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1answer
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How to enable desktop background on a remote computer?

I am connecting remotely to a computer on LAN and it keeps giving me a pitch black desktop background (wallpaper). In the RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) program on the local computer I have the ...
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1answer
101 views

Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
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2answers
676 views

RDP Tiles sticking / poor scrolling (MS Vista -> Windows 7)

I often RDP to my Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit) work desktop from home through an IPSec VPN; I also connect to from work from other Windows 7 and Windows XP computers. While I am at work, I have no ...
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1answer
8k views

How to reset RDC client license on Windows 7?

In Windows XP if you have a problem with your RDC client license, you can delete the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\MSLicensing key to force the license to rebuild itself on reconnection. If you try the ...
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2answers
403 views

Alt Gr + 4 resizes windows when using remote desktop

I'm connecting to a Windows Vista computer using my Windows 7 computer. I have a swedish keyboard and whenever I press Alt Gr and 4 combined (should result in a $) the active window gets resized. I ...
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1answer
4k views

how can I get Windows Remote Desktop to work on two monitors instead of just one?

At home, I have two monitors on my computer running Vista, which I then use Windows Remote Desktop to access a remote Windows computer. But, the Remote Desktop session only uses just one of my home ...
0
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1answer
160 views

How to fix color profile issue in Vista on headless PC?

In Vista (and W7 too?), there is a known issue that can crop up which impacts the color profile when viewing images in Photo Gallery (and elsewhere). The MS solution (see here) requires setting the ...
2
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2answers
870 views

Windows 7 PC can't find Windows Vista PC

I have two PCs that connect through a wireless router, a Windows Vista Business Edition PC and a Windows 7 PC The Windows Vista PC is able to find the Windows 7 PC in the Windows Explorer ...
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4answers
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Remote desktop from Vista to Windows 7 - steps to try

I'm trying to Remote desktop from Vista to Windows 7 to two machines on the same home workgroup. On the Windows 7 box I have: enabled the 'remote assistance' check box under computer > properties ...
0
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2answers
51 views

unable to re RDmote desktop within home networking between vista os [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error in Connecting to remote Windows PC(using Remote Desktop connection) from home windows computer over VPN? Cant connect while trying to RDP from a vista to vista ...
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2answers
368 views

Windows Vista Remote Desktop - simultaneous users

I am able to connect to my windows vista machine using remote desktop. However, as soon as I connect, the user which is working on the PC gets locked. (I am using a different account to connect). ...
2
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1answer
397 views

TightVNC virtual desktop on windows

I connect to my windows vista machine that runs TightVNC server. I want to set things up so that, the person who connects via VNC can use a separate desktop and another person can work on the machine ...
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3answers
870 views

Remote desktop to Windows Vista Home Premium?

It seems as though Windows Vista Home Premium doesn't have the ability to utilize RDC. Is there any way around this? Is there any third-party software (preferably free) that I can use to remote ...
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2answers
1k views

Force smaller screen resolution than supported?

Is it possible to force my screen resolution to be something smaller than supported? The smallest one I can have is 800 x 600 but I would like to set it to something like 480 x 320, so when I access ...
0
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1answer
743 views

Upgrade Remote Desktop in Vista to support multiple monitors?

I am using Windows 7 and I was able to remote desktop into another Windows 7 machine and use multiple monitors. Is there a way to do the same when connecting to a Windows Vista machine? Is there ...
0
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1answer
579 views

Allow only one session per user in Remote Desktop Windows Vista Business

I used to connect to this PC via remote desktop when it had WinXp, and all worked fine. Since it has Windows Vista Business, when i login, another session is created for the same user, so i cant's ...
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1answer
8k views

Is there a hack to get RDP shadow sessions / console mode working on Windows Vista Home or Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm already running a hacked RDP made for Vista Home Premium x64, but I recently realized that shadow sessions only work for Windows Server versions. I really need to support shadow sessions on lesser ...
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1answer
5k views

What does Desktop Composition mean in Remote Desktop?

I know what Desktop Composition is. But what exactly does it mean in the context of Remote Desktop? How does it change the way data is sent, and how much is sent, over the wire?
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2answers
1k views

Vista Remote Desktop Mouse Drag Not Working

I've been using Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows Vista machine to a Windows XP machine. Everything used to work fine, but a few weeks ago I found that I could not drag things with my mouse. ...
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5answers
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Windows Remote Desktop breaks Alt + Tab in Fullscreen

I'm RDPing from Windows 7 to Windows XP. The client machine has two monitors. I want to have the RDP session full screened on Monitor 2, with the client machine's Windows 7 living on Monitor 1. I ...
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2answers
2k views

Remote Desktop Connection (Mac) does not share drive/folder to the Vista target

I have a Mac OS X 10.5/Intel system, runnging RDC 2.0.1 (latest as far as I know). When I connect to the remote Windows Vista system, I can control the remote desktop, and everything behaves as ...
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2answers
2k views

Remote Desktop Dropouts: “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.”

I'm getting some strange connection problems when trying to remote desktop to a Vista box. It connects and works for a while then disconnects with the following message: "Because of an error in ...
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2answers
395 views

Remote desktop With client on Red Hat and Server Vista Business Edition

I'm trying to configure my vista machine to run the Remote Desktop Server yet i'm having problems. I have configured it using the following instructions. Yet it doesn't work. I have disabled the ...
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2answers
144 views

remote connection from Linux to Vista

hey guys, I wanna use my windows desktop on Linux RedHat, I installed RDesktop on my linux,and set remote connections on windows Vista,but it doesn't work. I tried remote connection between my linux ...
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2answers
2k views

What are the requirements for Windows Remote Assistance over Teredo?

I try to get the Windows 7 (or Vista) remote assistance feature to work, without using UPnP on the novices computer. After enabling Teredo on the expert's computer (that is in a corporate network, ...
0
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1answer
433 views

remote desktop network failed connection

I was trying to create a remote desktop connection from Windows XP to my Windows Vista Ultimate Addition machine at home. This normally works fine. Today after my connection was dropped, I tried to ...
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2answers
563 views

Remote Desktop Logon on Linux from Windows Vista

I have a PC running Opensuse 11.0 Linux. I currently login using ssh with putty. However this is a command line login. How to do a remote xserver login from windows to run a gnome or kde session. what ...
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3answers
7k views

How to remote desktop to a Windows Vista machine from a Redhat machine?

I can find this article about remote desktop in Vista, but none that tells me how to remotely control my Vista machine from my Redhat machine. Any ideas?
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1answer
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Remote Desktop via VPN from Mac to Windows Vista

I have some problems connecting to my office from home. I'm getting the following error message: Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to. ...
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2answers
472 views

Prevent RDC from installing new keyboard layouts

My work PC and my home PC have different keyboard layouts. Because of this, when I connect from one PC to another using RDC, Windows installs a second keyboard layout on the PC being connected, and ...
7
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1answer
807 views

RDP problem with Vista and Windows 7 destination

I use a server a home to host a bunch of concurrently running Hyper-V VM's with different OS's and software for testing. I have Vista on the laptop, all latest SP's and patches. The server is Server ...
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2answers
470 views

Upgrading From Vista to 7 via remote desktop ONLY

OK, so not minding the background (fried graphics card + lazy) I want to upgrade a desktop/household server to Windows 7 from Vista. As the title suggests, I want to do the entire process via remote ...
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4answers
705 views

Remote connection to a PC over internet

I have a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium with Norton Internet Security 2009. I like to help my father and sister by connecting their PCs over the internet and taking full control. My father has ...
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3answers
3k views

RDC to Vista without logging out current user

At home, I have a desktop with Windows Vista Home Premium. I share it with one more person. While this other person is logged on and working on something, I am able to connect, from my laptop, with ...
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3answers
2k views

Remote Desktop for Ubuntu

How to configure Remote Desktop on my office Ubuntu machine and how to connect to it from my Windows laptop at home?
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5answers
4k views

Fastest “Remote Desktop” type program for Windows Vista / 7

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop (which does not include Remote Desktop) and Windows 7 RTM on my Desktop. I'm currently using Ultra VNC to remotely control my Laptop from my ...
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3answers
2k views

Installing VirtualBox has broken my remote desktop - how can I resolve this?

Recently I installed VirtualBox (and the networking support that comes with it). Everything worked great, it's a lot nicer than the old VM I was using. However, ever since installing, I can no ...
2
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4answers
293 views

Is it possible to use Vista locally and remotely at the same time?

Using Windows Vista Business, is it possible to have a user sitting at the machine using it, and another user simultaneously logged into a different user account over remote desktop? If so, how?
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1answer
928 views

Monitor will not sleep when/after using remote desktop

After I remote into my desktop machine the monitor will not sleep again until I use the desktop locally. This started several months ago. Hard to say what changed since I don't think I immediately ...
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3answers
2k views

Certificate for Terminal Services authentication on Windows Vista

I like to remote into my Vista Ultimate desktop computer when I'm not at home, or am using a laptop in another room. The Remote Desktop Connection utility on domain-joined Windows Vista machines ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Vista Remote Desktop mouse not working

I can remote desktop from a laptop (Vista Home Premium) to a desktop PC (Vista Business) and have worked like this in the past with no problems. I have tried to log in just now however and the remote ...
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8answers
2k views

How can I remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows Vista?

How can I remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows Vista? Is there an update to XP's mstsc.exe app that will allow it to work with Vista's version of the RDP protocol? I know there's VNC, but I'd ...