Chris Gray - Terminal Server Client, RDP, demo

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Mike Hall, our new video guy scores again.

Mike takes his camera over to meet Chris Gray who is a software design engineer with the Windows networking team and gets a cool demo of a remote desktop client. And more.

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      ZippyV

      Great idea for making a higher bitrate videos, but isn't this a bit 'exagerated': 2060 kbps?

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      Catatonic
      I heard that SP2 was going to allow a remote client to log in at the same time that another user was logged in at the console. Was this ripped out at some point?

      BTW I also ended up with 2-megabit video. Let's get Channel 9 in high definition next week!
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      Karim
      Yeah 2 Mbit kinda sucked here too.

      So is it Remote Desktop or Terminal Services?  A friend of mine calls it "RDP" which, strictly speaking, is the name of the protocol, but it sounds a lot better to say "I'm gonna RDP to the server" than it does to say "I'm gonna Terminal Service(s) in to the server..."

      Also, um, did we see anything remotely new here?  I know that if you've never used it, it's new to you, but I'm not sure Remote Desktop and "thin clients" are new concepts to the average Channel 9 viewer.  I mean, you might as well do an 11-minute video on the command prompt...
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      RamblingGeek​UK
      Karim wrote:
      Yeah 2 Mbit kinda sucked here too.

      So is it Remote Desktop or Terminal Services?  A friend of mine calls it "RDP" which, strictly speaking, is the name of the protocol, but it sounds a lot better to say "I'm gonna RDP to the server" than it does to say "I'm gonna Terminal Service(s) in to the server..."

      Also, um, did we see anything remotely new here?  I know that if you've never used it, it's new to you, but I'm not sure Remote Desktop and "thin clients" are new concepts to the average Channel 9 viewer.  I mean, you might as well do an 11-minute video on the command prompt...


      I hear what your saying, but I took the video as this is how quick you can get a dumb client talking to a server using RDP and Windows CE 5.

      Chris did explain everything, but I think he was just covering what Terminal Services and RDP was, for those who may have nerver used it.....although I do agree that this is hard to believe....

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      mikehall
      We're going to fix the format - for some reason the file didn't get converted to multiple bit rate (MBR) before being posted (sorry!).

      As far as the video goes, the video is showing how to "build" a thin client device based on Windows CE 5.0 in less than 20 minutes, and once built how simple it is to connect to a remote desktop - the point is not to describe what RDP is all about (I think most of us know what RDP is)...

      - Mike
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      Jeremy W
      Bleh. You'll need CAL's for TS (User or Device) as well as CAL's for TS Clients (either User or Device) for every MS app you intend to run. So you're looking at about 300$ in CAL's on top of the 200$ for the device.

      Personally I prefer XPe connecting to a Citrix box as you get a lot of functionality. But, you don't get the API's you get with RDP so I guess it depends on what you need to do.
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      TheAsher
      No more CRT displays on videos.. you can't see %#$%# with those refresh lines on them!
      .Asher.

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      scobleizer

      TheAsher: I, um, had a discussion with Mike Hall about how to fix this problem. It requires changing the refresh rate to 60Hz, and turning off the shutter and image stablization features on the camcorder.

      Agreed, though, that this wasn't good.

      LCDs are preferable too, agreed.

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      HellSnoopy
      This video just didin't work for me. I tried lowering the video acceleration but was a no go.
      My graphic card died (was an g4 ti4600) and i'm using an ati radeon 7000 pci that saved my life , otherwise I would be without computer for some time because I don't have the money to buy a new card.
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      scobleizer
      HellSnoopy, I'll have a new version of the video up tomorrow. That one should work. Sorry for the troubles.
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      HellSnoopy
      No need to apologize Wink

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