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Windows server 2003 rdp terminal services keypad / 10key numlock problem

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I have some people using rdp to connect to our ts from laptops. We do a lot of number entering and a 10 key would be really really nice. I have one user with a usb 10key and it works rather oddly. If working just on the laptop, it works fine for numbers, if working in an rdp session, the keypad works mostly as the arrow keys. The keypad has a numlock on it and when the numlock is engaged it stutters between arrows and numbers. If u hold down a key or hit the keys really fast it, it works as numbers, otherwise it works as the arrows and whatever else those keys are used for when not in numlock mode. I was reading http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290176 and it says to engage numlock after entering rdp session which makes no difference as far as i can tell. If I disengage numlock, it only works as arrows. I've found that if I turn on the numlock on the laptop after connection to the rdp session, then it works consistantly as numbers. That isn't a good solution for me though because it turns half of the laptop keyboard into numbers as well. As a side note, both the notebooks i'm trying this on are sony. When using the usb keypad during rdp, the numlock light on my notebook blinks in time with the keys on the usb keypad. If i hold down a key on the keypad, the notebook numlock light stays on constantly and then it works as numbers. The keypad I'm using is just a basic targus 10key with 2 usb ports on it for extra hookups. It is model PAUK10. Also the notebooks I'm using basically only have usb and firewire ports.
Thanks for any input!
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Have you tried any other USB keyboards?
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No not yet. Just to clarify, this is only a 10key pad, not a keyboard that I'm working with. I could go buy one another brand of keypad or keyboard I suppose and try it. None of my systems are using usb keyboards right now.
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I'm raising the points to 250 since I haven't gotten much info yet. Someone help!
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A different 10key solved the problem
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My suggestion about trying a new one was correct please accept the answer. Thanks
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