On the 18th of October this year Microsoft announced the Remote Desktop Services client for Android and iOS, bringing the Windows desktop to phones and tablets. Although at first I couldn’t find any additional information it looked like Microsoft has an agreement with iTap as the RDP apps for iOS, Mac OS X and Android platforms from iTap are discontinued as of 18th of October as stated here.
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Microsoft announced the cross platform Remote Desktop Services client..
Opening MMS via a URL in Windows Media Player on Citrix XenApp 6.5
I was configuring a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm and we created some instruction video’s for the users to get used to the new interface and structure, we offered those video’s (*.wmv) via a URL on a streaming server via MMS. So far so good but when clicking on the button linking to the wmv’s files the wmv’s wouldn’t start. Apparently this is a common problem because Citrix released a kb article on it: Citrix XenApp 6 is Unable to Open MMS Files
Troubleshooting session log offs on Microsoft RDS
At the moment I’m helping out on a project that has a Windows 2008 R2 RDS farm with some problems. The issue that was seen was that at random moments the users could log on to a server but was logged of immediately with out any errors in the event logs. First thing I did was install the missing updates and searched for hotfixes for the RDS farm and found KB2312539. It’s a pretty big list containing the current hotfixes for RDS:
RDS: Windows 8 Scenario-based RDS deployment (movie included)
A couple of weeks ago Microsoft came to Inter Access to give a Windows 8 Demo Mania event, they mentioned the Scenario-based RDS deployment so that triggered me to look into it and the result is this video. I hope this clarifies how scenario based deployment works:
RES Workspace Manager and language packs
A lot of our customers ask for multi language support in their SBC setup, Microsoft provides MUI’s for specific languages which can be installed on the base OS. When using default settings you’ll have to log out and then log in to have the changed language settings. But if you use RES PowerFuse 2010/RES Workspace Manager 2011 you can create this functionality without the need of logging off.
Microsoft RDS, RDS Gateway, RDS Web Access and SSO
A colleague of mine wrote a design for a customer based on Windows 2008 RDS with a RDS Gateway and RDS Web Access with Windows 7 and XP workstations, when accessing published applications the single sign on worked but when publishing a desktop the single sign on failed. We logged a call at Microsoft Support and after extensive troubleshooting we couldn’t directly solve the problem. Microsoft created a fix for this bug in Windows 8 and back ported it to Windows 7 but our customer wanted to deliver the applications on multiple, managed and unmanaged platforms so we advised them to implement Citrix XenApp with a Citrix Access Gateway so the new requirements and old requirements could be fulfilled.