Installing and Removing VNC Connect
These instructions explain how to install VNC Connect (version 6+) on supported Windows computers.
VNC Connect consists of a VNC Server app for the remote computer you want to control, and a VNC Viewer app for the local device you want to control from.
*Separate MSI installers are available for VNC Server and VNC Viewer to facilitate remote deployment to multiple Windows computers using industry-standard tools such as Group Policy.
Upgrading to VNC Connect from legacy versions
If you are upgrading from VNC 5.x and have a valid Personal or Enterprise license key, installation should be seamless. You do not need to stop VNC Server, and any configuration changes you have made will be preserved. If you wish to enable cloud connectivity,enable it by selecting Allow cloud connections in the VNC Server Options dialog or set the AllowCloudRfb parameter.
If you have an out-of-date Personal or Enterprise license key for VNC 5.x, you must purchase a subscription as a new customer.
If you have a Free license key for VNC 5.x, you can migrate to a new, free Home subscription. Refer to Activating a VNC Connect Home subscription
If you wish to upgrade from VNC Enterprise Edition or VNC Personal Edition 4.x, we recommend you first contact Support.
Downloading VNC Server
Download the VNC Server executable to the remote computer you want to control. Under Windows 8 or later, it is recommended you install to a secure location (for example,
Installing using desktop tools
Double-click the executable to start the graphical Install Wizard, and follow the instructions.
Installing at the command line
Installing at the command line without prompting the user or restarting the computer may be quicker and more convenient:
Open a Command Prompt. On Vista and later, perform this operation as an administrator (right-click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator) to suppress UAC prompts.
Run a suitable command. For example, to install silently without rebooting, apply a license key (Enterprise only), and enable automatic update checks and anonymous analytics without prompting the end user:
<vnc-app>.exe /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress LICENSEKEY=<key> ENABLEAUTOUPDATECHECKS=1 ENABLEANALYTICS=1
By default, the following components are installed:
- VNC Server.
- VNC Mirror Driver (gives better performance on Windows 7). To exclude, specify
- VNC Printer Driver (enables remote printing). To exclude, specify
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