Remote Connection Unavailable on Vista test host

I have a script which is supposed to connect to a Vista test host from a Mac machine X, which has runner license in it. My script has these few lines:
Log "Connecting to" && <host>
Connect <host>, <port>, <password>
Log "Is it connected?"

When I ran this script in Mac machine X, I can only see the first log statement get printed out, followed by error below:
Unable to connect to Server:<host>2 on port:<port>\nConnection failed:Error resolving host <host>\n

My other observations below leads me to think that additional settings might be required on Vista machine in order to allow VNC connection from Mac machine X:

Observation 1: The same test can be ran successfully from Mac machine Y (which has developer license) on the same Vista test host

Observation 2: The same test can be ran successfully from Mac machine X, on Linux RHE5 test host.

Any pointers?

Comments

  • I have to leave Vista logged in in order to actually connect to it.
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    This definitely isn't a Vista issue. The error that you are getting (Error resolving host ) indicates that it's not sure what machine you want to connect to. If you are running from Command Line using a different user you might not have all the same entries in your connection list.

    I would recommend connecting using an IP address or a real DNS entry (mymachine.mycompany.com) instead of an alias or Bonjour name that it might not be able to resolve.
  • Thanks for the pointer. It works properly with my runner license after I use IP address for the test host connection :)
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