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  • RDP in Win10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, crashes if there’s a redirected printer

    Posted on November 3rd, 2017 at 12:13 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Chariman MAO on the TechNet forum offers this:

    I just installed the Fall Creators Update on Windows 10/64 bit, and now Remote Desktop  Connection crashes every time I try to connect to another PC running Windows 10 64 bit (which I haven’t updated yet). Moreover, my Surface 3, running Windows 10 (but also not yet updated) can successfully connect to the same target PC.

    GinoL, in the same thread says:

    My workaround is to disable printer redirection in the RDP settings. At least in my case it “solved” the crash problem.

    GCMC IT goes on to suggest that using the (horrible, no good, awful) UWP “Store” version of the Remote Desktop client doesn’t have the same problem.

    I see lots of additional reports of this problem – and the only solution is to disable printer redirection, which isn’t a solution for lots of folks.

    Moral of the story: Wait to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update!

  • MS fixes “external database” bug with patches that have even more bugs — KB 4052234, KB 4052235, KB 4052233, KB 4052232, KB 4052231

    Posted on November 3rd, 2017 at 07:13 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    They’re all bad patches, and I expect Microsoft will yank them from the Catalog at any moment.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows

    I keep thinking I’m getting closer and closer to an Old Yeller moment….

    Thx to @MrBrian, @abbodi86, @ch100, @PKCano, @Kirsty, Yuhong BaoGünter Born, Martin Brinkmann — and everyone else who’s participated.