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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Forum Comments:
  1. Great blog post!
    Is there a way to configure the vnc server on an PanelView Plus 7 HMI to allow view-only access with no password required and remote write access only when a password is entered?
    Hello, thanks for the post and the information. I have several panelview displays that require me to drill through several 1756-ENBT cards to finally reach the display. Is there a way to VNC into a display in this fashion? Say the first ENBT card is, the second ENBT card is, which allows me to finally access the panelview at . How would you set up the path in your VNC viewer?
    Thanks for any answer you may be able to provide.
    Good morning @Matthew Adkins,
    If my memory is right, the only traffic that is routed between Rockwell network cards (like the ENBT) is CIP packets, so neither VNC nor Web pages can be reached through them.
    Some PVP's do accept a second Ethernet card just for this reason - so you can access them via a second network connection.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn Tierney,
    Instructor at

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