Sunday, October 19, 2008
Terminal Server Black Screen Problem with Vista
I have been having this odd problem with Terminal Server between to Windows Vista machines. While it works great otherwise (I love the quality and performance it now provides, as I am using TS a LOT to connect to my machine at work when I am at home both in the US and Europe), it has exhibited this odd behavior of the screen going black for about 15 seconds about a minute after I first connect.
I think I have figured out what the problem was. I had my properties for the connection set to share local printers (which I think is the default). Once I turned local printer access off, the problem went away. I think it may have to do with the fact that TS tried to share information about local printer drivers, and I am under the impression that it has to do with me not having any printers on my local machine (although that is just a hunch).
Whatever the exact reasons are, the problem has gone away since I am not sharing my local printers which I do not have anyway :-)
Posted @ 12:45 PM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)