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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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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Weird Excel 2010 VBA Window Behaviour

If I open Excel and then open the VBA window then close it, every time I RDP to my computer, the VBA window is open again, even if I closed it before disconnecting. The next time I am sat locally to ...
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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?
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Remote access not showing enable option

Maybe a silly question. I am following the instructions as dictated here, but when I get my remote access tab, I only see the following (which seems to be missing that checkbox):
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RDP from domain workstation to non-domain workstation via VPN

I am trying to RDP from a domain computer to a non-domain computer over a VPN. I created a rdp profile for a specified user (for example user name: USERX) with the option to save the password. I am ...
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Solving a Windows common login user profile security issue

Our group has a number of Test Stands with PCs that are currently being accessed with a single group login. It has been sent from on high that this is not the way to do things for security reasons ...
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How to hide toolbar of Chrome Remote Desktop

Does anybody know how to automatically hide the toolbar (containing buttons "disconnect", "send keys" and "screen options") at top of the window of Chrome Remote Desktop? That toolbar covers many ...
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remote desktop connection error without NLA

In this question: Can't remote into a computer because "the remote computer requires Network Authentication" @extremko had responded to the inquiry back in 2012 about NLA on RDP with: ...
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Desktop Icons missing with remote GotoMyPc session

When using gotomypc to log into my workstation from home, sometimes all of the icons on my desktop continue to vanish – apparently requiring that the computer be shut down and restarted in order to ...
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Testing RDP connections

Given hostname (+ portnumber) + username + password, how do I get a yes/no answer to the question: Can I connect to host with username+password? from the commandline or a script? Is this possible? ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotely

I've got a Ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on Windows 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with Windows credentials. In my sudoers file, ...
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Why does remote desktop screen go black and stay that way for a minute whenver I restore a window from a maximized state, or maximize the window?

I'm connecting to a Windows 7 machine with desktop composition and all that turned on. It starts out in a non-composition mode where you can see portions of windows being drawn, but then it freezes ...
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windows 7 remoteapp: access only necessary files to run only one program

I like to set up a windows 7 desktop pc to be a remoteapp server to share the work on an ms access database (but not the desktop). I set up a test user on the server, installed ms access, and did an ...
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RDP permanent connection problems

i have problems with my RDP connection to my VPS! I have Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit version on my local pc and try to have an stable connection for a couple of hours to my Win 2008 r2 VPS ! The problem ...
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MS Remote Desktop on OSX : Arrow Keys Being Treated As Numberpad

When Using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.x to connect from my Mac to a Windows VM on another host I have a key mapping problem. Windows treats the Mac's arrow keys as if they were on the numeric keypad ...
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AWS Server 2008, Restore RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager

I accidentally deleted the RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager. Is there a way that I can restore connectivity via the registry or the file system? Obviously I am an idiot, ...
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Duplicate display on seperate x sessions

At work I have a dual monitor set up, both high res screens but when I work from home I am on a laptop with a much lower resolution but need to vnc to my office machine. Currently I use a VNC session ...
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Fast file transfer without FTP

I have a local and a remote PC. In both case opening FTP port is not allowed. They both run Windows 7, with a VPN connection. Copying a single large, compressed file (2G) is very slow using ...
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Need to give RDS user permission to see and start/stop process started by Admin

I got a virtual Sever-2012. On this server I run a little tool in user space which responses to calls on a port. Now I want to grand a Friend access to the Server and to the tool. He need it to ...
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is there a way to tell lxde desktop to “execute” script when double clicking on it?

i'm using lxde desktop, Fedora 20, and i symlinked a shell script to desktop to set resolution and dpi when i use vnc. but everytime i click on the script, it ask me to execute or open it, how to ...
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Should I set up SSH or a VPN?

I currently RDP to my home PC using a secure SSH tunnel. It works well but I would like to try to set up a VPN. My understanding is that if I connect to the VPN from a remote PC, all the traffic of ...
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How to fix Microsoft ODBC for Oracle on a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP

I share a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP with several colleagues and we all make heavy use of Microsoft ODBC to do our jobs. One of the important databases we have to connect to is an Oracle database ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 RDP auto login users are disconnected

as the title says I was wondering if it is possible to auto login RDP users when the server starts up as disconnected. I have a file server at home running many different applications but my house ...
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Configuring Windows Server 2008R2 to give preference to administrator remote sessions

We have had a few times recently when problems with an IIS web application have consumed server resources causing the server to become unresponsive. What has made this problem worse is that is that ...
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How to give a presentation parts of which require VPN and parts do not?

