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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/6/2018.

TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is:

  • free for both personal and commercial usage, with full source code available,
  • useful in administration, tech support, education, and for many other purposes,
  • cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, with Java client included,
  • compatible with standard VNC software, conforming to RFB protocol specifications.

With TightVNC, you can:
* cut your expenses and save your time on traveling,
* help your friends and family to solve problems with their computers remotely,
* make sure nothing wrong is happening on your computers when you are away.


To install TightVNC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tightvnc

To upgrade TightVNC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tightvnc


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'tightvnc'
      fileType       = 'msi'
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      checksum       = 'eefda3f6dbf599a3679aa4cced15dd2e766e37ed1536ad2868d7748e3f44e68f'
      checksum64     = 'ec42c674b06b37b5d6be32875356df29bb11e1d4e63bbf6049a91f01f0053e9a'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      silentArgs     = '/quiet /norestart'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      softwareName   = 'tightvnc*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    # This reads the service start mode of 'TightVNC Server' and adapts it to the current value,
    # otherwise it would always be set to 'Auto' on new installations, even if it was 'Manual'
    # or 'disabled' before
    $serviceStartMode = (Get-wmiobject win32_service -Filter "Name = 'tvnserver'").StartMode
    if ($serviceStartMode -ne $null) {
      if ($serviceStartMode -ne 'Auto') {
        Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "Set-Service -Name tvnserver -StartupType $serviceStartMode"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • TightVNC Developers


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
TightVNC 2.8.8 30040 Thursday, April 6, 2017 approved
TightVNC 2.8.5 7755 Saturday, November 26, 2016 approved
TightVNC 14824 Saturday, May 3, 2014 approved
TightVNC 2.7.10 1617 Wednesday, July 24, 2013  
TightVNC 2.7.7 386 Friday, June 7, 2013  
TightVNC 2.7.3 324 Wednesday, May 29, 2013  
TightVNC 2.7.1 366 Friday, April 26, 2013  

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