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TightVNC Portable

Tatsh - April 18, 2007 - 10:14pm
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This includes the viewer and the server, as separate NSIS .exes.

TightVNC stores registry entries in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ORL and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL. Both .exes will save the current (if existant) entries and then store the ones in Data\settings folder. Then vice versa when the programs exit.

Perhaps the server is not very handy to most, but I would definitely prefer to not have IP addresses I connect to remain in the registry in whatever computer I decide to use.

For me, I work in a computer shop, and not having to install the server every time I want to VNC customers' PCs is quite nice. I'd also rather not run the server .exe and then try to remember to clean the registry of what it left behind on every PC I VNC with.

TightVNC is under GNU license.

Download here. (986 KB)

Also, please report any bugs.

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can we see it please

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And description...

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Hello everybody,

The download link is broken. Is that going to be back up anytime soon? Eager to get this!!!


this is already made...

please ask the current author if you can take over

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This is an old topic, from

This is an old topic, from almost 1 year ago. The comment before yours revived this topic.

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Is this dead?

I've noticed that TightVNC is up to version 2.0.2. It seems to be open source, but the portable version they make is both an older version, and not free. Could somebody (legally) make a .paf format version of the new release, or are there better options? Just looking at ideas for remote access. Will try Teamviewer as well, but have used and liked this before.

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Recommendation for TeamViewer

I was skeptical of using Teamviewer (non-open source) over something like VNC (open source versions), but I have to say I'm very impressed with the simplicity and ease of use of TeamViewer. I do a lot of "technical support" for my family and it's nice to be able to troubleshoot and perform maintenance from the comfort of my own home.

TightVNC would be a great addition, but I do worry about users on the other end setting it up (and potential configuration nightmares with firewalls/security software and such). However, no such issues with TeamViewer, it just works. I guess you could consider me a convert... whatever works right!