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How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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enkidu
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How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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Hi,

UltraVNC server (latest) is running as service on a Win11 professional host.


I tried with

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winvnc.exe -connect myhost.domain
but nothing happens.


When I use "Add new client" via gui, it works. But I need it via cmdline.

Any help is appreciated.


Tnx in advance,
Enkidu
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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Try
winvnc.exe -connect myhost.domain -run
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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I already tried -run, but winvnc tells me "already running", because the service is already running.
(And I need it as service because of UAC.)
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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Admin properties
Reverse connection
service initiated inverse connection
{ -autoreconnect -connect myhost.domain}
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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Rudi De Vos wrote: 2024-02-27 21:00 service initiated inverse connection
Well... Seems that I do not understand what to do...

I added my viewers hostname in admin properties.
My viewer is up and running, hostname + ip are correct.

But how can I initiate the server connecting to my viewer?

I tried "net start uvnc_server" and it starts. But no connection.
I tried "winvnc.exe -autoreconnect", "winvnc.exe -connect MYHOSTNAME" and also "winvnc.exe -autoreconnect -connect MYHOSTNAME".
But nothing.

Where's my misunderstanding?
How can I initiate a connection from server to listening client?

Tnx.
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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winvnc Server admin properties (systray)
You have
Reverse connection
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Connect to listening viewer [start]
Server initiate invers connection
[-autoreconnect -connect ip_viewer]

enter -autoreconnect -connect ip_viewer and press start
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Re: How to initiate a session from server -> viewer via command line?

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Rudi De Vos wrote: 2024-04-03 20:21 winvnc Server admin properties (systray)
That's nearly what I currently do. I use "Add new client" in tray icon menu.

But this is not very convenient. You always have to manually add data. And you have to know where ecc.
For my 88yo mother this is normally too much.

I'd like to have a batch that can be double-clicked and gives all necessary data to server so that the server connects to client.

Is there really now way to do so?

In the past, I used a script just containing "winvnc.exe -connect MYVIEWER" and all worked fine. But this stopped working quite a while ago... :yell:
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