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 I remote desktop into Windows 7 from Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP at this moment at my home and business. I want to upgrade the OS at home, but not thinking of doing so immediately for my business for continuity reasons. Now I connect to my ...
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Remote Desktop with multi-monitor support in XP?

In Windows 7 I get the following checkbox option in Remote Desktop options: Is there any way to update my Remote Desktop / Terminal Services on my XP (SP3) machine to the same version so I can have ...
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Preventing Remote Desktop from kicking current user on Windows 7

We're using remote desktop to connect to a remote machine running windows 7. The problem is, that when one user is logged on, the others have no way (AFAIK) of knowing it. Thus, when a second user ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection for just a single window (or a single program)

Is it possible to have just one program running on the remote Windows machine appear in the local monitor, rather than the whole remote desktop? I heard SeamlessRDP provides something like that but ...
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Timeout settings for Remote Desktop Sessions to lock

Our office uses a Windows 2003 server to provide access to an accounting application. Recently I was asked to increase the amount of time it takes for the session to lock itself and require the entry ...
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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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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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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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using a second computer as a mere screen/monitor in X (VNC?)

My goal is to use three monitors with my Linux system. It is a laptop, so adding another video card is not the easiest solution. (I have investigated a number of such options: getting a docking ...
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How can you show the login prompt on both monitors when logging in with Windows 7?

I have a desktop machine with an ATI VGA/DVI AGP card driving two monitors. Everything is peachy until I connect to this machine via a remote desktop session. After a remote desktop session, I ...
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Why do my desktop icons get re-organized when I Remote Desktop in?

Whenever I remote into my work computer from home or vice-versus the shortcuts, folders and files get reorganized which is extremely frustrating since I often group things into clusters on my desktop. ...
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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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How to keep task bar from shrinking when using remote desktop?

I use Windows XP at work and at home. I connect to my PC at work from home using the Remote Desktop Connection application. At work, I run a lot of applications so I use two rows for program icons ...
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Remote desktop session closes immediately after logging in

I have a Windows7 Ultimate x64 machine that I connect to via RDP from multiple places (a few WinXP/Win7 machines, a few iOS devices using different RDP clients). Everything works like a charm. But ...
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Keyboard-Only navigation between Full-Screen MS Remote Desktop remote system and local system

Using Microsoft Remote Desktop Client in Windows 7 in full screen, is there another way to switch from the remote machine (which captures all input from the keyboard) to the local machine, aside from ...
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Multiple RDP sessions on a single computer?

I've got users using RDP to connect to a Windows 2008 with Windows Server 2008's Terminal Server Application mode. (Users RDP in and get an app that looks like it's running locally.) It works great. ...
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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 ...
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How to stop a remote desktop session from ending

We have Windows 2008 r2 servers running at the moment. If I log into the server using remote desktop connection, and then someone else tries to log into the same server while I am working on it, I ...
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What are the different ways of remotely connecting to your computer?

I'll be leaving for uni soon and would like to know the different methods of connecting remotely to my home pc. I know about VPN but are there any other ways? Also how secure is each of this method ...
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File transfer via remote desktop?

Is it possible to access the remote files (on Windows Server 2003) from my computer (running Windows XP) using remote desktop? Googling for "file transfer via remote desktop" showed me how the ...
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How can I turn off screen on remote computer with LogMeIn?

I'm using log me in to remotely connect to a computer, however, when I do so, the screen turns on (its a laptop, so no chance of physically unplugging it), and if people are where the computer is, ...
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What is the significance of the /admin switch in mstsc.exe?

What benefits/risks does the /admin switch for mstsc.exe confer? How is this different from logging in with an Administrator account, without the switch?
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How do I remotely view a Linux desktop from Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP and need to remotely connect to a CentOS-5.X server. I'm looking to visually, securely and with as small a footprint as possible manage a remote Linux system via an GUI. It's not ...
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Where is the OS X Remote Desktop Client

An update to the remote desktop client was recently applied to my MacBook via the software updater. I can't find this application anywhere. What is this application called and where is it located?
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Remote desktop - With other user still logged on?

Is it possible to use Windows remote desktop connection to connect to a Windows XP machine with a user already logged in and just view that users screen without logging them off?
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Navigating nested RDP sessions

Often at work I have to RDP into one server in order to get to another. And no, there's no chance of the network getting sorted out such that I can connect to all machines directly :) I'm wondering ...
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High-performance remote desktop for Windows 7

We have a client who has a machine using an extremely high resolution output setup (3 30" monitors in portrait mode for a total resolution of 4800x2560.) He routinely remotes into this machine but ...
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How do I optimize TeamViewer?

