Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) is not supported by the TAC Vista Licensing system.

Issue

 

Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) is not supported by the TAC Vista Licensing system.

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
  • Remote Desktop Connection

Cause

This feature is often seen as remote control feature but is actually a terminal server feature.

Resolution

The TAC Vista Licensing system does not support this feature.

Using this feature as a remote control application causes every connection to spawn a new instance of the terminal server. When disconnecting, this instance will remain loaded and all applications started will continue to run.

This can, of course, generate some problems like opened graphics generating a lot of unnecessary traffic on the field buses.