Here's just another example of why Ubuntu wipes the floor with Windows:
I have a domain consisting of a domain controller running Windows SBS 2003, Terminal Services, etc., to which are connected approximately 30 Windows Vista Business workstations.
When I'm using Ubuntu, and I want to remote into any of those workstations, I just fire up Terminal Server Client, put in the name of the computer I want to remote into, my login credentials, and the domain IP address (x.x.x.x). It takes me directly to the desktop of the client machine that I desire.
On Windows, however, I'm trying to do the same thing using the Remote Desktop Connection application, but it only gives me two options: "Computer" and "User name". Nowhere does it allow me to specify the domain, so when I put my IP address into the "Computer" box, all it allows me to do is log into my small business server, not the actual clients.
This is getting pretty frustrating - I'm sure the Windows program would work, if it would allow me to put in the complete information like I can under Ubuntu, but it just doesn't have the necessary fields. I've tried putting in things like "Computer: x.x.x.x\computer_name", and various other combinations using slashes, colons, etc., with no success. This feels like a really dumb question, but how do I RDP connect to my clients? I've been googling for hours with no success. :-(
PS - I know I can access all the computers in my domain through the web by going to https://x.x.x.x/remote
, but I want to be able to use the Remote Desktop Connection app to save credentials, settings, etc.
I will attach a screenshot, in case the above is confusing.