Monday, January 23, 2017

Windows Remote Desktop local taskbar hides remote taskbar in fullscreen mode

I did an RDP session to a remote host. In fullscreen mode, the remote taskbar was hidden by my local computer taskbar.

Bring up the task manager on the local computer, right-click "Windows Explorer" and select "Restart".

I re-opened the RDP session and now the Fullscreen worked fine again.

I found the solution here:

Monday, January 9, 2017

Windows 10 takes very long to load/show contenct of Downloads folder because folder type is pictures

My Windows 10 explorer took ages to load and display the content of the "Downloads" folder. All other folders' content was shown immediately.


Find the folder in file explorer
Right click on it and select 'properties' at the bottom of the pop-up window
Click on the customise tab
Change 'optimise this folder for:' to 'General items'

In German / Auf Deutsch:
Windows 10 Explorer braucht sehr lange, um den Inhalt des Download-Ordners anzuzeigen.

Rechtsklick auf den "Downloads"-Ordner -> Eigenschaften
Reiter "Anpassen" -> "Diesen Ordner optimieren für:" ändern von "Bilder" auf "Allgemeine Elemente"

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hyper-V-Installation breaks NCP/Lancom Advanced VPN Client by adding Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch

I installed Hyper-V on my Windows 10 laptop and after that, my LANCOM Advanced VPN Client was not able to communicate with my company network any more.
I took very long to connect to the VPN router and even after the connection was established (green), no communication with computers in the company network was possible.

I found out, that Hyper-V setup added couple of virtual network adaptors "vEthernet" to the network settings and a Network bridge device.
The existing network adaptors got added a new device to use "Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch" instead of their standard IP settings. It looks to me as this breaks the LANCOM VPN Client Ethernet adaptor.
I went to the settings of the LANCOM Ethernet Adaptor in the network settings and unchecked the "Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch". It automatically checked the standard Elements like IPv6, IPv4 and others.
Doing so, the VPN connection was established as fast as before and i was able to communicate over the tunnel without issues.