I want VNC to a local computer at IP 10.0.1.11 using a desktop shortcut so I can just double click it. The above did not work. Using help (in CMD) I find the instructions to be:
tvnviewer hostname::port [OPTIONS]
Example that works using TightVNC:
Create a shortcut on your desktop from the 'Program Files' folder (or x86)
Right-click the shortcut, choose Properties.
In the 1st editable line labeled 'Target:' add this after the string that is already there: 10.0.1.11::5900 so your string now looks like this:
"C:\Program Files\TightVNC\tvnviewer.exe" 10.0.1.11::5900
Obviously change 10.0.1.11 to whatever IP address you want to control.
Also go to the General tab and change the name of the shortcut to something appropriate like "Connect to Laptop" or "My Mac", etc.
Tested on my Windows 8.1 Pro PC with TightVNC 22.214.171.124.