[THIN] Re: Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX

 
Thanks for the feedback.  If you are talking about the controls used by the 
inadequate "sample page" that MS provides with the ActiveX, that may be the 
case, but with the OCX release that accompanied Windows 2003 Server your 
statement is not accurate.  It may be the other way around actually.......  You 
will need to expand somewhat (read: "greatly") on the "sample page" to get the 
desired functionality, however.  I currently have every control and function 
that the MSI (GUI) incorporates working properly with the OCX version, except 
for the Connection bar issue (which really is a minor one, but should work 
properly nonetheless).  Just as an FYI, below is a partial, alphabetical list 
of "methods" or control functions that you have available with the Win2k3 based 
OCX version.
 
Not that you asked, but the only advantage I see with the MSI version is the 
ability to save the "Connection Settings" as a file for later use.  This, 
however, is minor in comparison to the benefits of having a centralized (and 
customizable) web based launch point vs. the major disadvantages of a 
distributed PC based (and controlled) MSI client architecture.  From client 
configuration, upgradability, and overall flexibility perspectives, I would 
have strong reservations about using the MSI version for any decent size 
Terminal Services solution.
 
Regards,
 
Dag Sjolund
Senior Systems Engineer
Best Western International, Inc. "THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®"
 
OCX Methods and controls:
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings.PluginDlls 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.AcceleratorPassthrough    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.BitmapCacheSize   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.BitmapPersistence 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.BitmapVirtualCache16BppSize       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.BitmapVirtualCache24BppSize       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.BitmapVirtualCacheSize    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ClearTextPassword 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ConnectToServerConsole    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.DedicatedTerminal 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.DisableCtrlAltDel 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.DisplayConnectionBar      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.DoubleClickDetect 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.EnableAutoReconnect       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.EnableMouse       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.EnableWindowsKey  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.FullScreen        
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.GrabFocusOnConnect        
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyAltEsc      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyAltShiftTab 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyAltSpace    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyAltTab      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyCtrlAltDel  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.HotKeyCtrlEsc     
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.InputEventsAtOnce 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.KeepAliveInterval 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.KeyboardType      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.MaxEventCount     
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.MaximizeShell     
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.MaxReconnectAttempts      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.MinInputSendInterval      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.MinutesToIdleTimeout      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.NumBitmapCaches   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.OrderDrawThreshold        
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.OverallConnectionTimeout  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.PerformanceFlags  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.PersistCacheDirectory     
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.PinConnectionBar  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RdpdrClipCleanTempDirString       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RdpdrClipPasteInfoString  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RdpdrLocalPrintingDocName 
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RedirectDrives    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RedirectPorts     
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RedirectPrinters  
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RedirectSmartCards        
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ScaleBitmapCachesByBPP    
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ShadowBitmap      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ShutdownTimeout   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.SingleConnectionTimeout   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.SmartSizing       
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.SmoothScroll      
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings3.ConnectionBarShowMinimizeButton   
MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings3.ConnectionBarShowRestoreButton    
MsRdpClient.ColorDepth  
MsRdpClient.SecuredSettings.AudioRedirectionMode        
MsRdpClient.SecuredSettings.KeyboardHookMode    
MsRdpClient.SecuredSettings.StartProgram        
MsRdpClient.SecuredSettings.WorkDir     
 
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: Ron Oglesby [mailto:roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:57 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX



Having messed with that some I can tell you the OCX (web client) and the MSI 
(Full RDC client) are worlds apart. While you may have several controls and 
functions available on the full client most are sorely lacking in the web 
version. You are most likely out of luck.

 

 

 

 

Ron Oglesby

Senior Technical Architect

 

RapidApp

Office 312.372.7188

Mobile 815.325.7618

email roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sjolund, Dag [mailto:Sjolund@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 10:09 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX

 

Using the Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX control, I am trying to 
configure the Connection bar to "Display" AND "Auto-hide".  Having the 
Connection bar displayed is the default behavior, but the Auto-hide option is 
not.  When the appropriate methods are called they error out.  Is there anyway 
to enable/configure the "MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.DisplayConnectionBar" 
and "MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.PinConnectionBar" methods?  If no, why not?  
The "Display Connection bar" options is configurable in the MSI/EXE version of 
the RDP client and should be available AND configurable in the OCX version as 
well as.  Any input/feedback is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Dag

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