Monday 26 January 2009

New Mac RDC Client v2.0 does not support TS Gateway

The new Remote Desktop Client for Mac, version 2.0, does not support the new Terminal Services TS Gateway feature.

Since we are in the midst of working with our principle Mac based client on a new solution for their three sites, having the ability to remote into a dedicated desktop for a number of key people at their various sites would just rock!

We just downloaded and installed the new RDC v2 on our iMac that is still running Tiger.

As soon as we ran through the various Preferences for the new RDC with the hope of finding the TS Gateway setting, as it is on the RDC v6.x Windows Platform client, we were disappointed to find nothing there.

And, the comments in this Mac Mojo post confirms that there are others who would like to see the TS Gateway ability in the Mac RDC: RDC Beta Users Update: Making It Work...RDC Beta3 Available Today.

We realize that from a programming perspective, implementing this feature may have not been possible given the time lines for the v2 release. But, there is a definitely a need to implement it in the R2 version or next release of the client ... and soon!

Please note that our iMac's Safari will not load the Blogger site at all. So, this post is coming via one of our Windows systems. We will hopefully be able to flatten it and get Leopard on it soon!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

*All Mac on SBS posts are posted on our in-house iMac via the Safari Web browser.

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