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.