I need to broadcast a GoToMeeting which demoes several technologies. Some of these should be available locally, others require a VPN. The problem is that when I connect to the VPN, GoToMeeting goes ...
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Create a remote desktop account, but always log in to a different account by default

I am using Windows 7 Pro and as far as I know it is not possible to use Remote Desktop on a user without password (and that is a good thing :) ). I want to make a second account with password that I ...
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Check on remote Machine if Display is turned off

I use Teamviewer or Windows Remote Desktop to access my work machine. The Machine is always turned on and i switch off the monitor when leaving work. Is there any way to check remote that the monitor ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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VPN + Remote desktop setup? [closed]

I am new to VPN and somewhat also remote desktop, so I have tried to do some reading on it. I need a solution, so I an access my main computer when traveling in case I am needed. I have my computer ...
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RDP running VERY slow to local server

We use Azure VM's without issue. I remote into them just fine. We set up a local server on the same network as our office, running server 2012, quad core, 16GB ram etc. For some reason, RDP runs ...
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Using RDP with multiple remote monitors

I have a local windows 7 machine with 1 monitor, and a remote window 7 machine with 2 monitors. I want to RDP to the remote machine, but I want to be able to duplicate my remote machines dual screen ...
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Is it possible to specify interfaces for a reverse tunnel in PuTTY?

I am trying to set up a reverse tunnel from a Windows 7 box (call it A) behind a firewall to a DD-WRT router on my home network (call this B). The situation is this, I would like to be able to RDP ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 with valid client certificate only?

With linux you can issue a certificate and put it into putty and disable password login. I think this is a great way to stop pesky bots hammering RDP login the whole time. I have noticed on the ...
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How can I share MS-DOS application between two computers?

With remote desktop applications like Teamviewer, logmein, vnc, etc... I can share my desktop and specific applications / windows to the other PC that I have, but my problem is that I have an old ...
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rdesktop, when I log in to windows 7, it freezes at welcome or goes black

I'm connecting to a old computer running Windows 7 with rdesktop. I can connect through another account, no problem. But this account is making problems. After successful login, it freezes at ...
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Remote Desktop printing issue

I have the following scenario: computer A (physical machine), Windows 7 computer B (physical machine), Windows Server 2012 computer C (virtual machine, located on computer B), Windows 7 network ...
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How to Quickly Draw Temporary Squiggles, Lines and Arrows on Desktop

During remote training sessions, instructors often draw red squiggly lines or circles on their desktop to emphasize key ideas. This helps offsite viewers better understand what an instructor is ...
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First connect fails for specific host

I am using rdesktop to connect to a Windows 7 desktop with RDP. I am using the command: rdesktop -g 1800x1000 win3.int.mtak.nl. The first time I run this command after a reboot of the client (Ubuntu ...
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Load Balance Server Across Multiple Ethernet Ports

I have a server that 15/20+ workstations must remote into in order to do everyday business. The server is a Dell R720 w/ 6 ethernet/nic ports. I wanted to know if it were at all possible to put all ...
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Force Windows 8.1 to run 'mstsc' even if an instance is already running

In Windows 8.1, if I already have a remote desktop session open I'm unable to open another one by doing the following, which works fine in Windows 7 - Start -> mstsc -> Enter This is mighty ...
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How to configure windows server to allow local acces and secure RDP

Since yesterday I'm running windows server 2012. Now I've got 2 questions: I'm running sabnzbd on that server and when I want to connect to the server on my laptop via chrome. I type the ip:port in ...
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How to prevent non-domain computers to redirect local resources in a RDP sessions

I'd like to prevent users using a non-domain computer from using the 'Redirect local resources' function of Remote Desktop Connection, while they attempt to connect our RD SH server in the domain. ...
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How to synchronize system time on servers upon network connection

I have 9 servers that have windows server installed on them, and have been set to synch with windows time server. They are expected to join a domain network (that at the moment has 4 servers) at a ...
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Can I start a remote connection on an other location from my own pc

I have 2 pc's. Both running microsoft remote desktop. Now I want to start a remote dekstop connection on pc 2 of pc 1. I want to do this from pc 1. Is this possible with remote desktop or any other ...
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To make remote RPCs to a Windows 7 computer, does a user have to be in its Administrators group?

The ability to see who is currently logged on to a computer via Remote Desktop Services Manager is quite nice. Can anyone do this or do they have to have Admin rights on the computer they are trying ...
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Can remote RPCs on a Windows 7 computer be restricted to specific users?

Is there a way to restrict which users have remote RPCs privileges to a computer? I would like to setup a list of users allowed to make remote RPCs, and deny everyone else. From another post, I ...
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Windows 8.1 Remote desktop (Android app) Connection error

I am trying to set up remote access from my Android tablet to my notebook with Windows 8.1. I have d-link router DIR-600. I am getting Connection error when trying to log on. My Android tablet is ...
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Is it possible to change computer's power plan via Remote Desktop Connection?

I want to change my laptop's power plan via Remote Desktop Connection, but the option is greyed. I am logged with the admin account and both PC's are running Windows 7. What could be the problem?
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can more than 2 users connect Remotely using Remote Desktop connection in Windows server 2008 R2

can more than 2 users connect at same time using Remote Desktop connection (RDC) in Windows server 2008? If yes, please guide me.
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Remote desktop to server through an intermediate computer

I have access to 3 machines: A(Windows 8, on which I am admin), B(Old Ubuntu distro on which I am root), and C (Server running Ubuntu, on which I am NOT root). I need to remote desktop from A to C. ...