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I have an apple Mac-mini 10.6 and 10.7 with me. when i am trying to connect Mac-mini from Windows server 2008 using vnc server over the internet from my windows machine using http://ipaddress-of Mac:5800/, the connection is not set up.

Please anyone help on this. Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Have you enabled the option in System Preferences? You set it in Sharing -> Screen Sharing, this enables the VNC server under OS X and opens the port for it.

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Thanks for replying smith. I have enabled the options for screen sharing but unfortunately it didn't works and moreover i didn't found any ways to open the port(i.e 5800) in mac. could you please help me what to do next? –  Deepanshu Sharma Oct 19 '11 at 11:25
    
It should be port 5900 rather than 5800, that might be catching you out. –  Nicholas Smith Oct 19 '11 at 11:36
    
Sorry for being so late but port 5900 is already open on mac and assigned to vnc but still the connection is not possible. When i am trying to connect mac using ip-address:5900 then IE browser displays RFB 003.889 written on top. Apeart from that it shows nothing. Please help me as this is a major blocker in my project. –  Deepanshu Sharma Oct 27 '11 at 11:55
    
Firewall is disabled on mac 10.6 and it is allowing all incoming connection but the problem still persist. –  Deepanshu Sharma Oct 31 '11 at 6:29
    
How are you trying to connect? Essentially from a Windows machine you need a vnc client pointed at the ip address. If you're doing it from outside the network the Mac is on you'll need an ip address for the network or a dynamic domain name. –  Nicholas Smith Oct 31 '11 at 7:54
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