Raspberry Pi Vnc Server

In this instructable, I will be showing you how to setup your Raspberry Pi so that you can connect to it via "Remote Desktop Connection" on Windows 7 and most VNC viewers.


The Raspberry Pi Slideshow is currently mounted on a high ledge. When ever I want to add books, I need to get up with a step ladder, plug a usb stick in, take the bluetooth keyboard down and then get to work. This proved to be very inconvenient and so I decided to make my Raspberry Pi by remote desktop.

***Please note, this is written for the operating system installed by NOOBS (Rasbian)***

Step 1: What You Will Need

  1. A raspberry pi all booted up and ready to go!
  2. An ethernet cable or a wifi adapter
  3. A laptop with a VNC viewer program (e.g. TightVnc)
  4. A USB stick

Step 2: Setting Up the VNC Server

The Raspberry's built in VNC server works pretty well but by default, it is disabled.

Menu ---> Preferences ---> Raspberry Pi Configuration ---> Interfaces ---> Enable VNC.

In terminal run the following command; "vncserver"

Take note of the IP address it gives you.

If it doesn't work, keep reading, if it does, congratulations!

Go to https://www.realvnc.com/download/vnc/raspberrypi/and download the latest version of RealVNC®.


Put your download on a USB stick.

Transfer the USB stick to the Raspberry Pi and install it.

Go to the top and follow the instructions.

Step 3: Laptop Time!

Go to your VNC viewer and type in the IP address.

Press connect and you will see a login screen

Default login is

Username: pi

Password: raspberry



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