VNC vs. TS

Corné Beerse cbeerse "at"
Tue Apr 27 15:03:01 2004

Jerome R. Westrick wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 11:49, myron_in_da_house "at" wrote:
>>On the subject of compliment one another.
>>I use TS to manage out servers, but VNC server is also loaded on both servers.
>>It's not been the first time that the TS session has screwed up proper, not allowing me to log out at all, so in I go on VNC, direct to the server's console, fire-up the terminal server manager, locate the crashed session and terminate it.  I can then sign onto TS again.
>>Than again, it's also not the first time I've had the VNC server play-up on the server, but as I connect to the servers I manage my VPN/PPTP, I just re-start the VNC server service.
>>So, there you go.  Job done.  TS and VNC complement each other perfectly.
> I often us both RDP (to either TS of windows XP) and VNC.  I controll
> the machine with RDP, but then allow a collegue to remote what I'm doing
> via a VNC connection.  Then we got 2 remote screens to same session!
> So, There you go.  Job done.  TS and VNC complement each other
> perfectly.

This message clearly shows how and where Micro$oft makes abuse and reuse of 
terms: The protocol that is used by VNC is called RDP. AFAIK, that's a kind of 
open protocol.

Then M$ started those stuff they call RemoteDesktop for which they user the 
abbreviation rdp...