I've used crossloop before to remotely control my computer from a laptop. And I didn't experience lags. Then I decided to use team viewer because it can also remotely transfer files and it is easier ...
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Windows Remote Desktop - mstsc - options and switches

The settings for a Remote Desktop session can be saved in a *.rdp file. This file can be edited in your favourite text editor. The file contains a list of options, many of which can also be called ...
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Windows remote desktop into remote desktop

I often Remote Desktop into a Windows machine and then from there, Remote Desktop into another Windows machine. This results in two layers of Remote Desktop which are displayed full screen. To back ...
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Ubuntu: How to share desktop for remote pair programming

How to setup the environment for remote pair programming session on Ubuntu (10.10) securely over the internet? I think that, for our workflow, we need to share the screen, sharing terminal session or ...
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Why does a Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc appear every time I connect to Windows Server 2003 SBS?

I've run into a weird, persistent issue regarding a remote desktop connection. Every time I successfully log into a server running Windows Server 2003 SBS, without taking any further action, after a ...
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Enabling RDP, or installing a VNC server, on Windows 7 from the command line

I've got a remote Win7 box that I can SSH into (via Cygwin). I apparently forgot to turn RDP on before leaving it. I've got wget accessible, but obviously no way of getting to a GUI. Is there a way ...
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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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true dual monitor rdp connection on windows 7

I am trying to RDP from a Windows 7 Professional dual monitor physical machine to a Windows 7 Professional VM hosted on esxi 4.0. I can get the spanning option to work to both monitors, but I have ...
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Windows 7 Pro Computer won't wake on LAN via Magic Packet from outside network

I just purchased a new computer running Windows 7 Professional x64. I'd like to save power by having it sleep after an hour, but I would also like to be able to Remote Desktop into it at my leisure. ...
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Remote Desktop fails with no error

Recently, I've been having problems connecting to a remote machine via RDP. I can connect fine exactly once, but all subsequent attempts fail until the remote machine is rebooted. I seem to ...
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Notify when remote (RDP) user logs off?

We have a number of computer's whose user's move between them at semi-random times. (Different tasks at different stations) Sometimes we want to remote into these computer's in order to perform some ...
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Taskbar Disappears Over Remote Desktop Connection When Outside Local Network

I've got a machine on my home network running Windows Server 2012 (Based on Win8). The problem is, my taskbar disappears completely. When I minimize an application rather than minimize to the taskbar ...
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Remotely accessing OSX Lion from Windows in a sane manner

I have a 3-year old MacMini and 2-year old PC laptop residing on the same home 100Mb network. To manage the Mac, I did the whole screen sharing thing (basically VNC) and I connect to it from Windows ...
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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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Where is my RDP server certificate stored?

Given the recent issues of Man-in-the-Middle attacks, i actually paid attention to the warning i get when connecting to a server: Selecting View Certificate, i was going to check the SHA1 ...
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Remote Desktop fails after VPN connection

The local computer (comp 1) is connected to a remote computer (comp 2) with Remote Desktop. On the remote computer (comp 2), I try to establish an VPN connection to a different remote computer (comp ...
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How can I use the RDP client when logged in as Guest

On XP, the Guest account can run the RDP client to connect to a remote RDP server, but when I try the same under Vista Business (with all updates installed) I get this: I can run mstsc manually ...
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How to get back the 8bit (256) color on RDP with Windows 8?

Until recently (until I updated to Windows 8), I had Windows 7. I had an *.rdp file which I could edit its session bpp value to 8, which implies using 256 colors mode when remote desktop is on. ...
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Enable and access OS X remote desktop through SSH?

I'm on vacation and need to run a GUI program on my Mac at home. I can get to a console through SSH, but otherwise the machine is behind a firewall. How can I... Enable VNC from the command line ...
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Remote desktop group is missing in remote tab in Windows 8

Under Windows 8 (latest Windows 8 Release Preview) System properties → Remote, the "remote desktop" group is missing. This group is where you define which RDP clients are allowed to connect to ...
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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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How can I right click in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection while in OS X

I have a MacBook Pro with a touchpad, and the only way I can figure out how to use the right click in my remote desktop session is by plugging in a mouse. Ctrl-click (what I usually use for right ...
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Windows XP Remote Desktop program

I am missing the Remote Desktop Connection program icon that normally lives in menu Start -> Accessories -> Communication. I know it's installed though. What is the actual file name for that program?