TightVNC Installation


Begin by downloading tightvnc-1.2.9-setup.exe (or the latest version) from www.tightvnc.com under downloads.


You will run the same installation software, tightvnc-1.2.9-setup.exe, on both your nav station computer and your cockpit tablet computer.   We use the term “laptop” and “nav station computer” interchangeably in this documentation.


The following window will appear.  


Click Next.


This will be followed by the disclaimer screen…



Click Next.


The Select Destination Directory window will appear.  


Go with the default by pressing Next.

At this point you will select the components you will be loading. 


On your laptop, select TightVNC Server and Web pages and documentation.

On you tablet computer, select TightVNC Viewer and optionally, Web pages and documentation.

Then click Next.




You will next be prompted for a start menu folder. 

Go with the default and click Next.


The Select Additional Tasks window will now appear.  On your nav station computer, it is important that you select “Register TightVNC Server as a system service”.  (Do not do this on the tablet computer).


Click Next.


The installation program will indicate that it is ready to install TightVNC and present a review of your selections.  


Click Next to execute the installation.


Momentarily the installation will complete and the following window will be displayed.  


Click Finish.


Installation following these directions will result in a TightVNC folder under All Programs in your Start Screen.  Here you can see the hierarchy of that folder.




The next time you reboot your laptop, you will receive the following message.  (Don’t panic).  Click OK and you will be presented with a window in which you can enter the VNC server password.



Since security will not be a pressing issue in this type of installation, I suggest a very short and simple password such as “vnc”.  You may alternately have no password by clearing the password entries and going to the Advanced window and deselecting “Disable empty passwords”.  Click OK to close each window in turn.





Successful installation of the TightVNC server as a system service will be shown by the appearance of the VNC icon in the system tray at the bottom right (default location unless you have changed it) of your screen.   Mousing over the icon will make the available IP addresses for connecting to the VNC server appear.  (These would be the IP addresses of you lan interface, if you have one, and your wireless card).

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