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I would like know if anybody can help me choosing a good VNC Software for Servers on Windows 2008 and Clients on Windows 7 (for now on Vista, but in October, all the machines will migrate to Windows 7)? Internet cannot help me finding. And it's important that it's free, or not too expensive. Thank you.

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I would say try RealVNC (http://www.realvnc.com/). It's good and very compatible. I'm using it on a Windows 7 Beta Edition, and it works without problems. For Windows 2008 Server, I don't know, but the kernel is the same as Vista.

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I will try it and keep it updated. –  Ron Jun 16 '09 at 17:03
    
I was going to suggest RealVNC, but they list Vista/2008 support as Personal Edition and not free edition). Maybe it's just bullcrap and free version works on any OS? –  pauska Jun 16 '09 at 17:04
    
The free version works fine under Vista Business and Ultimate, in my experience at least. –  RainyRat Jun 16 '09 at 17:48

I can't find any good reason not to use built-in RDP server, as on Windows it beats VNC hands down. 3 sessions ought to be enough.

http://www.uvnc.com/ if you must.

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A good reason is that Windows 7 Home Premium does not support Remote Desktop as a server. –  MikeSchinkel Jan 31 '13 at 0:55

I like UltraVNC.

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I have used UltraVNC with the Windows 7 RC. –  stukelly Jun 17 '09 at 7:00

Tight VNC works best with Windows Vista/XP/2K3/2K8/7, either 32bit or 64bit. We use it with our Customer sites, over 8,000 machines. Issue with RealVNC/UVNC with XP to 2008, works ok, but from 2008 to XP, Vista, 7 doesn't work too well. Disconnects out of the blue.

We find TightVNC to be a good all-rounder, remote video is a little slower compared to RealVNC Winxp - Winxp or Win2K3 but it's reliable.

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Tight VNC (also tried RealVNC and UltraVNC) is the fastest on Windows 7/Windows 2008 server and Ubuntu which is the stack I have at home. RDP/terminal server is a better solution for a pure Windows environment. If you want cross platform support VNC is a reasonable option. –  DalSoft Sep 4 '12 at 0:58

I know its not specifically what you are looking for, but you might want to give LogMeIn (http://www.logmein.com) a look. They offer a free version (paid adds support for file transfer, and printer/audio redirection) that I find works much better than VNC.

It requires no firewall setup on your part (Windows or hardware), and uses a central negotiation server so it makes it dead-simple to support users that have dynamic IPs (home users, laptop usrs, other varieties of telecommuters).

I have entire offices using it, it makes remote support a snap.

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I use LogMeIn for private matters, and I find it's a great solution, and it's MAC, Windows and Linux compatible (web interface!). –  waszkiewicz Jun 17 '09 at 15:41

TightVNC and TigerVNC.

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We have hundreds of mobile computers we maintain over Ultra VNC which proved itself to be the best one out there. TightVNC was giving us issue where a windows would be maximized on the desktop but I would not see it via tightVNC. Solved that issue by checking Poll Full Screen, System HookDll and Video Hook Driver option under the property page. Hope this helps.

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I know that OnlineVNC Server has good Windows 7/Vista support. Maybe it will be usefull for you too. It works as Windows service and you can Login/LogOff/Lock current user without disconnecting.

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TightVNC 2.0 does the job well on Win7.

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