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chopley
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rdesktop from linux machine to Windows Server 2003 x64

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09-13-2011 09:20 AM

Hi,

 

I am running Autodesk Inventor 2010 (Build 211m Release 10) on a Windows Server 2003 (ercsim2) machine.

 

The software works perfectly when I am using the machine locally, however I would like to run the software remotely, using a remote desktop connection from my linux box (aslx10 running Ubuntu 10.04) in a different room in the building. This is how I run all the windows software that I require.

 

When I login to ercsim2 using rdesktop (from aslx4) and attempt to run Autodesk Inventor, I get an hourglass icon for a few seconds after which it seems that Windows abandons the process. I use the following rdesktop options:

 

$ rdesktop -g 1900x1100 ercsim2.physics.ox.ac.uk

 

I would imagine this may have something to do with graphics issues? Unfortunately I am not particularly well versed in identifying these bugs in Windows as most of my time is spent on a linux box.

 

It would be possible to simply walk across to the Autodesk Inventor machine when I need to use it, however I am able to run every other piece of Windows software that I need using remote desktop, and would like to continue this.

 

I am able to run Autodesk Inventor Design Assistant, Autodesk Inventor View, but not Autodesk Inventor

 

Are there any ideas in how to get this working?

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TravisNave
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Re: rdesktop from linux machine to Windows Server 2003 x64

09-13-2011 10:48 AM in reply to: chopley

No.  This setup is in violation of your End User License Agreement and this action is not permitted by Autodesk. 

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chopley
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Re: rdesktop from linux machine to Windows Server 2003 x64

09-14-2011 02:02 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Thanks for your reply:

 

I was under the impression that provided the access was made from within the same physical site this was alright-

 

There is another post (http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/assembly-problems/m-p/2675239/highlight/true#M373274) which references using rdesktop to do this-

 

Please could someone clarify whether this is indeed against the EULA?If not then the question remains whether it is possible to access Inventor from rdesktop.

 

Thanks

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chopley
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Re: rdesktop from linux machine to Windows Server 2003 x64

09-14-2011 02:08 AM in reply to: chopley

Hi:

 

I see a similar previous post by yourself here as well

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Installation-Licensing/Autocad-2012-clustering/m-p/3156184#M37689

 

This states that RDP is not permitted by the EULA.

 

As such I will close the post as answered.

 

Thanks for your help.

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