Add Actions to extend the Remote Desktop’s Toolbar

Thinfinity Remote Desktop's toolbarThe Thinfinity Remote Desktop‘s toolbar allows users to perform some of the actions which are essential for a complete remote user experience, such as sharing the current sessions, accessing the file transfer manager, changing option settings, etc. In a previous post we discussed how to remove toolbar options. In this opportunity we will show you how to extend the Remote Desktop’s toolbar with new “Send Key…” actions. Continue reading

Preview: HTML5 Remote Desktop Integration, revisited

Thinfinity Remote Desktop Integration, revisitedWould you like to integrate a remote desktop within a Web application and access it from any device?

Previously, we let you know about support for an improved authentication method system that will be available in an upcoming Thinfinity VirtualUI release, and surely in Thinfinity Remote Desktop, too, in the close future.

Today, we want to share with you a quick insight about our new powered and extended SDK. This SDK was created to accomplish a better integration between Thinfinity Remote Desktop and external applications.

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Web access for Azure VMs with Thinfinity Remote Desktop

Web access for Azure VMs with Thinfinity Remote Desktop WorkstationWe know how much you value remote access to your resources, specially if this access is available securely from any location, and without the need for any software installation on the client device, regardless of the device type. This is how we conceived the Thinfinity Remote Desktop product line: to provide seamless web access for the widest range of scenarios.

We’ve always been confident in our products’ power and ability to integrate, but it’s much more gratifying when it is our users who share and show with enthusiasm different solutions that make use of Thinfinity Remote Desktop.

Carsten Lemm, Microsoft Azure specialist from Germany, wrote an excellent tutorial where he gives a step by step explanation on how to prepare a Microsoft Azure VM installation to be accessed from the web using Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation. The article explains in detail how this solution avoids common firewall blocking issues, unnecessary browser extensions or client software installations, while also simplifying networking configuration.

 

Moreover, Carsten shows us how to prepare this Microsoft Azure VM installation in a completely automated way. For this purpose, he uses PowerShell with an Azure Resource Manager template and a custom script extension. After running the script, the vm is installed and web access is enabled via Thinfinity Remote Desktop.

 

You can read Carsten’s tutorial here:

Access your Azure VMs through a Web Browser with ThinRDP

By sharing this successful solution example, we hope to inspire our users to find new ways of taking advantage of the many features Thinfinity Remote Desktop has to offer.
Thank you, Carsten!

Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation License Handling for Windows 10 Upgrade

After upgrading to the new Windows 10, some Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation users reported that our HTML5 RDP solution shows a “License could not be loaded” status.

 

Why does this happen?license handling for Windows 10 upgrade

Old Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation versions implemented a license system that uses some local hardware and software values to create a digital fingerprint. Since this is uncritical but unrepeatable information, it is ideal to be used for identification purposes when attached to the final license data.

Windows 10 installation changes some of the original PC values, causing the mentioned error when Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation tries to verify its license information.

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Remote Desktop session recording with Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server

Thinfinity Remote Desktop PlayerHave you ever wished you could easily review a remote desktop session? Or perhaps you want to show your remote users how to use —or troubleshoot— an application?

 

Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server helps you to do all this things —and more— allowing you to record and save rdp sessions.

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Customize the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Toolbar

Thinfinity Remote Desktop Toolbar customizationIn a previous post we discussed how to apply general custom settings to Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server. Today, we will learn how to customize the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server toolbar in depth.
By default, the toolbar displays the wider range of options within reach for the end users. But, as an administrator or integrator, you might want to restrict the end user from accessing some of these options, or all of them. Thinfinity Remote Desktop has a method for applying settings to the toolbar so you can tweak it according to your preferences. These settings will be applied before the connection occurs and will affect all users and all connections in the Thinfinity Remote Desktop server installation.

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Enhanced Browser and Device DPI support

Among the wide range of valid resolutions that both Thinfinity Remote Desktop and Thinfinity VirtualUI offer, the most commonly used —because of its flexibility and simplicity— is “Fit to Browser”.

“Fit to Browser” propertyThis configuration allows you to adjust the remote desktop / remote application to the available browser size. However, when it comes to accessing a desktop from different devices, the sometimes huge differences between screen sizes and resolutions (i.e. iPhone 4 vs a 27 inch iMac Retina Display) make it impossible to have a simple rule to determine the best remote size. Even when the application is adjusting properly to the available size, the screen rendered might still look tiny or disproportionate, making the user experience not as satisfactory as expected.

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Using the Analytics Remote Desktop Web Service

In the previous post we discussed the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Web service modules. In this article, we will show you how to set up the ThinRDPWS-Query web service demo for .Net.

 

The ThinRDPWS-Query demo

The ThinRDPWS-Query demo was developed in C# to present the many integration possibilities the Analytics Web Service provides you. This application shows Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server activity information concerning logins, sessions, connections and browsers used to access remote computers in several time intervals.

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Web Services for Thinfinity® Remote Desktop Server

Thifinity remote Desktop Server Web ServicesWhen we use the term “Integration”, we are not just referring to Thinfinity Remote Desktop’s ability to embed a remote display within a Web application. There are additional integration needs, like those related to resource management. The Thinfinity Remote Desktop Web Services API permits third party applications to access and manipulate historical data, thereby remotely configuring Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server. This API consists of two Web services modules: Access Profiles —for account management— and Analytics —for statistical and analytical evaluation purposes.

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