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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Incorrect username appearing in Terminal?

The other night, I was looking around on my MacBook's files and I came across a program that was like screen sharing or remote control. I guess it came by default on the computer or something, because ...
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Mac Internet Sharing and Remote Desktop

I've got an iMac running OS X 10.8.3. I connect to the internet via ethernet and have ICS setup to share the ethernet connection over wi-fi. I then have a Windows XP Dell laptop that connects to the ...
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Are there other softwares like VNC in Linux like Windows Remote Desktop Connection Tool?

Are there other softwares like VNC thats is a remote desktop viewer like VNC but connects to the original screen rather than a virtual one. I m using ubuntu and i would really like to have a tool in ...
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How to establish fully gpu-accelerated session to localhost xen virtual machine via RDP or VNC?

Done so far: I have setup xen-hypervisor on LinuxMint and successfully passed through my secondary GPU HD6850 to virtual machine running windows 7 Ultimate. The card is successfully recognized from ...
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Logging out Windows 7 users remotely?

Would it be possible from a remote computer log out a user sitting on a specific computer? That is, can I a Administrator of a small network with some PC:s running Windows 7, log out a certain user ...
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Remote Desktop was working, but isn't since installing MS Security Essentials

The full story (in case it matters): yesterday Windows Update installed 6 new updates on my PC running Windows XP. On restart, it failed to boot properly. I used System Restore to roll back, but ...
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Trying to access Ubuntu 12.10 rdp via SSH tunnel

So I have a Ubuntu 12.10 sitting at home. I SSH to my DD-WRT router. I use the Bit Vise SSH client to SSH from my Windows 7 laptop at work to my router. I have terminal access to the Ubuntu PC thru ...
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Access virtual server with no Remote Desktop

I have a virtual server with 1 and 1. I always used to access this using Remote Desktop however all of a sudden this has 'died'. The server has been rebooted but this has not fixed the issue. I am ...
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how to open a java vpn within parallels (8, with “coherence”) under a mac

I use Parallels 8 with Windows XP 64-bit, and during the installation I opted for the option to have mac-like windows for applications (is this "Coherence"?). However, now I am confused how to do the ...
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Port Forwarding for RDP

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop on my computer. It's currently running Windows 7. RDP is set to allow for incoming connections. I've followed the instructions at PortForward.com, but am having no ...
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RDP connections keep dropping

I have an odd problem on my notebook (HP Pavilion dv7). My Internet connection seems OK for the most part. But lately I've been having trouble with Remote Desktop connections. While I can connect ...
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Secure access to ESXi guests from outside of my home network

I have an HP Proliant DL380 G4 running ESXi 4.1. So far, I have Server 2008 and Linux Mint guests running on the host. What I want to do is access either of these VM's from outside of my home (i.e. ...
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Why don't computers accept RDP connections with only a user name specified?

If I input only an account name, without specifying the machine name, e.g. "forTest", not "computerName\forTest", the RDP client does not connect to the target machine. After I append the ...
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Am I using the best/fastest method of connecting to a remote database?

In my work, I often need to connect to a remote database. so I use a virtual private network(VPN) Client called "ShrewSoft VPN Client" , and that has some configuration. Then I use Windows "Remote ...
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Single fullscreen application via remote desktop in headless vm

I want to set up a virtual machine (kvm/qemu) that runs on a headless host. The guest should run a Linux system (preferebly Ubuntu Server) that runs a single non-headless application. This should be ...
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“Windows 7 SP1 Remote Desktop Enabler” after upgrade?

There is no remote desktop available into Windows 7 Home Premium (although you can remote desktop into other computers). Actually, it is just disabled. Using the Windows 7 SP1 Remote Desktop Enabler, ...
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Remote Desktop refusing connections

I am running into a unique situation with Remote Desktop that I have never seen before. I have 3 PC's, two laptops and 1 desktop, all running Win 7 64B retail. Under normal circumstances I use the ...
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Access localhost, RDC, ports, etc. from behind school firewall?

As an avid designer and developer I work with software on my laptop while at school. Because I'm on my school's network, I have no access to things like: the web server I run on my personal computer ...
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Is there a way to move around an RDP window that's too big for the screen without using a mouse to move the scrollbar?

I keep thinking there might be a shortcut key you can hold down while you move around the screen with the arrow keys.
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RDP To XP. Using internal IP works, external does not

I'm trying to remote desktop into a windows xp professional machine. I can use another computer on the network to RDP using the internal IP and it works fine... If I'm outside the network and use the ...
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RDP from VPN to one particular machine stopped working

I've been connecting to my work PC from home via a VPN and RDP for the past few years. A few days ago, my work PC suddenly became invisible from outside the network, even when connected to the VPN. ...
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How to get a remote desktop server (RDP) to automatically SSH back to a connecting client?

