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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?

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

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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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