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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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Amazon EC2 - Windows 2012 R2 - Can't RDP to Instance

I created an EC2 micro instance last week and it was working correctly up until now. I tried to RDP into the machine today and I'm unable to connect. I rebooted the machine and tried again with no ...
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How do I emulate using MS Terminal Services to check if a certain software is installed?

Any ideas on how to emulate the following process? Log in to a system using MS Terminal Services and check if a folder is present. I know how to use various scripting languages to check if a folder ...
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How to copy files through a Remote Desktop Connection over VPN

I need to connect to a client's server through VPN. I'm using Windows 7 but the VPN from the client is compatible only to Windows XP. I installed a VM (Windows XP) on my Windows 7. After I installed ...
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Bypass Windows Server login screen

I am accessing Windows Server using RDP from Windows XP SP3. The issue is i am getting the Windows Server Screen asking me to enter the password again after injecting the username and password in RDP. ...
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How do I enable reboot in Windows 7 for Remote Desktop sessions?

I see that I lack the choice to reboot/shut down via the start menu when logged into Windows 7 via Remote Desktop, whereas it is present in Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there some setting in Windows 7 ...
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Windows Remote Desktop: “configuring remote session” closes without error

I have a desktop/laptop pair at home operating x64 Windows 7 (the desktop was upgraded from Windows Vista, works just fine). I remote desktop to them on a daily basis when outside. In recent weeks, I ...
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Does RDP support Multitouch? (and if not, does anything?)

I'm trying to set up a system where I have two computers: a powerful desktop, and a tablet that I can carry around easily. The tablet may be the Notion Ink Adam, Motorola XOOM, or another one I ...
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Can I send multitouch gestures over VNC to OS X Lion?

I see that my trackpad (Acer Aspire notebook) is able to detect double touches with Synaptic drivers installed. Is it possible that to recognize multitouch gestures so I can remote control a Mac with ...
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How can one seamlessly utilize two computers via dual monitors and a single keyboard / mouse? [closed]

I have a Toshiba laptop with docking station connected to two LCD monitors. I have a Dell workstations currently not attached to any monitors. I'd like to use the laptop for general office work and ...
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NoMachine black screen on login (Windows to Red Hat NX connection)

I just downloaded and installed NoMachine for Linux - x86_64 v 4.2.27_1 on my Red Hat Server (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (HVM) , x64), and downloaded the Windows Client NoMachine for Windows v ...
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Disable Windows 7 screensaver over RDP

How can I turn off the screensaver in RDP sessions and thus keep the session alive and unlocked, even if I am not actively working in it for some time? Note: the solution should work without ...
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RDP to Microsoft Azure's virtual machines via proxy server

I have created virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and I can't connect them from my work office, probably because it must go through the proxy server. From my Google-ing I understand that it's ...
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Configuring Chrome Remote Desktop with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I am trying to install Chrome Remote Desktop and I'm reading the FAQ on how to install it, but it says nothing much AFAIK. With Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, what should be the content of the ...
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Can an application detect that it is running as a RemoteApp?

Background information I recently installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my server to deploy using RemoteApp to all of my home computers. After installation, when I attempted to run the programs, it gave ...
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Text too small when using Remote Desktop from a very high resolution client

Clients with exceptionally high resolution displays are able to scale the size of their own text and icons to ensure they remain usable. However when using Remote Desktop this setting does not persist ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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remote desktop to Fedora 20 with xrdp

I was able to setup xrdp on my Fedora 13 machine and access it from my Windows 7 machine by follow the steps on the first post on this thread It was simple and easy. But when i try the same on my ...
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RDP works to any host other than the VPN Host

Dont think this is a duplicate question, lots of similar ones but none exactly the same. Setup: Win7 "Home Server", hosts OpenVPN server, listens on 443. XP and 7 Boxes on the LAN Remote: Win8 client ...
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Is “looking at an RDP” the same as looking at pictures online? [duplicate]

I've always wondered if using a remote desktop is the same as looking at a series of pictures online. As far as I can tell, the client machine I use to log onto a remote desktop produces (draws) a ...
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Certificate not trusted over Win7 to Win7 Remote Desktop connection

I'm experiencing a certificate issue while connecting two Windows 7 machines together via Remote Desktop. I have installed the certificate, but I'm getting a message that says the cert is not trusted. ...
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Prevent Windows from silently disabling wallpaper slide show

I generally have my wallpaper set to a slide show pulled from a folder that has around 50 images in it. However, this slide show seems to get stopped whenever I RDP into the system. There is no ...
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Remote Video Share using teamviewer

I'm using teamviewer 8. I've a remote computer to monitor and teamviewer is doing a excellent job since 2012. But the only problem i face, if i need to see the video (cam) of the remote PC somebody ...
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Remote desktop software for gaming - still nothing in 2014?

I've seen this topic: Is it possible to run games over remote desktop? and few more, but almost all topics about that are pretty old, processors now are faster, graphics cards too, there are new ...
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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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What is ideal internet speed for remote desktop connection?

