version for the administrator’s pc (the one that accesses the rest) and “Custom Installation” version that gives freedom to select any version of the software.

Since you have chosen the version that best suits the needs you need to cover, all you have to do is click on the “Ok” option.

Step 6

It is important to carefully select the parameters that you need to see in execution after installing the program. For example, in the option “Register UltraVNC Server as a system service” it can be clarified whether the server is expected to be activated simultaneously with the PC or, failing that, it waits to be activated manually.

In the option “Start or Restart UltraVNC service” you will give the access that is needed from the Windows tools to control the server.

Now, whatever options you select may be modified in the future from the section on configurations by UltraVNC.

Step 7

Once the previous steps have been completed, all that is needed to complete the UltraVNC installation process is to select the option “Install” once it comes out.

You must bear in mind that this procedure must be repeated in each and every one of the PCs to which you will access remotely.

Step 8

To verify that the configuration was carried out accurately, it is necessary launch UltraVNC. You can do this by restarting the pc so that it is activated together with it or manually depending on the parameter you chose at the beginning.

Of course, verify that the program icon can be viewed in the notification area, by clicking on it you will be able to see each of the options of your UltraVNC server.

How to connect UltraVNC to a remote server?

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Using this software may seem complicated, which is why we will explain in a simple way to connect UltraVNC to a remote server. However you will also need to know how to manage a server remotely with Windows RSAT

In the option of “Authentication” you will enter the password that will be used each time you try to access that specific pc.

Then you must write down the IP of the pc within the network so that it is later recognized, you can find this data by stopping the mouse over the program icon.

To start using the software, a lot of protocol is not required. First access the connection window and then the option to “VNC Server:” This is where you will write the IP of the pc, followed by clicking on “Connect”.

The “Status” window will be the one that will require you to indicate the username and password of the server you want to access. On “Connection Options” select “Ok” to make the connection using UltraVNC.

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