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Archive for August 29th, 2016

4K/5K monitors: when your RDP session has small black bands limiting the height/width to 2048/4096 pixels

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/29

Sometimes RDP limits you to 2048 pixels vertical (or 4096 pixels horizontal)

Sometimes RDP limits you to 2048 pixels vertical (or 4096 pixels horizontal)

Just found out why on some Windows versions, the RDP sessions form my 4K monitor has some small black bands on top/bottom: older versions of Windows limit their RDP server to 4096 x 2048.

A 4K monitor will not hit the width limit (as 4K cheats: it is usually “just” 3840 pixels wide), but it does hit the height limitation (2160 is slightly more than 2048: you miss 112 pixels that show as two small black bands).

A 5K monitor is worse: it will hit both limits (5K does not cheat: at 5120 × 2880 it is exactly 5*1024 pixels wide) so you miss 124 pixels horizontally and a whopping 832 pixels vertically.

Don’t buy a 5K monitor yet if you do a lot of RDP work to older Windows versions.

The link below has a table listing various Windows versions, but it omits end-of-life versions so I’ve done some testing: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 share the same limitations as Windows Server 2008 most likely because their latest service packs share the same RDP 6.1 version.

I updated this in the table:

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Posted in 4K Monitor, 5K monitor, Displays, Hardware, Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

certificate – What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats? – Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/29

The canonical answer on extensions and formats like csr, pem, key, pkcs12, pfx, p12, der, cet, cer, crt, p7b, crl, PEM, PKCS7, PKCS12, PKCS10, DER, text, binary, ASN1: certificate – What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats? – Server Fault.

Oh and it contains some openssl conversion tips as well, though this link has more: DER vs. CRT vs. CER vs. PEM Certificates and How To Convert Them.

–jeroen

Posted in Encryption, OpenSSL, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

 
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