Tuesday, February 12, 2013

RDP via Surface RT and Citrix

Until today, my only disappointment with the Surface RT was that I couldn't connect remotely to my PC at the office. The problem wasn't with the RDP capabilities included in Windows RT. It was that I couldn't connect (or didn't know how to connect) to my company's network from the Surface. But the following steps did the trick:
  1. Logged in to the Citrix portal with the IE Compatibility Mode setting turned on;
  2. Launched the Remote Desktop app;
  3. Specified that I wanted to open the resulting .ica file using the Citrix Receiver app.
It feels great to longer need my laptop on a trip just in case I need to deal with an issue at the office. Now I can have access to Visual Studio and all other tools from the Surface RT.