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rdesktopce issues

If rdesktopce has issues to connect to a Remote Desktop Server keep in mind that is only supported up to Windows Server 2008. Depending on your settings and the installed or not installed updates, rdesktopce may not be able to connect. I cannot fix this!

If rdesktopce connects to a Windows 2008 R2 server and shows only a desktop with blue background, try the following setting in Remote Desktop Session Host configuration:

Change “Security Layer:” to “Negotiate”

The same setting prevents rdesktopce to connect to a Windows 2012 R2 Server! Currently no solution for this issue.

Development: Windows 10 UWP Wireless Label/Receipt printer demo

As I already wrote the small demo apps for wireless printing of Label and Receipts for Android and Windows Phone 8, I now wrote such demo now for Windows UWP. The applciation was tested on a Windows 10 Phone running Windows 10 Iot Enterprise Edition.

The code is based on the Windows Universal Sample app BTRFCommChat, but uses a different, single page layout.

layout_designer     wp_ss_20160811_0001   wp_ss_20160811_0003   wp_ss_20160811_0005

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rdesktopce builds done with LOW_RES ‘marker’

I have added two new build variants to rdesktopce_rdp5 (see also older article).

The normal builds make Windows Mobile ‘think’ the app is HI_RES_AWARE and so QVGA screens (see geometry setting in winrdesktop.ini) are NOT scaled to the larger screens of current devices:

with HI_RES_AWARE and geometry=240×320 on a WXGA screen:

ScreenShotFullscreenQVGA_on_WXGA_HIRES

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Windows Mobile: Some logging tools

If you ever had a windows mobile device that behaved strange you might need some logging to find the cause.

Here is a collection of logging tools I wrote:

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