SteveA
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2021-05-16T15:02:40Z
I use RDTabs to access a Windows 10 Insider Preview virtual machine (QEMU/KVM on Linux Ubuntu 20.10 host). This has worked fine for several years. I'm using RDTabs 3.0.12.657. For the last 2 updates to the Insider Preview Fast Track OS (currently build 21382, co_release 210511-1416), RDTabs disconnects every 90 seconds. It does not matter if the keyboard/mouse are in active use or not. Microsoft MSTSC does not do this, nor does Apache Guacamole running on a different LINUX Ubuntu 21.04 machine.) Nor is there a problem running from the Virutal Machine Manager console when I RDP to the Ubuntu host (xrdp on the host) using RDTabs. This also does not happen on the standard Windows 10 (20H2) or Windows Server 2012. Only the Windows 10 Insider Preview. I have reported this to Microsoft also but since MSTSC seems to work, they might not care.
Timothy
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2021-05-24T18:30:57Z
Thanks for letting me know. The library RD Tabs uses is also shared by some other MS and non-MS products, so let's hope it gets fixed. I'll keep an eye out on this. I don't have any recommendations at this time.
SteveA52
2021-07-05T13:47:55Z
Originally Posted by: Timothy 

Thanks for letting me know. The library RD Tabs uses is also shared by some other MS and non-MS products, so let's hope it gets fixed. I'll keep an eye out on this. I don't have any recommendations at this time.



FYI: my Windows 10 Insider Preview was upgraded to Windows 11 and the same issue continues to occur. With RDTabs, I get disconnected after a minute or two (seems a little longer than 90 seconds). With mstsc, it sometimes disconnects once or twice then remains stable. I don't know if this could be the culprit but I use Duo Mobile to provide dual factor authentication for my RDP sessions. That seems to work fine without any issues (I receive the approve push on my phone and accept, the login completes.) When RDTabs reconnects, it fires Duo Mobile again. When mstsc reconnects, it does not.
Timothy
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2021-07-12T17:54:13Z
Originally Posted by: SteveA52 

Originally Posted by: Timothy 

Thanks for letting me know. The library RD Tabs uses is also shared by some other MS and non-MS products, so let's hope it gets fixed. I'll keep an eye out on this. I don't have any recommendations at this time.



FYI: my Windows 10 Insider Preview was upgraded to Windows 11 and the same issue continues to occur. With RDTabs, I get disconnected after a minute or two (seems a little longer than 90 seconds). With mstsc, it sometimes disconnects once or twice then remains stable. I don't know if this could be the culprit but I use Duo Mobile to provide dual factor authentication for my RDP sessions. That seems to work fine without any issues (I receive the approve push on my phone and accept, the login completes.) When RDTabs reconnects, it fires Duo Mobile again. When mstsc reconnects, it does not.



I haven't installed Win11 preview yet, but I can do so in a VM. Do you see this behavior in a VM? I'll see if I can replicate. I'm not sure how Duo interacts with RDP for MFA. I have tested RD Tabs on MFA-enabled systems before, such as an integration using F5 BIG-IP and Auth0.
SteveA52
2022-01-19T21:36:52Z
Sorry I haven't been back in a while. I had to abandon the Tech Preview because Microsoft changed the Tech Preview edition to require the same stuff that the final product will, and the VM was no longer capable of running Windows 11 because of a 6 year old CPU.

I forced Win 11 in a few weeks ago (using an alternative installer that bypasses the CPU check). This was a clean installation on a new Linux QEMU/KVM virtual machine. (Earlier versions were on VMware Workstation.) The RDTabs issue continues: RDTabs will connect, after a minute or two the connection is broken, and the connect process must be executed again. Same as before. mstsc works the same, also.

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