Some of the features of Interpine’s Cloud Computing services means you are logging in to a remote desktop session.   This article aims to provide you with an orientation of this environment.

The Remote Desktop

This is a familiar Microsoft Windows operating system environment, it is that simple.   All your software which you have selected as part of your cloud service is available to you on the desktop or from the Start menu, and taskbar.   You can also be comfortable that it is locked down and secure, with virus protection and no access to anything you do not need.

Review your settings to make the most of the remote desktop, setting up access to local drives, printers, clipboard, and improving the experience.

Shortcut Keys for a Remote Desktop Session

When using a remote desktop session it is useful to know about several shortcut keys when allowing you to interact and differentiate between your local computer and the remote desktop.
​Keys ​Description and Use
CTRL+ALT+BREAK​ ​Switches the client between full-screen mode and window mode.
CTRL+ALT+END​ ​Brings up the Windows Security Screen and is a place to change your password


Change Password for the Remote Desktop 

Once logged in to the remote desktop, select the key combination CTRL+ALT+END, select Change Password.

Sign Out or Disconnect

To sign out just select the Windows Start Menu > selecting your User Icon and then Signout.  To disconnect (keeps your session running so you can come back to it, select the X close at the top of the screen or Windows Start Menu > Disconnect.  Note that even if you choose to disconnect your session, your session will in a few hours sign out automatically to free up resources.

Keep Session Live from Disconnecting While Doing Long-Running Tasks

You might want to keep a session live while you are doing some type of analysis or task.   If you find the remote desktop times out on you, you can use an app from the Windows Store called MOVE MOUSE.

Move Mouse App for Windows
This is a simple utility that can be used to simulate user activity. Maybe you work from home and want to keep your remote session alive whilst you’re away from your machine? Maybe you have a long-running process that you want your machine to stay awake for?

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