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  • Blog Post: RemoteFX Multi-Touch for Windows 8

    Hi, my name is Elton Saul. I am a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. Our team is responsible for developing Microsoft RemoteFX in the Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 release . Windows 8 is designed to be used with a keyboard, mouse, and touch. However, from its inception through...
  • Blog Post: Using Multiple Monitors in Remote Desktop Session

    Introduction: Multiple monitor support for Remote Desktop Services allows users to open a Remote Desktop connection expanded across all the monitors on the client computer regardless of the client monitor configuration. With this feature, the user can fully utilize all the monitors connected to the client...
  • Blog Post: How to make RemoteApp show the application icon when starting

    When you start a remote application using an RDP file, you typically see the following UI while the application is being started: The problem with this UI is that it shows the generic Remote Desktop icon for every application you start. However, by customizing the RDP file, you can change this behavior...
  • Blog Post: Specifying the TS Client Start Location on the Virtual Desktop

    The location on the virtual desktop where the TS Client initially positions itself can be controlled via the winposstr setting in the RDP file (Default.rdp or any other custom RDP file that you use). An example winposstr is: winposstr:s:0,1,1370,92,2500,992 So, let’s break it down and see what each field...
  • Blog Post: “Smart-Sizing” the TS Client

    Since the Windows XP timeframe, the TS Client has had the ability to run in “smart-sized” mode (users of Remote Assistance will be familiar with this mode). Smart-sized mode means that the entire remote desktop is always visible in the client window, with no scrollbars being necessary. In...
  • Blog Post: Saving TS Client Settings in an RDP File

    Whenever you run the TS Client without specifying an explicit RDP file, the settings used for the remote session are always automatically saved back to Default.rdp. This is a hidden file located in your “My Documents” or “Documents” folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user1\My Documents>attrib...
  • Blog Post: How to enable Single Sign-On for my Terminal Server connections

    Note: This post was updated on March 12, 2009, to include the latest information.   What is Single Sign-On? When applied to Terminal Services, Single Sign-On means using the credentials of the currently logged on user (also called default credentials) to log on to a remote computer. If you use the...
  • Blog Post: Why does my shared clipboard not work? (Part 2)

    (…because the clipboard is a shared system resource) A few years back we came across a bug where a customer was unable to copy data from a remote session to the local session using the TS shared clipboard. They had a script in the remote session that was doing something like: CopyDataToClipboard...
  • Blog Post: Why does my shared clipboard not work? (Part 1)

    The TS shared clipboard allows you to copy and paste data between local and remote sessions. When it works its really simple and seamless, but what about when it doesn’t? Diagnosing clipboard problems can be hard and frustrating! The majority of clipboard problems fall into the category of clipboard...
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