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 Connection - How to get the certificate prompt back?

I just tried remoting to my work PC from home and got the "identity cannot be verified" prompt like the one below. I marked the "Don't ask me again for connections to this computer" box, and then ...
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Is there a remote desktop application which supports multiple monitors?

We mostly use Windows XP's "Remote Desktop Connection", but whenever we use it to connect to a computer with multiple monitors, even if the client computer has multiple monitors as well - the remote ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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“Unable to decrypt password” popup in Remote Desktop Connection Manager

I am using Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.2 and every time I click on properties on a VM of mine, I get a popup window: unable to decrypt password How can I make this popup go away?
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RDP Version Number?

Does any know how to get the RDP version Windows is running with?
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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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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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Is there any way I can make the connection bar “more difficult” to display using the Microsoft Terminal Services Client?

The Microsoft Terminal Services Client (Also known as "Remote Desktop" or RDP) is an awesome remote access tool that I use all the time. It has but one major annoyance -- there's a bar at the top of ...
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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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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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RDP connection from Windows 7/8 to Server 2012 is slow

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 for development purposes at our office and noticed immediately that connecting via RDP is slow. It can take 5-10 seconds to connect at times, where as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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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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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 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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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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What protocol does TeamViewer use?

I was just teaching someone a little about SSH & VNC. I said I'd show him some things with TeamViewer. Then he asked me "Soo.. is this a VNC client? And I wasn't sure. What protocol does ...
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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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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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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, ...