I have a system I have no physical access to that is booting into the windows 8 desktop automatically. windows own remote desktop services are disabled and the system is otherwise exactly as installed during a standard Windows 8 Pro instsall.
I have tightvnc server on the system and i had reliable remote access until I updated the video card drivers today.
THe system boots into windows fine from what I can tell but all I get is a black screen in the tightvnc viewer.
It seems the video drivers are the cause of this and have confused vnc. There are solutions on how to fix this but they all assume you have local access to the system, which I don't! The system has no monitor available either so someone at the location of the system is able to power it down and back on but thats all.
So my options to access the system are via the file transfer feature on the vncviewer client - which works fine and lets me browse the remote systems directories. I imagine I could possibly prepare some file and copy it up to the system and then tell someone there to reboot it?
Also I have working remote access to another computer on the same local LAN as the problem computer. So maybe I can connect to that and do something. I should stress that as its a modern windows version I assume all windows shares are fairly secured for remote access over the lan. Maybe I'm wrong on that?
Any help much appreciated!