Beginners guide to Virtual mode

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What is Virtual Mode? 

Virtual mode allows you to create individual user sessions in separate virtual desktops through VNC Server. The Virtual desktop is not the actual desktop you see when you log on to your account desk-side on that computer, but rather one that exists in memory only. It is only visible to you as a connected VNC Viewer user, which is useful when multiple users need to connect to one PC but need separate sessions without disturbing each other. 

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Requirements for Virtual Mode

Virtual mode can only be run on Linux operating systems which are included in the supported platforms for VNC Connect

Running Virtual Mode 

To start a virtual mode session the following command needs to be run:

vncserver-virtual 

Every time the command is run a new virtual mode session will be started. For full command line options for running virtual mode please see the manual page. 

To end a virtual mode session the following command needs to be run:

vncserver-virtual -kill :Display

Configuring Virtual Mode

Virtual mode can be configured using the normal VNC Server parameters, however, parameters need to be applied in configuration files before virtual mode is started.

The desktop environment used in virtual mode can also be changed to provide users with a clean desktop environment for the duration of their session. 

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