How to change DPI in Terminal Services 2008

Sometimes your users will need to make the fonts on their remote desktops a bit larger to help them see them. In Windows Server 2008 this setting is a per machine setting and so you can’t change it by user. I came across this post by Mark Prigg, who has written a very handy little program that you can install on your terminal servers to get around this problem. It really is a brilliant little tool that gives your users a GUI from which they can alter their DPI through 5 different settings. You can download it from here.

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500 error when accessing OWA after installing PHP web apps

After installing Joomla on one of my web servers recently, I discovered that I was no longer able to access OWA, being presented with a 500 error when trying to access the webpage. The cause of this problem was quite simple, but it took me a while to find. <add value=”index.php” /> had been added into my web.config file. Removing this value did not stop my php sites from working, but it did allow my OWA to start working again, so you might want to check it out!

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Deploying Office 2010 Custom Ribbons and Settings via Group Policy

Deploying Office 2010 Custom Ribbons and Settings via Group Policy. This post will detail the process of pushing UI changes out to your Office 2010 clients. It will cover default fonts, margins and changes to the ribbon. I couldn’t find a great deal of information on this subject when I first looked, so hopefully this will help those struggling to find a solution. Custom Ribbons Configurations made to the ribbon in Office 2010 are stored in .officeUI files, these aren’t created until you modify the default ribbon. Start with a vanilla office install and make the desired changes in the applications you use. Once completed, head over to ‘C:\Documents and […]

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Alternative key strokes for terminal services

I can never remember what the terminal services equivalent key strokes are for the local key strokes, i.e. CTRL+ALT+DEL. Key combination Function Similar local keys CTRL+ALT+END Opens the Windows Security dialog box CTRL+ALT+DELETE CTRL+ALT+BREAK Toggles the Terminal Services client display from window to full screen NONE ALT+INSERT Cycles through running programs on the remote computer ALT+TAB ALT+HOME Displays the remote computer’s Start menu ALT+DELETE Displays the remote window’s Control menu ALT+SPACE BAR CTRL+ALT+NUMBER PAD MINUS Places an image of active window onto the TS clipboard ALT+PRINT SCREEN CTRL+ALT+NUMBER PAD PLUS Places an image of the entire Terminal Services client on the Terminal Services clipboard PRINT SCREEN

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