Downloads of v 2.8.8:


Last Update:

06 Apr 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • TightVNC Developers


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This is not the latest version of TightVNC available.

2.8.8 | Updated: 06 Apr 2017



Downloads of v 2.8.8:


Software Author(s):

  • TightVNC Developers

TightVNC 2.8.8

This is not the latest version of TightVNC available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade tightvnc -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tightvnc -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tightvnc installed
    name: tightvnc
    state: present
    version: 2.8.8
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'tightvnc' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.8.8'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: tightvnc,
    Version: 2.8.8,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tightvnc
   Name     = 'tightvnc'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.8.8'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tightvnc':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.8.8',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install tightvnc version="2.8.8" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 May 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.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'tightvnc'
  fileType       = 'msi'
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  checksum       = '1e2088ec30823ada6ca27225424209a24d796301c4e57a32db2dcb6161aa1ddd'
  checksum64     = '47bc1e8cce620e996da4b67aa886ae9ea854ec13e94d05928b6bf4af8ce17ef1'
  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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
TightVNC 2.8.23 17792 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
TightVNC 2.8.11 51765 Friday, May 25, 2018 Approved
TightVNC 2.8.8 30234 Thursday, April 6, 2017 Approved
TightVNC 2.8.5 7852 Saturday, November 26, 2016 Approved
TightVNC 14935 Saturday, May 3, 2014 Approved
TightVNC 2.7.10 1726 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Unknown
TightVNC 2.7.7 481 Friday, June 7, 2013 Unknown
TightVNC 2.7.3 414 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Unknown
TightVNC 2.7.1 451 Friday, April 26, 2013 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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