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Release 1.3.6.0

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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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I faced some issues with this version but did not yet have time to investigate further:
  • If the red border is enabled (connection indicator) I see a taskbar entry called "borderscreen". I am quite sure in beta version this program was not visible.
  • Connection message seems not to be properly submitted, so no notification is shown. Despite one being configured on client.
Using release version of both, server and viewer component 1.3.6.0.

Update: I found at least a glitch or the cause of the second issue. When the tray icon is disabled, also the notification is not shown. Not sure however why this is related. The code might omit pushing the notification when the tray icon is disabled or Windows might not allow creating a notification.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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notification: This is a part of the tray. You can't have tray notifications without a tray.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Rudi De Vos wrote: 2021-12-16 08:53 You can't have tray notifications without a tray.
Obviously yes, the question is whether this is a technical limitation or product decision. Purely from feature point of view these two items are not correlated. Also the configuration screen does not indicate (e.g. gray out notification settings if tray icon is disabled) this relation.

Also there is this new borderscreen application which might be handling notifications too (or handling it in a similar way - independently from tray icon). Having (invisible) dependencies between settings is always a source for confusion to users.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

Post by Rudi De Vos »

Looks like some things went wrong with the merge, red border was working correct before.
That happen when a fast viewer release is needed to fix some security issue.

I was to fast with the answer "vertical read while working"
It isn't on "logon screen" that the notification doesn't work because there is no systray, but using the option disable icon.
Gonna check it.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Both issue are fixed.
The systray needed another parameter to be able to show the notification without the icon.
And the border was missing a window property.

https://www.uvnc.eu/download/1361/UltraVnc_1360.zip
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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I confirm the fixes by replacing winvnc.exe:
  • Frame window process not visible in task bar
  • Notification working even if tray icon is disabled
Another question: Did you consider allowing to pass a connect notification message on command-line to the viewer? There seems to be no option to do so currently.

EDIT: In regards to the notification message I do face another problem. The message is stored in the viewer settings file (options.vnc) but somehow when running the viewer with command-line options it is not parsed. I am using options.vnc with "InfoMsg=BlaBla" in it and then launch the viewer using the following command-line:

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vncviewer "ID::xxxx" -config "path\to\options.vnc" - -dsmplugin "path\to\SecureVNCPlugin64.dsm" -proxy <proxy>:<port> -user <username> -password <password>"
But the InfoMsg is not read from options.vnc. So I can neither specify it in config nor via command line.

Any intention to update the installers (release 1.3.6.1)?

And forgot the most important one: Thank you!!
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

Post by Rudi De Vos »

1.3.6.1 need to wait a few days, just in case another fast fix is needed.

InfoMsg is saved is the server-port.vnc file, but that isn't used from commandline.
Some other litte change is needed :)
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Viewer modified, infoMsg can also be added to option.vnc

https://www.uvnc.eu/download/1361/UltraVnc_1361.zip
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Hi Rudi

I did some tests and it did not work as expected. Honestly I am a bit confused...
I am running winvnc.exe with the "/config" parameter to point it to a specific options.vnc. InfoMsg in this options file is completely ignored. Instead vncviewer.exe seems to read InfoMsg from config but always (hardcoded) from %AppData%\UltraVNC\options.vnc. This isn't helpful in case of portable use or as said if a specific config file is used.
Also there seems to be no option to specify the info message via command-line switch.

Would you consider this to be a bug or a design decision? A confusing one at least to me.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Rudi De Vos wrote: 2021-12-18 21:51 Viewer modified, infoMsg can also be added to option.vnc

https://www.uvnc.eu/download/1361/UltraVnc_1361.zip
InfoMsg in not working (options.vnc)
InfoMsg=Test message

ultravnc.ini
Frame=0
Notification=1
NotificationSelection=1
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Can you please enable IPv6 on the Viewer? Thanks.
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

Post by Rudi De Vos »

alazif66 ,

The viewer use 2 option files
1) host specific hostname-5900.vnc
2) general: options.vnc

When using commandline only options.vnc
When using the UI interface, options.vnc is overwritten by the host-port specific .vnc file, no need to add anything to the option.vnc.

https://uvnc.com/docs/documentation-1-3 ... ation.html
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Re: Release 1.3.6.0

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Are there any MSIs available for this or newer versions so I can deploy via Group Policy?

*edit* nm -- found them
https://www.uvnc.eu/download/1360/UltraVnc_1360_X64.msi
https://www.uvnc.eu/download/1360/UltraVnc_1360_x86.msi
Last edited by llpla on 2022-01-10 21:36, edited 2 times in total.
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