VNC to Mac OS 10.5 from Windows

I’ve been trying for a while to get the Mac “Screen Sharing” to work. I want to control the Mac from a Windows Vista machine. Even though Screen Sharing is just a VNC server, my RealVNC client would seem to connect for a split second and then the connection would go away.

I finally found the solution: in the VNC client (vncviewer) options, set the encoding to “Hextile” and the color level to “Full”. Now it connects fine!

vncviewer settings

1 thought on “VNC to Mac OS 10.5 from Windows

  1. Kent

    Very nice Karl!

    Of course I haven’t had to do this yet. (Our Bomgar appliance is my friend.)

    But nice to see this in case I need to do this soon.

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