After Windows XP SP3 is installed, users have been unable to access RWW from their PCs. This is caused by the SP3 installation which disables the Terminal Services Client Control ActiveX applet.
To fix the issue, start Internet Explorer. Version 7 is assumed.
Go to Tools, then Internet Options.
Click on the Programs tab.
Click on the Manage AddOns button.
In the list, look for Microsoft Terminal Services Client Control. It will be disabled.
Select the control, then click on Enable.
Close, and restart Internet Explorer.
If this doesn’t work, have a look at the following site for more information – http://www.sbslinks.com/fixmyrww.htm
Here’s another oldie, but I still get calls on this regularly.
I happens predominantly with computers using windows XP and Intel or NVidia graphics adaptors.
To fix the problem, press CTRL-ALT-UP.
To turn it upside down again, press CTRL-ALT-DOWN. To turn things to the left, CTRL-ALT-LEFT, and to turn it right, CTRL-ALT-RIGHT.
One gotcha. If you had rebooted to PC to try and fix the problem, you might need to log in first, before the keys will work.
FYI. There are 5.3 million hits on this google seach – http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=screen+upside+down&btnG=Search
Had one of those problems today. The server had to be restarted. The client pressed the power button and held it for 5 seconds, because there was nothing on the screen. Then they turned the server on again. Nothing. Tried it a few times with no luck.
I got to the site and tried it too. No luck. Finally, I pulled the power cord out of the power supply. Plugged it back in after 10 seconds, and up came the server. Why? I don’t know…
An oldie but goodie. I use this often – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187623
Change the port number from Decimal 3389 to something else.
You will have to restart the server after this.
PS. To access Remote Desktop quickly, type mstsc -v:[server, IP, or net address] from a command prompt.
Finally found an answer to a problem that had been bugging me for some time.
When a new server gets put into place, some workstations with XP Pro might have offline files configured. How do we get rid of these entries? It wasn’t enough to just delete the files. The PC kept wanting to look for the old server.
1. Open Up Windows Explorer. Tools. Folder Options. Offline Files. View Files. Ctrl-A to select all files. SHIFT-DEL to delete all offline files stored on the PC.
2. Regedit. HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\netcache\. Locate and remove all entries pointing to the old server.
3. Do this for all users loggin on to the PC.
PS. Daniel Mundy added a comment on the previous blog site:
Or you can set the following registry key once, avoid having to log in as each user:
Key Name: FormatDatabase
Key Type: DWORD
Key Value: 1