NOTE: While this procedure works for older models as well, to see the a procedure written for the original PanelView Plus CE / VersaView CE click HERE:

So you have a PanelView Plus 7 and want to Enable and Use VNC to remotely view and or control it?

Well in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to use the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu to do just that.

Step 1) Power on your PanelView Plus and return to the main configuration menu as shown below:

Note: If you don't know how to get back to the main configuration menu, check out my previous article on that topic:

Step 2) Select Exit from the main menu, and if prompted enter in the Desktop Access password. Next select Start, Settings, and Control Panel:

Step 3) Now in the Control Panel select Services on the bottom left:

Step 4) Next in the Services screen select VNC Server to turn it on and make it change from Red to Green. Then select Done to close the Services screen:

Step 5) Now select Server Config from the bottom left of the Control Panel:

Step 6) Here select the VNC Server Tab and make any changes you need to make to the configuration.

Note: It's recommended to enable security along with requiring a password, especially for full control applications:

Step 7) When done select the OK button on the top right of the Network Server Configuration window, and then Yes if prompted to restart services:

Step 8) Now on your PC open an VNC client application like TightVNC and enter in your PanelView Plus 7's Ethernet IP address and then Connect to it:

Step 9) Next, if a password is required enter it here and select OK:

Step 10) After connecting, you should see a copy of your PanelView Plus 7's display inside of your VNC client. If you allowed full control, you should be able to control your PanelView Plus 7 remote from your VNC client as well:

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You can watch a video of the above procedure in the below video(s):

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Shawn Tierney
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