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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...

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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...

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Smartcard Logon Considerations, or How I Learned To Love Authentication with Smartcards

A few times of the past we’ve received calls from customers where they had some really interesting concerns with using smartcards for domain authentication.      There’s some base knowledge to be had with respect to Kerberos.  Just a quick mention-yes, when you talk about Microsoft Windows and the Kerberos authentication protocol, we are compliant.   Wikipedia...

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Multi Monitor support in the Vista TS Client.

One of the new features of the Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Client in Windows Vista is the support for multiple monitors.  If the machine running the TS-Client has a multi-monitor configuration that creates one logical rectangle, then the TS-Client can span over all the monitors, creating one virtual desktop of the combined size. For example, this...

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Group Policy for Locking Down a Terminal Server

Reader “Joe” asked for: -GPO templates to automate the “desktop lockdown” for the thin-client/SoftGrid experience There’s some documentation in the Knowledge Base: Locking Down Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Sessions and in a white paper: How to lock down a Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Terminal Server session   This covers the necessary GP. ...

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