Failed to get server address when trying to VNC

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Article ID: 171519

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

While trying to VNC into a computer through the remote control functionality of the Ghost Solution Suite console you receive the following error.


 

You may also see a VNC screen with a missing IP address:

Failed to get server address!

Cause

This issue is caused by the token in the RemoteControlTools.ini file not properly resolving to the correct NIC IP address value in the database.

[VNC (name)]
Display-Name=&(name)
RemoteToolEXEFilePath=C:\Program Files\uvnc bvba\UltraVnc\vncviewer.exe
CommandLine=/v:"%AGENTIPADDR%"

 

Environment

Ghost Solution Suite 3.x

Any Mac machine using a WIFI connection for the Darwin agent to communicate with the Ghost Solution Suite

Resolution

The solution for this is to use the other supported token %COMPNAME% for your CommandLine value.

[VNC (name)]
Display-Name=&(name)
RemoteToolEXEFilePath=C:\Program Files\uvnc bvba\UltraVnc\vncviewer.exe
CommandLine=/v:"%COMPNAME%"

As long as you've got a stable and well set up DNS the computer name will resolve and you'll be able to VNC into the Mac machine.  Development is aware of the limited token options in the RemoteControlTools.ini file and are working towards adding additional options.

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