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Windows 2012 R2 Terminal Service does not render Desktop if resolution width less than 600

Recently I had to realize that w2k12 only shows an empty background when connecting to a new Terminal Service session and the requested resolution is 240×320, 480×640 or 480×800. These reolutions are used by Remote Desktop Mobille if you select the option “Fit remote desktop to screen”.

After login, the Start screen (Metro-Ui) is shown, regardless of having set TS to start new sessions always in Desktop mode. If you then start a desktop application or simply the “Control Panel” or “My Computer”, which are Desktop apps both, the screen changes to show an empty (Start screen) background only.

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The apps are started on the desktop, but the desktop will not be shown by TS!

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Windows Mobile: Hidden Remote Desktop Client Clipboard support

Recently I looked for support of starting an alternative shell when using Remote Desktop Mobile on a Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 device.

MSDN says that I can to specify AlternateShell in a rdp file. As Windows Mobile devices always use \Windows\default.rdp, I added the following two lines and tested what happens.

WorkingDir:s:C:\Program Files (x86)
AlternateShell:s:C:\Program Files (x86)\notepad.exe

Unfortunately the above entries are ignored 🙁

But why? I decided to look inside wpctsc.exe I dumped of a WEH device to see which strings (used sysinternals strings app) are known to the Mobile Remote Desktop client. And, no surprise, AlternateShell is not known inside wpctsc.exe. But I saw two other interesting strings around the ones used in rdp files.

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Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3: disable all connection dialogs

Here a small tip:

To disable all Connection Manager Dialogs set the following registry key:

[HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\:MSREMNET\Disable
“All”=dword:1

to disable only certain dialogs or notification bubbles, use IDs like IDS_RAS_CARRIER_DROPPED:

[HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\:MSREMNET\Disable
“0”=dword:1

to disable multiple dialogs, simply define additional IDs. For example to disable dialogs for IDS_RAS_DEVICE_NOT_READY and IDS_RAS_NO_ANSWER:

[HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\:MSREMNET\Disable
“3”=dword:1
“5”=dword:1

Have fun

List of all IDS values: DOWNLOAD:IDS dialog values - (Hits: 1492, size: 13.02 kB)

Windows Mobile – the no-go world of Function Keys

Hello

I want to summarize the role of function keys in Windows Mobile, former Pocket PC, as I got several questions each week on how to use or enable Function keys in this or that application.

Here is a simple information about how function keys work in Windows Mobile.

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