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Wannabe Geek

#21979 12-May-2008 17:52
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I have a bit of a challenging scenario:

I set up a Windows 98 laptop to log some data from a serial device. I planned on accessing the laptop across the internet using RealVNC but with the rush of things I forgot to start the VNC server on the laptop. Embarassed I'm trying to figure out how to get it started from 300km away

I do have VNC access to another machine on the local network, and through this I have full read/write access to the files on the laptop. Is there any way I can launch the VNC server on the laptop by manipulating some file? I think Win98 machines normally had a task scheduler running, perhaps do something to schedule it to run?

The only other thing I have thought of is to copy the program to the startup folder and then I can probably get someone to restart the laptop. Its just in a pretty inaccessible location so I'm after ideas to achieve the same thing remotely. Any ideas?

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Ultimate Geek

  #130379 12-May-2008 21:11
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Can you rdp to the server you can't connect to from the computer you can vnc too?

Otherwise there is a command line tool which can restart a box remotely if you know the login password, not sure if it works for 98 though. if you type shutdown -i into a command window you will get a nice gui (at least on xp/vista)

Actually come to think of it I don't think that 98 has rdp.... :( which is why you are using vnc i presume.

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Wannabe Geek

  #130392 12-May-2008 21:28
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Yep I don't think Win98 has rdp but vnc does a good job for what i want (as long as it is running!)

I'll get Google on to the remote restart idea thanks

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