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  • Blog Post: Introducing the Remote Desktop Windows Store App

    Hi everyone, I’m Rishad Madhura Kuzhiyil, a lead software 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 . In this blog, I will introduce the new Remote Desktop app that’s available...
  • Blog Post: New Step-by-step guides available for Remote Desktop Services

    We are busily writing and publishing Step-by-Step guides to help you explore the new features of Remote Desktop Services included with Windows Server 2008 R2. Below is a list of the guides that are currently available. Please check back often, as we plan on publishing more documentation in the coming...
  • 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: Changes to Remote Administration in Windows Server 2008

    This article describes the differences between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 when you use the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client to remotely connect to the server for administrative purposes. In Windows Server 2003, you can start the RDC client (mstsc.exe) with the /console switch...
  • Blog Post: Mac Remote Desktop Client Coming Soon

    Many of you have asked about a revised version of the Mac Remote Desktop Connection client. The Mac team has just announced a beta of a new version of RDC. Their announcements can be found here and here .
  • Blog Post: Introducing Terminal Services Easy Print: Part 2

    [Part II in a series. Jump to Part I , Part II , Part III ] In Part 1 , we introduced the main benefit to Terminal Services (TS) Easy Print: a "driver-less" solution for printer redirection over a TS session. In addition, several other important changes have been made to improve printing redirection...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Remote Desktop using Unattended Setup

    This document describes how remote connections can be enabled during unattend installation. Important!! The examples given in this document are for information only. The recommended way to author answer files is to create them in Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM). If you use a manually...
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