How to Change a TightVNC Password

By Kevin Lee

TightVNC is a small software program that allows users to view and control other computers on the Internet. Setup is fast, and you do not need to be a systems administrator to install it. The software consists of a server component and a client component. When you install the server, you have the option to choose a password. Remote users must enter this password to connect to your computer. Using TightVNC's administration panel, you can change that password without reinstalling the software.

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" menu button and type "TightVNC." TightVNC programs will appear in the search results list at the top of the Start menu.

Step 2

Double-click "Launch TightVNC Server." The "TightVNC Servier: Current User Properties" window will open.

Step 3

Click the "Administration" tab at the top of the window.

Step 4

Click the Windows "Start" menu button and then click "All Programs." Locate the "TightVNC" folder. Click the folder to expand its contents.

Step 5

Click "Administration" and then click "Show Default Settings." The "TIghtVNC Server: Current User Properties" window will open.

Step 6

Enter a password in the "Primary Password" text box.

Step 7

Enter a password in the "View-only Password" text box. This applies to other users who connect to your computer in view-only mode.

Step 8

Click "Apply" and then "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • If you close TightVNC without entering a password, the software will warn you that running the program without a password is a dangerous security risk. Other users will not be able to connect to your computer using TightVNC until you set a password.