My question and situation is similar to Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop question but I need a little more info. I know that lag can be a factor in working on remote desktop. Lets ...
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How to disable color dithering for low-bit-depth screen settings?

I am using Terminal Services and TeamViewer a lot to access other computers, partly over slow networks. The problem described below is not affected by which of the two remote access services I am ...
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Can't Connect to Terminal Server with Mac OS X Client

I downloaded Microsoft's RDP client for Mac OSX and when I try to connect to the Terminal Server at work it won't allow me to connect. I get the following error: Microsoft Error Reporting log ...
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Why remote desktop (RDP) isn't fast enough for watching videos on a remote PC?

On my iPad, I tried to remote control a computer on my local network and open a video on it, but it wasn't fast enough (the video refresh rate was terrible). I've purposely tried to connect to the ...
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Remote Desktop: Sending Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow/Ctrl-Alt-Right Arrow to the remote PC

I need use the key combinations Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow and Ctrl-Alt-Right Arrow in an application on my computer. When I use Remote Desktop to connect to that computer, either the Remote Desktop Client ...
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Remote desktop does not pass Ctrl-Alt-Up (and Down)

Ctrl-Alt-Up (and Down) do not seem to be assigned to any Windows function, yet they are not passed correctly by Remote Desktop. Can this be fixed? Tested on Win8.
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Acces denied permission administrator

Just got an iPhone 5s and an ASUS laptop (Windows 8). There's nothing special about it; it's very, basic very cheap, about $300. Anyways, both were working fine until on the laptop, I started getting ...
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How to set up limited access remote control to a specific program?

I have a certain program running on a Windows 7 PC and I want a group of people to be able to access it and use the program remotely. However, these remote users shouldn't have any other permissions ...
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Remote Desktop ActiveX control does not match version of client shell

When I try to launch "Remote Desktop Connection" in win7 ultimate 64 I get the following message: The Remote Desktop Services ActiveX control (mstscax.dll) does not match the version of the client ...
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Remote Desktop blank screen/timeout in Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 box that I RDP into and use throughout the day. Problem is, when I minimize the remote desktop window or push it into the background for any length of time, the window is ...
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How do I connect to a Dedicated Server aside from using RDC?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I need to connect to a Dedicated Server that I have just purchased to stream some video/audio content. The server has an on-board sound card, I confirmed that before ...
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TeamViewer remote computer application setting local computer Clipboard text

I have a TeamViewer session open to a computer that runs an application that periodically sets the clipboard text programmatically. This application is somehow managing to set my clipboard text too. I ...
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VirtualBox bridged networking and remote desktop

I have a Windows 7 host running an Ubuntu 14.04 guest. The guest has a bridged network connection. When I connect to the host by remote desktop protocol (RDP), the guest loses network connectivity. ...
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Copy/Paste (Clipboard like) functionality from a VNC desktop

I use TightVNC, RealVNC to access the Remote Linux(CentOS,Ubuntu) desktops by running a vncserver on the remote machine. When I connect to those servers from my Windows host: Can I use the ...
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Remote Desktop over LAN without Internet access [closed]

Im lookin for a way to Remote Desktop my Laptop. Connection with Ethernet and ADSL Modem/Router PC connect by LAN1 Laptop by LAN2 PC=DNS Server with 192.168.1.1 Laptop ip = 192.168.1.6 Connect ...
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Mouse does not work with Remote Desktop

I have a Win 7 64-bit Pro desktop that I am trying to run Remote Desktop on to connect to my Windows Home Server 2011 server. When I connect, my server's desktop is visible and I can see and move my ...
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Ctrl Alt Delete on RDP with Macbook installed windows 7

I have Macbook with Windows 7 installed and connected to Windows 2012 server with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. How can I run Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows 2012 Server? Thanks in advance.
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Install VNC Server via RDP on Windows 2008 Server

I have a need to allow multiple users to view the same remote session on a Windows 2008 server. The server is cloud-based and is virtual. I have no physical access to it. I've tried several different ...
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New Windows 7 install - can't log in to some websites or remote desktop

Just got a new (used) computer and installed Windows 7 and all updates. In Internet Explorer 11 I can't sign in to many websites... as soon as I click sign in it just goes back to the same sign in ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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“No signal” on 4K monitor after login, reconnect hdmi cable get back the signal (Windows 7)

Setup: Windows 7 pro. Single 4K monitor connected to PC via HDMI cable. Running 4K resolution. Issue: Once logined remotely, you are greeted with a login screen. Login locally, "No signal" on 4K ...
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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How to setup remote desktop connection for all users?

We are having some remote desktop connections for all users. Our .rdp files are configured and copied to all workstations, but on each workstation, when different user logs in and run that .rdp file, ...
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WAN address/port port-forwarded to internal server IP which translates address and port to destination device

Okay, I am not sure how to explain this but.. I want to be able to connect to multiple devices using their pre-configured port mappings for different resources on each device. e.g. connecting to ...