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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Remote desktop to Win2k3 server starts new session

I use RD to connect to a number of remote servers over a VPN. This VPN can sometime drop out unexpectedly and then it seems to be a lottery as to whether I can connect back to the same RD session I ...
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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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Remote connection to a PC over internet [closed]

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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Remote Connection Desktop Manager 2.7 does not support dpi scaling anymore?

I upgraded Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager from 2.2 to 2.7, but the new version DOES NOT SUPPORT DPI-Scaling anymore! In version 2.2, you could define a fixed size for the remote server (...
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How can I create a remote connection between Mac & Windows computers?

My office has 30 Windows PCs and 5 iMacs, all of which are connected to a LAN and the internet. I have seen TeamViewer being used for accessing other computers remotely, and want to know if it is ...
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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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How to use a Windows keyboard on Mac OS X?

I have a Logitech Windows keyboard and I want to use it on my iMac. The problem is that many buttons are mapped to the wrong places. For example, when I press Right Alt + 2 I get the ™ symbol and not ...
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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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How to use Oracle VirtualBox' remote display feature?

I can't use Oracle VirtualBox remote display feature. I have host OS of Fedora 15 PAE. This OS is running Virtual Box with the same guest OS (Fedora 15). The network driver of virtual box is in ...
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remote desktop from mac to ubuntu?

I'm looking for a program to remote desktop from my macbook pro to the ubuntu VM I have set up on my home computer. I've read chicken of the VNC works but after using it, it seems to be incredibly ...
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RDP wake-on-lan in LAN environment

How do you configure RDP to be able to wake-on-lan client computers? Basically, I want to be able to wake-on-lan 1 or more computers at a time in our LAN environment.
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Windows remote desktop - how to untrap keyboard?

I have two monitors, will a full-screen remote desktop session running on one of them, and regular windows programs running on the other. When one of the other programs have focus, I can Alt+Tab ...
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Why does remote desktop not work for me by computer name, and only by IP?

I have a computer at work that I can only connect to remotely when using the computer's IP address and not when using the computer's name. I can see my computer name is set up correctly as "JoshPC" (...
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Remote Desktop connection starts up, screen draws, then goes black [duplicate]

Sometimes when I remote into my computer, I can get in and see everything and drive the mouse for a few seconds -- then the screen goes black and just sits there. Anyone seen this before and know ...
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RDP into VirtualBox on Windows

My co-worker has an old Mac, and needs to test something on Windows. His Mac is not powerful enough to run a VM, so he needs the ones I have. I have a few VMs that fit his needs. The solution I ...
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Can't get multiple monitors to work with windows remote desktop

My remote desktop session is refusing to use both monitors. Here's how they are laid out I do have the option checked in the Remote Desktop Connection What else can I do?
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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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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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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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Disable hardwired chrome hot key ctrl+w?

Using Chrome's Remote Desktop I would like to pass Ctrl+W to an application on the other PC but that actually closes my Chrome window. Any way of disabling shortcut keys in Chrome? I searched through ...
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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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How to stop remote desktop logoff after closing the connection

While I am using remote desktop connection(mstsc.exe), when I close the connection, I get logged off from the remote machine. Is there a way to stop logging off after disconnection ? Client and ...
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Windows 10 remote desktop session logs off

I have upgraded to Windows 10 on a PC at home. But now whenever I RDP to it, and press Disconnect, instead it logs off. So when I connect again it logs in again, and all of the applications that I ...
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How does Microsoft Remote Desktop Manager encrypt passwords?

When storing connection passwords, MS RDP provides the ability to store the password as either clear text or to encrypt it. Thr resulting node in the file looks like <logonCredentials inherit="...
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Windows Live Mail displays incorrectly in a Remote Desktop session?

I'm having a problem with Windows Live Mail not displaying properly when I use Remote Desktop to connect to my home PC. The problem only happens if someone is also logged into the machine locally. ...
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Remote Desktop app can't connect through VPN or through RDP load balancer

Using the regular Remote Desktop Client (in the desktop environment) I can connect just fine to remote servers when connected through Cisco VPN or when accessing a server behind a load balancer. When ...
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How do I keep my same 4-monitor setup when using Remote Desktop in Windows 7?

I'm using Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows 7 Professional client machine to a Windows 7 Enterprise host machine. Both machines have identical quad-monitor setups. I want the Remote Desktop ...
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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 to copy files from local machine to remote virtual machine?

Is there an easy way I can copy files directly from my machine to the virtual machine? I have downloaded a lot of .HTML files on my desktop and I need them on the virtual machine, I noticed that I ...
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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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RDP Version Number?

Does any know how to get the RDP version Windows is running with?
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Gaming over LAN, VNC alternative?

Okay, I've done more than a little homework about this and am starting to think that the world is somehow opposed to this idea. I have a laptop in my house, SB Core i3 with a GMA HD GPU which is ...
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How do I remotely administer Mac OS X Snow Leopard from Windows desktop?

I have tried turning on System Preferences -> Sharing & then connecting using TightVNC in windows, but I cannot connect. Would prefer a free option for the mac, would prefer it even more if i ...
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Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote

“Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit ...
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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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Access local USB devices from a remote PC via remote desktop?

Is it possible for local USB devices to be accessed via a remote PC through remote desktop? Is there software or other configuration that can be done to support this? More specifically, I'm referring ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How can I stop the remote computer from changing my keyboard layout?

Whenever I open an RDP connection to a remote machine, that machine will be using the English (EN) keyboard layout and I have to constantly switch it back to German. I use a customized keyboard ...
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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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Arrow keys being treated as numeric keypad in MS Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

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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Multiple remote desktop connections to same session

I need to connect to the remote desktop twice - because of pair programming on the remote machine - now, when one coder connects, other is disconnected. My idea is to install tightvnc or some other ...
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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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RDP to remote domain doesn't work from specific LAN

I am trying to RDP into my computer at work (running Windows 8 Pro). I can do this from my laptop (running Windows 10 Pro, and also when it was running Windows 8.1 Pro), but I cannot connect from ...
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Under what login/boot conditions can Chrome Remote Desktop access a computer? Does this differ by OS?

If I set up a host computer for permanent remote access via Chrome Remote Desktop, when is it accessible? Specifically: Is it accessible when it has been locally logged into only by a non-...
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Set display scaling when using Remote Desktop from Surface Pro

I use my Surface Pro to remote desktop to various other machines. When I do, the display is crazy small because Surface Pro uses 150% scaling for it's local Windows display, but this is not the ...
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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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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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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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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. ...