Re: Remote desktop software weird behaviour
I just tried Win-10 Pro connection via the Microsoft RDP WiFi to link to a Win-7 PRO laptop 10 feet away – and the initial connection to the (remote, scope PC) works fine.
However, the target, (e.g. scope) laptop logs out its user back to the Win-10 Login screen. That means I have to spend precious seconds/minutes to log back in from there, password etc., In a scope control emergency such as a potential pier collision, there is no time for all that fallder-all.
Meanwhile, the originating desktop RDP session user window gets logged off (still having the remote desktop screen in view, but dead), and I get the following error message ...
So, RDP is fine controlling the scope from one side of the link , but not like TeamViewer, or TightVNC, which keep BOTH PC’s sessions live, with active user control at both ends, and commands can be entered from either keyboard, and either mouse.
I would consider MS RDP, but this is the way it has always worked, ever since Win-XP PRO days – i.e. badly.
Microsoft didn’t complete the job on this, and certainly no good reason for insisting on the PRO version premium.
However, I recall I could link to the remote via Browser to scope PC’s IP link - without the need of messing with the remote’s Router Port setup, from a really distant remote – but that would be a really risky “sneakers run, LAN” link, if something goes south.
Ross, perhaps I am missing something in Microsoft RDP setup, or is this the “normal” way RDP is used – from one side only, no shared session?
From: Ross Salinger rgsalinger@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Remote desktop software weird behaviour
You can turn off TV, or at least I can by simply killing it in task manager. There are 4 processes. I killed them as an experiment about 45 minutes ago and it's still missing from the Processes Tab. FWIW, the Icon is missing as well from the taskbar area. There's no sign of it at all. I assume when I reboot my system it will reappear. I run Version 14 on Win 10 Pro.
I use RDP all the time without any issues. At my local observatory I have
three sessions running at once as I have 3 computers that I need to keep track
of. I'm not sure what is meant by keeping the mouse/keyboard active. Maybe you
mean that you have to click to return to your local desktop?
As far as "free" there's chrome desktop which works fine as long as you are
happy with just one screen to use.
On 8/30/2019 9:05 AM, 'Joseph Zeglinski' J.Zeglinski@... [ap-gto] wrote: