Remote Desktop is Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.

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Remote Access disabled upon restart

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a desktop I use as a Media/Data/Backup server, and I've always had the problem that when it undergoes any abrupt shutdown, either due to power failure, or ...
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Ubuntu server remote desktop blank screen

I have a server running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Things were running fine until I removed (complete uninstall) OpenBox and Lightweight LXDE for trying other desktops. Now the server boots fine but shows ...
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Remote Desktop into Windows 8.1 PC with high DPI scaling

I recently attached two high DPI displays to my Windows 8.1 desktop PC. As a result I put the scaling (found at Screen Resolution > Make text ... larger or smaller) to 200%. This has been an ...
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Copy and Paste through RDP/Internet

I understand how something can be copied and pasted on a machine, or over a network. But how does copying and pasting through an RDP session work, where you are not connected to the other machines ...
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My teamviewer does not show ID in Ubuntu?

I installed teamviewer from terminal by following this guideline ; link But if I run teamviewer --info (with sudo or not) it shows TeamViewer 9.0.32150 teamviewerd status ...
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Why do IPSec VPN Compression and Windows Remote Desktop not work together?

I just discovered a strange problem. I connect to a remote network via VPN. Within this VPN is a separate Microsoft Small Business Server (which does not provide the VPN, another device does this). So ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Save connection in Microsoft RDP iOS App 8.1.4

I have sent myself an email containing a .rdp file with specific connection settings (use multimon 0) in order to get remote desktop working. I can connect to my remote desktop session via the 8.1.4 ...
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remote desktop who is connected from where?

I know how to use qwinsta/query to find out who is connected to a given machine via Remote Desktop, but the info printed out doesn't tell me from which machine it is the connection coming from. How ...
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RDP client (mstsc) can't log in to any server

RDP Client suddenly stopped logging in to any RDP server. I'm sure that my credentials are right; I can log in via Remmina on Linux, but can't do it on Windows native TSC. I tried to remove ...
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Does windows go to some low power mode when RDP connections is 'hidden/unfocused'?

I use RDP often, and I sometimes notice that when I switch to the RDP window only shortly every few minutes, it works slower than if I use it exclusively. Is it possible that some optimization causes ...
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How to solve routing issue when connecting to VPN?

I am located in the Middle East, and connecting to a VPN in New York. Some time in the past couple of weeks, something appears to have gone wrong with the routing, such that it is now impossible for ...
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How to toggle Caps Lock status on remote Windows system?

Sometimes people turned on the Caps Lock on a remote Windows system which is running VNC service. When I connect to the remote system through VNC Viewer, the Caps Lock status on the local and remote ...
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Executable fails to launch over RDP but works fine on physical machine

I have an executable written in C# running on Windows Server 2012 r2 If I start it, when I am working on the physical computer, it works just fine. But if I am logged into the computer through RDP it ...
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VNC Viewer showing black cursor on black color theme

(Tried asking this on server fault but apparently its the wrong place) I'm trying to read/write code remotely in VS2013 through VNC Viewer. I'm using a color theme in VS that has a black background. ...
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Remote Desktop with 2 hops

I have hit a dead end on this. I hope that someone here can help me out. At home, I have setup 2 private networks. One is my main network and one is my lab network. Here is the setup: Internet ...
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TigerVNC 1.3.1 controll remote machine

I have a local and remote machine, both win7 64, both with tigerVNC 1.3.1 installed. The goal is to connect to the remote machine and see its desktop, and move its mouse, etc. How do I do that? I ...
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Could not Remote Login or Ping server

This morning I applied the Windows updates on a Windows Server 2008 SP2. On system restart, I was no longer able to ping the system or log in remotely. This server is managed remotely, so I was not ...
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Remote desktop access (VNC) in China - how to get it working

I am trying to get remote desktop access via VNC from and to a windows7 machine working. The computer where the TigerVNC server is running (the usermode variant, the other wasn't working), is located ...
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Windows Remote Access Clarification

I have a clarification regarding remote desktop in Windows. If my local PC has access to a remote PC which is connected to a Full HD Screen then will my local PC which supports only (1366 X 768) ...
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How to use Windows's RemoteDesktopConnection even after restarting the system?

I want to connect a PC to laptop (with Ethernet LAN) and and use Remote Desktop Connection to control it . My PC is going to NOT have mouse , keyboard and monitor in a week . When I use Remote Desktop ...
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Can't telnet to port 3389 on computer on same network

I have two Windows 8.1 pro computers on the same network using the same FIOS router. On the first computer, I can telnet to localhost 3389. On the second computer, I can't telnet to the first's IP ...
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Remote Desktop Connection, 2 layers + Dual monitors

So I'm having to work late tomorrow night and I'm wanting to be able to remote into my work computer and be able to use dual monitors as I normally would AT work. The problem is I can't remote ...
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Cannot enable host mic when connected via RDP

I am using a mac OS X 10.9.3 and I am remoting into a windows 8.1 machine using Microsoft Remote Desktop. I need a microphone enabled on the windows 8.1 machine for some software to work properly. I ...
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RDS Swaps Windows Between Screens In Windows 8

I have a small issue that is really starting to annoy me. I have a machine with multiple displays, 2 in this case. This is one of my main work stations and I frequently have to remote into it from a ...
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Not seeing minimize/open option on Remote desktop

I have been getting a small bar on top mid of the remote desktop when I connect to a remote desktop. This option helps to minimize the remote desktop and work on my local machine/ reopen the remote ...
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ThinVNC Connection could not be establishes

Update: I got it working but now it says the connection could not be established. I just installed http://www.cybelesoft.com/thinvnc/ thinvnc and set it to use digest authentication. I go to ...
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Port Forwarding on Router using same internal port number on different IP addresses

The objective that I'm trying to achieve is to be able to connect to two computers that are behind the router using RDP. My logic is that I should be able to connect to the router externally on 2 ...
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Remote desktop to machine without locking out the user

I am looking to rdp into a remote machine, but still have that machine unlocked. The default behavior is to take the destination machine to a lock screen. I have tried remote assistance, but it does ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop to an 8.1 machine

Every time I remote into my windows machine it starts what appears to be a new session, rather then picking up where I left off. All of my windows are closed and all precesses that I had started are ...
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Mount encfs volume via RDP client

On a Windows machine with Windows 7 installed I created an encfs volume in Dropbox using encfs4win. I can mount this volume without a problem when I am working on that machine. I tried to mount that ...
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Windows RDP quality deteriorates with time until a full Windows client restart

When I connect with RDP from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows Server 2012, in the beginning the connection is flying, but after half-a-day, it becomes sluggish and with a lag of a second-two. ...
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Disable remote PC showing logon screen when connected using Microsoft Remote Desktop iPhone app?

I have a desktop PC running Windows 8.1 which I can successfully connect to from my iPhone using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app. The problem is that, when connected, the PC shows the logon screen, ...
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Cannot connect with remote dekstop to my win8.1 PRO desktop

I have a desktop computer running Windows 8.1, I upgraded it from the regular version to the PRO version so I can use the Remote Desktop feature (as host). But no matter what I can't connect to it ...
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Prevent remote desktop connection closing / timing out

I have a Windows 7 machine that I connect to via RDP If I leave a load of applications open on the machine, then step away from the machine for say, an hour, when I reconnect, it starts a fresh ...
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How to establish a VPN connection to an Amazon VPC

I am running an Amazon EC2 instance which I use as a workstation. Right now it's in a public subnet and I connect to it through RDP by using its public IP. However, I'm concerned that this might not ...
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Migrating computers from LogMeIn to Teamviewer

I work for a small IT company that currently manages around 500 computers for customers all over North America. Recently we were notified by LogMeIn that they expected us to pay $49.00 a computer ...
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How to ssh from Linux client to OS X host without error message “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”?

My LAN comprises a desktop computer running Linux (Debian Wheezy), a MacBook with OS X Mavericks, and a modem-router; ssh with Linux host and OS X client functions well - no problems connecting from ...
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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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Use Remote Desktop on Win7 Logs out the current user

I've done my homework and I everyone says that it's not possible to RDP a remote machine on win7 without logging of the current user, but I read somewhere that this happens IF you try to login to the ...
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Remote Desktop Connection abrupt behavior.

When I do "Remote Desktop Connection" to my Windows system , my system gets locked automatically but from now past few days when I logged into my windows system remotely it doesn't get locked and ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop is disconnecting me

I am logging into a Windows 7 Remote Desktop using my credentials and the machine is automatically logging me off after a minute saying "Your session has expired, another user has logged in using the ...
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View macbook pro desktop screen on my MacPro display OSX Mavericks 10.9?

I got two systems: Macbook pro and Mac pro Both are connected to the same WiFi network. I would like to use my Macbook pro while working on my Mac pro, interfacing with it a window or ...
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Need remote desktop control via web browser, can't install any software on remote PC

I need remote desktop from my work PC to my home PC.....Windows 7 at work, Windows XP at home. My work PC has admin rights blocked, so I can't install Chrome Remote Desktop, TeamViewer or any other ...
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Using different port number in RDP Client

I was successfully able to change the RDP port for my windows server 2012 R2 following this: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/306759 I am also able to RDP to from windows (XP, Windows , etc) default ...
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Change RDP Port of Windows 2012 R2 server running in amazon AWS

How do I change the RDP port number of Windows 2012 R2 server running in Amazon AWS? I could change the port number by going here: ...
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Restrict remote desktop access

I have a windows 2008/20012 server running on AWS. These servers are accessed by me(administrator) and few other users in company. I want don't want these users to go outside the company and access ...
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Upgrade a Mac, can i keep old OS?

I need to upgrade an old PowerMac 10.4 buying latest version of imac or mac pro. But first i need to know if there's a way to keep alive old software such as Photoshop CS2, Free Hand MX, Quark ...
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Mouse scroll wheel is intermitent with Win7 Remote Desktop session with Debian machine

I have a Debian Linux machine which I access with Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection (RDP). Frequently the mouse scroll wheel quits in the remote desktop session. If I go back to the Windows desktop ...
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How can I disable my laptop trackpad in a Windows Remote Desktop Session?

Problem A client is complaining of accidental input with their laptop trackpads while using our software. They have a wireless mouse and have tried disabling the trackpad in the Device Manager on the ...