I am trying to automate the process of connecting to a Windows machine via RDP and then initiating an ssh tunnel back to the client machine. The way I currently manually handle this: I log into the ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc.exe) published through citrix cannot save credentials

We have published mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop) through Citrix. Currently, users can check the "Allow me to save credentials" box, but this saved credential does not persist across sessions. Since ...
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How to unlock a PC when connected through Remote Desktop

How do I unlock a PC from another one by accessing through a Remote Desktop Connection? I use more than one PC in Office, and all of these are in different locations. I need to be able to unlock one ...
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RDP Default CMD font upon “start the following program on connection”

We are using and RDP file to run an application via Terminal Server on a Windows Server 2008 that uses the command prompt to execute. We have a short-cut defined in the server's desktop with the ...
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Enable ClearType with Linux remote desktop

I know that you can enable font smoothing (ClearType) when connecting to a Windows machine using Windows Remote Desktop client, but can't find a corresponding option in Linux one (rdesktop). Is it ...
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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 ...
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where does the input from the pressed keys when on the desktop/homescreen goto/saved at what buffer?

how to capture the text input from the keyboard when not in any writing mode like in notepad or word i.e just on idle desktop and we randomly press keyboard buttons?
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I need CTRL+BREAK remoting into a Windows computer from an android OS tablet

I want to be able to remote into my computer for work from an android based tablet. I have a keyboard for the tablet with CTRL & BREAK keys. I need to be able to send a CTRL+BREAK+A and ...
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RDP sessions freezes when I try to login

I setup RDP with my home PC. I use a standard linksys WRT54g router and setup port forwarding. I can ping my PC with no issues. I RDP to it and then when I logon it freezes and I can go longer ping ...
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Remote Desktop Automatically changing screen size

So, I'm using a Windows 7 laptop to Remote Desktop to my XP machine at work. I set it for full screen and log in. All is good. If I walk away, and my laptop goes to screen saver, the remote desktopm ...
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Remote Desktop to Windows 2008 hosted in VirtualBox makes host unresponsive

I have installed Windows 2008 R2 SP1 in a VirtualBox VM. It works fine, except that if I Remote Desktop (RDP) to the VM from the host (machine running VirtualBox, Windows 7 SP1), after a minute or so ...
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Access virtual machine my remote desktop

Is it possible to access Windows XP on a virtual machine hosted in MS Virtual PC via Remote Desktop?
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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 ...
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How to prevent Remote Desktop from creating a file named Default.rdp?

I use Remote Desktop on my MacBook to connect to my workplace's Windows server and my own Windows workstation. I have several .rdp files to connect to those machines under different configurations, so ...
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Remote Desktop Windows 7 into a XP sp3 system print issue

I have a windows 7 laptop that I use to remote in to work, which is a XP sp3. I have a brother MFC-8670dn printer. I have the win7 print drivers installed and working on the win7. I made local ...
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Software to monitor desktop computers on a LAN

Do you know of a software where it can 'broadcast' the activities of a particular user? Kind of like VNC but the viewing administrator can view multiple users, possibly in separate windows?? Thanks
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Better color depth using Terminal Services from a high res client

I've got myself a new screen running a resolution of 2560 x 1440. When I start a Remote Desktop Connection I set the Display configuration to "Full screen" and the Color depth to 24 bit. But once ...
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Terminal Services Buttons Stuck (mstsc)

After connecting to a remote server via mstsc, the window opens fine and everything in full-screen mode, but the close/minimize/restore buttons get stuck. I.e they do not respond to any action (they ...
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How do I stop constantly losing remote logon rights in Windows 2003 server?

I've got a puzzling situation with my company's W2K3 server. I've discovered that the Administrator user apparently doesn't have remote logon rights, even though it is part of the Remote Desktop ...
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Ubuntu virtual display ratio

I've been trying - without any success - to create a "virtual" display device configured for 16:9 ratio resolution.. I'm already past setting a kernel option (forgot what it was) for xorg to even ...
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Will a VPN allow Remote Desktop to all machines on network?

If I setup a XP-Pro VPN server and a user logs into it from outside the LAN, can they Remote Desktop to any of the machines on the network? What are the security concerns with this setup? All ...
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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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What would cause the whole screen to display stats?

when i RDP to a machine, my whole screen looks like this: Why? I did re-start that server, and it did not fix the issue.
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VPN connection is using the internet connection of the remote desktop instead of my home internet connection

On my Windows 8.1 desktop at home I connect to a remote desktop outside my home network only to perform the tasks on the remote machine that are not network related (creating/updating/reading files ...
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Propagate Windows RDP Enablecredsspsupport Settings Across Domain

How do I disable the Enablecredsspsupport on a domain wide setting instead of going to every user to disable it ? Thanks.
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Connect to remote Linux server localhost through browser on Windows desktop

I have an application called SpagoBI that is running on a remote server. On the server it can be accessed through http://serverip:8080/SpagoBI. I want to be able to access that url on my windows ...
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Remote desktop DNS destination

I don't know too much about networking but basically I'm going to China and am wondering how Remote Desktop connections work so that I can know whether or not those have the possibility of being ...
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Can't login Windows 2003 Standard

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a ...
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Mac to PC RDP same LAN

I can RDP into my work desktop from home (using a Macbook Pro, early-2011) but when I'm on the work network with my Mac, I can't bring up my desktop using RDP (same credentials) - I keep getting an ...