VNC enables you to remotely access and control your computers from another computer , wherever you are in the world. It is used by individuals and by organizations across every industry sector for a range of different use cases, including providing IT desktop support to colleagues and friends, and accessing systems and services on the move.
VNC consists of two apps: VNC Server for the target computer you want to control, and VNC Viewer for the device you’re sitting in front of, and want to control from.
VNC Server captures the desktop of the target computer in real time and sends it to VNC Viewer for display. VNC Viewer gathers your input (mouse, keyboard, or touch) and sends it to VNC Server to actually achieve remote control. VNC Server and VNC Viewer communicate directly, and never via RealVNC servers. This means that, providing connections are encrypted, the privacy of your VNC sessions is ensured.
- Cross-platform remote control – Establish connections between computers running an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.
- Multi-language support – VNC is available in English, French, German and Spanish. VNC programs automatically run in the desktop language of the user.
- VNC authentication – Prevent unauthorized access with a password specific to VNC. Note passwords are always encrypted, even if encryption is turned off or not supported.
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– FIXED: Active Directory user accounts with no expiry date can now be used to authenticate to VNC Server using single sign-on (SSO)
– FIXED: VNC Server’s Information Center dialog no longer shows an erroneous error message when the legacy SecurityTypes parameter is set to a value other than (this may affect users upgrading from VNC 5.x).
– FIXED: VNC Server in Virtual Mode (Xvnc) no longer crashes due to a bug in the X11 render extension.