Deploying VNC To Computers (Updated)

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Introduction

Bozteck VENM Console makes it very easy to deploy many versions of the VNC (Virtual Network Computing) remote control software to desktops and servers on your network.

With VENM, you simply create a template of settings called a Deployment Profile, select some computers, and choose to deploy VNC to them from the toolbar. Using the settings in your Deployment Profile, VNC is copied onto the remote computers, the services are installed and started, and you are ready to remote control the desktops!

Security and Authentication

Because this tool is copying files to secured ares of the hard disk over the network, you do need to know the credentials of a valid Administrator level user for the remote computer(s). If the computers are joined to a domain, you can typically use the domain administrator account.

If the computer is not a member of an Active Directory domain, you simply use the local administrator username and password. You will see in the instructions below how to specify this using the %HOST% variable.

You can enter and save these login credentials in the group properties if you’d like. You can do this by right-clicking a group and choosing to view it’s properties. You can save them in the section called “Remote Login Settings”. You can also simply enter them in every time that you choose to deploy a computer.

Firewalls

Files are being transferred over the network and commands to start and stop services are traveling about. This requires that any firewalls be adjusted to allow for this.

The deployment process requires that TCP port 445 is open on each computer. In addition, it would be a good idea to allow TCP and UDP ports 138 and 139. These are the standard Windows filesharing ports.

The deployment script will open any additional ports required by VNC for you.

Step-By-Step

Select The Deployment Editor

Choose to create a new profile

Fill in the desired settings
Note: only version and password are required
Choose to Deploy VNC from the ToolBar