I usually connect to other PCs in the same building using Remote Desktop, which works great. For some reason, some actions cannot be performed through Remote Desktop. These are, for example:
- Installation of certain software
- Accessing the directory of a DVD (that is inserted at the remote computers drive)
- several other tasks that just "don't react or start", unless you do the same thing without RDP
All these actions work with any other remote access tool, like VNC, Teamviewer, LogMeIn, etc.
My question is: What is the difference when I use a computer through RDP instead of directly?
Is there a list of prohibited actions available so that one could know upfront if something can be done with RDP or not?