MNKrantz
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Installing software via an RDC connection

So I have heard that one should never install software on a windows virtual machine via an RDC session, that you should always use the console when installing software. Is there any validity to that statement?

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mcowger
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A little.  I wouldn't install something like a NIC driver over RDC, in case it brings down my network connection to the machine, but I can't think of any other good reason.

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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Walfordr
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+1 to Matt's comments.

Unless the software has to be specifically installed at the console then there is no reason not to use RDP/RDC.  I have only seen 1 such software, and it was an in-house developed app.

Robert -- BSIT, VCP3/VCP4, A+, MCP (Wow I haven't updated my profile since 4.1 days) -- Please consider awarding points for "helpful" and/or "correct" answers.
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macpiano
Contributor
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If you use the DRAC on Dell or Remote lights Out on HP you can do the nic stuff as you can still console in. We had a fellow in our state network that imaged 100 servers remotely through Remote Lights out  I always install via rdp-the drac makes it act like you're at the console if you're really that concerned. Who uses a physical monitor or KVM nolwadays? A lot of my work is done sitting in front of the TV set in my robe at night.

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