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Entries Tagged ‘Terminal Services’

Incorrect fonts & garbled characters when printing through Terminal Services

I recently worked on an issue with a Remote Desktop user who claimed that when printing through RDP, the resulting output would contain incorrect fonts and random characters. After trying multiple versions of the print driver on the local machine with no avail, I found the following hotfix, which resolved the issue in it’s entirety. […]

MS12-020: Critical Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop

On Tuesday, March 13th 2012, Microsoft released fixes for two reported vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol described in the link below: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-020 – Critical The fixes for these two vulnerabilities can be reviewed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667402 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621440 Obviously Microsoft releases critical security updates every month, however the problem that KB2621440 addresses is […]

Adjusting DPI in Terminal Services

I recently deployed a new Terminal Server running 2008 R2, and a few of my users inquired on whether they could adjust the DPI settings to make the fonts larger. To my dismay, these settings appear to be disabled for users logged in via Terminal Services. After a little searching, I was surprised to find […]