VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet.
The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.
This version includes both the VNC server and viewer.
- NEW: VNC Server providing basic remote control freely available across all supported platforms.
- NEW: VNC Server containing premium security and performance features available for use across all supported UNIX/Linux and Mac OS X platforms.
- NEW: Apply a license key at any time to unlock premium features without installing software.
- NEW: The same license key can be applied on any platform, simplifying mixed deployments.
- NEW: Grace period of seven days in which to license VNC Server permanently after trial, or if an existing license key has expired.
- NEW: VNC Server user interface with improved access to diagnostic and troubleshooting information, and a licensing and repair wizard.
- NEW: VNC Viewer can automatically reconnect in certain circumstances, for example when a host computer user logs or switches out.
- NEW: VNC Viewer explicitly warns about unencrypted connections.
- NEW: VNC Viewer can connect via SOCKS/HTTP proxy servers that require BASIC authentication.
- NEW: Support for Windows 8 Release Preview.
The VNC Server executable has been renamed from winvnc4.exe to vncserver.exe.
VNC Server in Service Mode no longer automatically restarts if it was explicitly stopped before a computer is rebooted.
VNC Server in Service Mode need no longer be pre-registered before it is started at the command line.
VNC Server no longer requires a separate vncconfig utility in order to permit configuration.