Friday, June 13, 2008

Terminal Server 2008 RemoteApp issues

We have deployed a Windows 2008 Terminal Server and have been using the RemoteApps via MSI's to deploy our accubid estimating system and remote access to our new accounting system.

Problem 1. File association
When you create an MSI file for a remote app there is an option to create file association's for the application. It works for most apps, but does not work for out Estimating software, Accubid.

How to fix it? Not sure yet.

Problem 2. Spanning Monitors.
When you create an MSI file to install remote apps, it creates an RDP file. By default it sets it to span the monitors. This is driving some of my users crazy.

How to fix it?

When you install the MSI file, it puts the RDP files in c:\program files\remotepackages\ edit the RDP file a text editor. Change the following line.

span monitors:i:1

to the following

span monitors:i:0 that's a zero

This will force the remote app to open only on 1 monitor.

It's been awhile

To say the least we have been slammed at work the last few months. Here is what I have been doing.
1. Implementing new accounting system. Includes new Server with SQL, which is new to us
2. Terminal server - required for accounting system. New to us as well as it's Server 2008
3. New server for posdata powertrack. New tool tracking software, includes new scanner guns as well.
4. New DC, server 2008 as well.
5. New version of our estimating software Accubid 9, on the TS as well
6. 65 new PC's and LCD's
7. Tripling our internet bandwidth
8. Hiring and firing 2 temps then finding a 16 year old that knows more than both of them
9. Just went to Kansas City for a day to research new video conferencing system
10. Planning a trip to Denver to replace and upgrade their server

Well that's work.

Home has been crazy as well.

We have been working on the basement. I am finishing about 1000 sq ft, basically by myself. My dad has been making some long weekend visits to help me, but it's mostly on me.

We are finishing 2 rooms and a full bathroom.
Room1 is a 400 sq ft Craft / Bedroom
Room 2 is ~600 sq ft Family / Home theater room

So I have been busy busy busy lately.