How to use the Terminal Services Client

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  1. CYBERWORLD

    CYBERWORLD Mobile Enthusiast

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    There is a Terminal Services Client in pocket pc 2002.

    I seems that we can use it to control our desktop computer remotely. But I really don't know how to use it.

    Can anyone give me some website about it?

    Espeically, how to setup the things in my destop computer.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sooner Al

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    Allows you to access and control Windows XP Pro desktops, running Remote Desktop, and Windows 2000 Servers running Terminal Services. I use this to access my two XP Pro desktops for quick administration stuff via a wireless card in my iPAQ 3835. Look at this page for details on how to enable Remote Desktop on a XP Pro box.

    http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/pro/using/howto/gomobile/remotedesktop/default.asp

    Other Remote Desktop help can be found at...

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/focuson/remotedesktop.asp
    http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com/

    Others can help with the Windows 2000 Server Terminal Server host setup since I have no experience with that.

    If your running an OS other than XP Pro or Windows 2000 Server, try Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Run the server software on the desktop and the client on the PocketPC. Get the server software from...

    http://www.realvnc.com

    There are two PocketPC clients available...I prefer the first one listed...

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/~midgley/wince/vnc.html
    http://www.conduits.com/ce/apps/vnc.asp
     
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    thanks for your replies.... i am still looking at the sites.....

    btw, if i don't have wireless card for my ppc yet, can i try using the terminal service client via the usb cradle ??

    i just want to find out if it is useful for me or not......

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  4. Sooner Al

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    and let us know if it works. Personally, I have never tried to access a TS/RD host from my iPAQ while using the USB link only. I have only used this via a wired ethernet card (Socket LP-E CF+) or a wireless card (D-Link DCF-650W or ORiNOCO Silver).

    As far as being useful, well I can't personally imagine why you would want to access a XP Pro RD or Win 2K Server TS from your PocketPC while its in the cradle. You could use the desktop RD/TS client software to do the same thing and get a full virtual desktop to work with.

    Good luck...
     
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    Hi, i tried using the usb link.... and it works!!!

    i just need to enable remote access in my winxp....

    anyway, i just want to try this function before i decided to buy a wireless lan card.....
     
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    I just tried this and was able to get a login screen for both of my XP Pro desktops. I can see that this would be useful as a learning tool or to try out as your doing prior to getting a wireless/wired network card.

    Glad it worked for you...
     
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    I can also confirm that TS works over USB. My desktop is Win98 but occasionally I need to get into the W2k server I normally admin over the weekend. I also managed to get TS working over a cellphone connection, although that is excruciatingly slow - it took me 30 minutes just to change a user password. However, if you have nothing else to rely on, those 30 minutes sure beat the 5 hours it would have taken to get to the server... And it was still shorter than walking a secretary through over the phone, not to mention password safety...


    Do not set 'limit size of server desktop to fit on this screen'. Some dialog boxes are way too large and this way there is no way you can get to them.

    How to get non-admin users to access a TS server set up for sysadmin use (in case you need to log in as someone else to test something, for example):

    - Go to the TS config tool
    - Select properties
    - Select the permissions tab
    - Add user
    - Must click OK - Apply just won't do it.
     
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