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In this Instructables I will show you how to set up a VNC server using Tight VNC.  This tutorial will cover port forwarding and how you can use a VNC server.
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Step 1: Installing Tight VNC

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You will need to go to and find the download link, here is the 64 bit version, here is the 32 bit version. After you downloaded it just follow the instructions on how to set it up.  A reboot will be required for it to work!

Move on to the next step to find out how to configure it to the best settings.

Step 2: Configuration

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First it is going to ask you what type of setup you would like, just select Typical.

Next it should ask about additional tasks, most of the time these have to be selected in order for Tight VNC to work.

Then chose a password for remote access (I'll talk about that later) and for the admin password, these should be different passwords. Make sure you do not select "Do not change" for either of them.  That will make your server very insecure.

Step 3: The Final Setup

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You will need to forward ports 5900 and 5800 by default.  If you don't know how to do this, you can check out my tutorial on forwarding ports here (

I would name the port forwards as Tight VNC or something like that.

That's it!  That's all you have to do, now your Tight VNC Server is ready! See the next step to find out how to use it.