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Installing Screens Connect for Windows

Installation

  • Download Screens Connect.
  • Open the downloaded file ScreensConnectSetup.exe.

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  • Click Next.

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  • Specify where Screens Connect files should be installed.

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  • Specify the Start Menu folder in which Screens Connect will be listed.

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Additional Installation Tasks

  • Add an exception to the Windows firewall: Activate this option to instruct the Windows firewall to allow incoming Screens connections.
  • Launch Screens Connect at launch: To ensure that your Windows PC is always accessible when you need to connect with Screens, enable this option.
  • Install TightVNC: Screens requires that a VNC server is installed and running on your PC. If you already have a VNC server installed, you may deselect this option. Otherwise, select this option to install TightVNC.
  • Install freeSSHd: If you wish to use Screens through a secure, encrypted tunnel, you also need an SSH server installed and running. We recommend installing freeSSHd, but this is optional.

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  • Click Install to begin the installation process. (If you elected to install TightVNC and/or freeSSHd, it/they will be installed as part of this process. See below for walk-throughs.)

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  • Once installation is complete, launch Screens Connect.

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  • If you don't have a Screens ID, click Create a Screens ID. Otherwise, click the Sign In button to log in with an existing Screens ID.
  • If you wish to connect to this PC through an encrypted connection, enable Use SSH Tunneling at port.
  • Leave the port set at the industry-wide default of 22.
  • To prevent disconnections caused by the PC going to sleep to save power, enable Prevent computer from sleeping.
  • Ensure that Launch on Startup is enabled.

 

Installing TightVNC

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  • When the Welcome window appears, click Next.

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  • Read the software license accompanying the application, and tick the box to accept the license terms.

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  • Choose your preferred installation type: Typical, Custom, or Complete. For our purposes, the Typical option is sufficient.

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  • Enable Register TightVNC Server as a system service.
  • Enable Configure system to allow services to simulate Ctrl-Alt-Del.
  • Enable Add exception for TightVNC to Windows Firewall.

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  • Click Install to begin the installation process.

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  • As part of the installation process, set passwords for remote access and for the admin interface.

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Installing freeSSHd

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  • When the Welcome window appears, click Next.

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  • Specify the installation location.

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  • Choose the components you wish to install. At the time of this writing, the only option available is Full installation.

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  • Choose the Start Menu folder under which freeSSHd will be listed, or tick Don't create a Start Menu folder.

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  • Tick Create a desktop icon, if desired.

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  • Click Install to begin the installation process.
  • When prompted to generate keys, click Yes.

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  • When prompted to run freeSSHd as a system service, click Yes.

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  • Click Finish to wrap things up.


Uninstalling Screens Connect for Windows

    • Right-click the Screens Connect icon in the system tray.
    • Select Exit.
    • Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • Click Uninstall a program.
    • Click Screens Connect.
    • Click Uninstall.
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