turn off local display (vnc)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by powelly, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. powelly

    powelly Guest

    ok we use tight vnc to access remote pc's but id like the ability to turn off the local display? any ideas?
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    While you are using the PC you want to disable the display on the remote machine? Is that what you mean? If that is the case, then there is no way. All TightVNC does is emulate what the user sees. If you disable display then you will see the same. Give me a little more insight into what it is you are looking to do and I might be able to help you come up with a solution.
  3. powelly

    powelly Guest

    yes we want to disable the remote display, I seem to remember that the trojan sub7 had the ability to disable a remote monitor.

    The reason we want to do this is so that when we connect to a till (pc based epos) for configuration or password changes some of the screens display all valid user ids in plain text.

    so we were hoping for a method to disrupt the remote monitor output but keep the local (vnc) display running
  4. natasrof1

    natasrof1 Guest

    you could use an APC Masterswitch, but:
    they are expensive wouldn't make sense unless all the monitors were near each other to justify the price AND you had a network run available to plug into the Masterswitch. If you got one, you would then have 8 remotely controlled power outlets and you could turn off the monitor remotely, make the changes and turn it back on.
  5. dav3st

    dav3st OSNN Addict

    you can go to the display properties panel and set the refresh rate or resolution to something that the monitor can't manage, that worked for me :happy:
    or test this version of vnc
    Server Screen Blanking, from viewer side
  6. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    There are other programs

    We use proxy master and it has every thing I could think of needing for remote admin. You can set it up to even only allow access during certain times, File Transfers, etc.
  7. powelly

    powelly Guest

    That verson is perfect