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An application that I have runs normally on the local computer, but throws error when running under remote desktop client. Specifically, this is an IDE that refuses to compile code when using it on a computer that is remoted into.

Application: CodeWarrior Development studio for Microcontrollers v6.2 coldfireV1 build 081128

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So... don't do that? – Daniel Beck Jan 13 '12 at 12:12
Is it IDE or the underlying compiler? Can you share what IDE/compiler is it? – user377178 Jan 13 '12 at 12:24
Does it throws error compiling anything or only specific code? (for example accessing local devices of the machine) – laurent Jan 13 '12 at 15:43
@danielBeck, so what do you recommend when a quick "change and test" is required to the code when you notice something in a lab 3 stories above? This is a cross compiler for an embedded application: specifically "CodeWarrior Development studio for Microcontrollers v6.2 coldfireV1 build 081128. – Vaibhav Garg Jan 16 '12 at 5:33
@VaibhavGarg Please document the error in the question. – Paul Jan 20 '12 at 4:13

Have you tried using a different remote desktop client?

Instead of using the Windows RDC (That's what i'm assuming you are using) try using a 3rd party remote desktop program such as logmein. It does a much better job of emulating the actual experience of being on the machine than the Windows Client, albeit, the display quality isn't quite as good if you are accessing a machine locally but over the internet they are about the same.

It's free and has solved many headaches that i've had of programs not behaving how they do when I am on physically on the machine. Logmein as their own display adapter which helped me solved some of my issues compiling in Eclipse.

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Thanks. However, I am more interested in knowing WHY that happens, rather than alternatives to what I already have. I will check the alternate suggested, however. But if the server system needs to have this installed, then no dice, as this is not something that can be controlled. – Vaibhav Garg Jan 16 '12 at 5:35

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