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Atmosphere User Manual

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Using VNC to


Connect to an Atmosphere VM

Download and Install VNC Viewer

You can download the vnc viewer here:


Alternatively, you can download and install the appropriate Enterprise Edition VNC Viewer for your operating system from

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Connecting to a VNC Session

For VM images that are installed with VNC, the VNC viewer is automatically launched when the instance is created.

  1. Launch the VNC Viewer application.
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  2. Enter the IP address of your server, usually called Server:1 (unless you have modified settings in your VM in which case, it might be Server:2 or Server:3) and click Connect. You will be prompted to enter your password; type your password and click OK.
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One or


More Users to a VNC




When you grant access to another person via VNC, the two of you will share the same log in and the same user session. All of your user account privileges will be shared. You will each have the ability to control what is done in the session and you will each be able to watch the other doing things in the session. Only give access to trusted people.