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Installing and removing the software

The installation and removal instructions depend on the version of UNIX running on the host computer and, in some cases, on the distribution. Select the appropriate version from the list below.

Using the software

Once installed, VNC Enterprise Edition works the same on all UNIX systems. The following documentation is available. Note that a host computer is the computer to be controlled, running VNC Server, and a client computer is a computer to connect from, running VNC Viewer.

  • License key FAQ
    Explains VNC Enterprise Edition terms and conditions, how to enter a license key to unlock VNC Server on the host computer, and how to obtain a 30-day trial license key.
  • VNC Server in Virtual Mode

    In Virtual Mode, VNC Server runs attached to a new, virtual desktop, unattached to any physical display hardware (that is, the console), which means that each connected VNC Viewer user can control their own "workspace" independently.

    In previous releases, Virtual Mode was referred to by the name of the vncserver program.

  • VNC Server in User Mode and Service Mode

    In User Mode and in Service Mode, VNC Server runs attached to the console X Server session, which means that all connected VNC Viewer users control the console simultaneously, and can access applications currently running on the host computer.

    In previous releases, User Mode was referred to by the name of the x0vncserver program, and Service Mode by the name of the vnc.so module.

  • Getting computers ready to use
    This excerpt from the User Guide explains how to get VNC Enterprise Edition ready to use on client and host computers.
  • Getting connected for the first time
    This excerpt from the User Guide summarizes how to connect two computers.
  • User Guide

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    Note that to view PDF documents you need a program such as Adobe Reader (free).

  • Printing

    Printing host computer files is supported under all platforms except HP-UX, AIX,
    and Solaris 8.

    Note that configuration is required to get printing working for the following platforms:

    • Under Solaris 9 and 10, follow these instructions.
    • Under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Enterprise Desktop 10, follow these instructions.
    • Under any platform, if SE Linux is enabled, printing may not work. If this is the case, read this article.

  • Reference
    The following reference "man pages", installed with the software, are reproduced here for convenience: vncserver, vncviewer, vncaddrbook, vncconfig, vncpasswd, vnckeygen, vnclicense, Xvnc, x0vncserver, vncinitconfig.