Remote Windows Desktop on iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    One iPhone user successfully modified a version of TightVNC to allow him to control his Windows PC from his iPhone.
    The web-based interface supports Mouse Clicks, Scrolling, Drag/Drop and text entry. Due to the use of Windows-specific functions, the application is only supported on Windows at this time. A downloadable binary is offered along with source code.

    One of the reader comments suggests that could be another alternative if you set your preferences to "HTML", but in brief testing, I was unable to emulate mouse functions over the web interface.

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  2. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005

    First we have Windows on a Mac, and now on your iPhone?!?!?! :eek:

    What is this world coming to?


    All joking aside, this could prove to be a very good thing for the iPhone. Especially for some businesses (assuming, it is a secure connection).
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    This will be very helpful for me at work, now if someone came up with a way to remote to a UNIX machine I would be very very happy!
  4. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
  5. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    I think this is very very cool. Who cares that it is only Windows right now? That is what a lot of people are using for business. This makes it a great IT toy... errr... tool.
  6. Glassman macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    it's VNC, why the hell you think it's Windows-bound??

    "VNC was originally developed at AT&T." LOL
  7. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    This is a strange implementation. Why modify the server? Why not just make a web-based vnc client? Then you could use it for any platform and connect to any vnc server.
  8. DJ88 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Downtown Miami
    Doesn't seem to work for me. When I run WinVNC. exe it says

    "This application has failed to start because MSVCR71D.dll was not found. Re-installing the aplication may fix this problem."

    Seems cool if I could get it to work.
  9. Glassman macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    it's easy to fix - find, download and save this library to \windows\system32 directory
  10. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  11. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    American living in Canada
    I can't even begin to fathom how helpful it will be to control a server from anywhere with your iPhone.
  12. beate macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
  13. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    Oh, I do that all the time, and I don't even own an iPhone. I just walk over, turn it on, and then sit down in front of it. It's really cool, and the interface even comes with a desk, chair, and various cables travelling hither and yon. It's just like being there, man... ;)

    Oh, wait. I am there. Whoa... :eek:
  14. sam02452 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2008

    Awesome remote application for your iphone. or free version

    secure and so much easier to install. It also allows on demand access to your pc or mac.
  15. jeniferkey macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    #15 is the remote software I use. It's still much easier to remote with my home computer, but if I need to get something done when I'm not at work or home, I can use this.
    The refresh time is slow, but it has worked when I couldn't get into the office.
  16. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    You have SSH via a terminal window, and VNC via VNsea. What more do you need?
  17. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    Agreed...if I ever get the idea to try and do some remote server management via my iPhone, I will know the earth is about to end.

    Same goes with document editing... I think I might just punch the first person I have to sit by on a plane that is trying to edit a word document on their iPhone.

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