Working VNC setting on Lion for Windows 7 VNC client

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sdugoten, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. sdugoten macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    Ok, it seems Lion have changed their setting which makes most of the VNC clients on windows from connecting to the Mac. I finally get it working by using these setting: (Works on RealVNC viewer and UltraVNC Viewer)

    On the Mac running Lion:

    System Preferences -> Sharing -> Enable "Screen Sharing" -> Check "All Users" -> Computer Settings -> Check all setting and set VNC password

    UltraVNC/RealVNC viewer:

    The default setting should work, but you have to use the Max/Full color on connect.

  2. Smacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2008
  3. jhnlmn macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    Works for me.
    I tried vnc-4_1_3-x86_win32_viewer.exe on Win7.
    If I simply invoke vnc-4_1_3-x86_win32_viewer.exe, then click OK, enter password, then OK, a black screen flashes and app disappears.
    But if I click Options and select Color Level == Full, then OK, OK, vnc password, OK, then I get Lion's login screen. When I enter Mac password (not VNC password) and press Enter, then I get Mac desktop.
  4. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    What is the app that lets your see your stats on the left of the SS?
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Slightly OT: I had some similar results using VNC clients on iPad. To login directly to the Mac Desktop, use your Mac username as the VNC username, and then use the VNC password. This works reliably, whereas trying to go through the Lion login screen was very iffy.

    As an aside, I found a gem of an iPad client in Remoter VNC. It also does a nice SSH terminal emulation.
  6. sdugoten thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    In Appstore, desktopmonitor
  7. Smacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2008

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