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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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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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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How to better copy&paste big files over RDP?

Recently I was making a few attempts to copy&paste a big (1.2 GB) file to remote computer over RDP. The remote computer is virtual testing machine with MS Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. First ...
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Remote Desktop connection starts up, screen draws, then goes black

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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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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Can I access Remote Desktop shared drive from command prompt?

I am using Windows Remote Desktop to connect to a server. I have enabled access to a local drive as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313292 but I'm trying to figure out how to access the drive ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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?
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Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote connection to a PC over internet I'm looking for something that would allow me to control their computer and that wouldn't be very hard to configure. I think I'll ...
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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 print screen in Remote Desktop Client (RDS) on Mac OS X?

I'm using version 2.1.0 of Remote Desktop Client on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6). How do I use the fn or cmd call to simulate a print screen on the remote system?
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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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Why do some actions not work with Remote Desktop?

I usually connect to other PCs in the same building using Remote Desktop, which works great. For some reason, some actions cannot be performed through Remote Desktop. These are, for example: ...
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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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PuTTY and Remote Desktop

I recently needed to access a Windows machine with Windows Remote Desktop, but I was unable to connect due to a firewall on the network. (While on the network, I have successfully connected to the ...
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Certificate issue on remote desktop

see the below link: Certificate issue on remote desktop I have 2 PCs with Windows 7 Ultimate. Both are in NETHOME, and are connected with a crossover cable. PC 1: computer name = alfa -> (main PC) , ...
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Why do some remote desktops services not require that you setup port forwarding?

I use a mixture of linux and windows machines at my office. I've got logmein running on my windows machines, and VNC setup on the linux ones. The linux logmein browser plugin works great. However, I'm ...
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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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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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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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Gridlines in Remote Desktop

I've recently begun to get annoying gridlines in my remote desktop sessions. It is occuring regularly during every session. Sometimes it will take the entire window and other times it will only ...
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Can't enable remote desktop on Windows 7

I'd like to access my workplace computer but my remote settings screen don't show the option to allow remote desktop on it: Found: Expected: Why is that? What other settings do I need to ...
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Automatically starting the Remote desktop sessions when computer boots up

I have a HP Thin Client PC, which is connected to VMware ESXI host with two virtual machines. The thin client connects to the virtual machines through Remote Desktop. I would like the thin client to ...
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Remotely access sleeping MacBook over internet

What's the best way to remotely access my sleeping MacBook over the Internet on a windows computer that is not on the same network? (Home MacBook, windows work computer)?
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What's the best(free) vnc server software

I want a good VNC server to connect to my PC from my iPhone. What's my best bet?