TightVNC portable (version 1.3.10)

What is TightVNC

Recently, a new version of TightVNC was released, and a portable version of it for U3 flash drives appeared.
That’s great, but what if you don’t have a U3 flash drive, or you don’t like the U3 system in general (that’s me), or you don’t want to use it on a flash drive at all?

Well, here is how you extract the program itself from the .u3p package for a regular use:
1. Download it here.
2. Use WinRAR or similar to extract the host folder from that file, which is in fact a zip archive.
3. Use the following command line parameters to use a local ini file instead of the registry for storing your settings:
winvnc.exe -runwithinifile .\winvnc.ini
vncviewer.exe -settingsfile .\vncviewer.ini

Now you can enjoy the portable version of TightVNC without a U3 drive.

But you must agree, that it’s not really handy to use a command line every time you want to run TightVNC. Well, I’ve patched winvnc.exe and vncviewer.exe and made them use an ini file by default. These are attached on that topic.

Finally I want to advice you to make a donation to support the project.

rar TightVNC_portable.rar (413.45 kB)

Posted in Reverse Engineering by RaMMicHaeL at May 6th, 2009.

8 Responses to “TightVNC portable (version 1.3.10)”

  1. ivo says:

    It is very usefull.
    Do you plan to do this for new TightVNC 2.0.2.
    TightVNC 2.0.2 is now full comapatible width Win7 and win server 2008.


  2. 333hronos says:

    TeamViewer the best! ))

  3. randy says:

    thanks it works

  4. Abey Thomas says:

    Hello RaMMichael,

    I know this is a pretty old post – but this was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to setup a VNC portable server with my own server settings applied. I downloaded the TightVNC_portable.rar which you have attached here. But I am not able to find the winvnc.ini file with it. I was hoping to modify that file to apply certain custom settings when the VNC Server is invoked. I also found that the original url for TightVNC Portable http://www.tightvnc.com/u3/ is not reachable anymore.
    I would really appreciate if you could help me with this regard. I already have the winvnc.exe (server) with me which I downloaded from your link. Now I want that .ini file so that I can modify and customize it. Is it possible for you send me the same?

    I am totally new to this whole VNC and stuff – so please forgive if I am missing something very basic.

    Abey Thomas (abeytr@gmail.com)

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