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    Remote Desktop Connection For Mac Probelms

    Hi,

    I am having problems with the Microsoft RDP app for Mac. It gets suck on the attached screen, and sometimes shows a black screen. This is an intermittent problem, sometimes i works perfect.

    I am using version 2.1

    Does anybody know how to fix this please? Its driving me up the wall!

    Thanks
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    Have you checked the preferences for the connection (in one of the RDP menus on your mac). Particularly the resolution and color depth - try it with 1024x768 and thousands of colours rather than millions. You need to close, save and reopen the connection for these to take effect.

    Can you connect from a windows PC when it doesnt work from your mac?

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    Can you connect from a windows PC when it doesnt work from your mac?
    From a Windows machine its 100% perfect.

    I have tried all sorts of settings with the resolution and it sometimes fixes it most of the time not. But they are not a permanent fix.

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    Hi

    Create another admin account, log in with it and try again. Does the problem go away now?

    Antonio Rocco (ACSA)

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    Does the RDP app not create its own local profile similar to windows with bitmap cache or something like that - on the mac I think its either in the home area or my documents or somewhere like that and on windows the fix is to purge the bitmap cache directory or something similar ?? If memory serves me correctly - will check this later

    http://superuser.com/questions/14953...cache-location

    Long shot

    what about cord instead of RDP for mac ?

    http://cord.sourceforge.net/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post

    what about cord instead of RDP for mac ?

    CoRD: Remote Desktop for Mac OS X
    I would also recommend cord!
    Last edited by linkazoid; 1st March 2011 at 11:29 PM. Reason: Spelling Mistake

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    I have had this problem too randomly. When its black I generally leave it for a few mins and it does log in but not sure why.
    Not tested though since I went sp1.

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    Won't allow me to edit my above post - as per the link though I would ensure RDP for mac is closed, copy the bmc file to your desktop and then delete it from the said location(s) and re launch RDP for mac and test again. Cord worked for me and allows to configure multiple connections down the left pane which is nice

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