vnc - Cannot connect to office windows vncserver

  • my_question

    I am using ubuntu 12.04 at home, there is a weird thing - I have Windows machine and Linux machine at office, I start vncserver at both office machines. From home, I can connect to the Linux vncserver, but when I connect to Windows vncserver, after I type in the password, the connection get closed immediately -

    $ vncviewer <windows machine IP>:0
    Connected to RFB server, using protocol version 3.8
    Enabling TightVNC protocol extensions
    Performing standard VNC authentication
    Authentication successful
    vncviewer: VNC server closed connection

    You can see that the authentication is good.

    The windows and Linux machines are at the same office network.

    In short, I am using the same vncviewer to connect 2 vncserver, Linux one is good, but windows is bad. My colleague used his personal laptop at office did one experiment for me, he connected it to wifi and office network VPN which is the same VPN I used, he connected to my windows vncserver successfully. The only variable here is, his laptop is Windows.

    Do you see what might be the problem here?

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