DOS commands through remote desktop


D

Duncan

I'm experiencing two annoying features with remote desktop when working at
the command prompt.
1) I can't cd to a directory with a space or underscore in it
2) Tab completion for file and directory names does not work
Both of these are OK when I'm directly on the machine, just not when remote
Is there a configuration setting I'm missing here?
 
Ad

Advertisements

S

Shenan Stanley

Duncan said:
I'm experiencing two annoying features with remote desktop when
working at the command prompt.

1) I can't cd to a directory with a space or underscore in it
2) Tab completion for file and directory names does not work
Both of these are OK when I'm directly on the machine, just not
when remote Is there a configuration setting I'm missing here?
Version of the Remote desktop client?

Have you tried using remote desktop in full screen *and* putting quotes
around the directories with spaces in them?

Let's put it this way - I just tried that in the following scenarios (of
course - with TAB completion turned on for said user, etc..):

- Windows XP SP3 (x86) machine to Windows XP SP3 (x86) machine
- Windows XP SP3 (x86) machine (NLA enabled) to Windows Vista (x86) machine
- Windows XP SP3 (x86) machine (NLA enabled) to Windows Vista (x64) machine
- Windows Vista (x86) machine to Windows to Windows XP (x86) machine
- Windows Vista (x64) machine to Windows to Windows XP (x86) machine

In all cases - full screen connected as user with tab completion set, opened
a command prompt, made sure I was in the root of "C" and typed in:

cd pro

Pressed TAB and it completed it for me and even put the quotes around it.

I did not bother to try without full screen nor did I try the /admin option
with RDC (it replaced the /console option of previous versions) as it seemed
to work fine and I *knew* other than the TAB completion - there was no
special setting on these machines. However - that does not mean you could
not try the /admin switch - since it would put you into the (if it was
already logged in as said user) local logon session of the computer in
question.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top