Windows Enterprise Desktop:

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October 14, 2019  2:35 PM

RDP Cannot Do Everything

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
RDP, Remote Desktop Connection, Windows 10

Interacting with devices (and drivers) via RDP session uses redirection so  what shows on one PC appears on another's display. A quick look at the Display control in Settings shows what I mean:

October 3, 2019  7:21 PM

RDP Plus Sandbox Sometimes Equals Screen Confusion

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Keyboard Shortcuts, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I've been experimenting with the new Windows Sandbox (available in 1903 and higher-numbered Preview builds) lately. This morning, I found myself in a pickle. I was using RDP to access my Lenovo X220 Tablet, with the Sandbox window maximized therein. A key sequence restores the Sandbox from whole...


May 8, 2019  4:43 PM

Windows 10 Workaround Versus Fix

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

In the past day or so, I've found myself on the horns of an interesting dilemma. Upon trying to remote from one 18890 (Skip ahead) PC to another using RDP, I found myself unable to log in. I could ping one PC from another, and see it on the network, but when I tried to consummate the RDP login I'd...


February 27, 2019  10:14 AM

Knocking Out Norton Promo Pop-ups

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktop Management, pop up, Windows 10

First a confession: I wrote a book about viruses, spyware and other software nasties back in 2004. At the time, the aftermarket was  the only way to go in getting protection from such stuff. And for a while I bounced around among BitDefender, Avast, Webroot, and others before settling on Norton...


June 8, 2018  2:20 PM

VDI vendors must change tack as on-premises market slows

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
cloud, DaaS, Desktop virtualization, Desktop Virtualization Implementation, End user security, survey, VDI

Several factors have slowed new on-premises VDI adoption, and VDI vendors are forced to shift their strategies as a result. VDI projects in the design, pilot and rollout stages make up a tiny portion of VDI environments, and they have decreased over the past year, according to the State of the...


May 18, 2018  11:22 AM

Why Windows Machine Names Are Case-Sensitive in RDP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Certificate, Certificate Error, RDP, Windows 10

I had the devil's own time using the Remote Desktop Connection to get to one of my laptops this week. The machine name for that PC is T520 and it just wouldn't "take" in the interface to the program (see screencap below). On a whim, I tried the string "t520" instead. And presto! I got a certificate...


September 12, 2017  2:15 PM

Trouble with the curve

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
Citrix, cloud, desktop workspaces

Ahead of the curve is a common phrase in IT, and it's almost always used in a positive light. After all, new technologies and cutting-edge innovations keep the industry growing. Without vendors constantly striving to be ahead of the curve, we'd still be working on unwieldy computer...


April 21, 2017  3:41 PM

A smorgasbord of apps

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
Apple iOS, Application delivery, google android, Windows 10, Windows desktop

I love ice cream. There's a small stand down the street from my house that I frequent during the summer. I spend my time in line staring at the dozens of flavors, pondering my options. Mint chocolate chip? Ooh, that sounds good. I could go for cookie dough, too. Or maybe coffee...


February 15, 2017  9:44 AM

Anti-phishing training videos take users off the hook

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Desktop security, Email security, Phishing, Security training

Email phishing attacks against high-level executives increased at Tri-Counties Regional Center last year. To combat and boost awareness of the...


December 2, 2016  1:09 PM

Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
desktop technology, Windows 10, Windows desktop

Around the start of each month, I like to look at the numbers for Windows 10's share of the desktop. This month, I'll turn to NetMarketShare and analytics.usa.gov for my data. Their take on desktop share is depicted in the two following screen caps made December 2, 2016. Together, they help...


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