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Works a lot better than RealVNC with Intel AMT

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RealVNC really should be the best VNC client for Intel AMT since they collaborated on the built-in VNC server, but I've found it to be very flaky - RealVNC often loses the connection, has all sorts of graphical problems, sometimes skips or refuses to listen to key presses, lags and so on.

So I finally decided to give UltraVNC a go, and to my great surprise it works a LOT better in every respect. Doesn't lose the connection, has no graphical problems, doesn't ignore key presses and also has a much snappier response (to both client and server actions). As a bonus, it also automatically scales the remote window according to the dpi setting I have in Windows (I have a 4K screen and use 150% dpi scaling). Sure, RealVNC can also scale, but its implementation sucks (it doesn't resize the window automatically, so I had to do it manually every god-forsaken time).

Before Remote Desktop became good (i.e. in Windows 7, although dpi scaling support was first included in 8.1 I believe), I used UltraVNC for a long time, so I don't know why I thought RealVNC would be better for Intel AMT. Silly me, should have gone with UltraVNC from the beginning! ;)

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The download page for UltraVNC is terrible.

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This is what you get when you click the "Download" button on the UltraVNC website.

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If you click "UltraVNC" on the top of the page, and then click through two more (seemingly unnecessary) webpages, you end up here.

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Believe me, this was very confusing the first time I saw it-- the notification at the bottom is almost unnoticeable. The design of this page is more like the webpages of 4Shared or Hotfile, not of a website for legitimate software like UltraVNC. I ended up just downloading it through FileHippo... seriously UltraVNC website, Y U SO CONFUSING?

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As far as I understand it's possible to use UVNC to connect ...

Comment by ViTaMiN
about UltraVNC · Jun 2011 · -1 Helpful

As far as I understand it's possible to use UVNC to connect Ammyy Admin server which significantly simplifies the initial first-session-run procedure as the latter is vnc and rdp compatible.

http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_features.html

I've never tried that as i prefer Ammyy due to it's ease of use, but if you managed to do that please share your opinion.

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