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What are the remote desktop options?

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

Connection speed

The speed of the connection to a network computer using Remote Web Access determines the desktop options that are available to you on the host computer. The following table tells you which desktop options are available for speed that you are connecting to the remote computer through Remote Web Access.

 

Slow modem (28.8 Kbps)

Fast modem (56 Kbps) (Default)

Broadband (128 Kbps - 1.5 Mbps)

Local area network (1.5 Mbps or higher)

Desktop background

No

No

No

Yes

Font smoothing

No

No

No

Yes

Desktop composition

No

No

Yes

Yes

Show contents of window while dragging

No

No

Yes

Yes

Menu and window animation

No

No

Yes

Yes

Themes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bitmap caching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Screen size

This option determines the window size that is opened on the local computer when you connect to a remote computer through the Remote Access Web Site. The window size is expressed in pixels.

noteNote
When you connect to the server, the Dashboard opens. The Dashboard default size is 1024 x 741 and is resizable.

  • Full screen (Default)

  • 1280 x 720

  • 1024 x 768

  • 800 x 600

  • 640 x 480

Enable the remote computer to print to my local printer

Enabled by default. This option allows you to print to the printer that is connected to your local computer from the remote computer.

Play sounds from the remote computer

Enabled by default. This options allow you to play sounds, such as system sounds, on your local computer from the remote computer.

Enable copy and paste between the remote computer and the local computer

Not enabled by default. This option allow you to copy and paste files between the remote computer and the local computer in the same was as you would copy and paste files from one location to another on your local computer.

Enable the remote computer to access drives on my local computer

Not enabled by default. This option allows you to access the files and folders on the hard disk drives that are connected to your local computer from the remote computer.

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