How to connect to a Windows Azure VM using Royal TSX

While I was test-driving a Windows Azure hosted VM as my main development environment i had problems connecting using Royal TSX:

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Using the Windows Version of Royal TS worked fine - so whats the deal?  

 

1) Move the port where it belongs

I imported the .rdp file that was generated by the Windows Azure Management Portal in the Windows Version of RTS. This put the following text in the "Computername" field: 

<ip-address>:<port> 

Remove the port and put it in the appropriate setting:

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2) Make sure, you have the FreeRDP plugin for RDP used

Open the properties of the Application node and select FreeRDP as default plugin for RDP

Make sure, FreeRDP ist the default Plugin for RDP connections

Make sure, FreeRDP ist the default Plugin for RDP connections

If you dont have FreeRDP there, just download it. Go to the Application Preferences, Plugins and install it from the Plugin List: 

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After this adaptions, Royal TSX worked smoothly :) 

Posted on November 6, 2013 and filed under development, productivity, Royal TS, Windows Azure.