How to Change a TightVNC Password

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How to Change a TightVNC Password
TightVNC lets you share your computer with the world. (computer keyboard and mouse image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.com)

TightVNC is a small software program that allows users to view and control other computers on the Internet. Set-up is fast, and you do not need to be a systems administrator to install it. The software consists of a server component and a client component. When you install the server, you have the option to choose a password. Remote users must enter this password to connect to your computer. Using TightVNC's administration panel, you can change that password without reinstalling the software.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" menu button and type "TightVNC." TightVNC programs will appear in the search results list at the top of the Start menu.

  2. 2

    Double-click "Launch TightVNC Server." The "TightVNC Servier: Current User Properties" window will open.

  3. 3

    Click the "Administration" tab at the top of the window.

  4. 4

    Click the Windows "Start" menu button and then click "All Programs." Locate the "TightVNC" folder. Click the folder to expand its contents.

  5. 5

    Click "Administration" and then click "Show Default Settings." The "TIghtVNC Server: Current User Properties" window will open.

  6. 6

    Enter a password in the "Primary Password" text box.

  7. 7

    Enter a password in the "View-only Password" text box. This applies to other users who connect to your computer in view-only mode.

  8. 8

    Click "Apply" and then "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • If you close TightVNC without entering a password, the software will warn you that running the program without a password is a dangerous security risk. Other users will not be able to connect to your computer using TightVNC until you set a password.

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