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

Run Web-Enabled Applications from the IDE

VirtualUI - Run web-enabled applications from the IDEA distinctive characteristic of VirtualUI web-enabled applications is their ability to be executed from the desktop, as usual, and also be called through a Thinfinity VirtualUI Server to be remotely executed from any modern web browser. This web enabling process, however, will most probably need some testing and debugging. A comparison stage between both the desktop and the web running mode is also often essential in order to fine tune certain details. This is why Thinfinity VirtualUI was prepared to run web-enabled applications from the IDE, working together with the development environment you use when running the application in debug mode. Continue reading

Thinfinity VirtualUI Guide for a Smooth First Time User Experience

Thinfinity VirtualUI is designed to have a straightforward implementation. Thinfinity VirtualUI GuideInstallation and setup will only take a couple of minutes before you can enjoy access to your desktop application from a browser in a pure HTML5 interface.

In this article we want to tell you about some tips and tricks that can help you save time and ensure you have a smooth first time user experience.

Let’s walk through some configurations pitfalls you want to avoid!

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Applying global Custom Settings to z/Scope Anywhere

Applying custom settings in zScope AnywhereIn addition to using the Configuration Manager, z/Scope Anywhere offers a new way to easily set global parameters using custom settings.

Setting global parameters through a custom settings file is not new to our product line. We’ve already published an article presenting this functionality for Thinfinity Remote Desktop, and another one where we show how to configure its toolbar menu. Now, this feature will be included in z/Scope Anywhere as of the next release, due to come out really soon. Today, we will show you how we can use it for a very specific purpose, modifying the global security parameters. Continue reading

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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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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Fixing “Error 5: Access is Denied” when using “Run As” command

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Error 5 access is deniedSome days ago, we received an issue report related to an “Access is Denied” error that came up trying to run a Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enabled application.

We replicated the user environment, and made absolutely sure that the configuration was identical, but we could not reproduce the error.

In the user environment, the program insisted on running perfectly from the desktop, but it didn’t run through the web using VirtualUI.

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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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