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Old 02-02-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default disable mouse/keyboard remotely for vnc

What is the easiest way to disable the keyboard and mouse when remoting a pc? I was sure vnc had that option but can't seem to find it. When I remote in to pcs at the school board we service, kids often screw around with the mouse, even teachers sometimes. Just anoying trying to fix a problem.

If not through vnc, what about through manage. Would disabling it through device manager through manage remote pc work or would that kill the vnc mouse too?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Default disable mouse/keyboard remotely for vnc

If you are using UltraVNC, go to the Admin Properties page on the host/server computer, then check the box labeled "Disable Local inputs" under Keyboard & Mouse.

Or, when connected to a computer where both are using UltraVNC, you can use the button at the top of the connection window that looks like a computer monitor (mouse over it and you get a message "Toggle Remote Input and Remote Blank Monitor (On/Off) to temporarily disable the mouse, keyboard, and monitor of the remote computer.


If you are using RealVNC, go to the VNC Server Properties page on the host/server computer, click on the Inputs tab, then check the box "Disable local inputs while server is in use".

I'm not sure where the setting is in TightVNC since I don't have any computers running it right now.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Default disable mouse/keyboard remotely for vnc

hmm I don't have buttons on top of my vnc client though I did see some clients that have it, I'll have to find that version. Doing it server side wont work as they'll just go and uncheck it.
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