Terminal Server Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework in Vista and Longhorn: Part 3

After discussing the inbox Plug and Play device redirection capabilities in Windows Vista and Windows Server codename “Longhorn”, in this conclusive part of the series, we talk about how third-party Plug and Play device drivers can be authored in such a way that they can function over this new Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework… Read more

Terminal Server Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework in Vista and Longhorn: Part 2

In the last part of this series, we introduced the new Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework and discussed how to redirect Windows Portable Devices based digital cameras and media players. In this part, we are going to talk about a targeted retail customer scenario – how the Framework can help in redirection of Microsoft… Read more

Terminal Server Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework in Vista and Longhorn: Part 1

This is a three part series on the new Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server codename “Longhorn”. In this first part we introduce the Framework and talk about the inbox supported Windows Portable Devices redirection. In the second and third parts we will be talking about Microsoft Point… Read more

Smooth, Full-Bodied Sophistication is Here!

A while back, Lisa Brummel announced, among a list of other more sober and serious changes to our workplace in Microsoft, that we will all have decent Starbucks coffee in every building. Since then, we have been hearing stories from our colleagues in other teams that the coffee that comes of this new, shiny chunk… Read more

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (English Only) released

We’ve released the new version of the Remote Desktop Client corresponding to Vista. Here are some of the new features: Server Authentication Plug and Play redirection TS Gateway support Monitor Spanning 32-bit color and font smoothing More details on the features are in a Knowledge Base article.   To install the new version, go to Windows… Read more

Console Behavior Differences in Longhorn Server Terminal Services

  This article describes a few behavioral differences between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server Codenamed Longhorn in Remote Administration mode. Note that these changes will be available in Beta 3 and later builds.   Architectural change – Session 0 Special-ness   In Windows 2003, the session 0 is always associated with session on physical… Read more

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(…) // //… Read more

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 viewer chain related issues. What… Read more

Terminal Services (TS) Remote Configuration Primer Part II

  How to Configure TS session limit remotely TS provides many settings that allow an administrator to customize to their specific requirements. This settings can be set for a specific user (in Terminal Services Extension to Local Users and Group, and Active Directory servers and Computers), at the server level, and through group policy. If… Read more