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* TIP: DELETING ENTRIES FROM THE MRU LIST IN WINDOWS XP (contributed by David Chernicoff, [email protected])
Every time you use Windows XP's Remote Desktop Connection applet to connect to a remote computer from a local machine, XP adds the name and IP address of the remote computer to the most recently used (MRU) list on the local computer. Although this feature doesn't present a problem if the local machine is your own computer, IT staff members who access server consoles from any handy computer typically don't want to leave the server as the default name on the local machine's RDP connection. And if they've used Terminal Services to access multiple computers, all of those computers remain on the client's MRU list.
Luckily, there's an easy fix to this problem. To delete entries from the Terminal Services client MRU list, take the following steps:
1. Launch a registry editor on the local computer.
2. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default.
3. In the right pane, delete any server entries titled MRUXX (where "XX" is a numerical identifier) that you don't want to leave on the MRU list. The DATA entry will identify which computer each server entry refers to.
4. Exit the registry editor.
* FEATURED THREAD: MICROSOFT FAX SERVICE IN WIN2K
Forum member "allanjc" would like to know how, when printing to send a fax with the Microsoft Fax Service in Microsoft Word, to use a Mail Merge field to bulk-send. If you can help, join the discussion at the following URL: http://www.winnetmag.com/forums/rd.cfm?cid=37&tid=57881
(contributed by Sue Cooper, [email protected]
* PERFORM REMOTE ADMINISTRATION ACROSS PLATFORMS
Tridia released DoubleVision for Windows (formerly known as TridiaVNC Pro) and DoubleVision Pro, software to remotely manage your distributed environments. Both applications include dial-up and network access and a firewall-friendly option to securely manage remote systems over the Internet. Features include remote control of Windows machines, remote file transfers, SSL-compatible encryption, VNC compatibility, and silent secure installation. DoubleVision for Windows supports Windows XP/2000/NT/Me/98. DoubleVision Pro supports Windows, AIX, HP-UX, SCO, Sun SPARC/Solaris, and Linux. Contact Tridia at 800-582-9337, 770-428-5000, or [email protected] http://www.tridia.com
* USE AN INTERNET SERVICE TO MANAGE DESKTOP ASSETS
Automatos announced the Asset Wizard, a Web-based inventory application that provides detailed information about your company's desktop systems and gives you control over their configurations. The software lets you employ advanced queries or reports to discover which systems have specific software installed or which run the fastest processors. The global Change Management function reports changes made to systems within a period you specify. The Software Compliance function identifies systems with unauthorized copies of installed software. You must install an agent application on each target desktop before you log on to the Automatos Web site to run a system scan. Asset Wizard supports Windows XP/2000/NT. Contact Automatos at 800-887-7757, 408-725-7141, or [email protected] http://www.automatos.com
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