The Server 2008 R2 remote desktop logon process (BETA)

Kevin Goodman and I have created various "Logon Process" charts for Citrix and Terminal Services over the years. Since so much has changed for 2008 R2, we decided to create a brand-new chart from scratch.

Kevin Goodman and I have created various "Logon Process" charts for Citrix and Terminal Services over the years. Since so much has changed for 2008 R2, we decided to create a brand-new chart from scratch. Since R2 is still beta (well, I guess it's RTM now but I don't have the final code yet), this chart is also beta.

You'll notice we made a major format change, as switching over to this vertical format is much easier to edit and easier to view online. The idea is that the retangular boxes are actions, and the round areas are our comments.

Here's the version that Kevin and I presented at BriForum 2009 last week. Please tear it apart! Let us know where we're wrong, what needs to be added, etc. We'll release an updated version in a few weeks.

 

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The API function for loading user profiles is called "LoadUserProfile" (not LoadProfile). It requires, among others, the path to the profile directories as parameters, not NTUSER.DAT. LoadUserProfile returns a handle to HKCU after NTUSER.DAT has been loaded into the registry.


The function is documented here:


msdn.microsoft.com/.../bb762281%28VS.85%29.aspx


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After seeing the chart, and your explination @ BriForum, (and let's not forget Kevin) i've had some thoughts about the layout.


Pros:


It's absolutely easier to read than the previous version, just read top-down and your their. Brilliant.


Cons:


There are some side-effects with the new layout:


- It won't fit on my wall anymore;


- There is no seperation for the different stages (with the different colors);


- Less detail (?).


So here are my thoughts about how the chart can be evolved:


- Add the color scheme for the different stages;


- Add a collapse / expand feature for more or less detail (in the online version);


- Show the communication between client and server(s) with arrows. Include the ports beeing used and the data transmitted (like you see it in the datacomm books);


- Link the different process to Wiki pages (not my idea, heard it after the session);


- Add details about troubleshooting (where to look, what does it do, examples, etc.);


- Create optional values like : Do you run Citrix? Do you use a CAG? 2003 or 2008?


Of course not ALL can be implemented (unless someone has a LOT of spare time), but wouldn't that be awesome?


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