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    Remote Desktop Connection

    I have configured Remote Desktop over a network of 2 computers, I can get the desktop of both systems to display on the others monitor. However when I connect I get a toolbar at the top of the screen with a PIN at the left hand end, when I click this pin it rotates from being pinned to being horizontal. What is the pin called and what is its function?

    Second question, why when I connect either way does the account log off on the Host? Is there any way to prevent this?

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Regarding the pin (from CTC Virtual Workshop):
    <hr>When remote desktop is used in full-screen mode, you'll see a tab across the top of the screen. Look at the push pin icon on the left; if it looks pushed in, the tab will remain visible. If not, the tab will recede; to get it back, move your cursor to the top of the screen. To toggle between these modes, click on the push pin.<hr>

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Thanks Lief
    With the words to search on that are not common I found a microsoft kb that gave the explanation exactly as per your reply, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300698
    I think I used every possible word I could think of but not "PushPin". I guess had I been a little switched on I would have realized that it enabled the autohide feature.

    The second part of my question, I have searched "concurrent users" and found it is not native to XP-PRO SP2 there is a hack, is it recommended? General opinion is that it violates the EULA, I managed a design office not a legal firm.

    Ted

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Sorry, you've reached the limit of my experience with Remote Desktop!

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Remote desktop will always log off the current user on the machine being connected to. There isn't a Microsoft approved method of creating multiple sessions. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    I suppose any information in this article can be taken as legitimately as you'd like.
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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Thanks for all the advice, I will stick to the vanilla XP-PRO

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    Re: Remote Desktop Connection

    Or you can take some of the advice from those links and use TightVNC instead

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