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# 77508 17-Feb-2011 10:32
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Im using a borrowed dell while my thinkpad replacement power adapter arrives.

Anyway, when I use the volume keys on the dell, they are sent down RDP and adjust the remote computer, whereas on the thinkpad they did the local actual volume (not the windows mixer) - This is what I would expect for volume buttons.

On the dell they are on the front with all the other media keys, so I think they are just acting as keys like on a multimedia keyboard, not an actual volume control.

Anyway, is there any way to stop RDP trapping those keys and sending them down to the remote PC, as I have no way of controlling it without minimizing the RDP and then using them and then restoring the RDP session. Its a shame that they are not proper volume buttons but I guess its easier for them to just put in more keys at the front.


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  # 440603 17-Feb-2011 10:43
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Adjust shared resources volume properties and see if that takes default effect without needing to save a profile for the connection

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  # 440609 17-Feb-2011 10:52
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I dont have a shared resources or volume properties in there, I have local resources but the only audio options in there are to choose not to play it or leave it at the remote computer, nothing about the volume control



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  # 441393 19-Feb-2011 03:12

What OS are you speaking about? RDP was rewriiten and enhanced in Windows 7. There are many options there that you won't see on Vista/XP RDP.


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  # 441466 19-Feb-2011 12:23
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Here's the list of supported RDP options for Vista. Did they add any in 7?

Are there some undocumented features which would be useful here?

The keyboardhooks parameter is just an on/off for windows short keys unfortunately, and is the same as that provided in the UI.

I do not know if VNC provides more control in this regard.

Btw, microsoft are in the process of releasing a new remote solution called RemoteFX, graphics virtualisation and stuff.

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