I've solved the problem of VNC not starting on a headless machine... all I did was plug in a KVM switch with nothing else on it. Then BOOM - headless machine :D
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Weatherall"
To: "'Midori Kasugano'" , firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Cannot connect to VNC without monitor
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 12:20:48 +0100
In some configurations Windows avoids starting up the video hardware when it
thinks it's not in use, so that may be the problem you're hitting. You can
test that by trying a trial installation of VNC Enterprise (or Personal)
Edition on that computer, which explicitly poke Windows to tell it the video
hardware is required.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd
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> Subject: Cannot connect to VNC without monitor
> Hey all,
> I've got a Pentium 200 with Windows Me running as a print and
> scanner server. I have TightVNC server running on it to access
> the scanner.
> The trouble is I'd like to not have the monitor and keyboard
> connected to it. However when I remove these and start the
> machine up, I lose access to the VNC.
> Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?
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