Friday, June 25, 2010

Manage Multiple RDP connections with RDCMan

Microsoft has recently released a small but useful tool called RDCMan short for Remote Desktop Connection Manager for managing Remote Desktop Connections.

We can create groups of servers in a hierarchical fashion, assign a set of credentials, local resources, display and security settings, gateways at one level and let the groups or servers inherit from parents. It also has a live thumbnail preview of all connected servers. We can connect to all servers in a group with just one click.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mount a .VHD file in Windows 7 and 2008 R2

In one of my earlier blog post here I went through an easy way to convert a physical machine to VHD without downtime that can be attached to a Virtual Machine running on Virtual PC or Hyper-V. Today we will see how we can mount or attach the same VHD on a system running Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 without any virtualization software.

First open Disk Management by right clicking on computer and selecting manage or type diskmgmt.msc in run window or command prompt or powershell.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

USB OTG – Connect USB Storage to Mobile

USB On-The-GO (USB OTG)  is a cool, relatively unknown feature on mobile devices that enables us to connect and access normal USB flash drive or storage without the need of ordinary PC. You can view, copy, cut, paste and delete contents on the USB flash drive right from mobile devices. For example you can connect ordinary USB keyboard, digital cameras or USB hard disk to your mobile using USB OTG if it supports.

In 2001 USB OTG was thought of as part of supplement to the USB 2.0 specification, but did not pickup and is available on few mobile devices of Nokia, BenQ and some other brands.

Checkout USB On-The-Go in action with Nokia N8, USB flash drive and Nokia C5 in below video.