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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 2:40:13 AM

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Hi in work I have 2 pcs

one in my office and one in my classroom. The office pc is my main work
horse and I want to use remote desktop in my class to connect to it during
teaching.

I want to show powerpoints and at times the odd wmv file - will this work ok
or do I need to move a local copy of the powerpoints etc ?

David

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 2:40:14 AM

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David Cleland wrote:
> At work I have 2 pcs
>
> one in my office and one in my classroom. The office pc is my main work
> horse and I want to use remote desktop in my class to connect to it during
> teaching.
>
> I want to show powerpoints and at times the odd wmv file - will this work
> ok or do I need to move a local copy of the powerpoints etc ?

Depends on your network.. What speed is it, how congested is it?

The best performance will almost always be "local to the machine" and if you
are going to try and do this over "Remote Desktop" and not by mapping drives
only - I suggest NOT doing it at all. Map the drives from remote machine
and run it - okay - but playing the files on your remote workstation and
then depending on the network to push all that data across (including your
remote desktop status, etc) and play smoothly may be expecting too much of
the network.

I know remote desktop is cool.. let's you do a lot on the remote system and
on a fast network it can seem like you are sitting in front of the machine -
but go ahead and play that WMV/MPEG file on the remote system and see how it
really looks on the local workstation.. That's the only way you will ever
know what is possible in your particular environment.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 2:53:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

> The best performance will almost always be "local to the machine" and if
> you
> are going to try and do this over "Remote Desktop" and not by mapping
> drives only - I suggest NOT doing it at all. Map the drives from remote
> machine and run it - okay - but playing the files on your remote

ah,

ok one solution would be to have a network area on our server that is mapped
on my office desktop ( I am local admin on it). Then when I go to my
classroom I log in on to the account and the network area (that was mapped
on my local machine) is there for me to run my powerpoints etc from.

Is remote desktop enough for running excel files for attendance and using
outlook etc ?

David
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 2:53:13 AM

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Shenan wrote:
> The best performance will almost always be "local to the machine" and if
> you are going to try and do this over "Remote Desktop" and not by mapping
> drives only - I suggest NOT doing it at all. Map the drives from remote
> machine and run it - okay - but playing the files on your remote

David Cleland wrote:
> ok one solution would be to have a network area on our server that is
> mapped on my office desktop ( I am local admin on it). Then when I go to
> my classroom I log in on to the account and the network area (that was
> mapped on my local machine) is there for me to run my powerpoints etc
> from.
>
> Is remote desktop enough for running excel files for attendance and using
> outlook etc ?

I have never had issues with Remote Desktop and such applications(Word,
Excel, Outlook).. They work as expected no matter the speed, although screen
redraw can be a bit troublesome at dial-up speeds. *grin*

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 3:59:35 AM

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It'll work OK for the most part..
but why not just map a drive to the server, put the stuff out there and then
run it locally... In other words, the excel file server on say drive f:
so you open excel, select file open and point it to the file on f......
thatll work for anything... including the video files.. and the
performance will be better too.
"David Cleland" <davidjcleland@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi in work I have 2 pcs
>
> one in my office and one in my classroom. The office pc is my main work
> horse and I want to use remote desktop in my class to connect to it during
> teaching.
>
> I want to show powerpoints and at times the odd wmv file - will this work
> ok or do I need to move a local copy of the powerpoints etc ?
>
> David
>
>
!