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Using TSG for RDP connections

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  • How can you use a remote desktop connection in the windows 8 Developer preview using a Terminal Server Gateway.

    in windows 7 this is an option in the rdp client but can't find it.

    Since many company use Terminal Server Gateways to facilitate remote desktops for connecting to the lab machines.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:12 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:21:07 +0000, Paul Adare wrote:

    Exactly the same as in Windows 7:

    If you're starting RDP from the Start screen, then bring up the Settings
    charm (bottom left of screen) and you'll find the TSG settings in their.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:27 AM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:12:45 +0000, Rolf Huisman wrote:

    How can you use a remote desktop connection in the windows 8 Developer preview using a Terminal Server Gateway.

    in windows 7 this is an option in the rdp client but can't find it.

    Since many company use Terminal Server Gateways to facilitate remote desktops for connecting to the lab machines.

    Exactly the same as in Windows 7:

    1. Start the RDP client.
    2. Click Show Options.
    3. Go to the Advanced tab.
    4. Under Connect from anywhere, click Settings.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Modem:  A contraction.  As in "Give me some modem cookies."

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:21 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:12:45 +0000, Rolf Huisman wrote:

    How can you use a remote desktop connection in the windows 8 Developer preview using a Terminal Server Gateway.

    in windows 7 this is an option in the rdp client but can't find it.

    Since many company use Terminal Server Gateways to facilitate remote desktops for connecting to the lab machines.

    Exactly the same as in Windows 7:

    1. Start the RDP client.
    2. Click Show Options.
    3. Go to the Advanced tab.
    4. Under Connect from anywhere, click Settings.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Modem:  A contraction.  As in "Give me some modem cookies."

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:21 PM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:21:07 +0000, Paul Adare wrote:

    Exactly the same as in Windows 7:

    If you're starting RDP from the Start screen, then bring up the Settings
    charm (bottom left of screen) and you'll find the TSG settings in their.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:27 AM
  • I am new to the idea of metro apps, and after a half a day toying with the Developer Preview I can't figure out how to show ANY advanced options in the remote desktop app included in metro. I know i'm totally new to windows 8 and metro styled apps, but i don't see options anywhere and i can't find the "regular" RDP app to go to.. This interests me because i like to RDP into my dev machine and i like the full graphical experience.. including a desktop background. 

    So, is it possible to specify a connection quality like the XP/Vista/7 RDP does? If so where is that? I really liked the implementation of the windows key and start typing what you want in 7 and it would find it.. now in 8 it likes to categorize between Apps/Settings/Files, so i can't point to mstsc.exe unless i just navigate there.. which defeats the whole idea metro is working towards..

     

    Sorry for the outpouring of complaints.. Anything new takes getting used to and improvements.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:28 AM
  • To pull up the settings charm, drag out the bar from the right side of the screen. The settings button there is a "context" style settings, ie, not only does it show system settings but also settings to do with the app that you are currently working with.

    In this instance you can get the "preferences" where you can set the Gateway, and also display settings.

    • Proposed as answer by Trissy Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:33 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:33 AM
  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 03:28:42 +0000, xxTexasDudeMSDNxx wrote:

    So, is it possible to specify a connection quality like the XP/Vista/7 RDP does? If so where is that? I really liked the implementation of the windows key and start typing what you want in 7 and it would find it.. now in 8 it likes to categorize between Apps/Settings/Files, so i can't point to mstsc.exe unless i just navigate there.. which defeats the whole idea metro is working towards..

    As per my second post, same place. Turn off Choose settings automatically
    and you'll get a slider that allows you to choose.

    As far as starting an RDP session by using mstsc, I just typed mstsc at the
    Start screen and there is was, right under Apps on the left.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    I bet the human brain is a kludge.  -- Marvin Minsky

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:36 AM
  • It should still be possible to launch the "classic" RDP client by typing in "mstsc" at the Start Menu.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:52 AM