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 below.

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 Michael (Ramen Software) on May 6th, 2009.

9 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)

  5. Old version is better from a new.

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