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Certificate Web Enrollment from Vista

One of the enhancements in Windows Vista is the new certificate scripting interface called certenroll.    In prior client operating system versions we had the xenroll code which would allow users to enroll for certificates via a web page served out by their Windows Server 2003 certificate authority.  For Vista and Longhorn, though, a need was...

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Writing a Desktop Sharing Application

  Windows Desktop Sharing (WDS) API provides a rich set of API to share your complete desktop or just individual applications. Below is a step-by-step guide to write a sharing application. I have chosen C#/.Net to make things simpler and we will be using Visual Studio 2005 as the IDE. Windows Desktop Sharing API Introduction:...

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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 authored answer file, you must validate the answer...

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Terminal Services Licensing TechCenter

Terminal  Services Licensing is a topic that we know many of you are, well lets say, passionate about.  To make it easier to find key information on licensing we have created a new Terminal Services Licensing  TechCenter on TechNet– the TechCenters are where Microsoft consolidate all the key information on a number of technologies.  For...

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Windows Desktop Sharing API

Windows Desktop Sharing API Basics Microsoft Terminal Services provides a public “Windows Desktop Sharing API” based on RDP to enable customers to write custom collaboration solutions in Windows Vista. These API’s are available on all the SKU’s starting with Windows Vista Home Basics. You can write a customized collaboration application that can do either or...

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UPDATE: Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (Localized) released

We’ve released the final set of localized versions of the new Remote Desktop Client corresponding to Vista for the following languages:   Windows Server 2003: Czech, Portugese – Portugal, Turkish, Hungarian Windows XP: Czech, Greek, Portugese – Portugal, Turkish, Hungarian Windows XP SP2 MUI: MUI Here are some of the new features in this version...

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Manually Publishing and Un-publishing Terminal Server License Servers

  Terminal Servers automatically discover TS License Servers available in a deployment by querying the Active Directory Catalog for a list of license servers. This list is in the “TS-Enterprise-License-Server”  object in the Catalog Server. Typically, License Servers in “Enterprise” discovery mode publish themselves to this list during installation. However, this process may go wrong...

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