Save your RDP connection to Hadoop on Azure

This is probably going to appear to be brain dead to some readers, but I have been frustrated by not being able to configure the RDP connection to my Hadoop on Azure account. Fooled by the slick Metro UI, I had wrongly assumed that the only option was to click on the “Remote Desktop” button to get access, as per the lovely menu below:

Fig 1: Hadoop on Azure - Your Cluster menu
Fig 1: Hadoop on Azure – Your Cluster menu

However it was pointed out to me today that you can right click, save as…. and then you have your RDP connection file to configure to share local resources, etc. Doh.

Fig 2: Hadoop on Azure - Your Cluster menu - now with Right Click
Fig 2: Hadoop on Azure – Your Cluster menu – now with Right Click

Handy tip. Boy, do I feel silly….

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