Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

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Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby gwardell » 13. Nov 2013, 18:33

Hi,

Just thought I'd share this now that I got it working.

I previously had my USB setup according to this tutorial. Actually I had it setup before reading but I verified that it was all correct with the tutorial.

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic ... 25&t=55483

I found I was able to connect to the phone using MyPhoneExplorer when running a guest session for the local desktop but not when running a desktop from a remote machine, which is the way I like to work since it provides a better experience.

After some research I found that the behavior is somewhat by design, that is you can't access some local devices from an RDP connection.

But there is a way around it. By adding the /admin switch to the RDP client it connects like the user is local. This is primarily for administrative purposes. The shortcut looks like this:

C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe /v:win7-delphi-xe5 /admin

Where the /v: parameter specifies the network machine name.


Once the RDP window is open you can pin a shortcut to the task bar or the start menu and it will continue to use the /admin switch to connect.

Hope this helps someone.

Gary
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Re: Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby mpack » 13. Nov 2013, 20:10

Thanks for that info. If you don't mind then I'd like to attach your note to the tutorial?
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Re: Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby gwardell » 13. Nov 2013, 20:29

hi,

Sure, go ahead. I realize it's not very complete and just gives a tip as to how to go about it.

Since I posted it I had the USP connection drop once and unplugging and replugging the phone brought it up again.

I'm also very new to Virtual Box and since I didn't see anyone that talked about this specific issue I thought I'd share what I found out.

Oh, my configuration is:

Windows 7 Professional Host.
Windows 7 Professional Guest
Virtual Box 4.2.16
Phone Motorola Droid X (MB810) connected to the Host

The host is basically functioning as a server.

My workstation is also a Windows 7 Professional which is running the RDP client.

Thanks,

Gary
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Re: Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby mpack » 14. Nov 2013, 13:50

Done, thanks again.
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Re: Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby virtualizationnoob » 5. Oct 2015, 17:52

Thanks, this is helpful.

(Sorry to post in an old thread but I have to post somewhere because it's not letting me post a topic without having one post and being active for one day because it thinks my topic has URLs in it even though it clearly doesn't.)
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Re: Smart Phones in Windows 7 via remote RDP

Postby mpack » 5. Oct 2015, 18:56

virtualizationnoob wrote:(Sorry to post in an old thread but I have to post somewhere because it's not letting me post a topic without having one post and being active for one day

That's not it (or not all of it). Due to a recent sustained daily deluge of Chinese spam we have been forced to add a new feature whereby the first post from a new user (whether in a new topic or an existing one) must be approved by a moderator. This requires manual action by the moderator and hence may take between a few minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the time of day. Once the first post has been approve all future posts should be instant.
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