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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How is a VPN different from manually downloading and uploading data through the server?

Today I needed to download some files through a website which was blocked by my ISP. So, I spun up a VPS and decided to download it there and upload it to Dropbox, which was accessible through my ...
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Saving as PDF differences from one PC to another using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 and there is a web application deployed on a Tomcat instance that is installed on that machine. Tomcat is configured to run as a service on behalf the local ...
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Second 'fake"monitor via RDP?

We remotely administer computers via Teamviewer but some of the workstations only show a black image. The workaround is to create a dummy monitor (see: this post). The problem is that we can't do it ...
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Cannot connect to VRDE session

I'm trying to connect to a headless virtual machine, but the connection keeps on being closed: $ rdesktop 192.168.1.8:5012 Autoselected keyboard map en-us ERROR: Connection closed VRDE seems to be ...
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How to access a Hyper-V virtual machine remotely with Remote Desktop?

Right now I have a physical server with Windows Server 2012 in which I am running a windows 7 virtual machine with Hyper-V Manager. How can I access this specific virtual machine without going through ...
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View & Control Alcatel 4016x on pc?

I've asked this question on another site but no answer yet and also don't know if I'm doing right by askin here. I have an Alcatel 4016X pixi2 and I want to View & Control this device on my pc ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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VPN / RDP without a router

Is it possible to setup a remote desktop connection, or a VPN into my notebook, if I don't have a router (thus cannot do port forwarding) ? I am connected to a student residence network, straight ...
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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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Deadlock when adding untrusted certificate to keychain running MS Remote Desktop Client on Mac OS X 10.10.5

I am experiencing a strange, frustrating, and seemingly nondeterministic issue using the MS RDP client on Mac OS X 10.10.5. Here are the steps to reproduce the issue: Open Microsoft Remote Desktop ...
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Excel's ActiveX controls' fonts explode when accessed via RDP - why?

Amongst other problems with using ActiveX controls in Excel, accessing the worksheet on a PC via RDP seems to cause the ActiveX fonts to explode : This is on Excel 2010 Standard running on ...
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XP Remote Desktop Connection broken by remote assistance

I've been using RDC to use another workstation downstairs. But today I can't get in except by restarting the target computer. Once I've logged in, either locally or over RDC, I can't connect again. ...
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Change screen resolution from RDC session

I connect remotely to two workstations (different projects) from my OS X (El Capitan; 10.11) computer: Client A Citrix Receiver/Viewer for Mac OSX 12.0.0 (321559) Microsoft Remote Desktop (Windows; ...
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Disabling auto log off in Windows Server

I want to run GUI tests on my Windows Server 2012. So first I connect to my server remotely and then disconnect by using tscon: %windir%\System32\tscon.exe RDP-Tcp#NNN /dest:console as described by ...
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Printing to a Zebra Printer on a Mac running Remote Desktop

I am running Microsoft Remote Desktop on a Mac (OS 10.7) and remoting into a Windows 2008 Server. I am printing a Crystal Report label on a Zebra Lp2844 printer. The driver is installed on the Mac ...
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How secure is printing via RDP

Does anyone know if I print something on a remote machine to a local printer via remote desktop RDP on a public network, is the content of the print job encrypted?
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Is there a PowerShell Command that can change the gpedit setting to Restrict Remote Desktop users to a single session?

I have to set up servers often, and am developing a base setup script to configure our group's most standard practices. We often have to enable more than one session for a remote user. So what I'm ...
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I can not connect to RDP or microsoft edge, but other applications work

I have a problem with my laptop. I cannot connect to any RDP session while other laptops can do this. I also cannot connect to Microsoft Edge. I can connect to Google Chrome though. When connecting ...
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Windows 8 RDP autologout for specific user after n minutes idle

I require an autologout on my RDP Session for only my user after n minutes idle time. Is there a program or a setting to achieve this only for my account?
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Chrome and Firefox not working in RDP session

I have a server and many low end laptops at home. I'm using a single user login (xxx@hotmail.com) to access the server from all laptops using Windows RDP (like the one in this case). I'm using ...
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Windows 10 problems with sounds causing problems in file system and RDC

Has anyone else had these issues, I have found that if I turn remote sounds off in the RDC session before I connect I have no problems, if I turn them back on it will connect but as soon as you try to ...
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RDP from Win8 to XP Pro Suddenly Stopped Working - “Can't Connect to Remote Computer”

A colleague of mine has RDP set up on her win8 home computer to connect to her XP Pro work computer on a different network. She had this running on her Win8 desktop and Win8 laptop and they were both ...
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Cannot connect to any rdp session and cannot connect to microsoft edge

I have a problem with a client. I cannot connect to any RDP session while all my other clients can. I also cannot connect to Microsoft Edge. I can connect to Google Chrome though. I got the error: An ...
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Remote Desktop: PC (2 screens) --> Mac (1 screen)

I have what I believe is a fringe case, but it would be cool to find a solution. I have a Windows machine that I would like to use to connect over my home network to a Mac laptop I have. This I can ...
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Enabling graphics acceleration for OpenGL over remotely via VPN from Ubuntu client(my laptop)to Windows server(computation is here)

I have an access to Internet via a Wifi. Then, I have a VPN connection established from my Ubuntu laptop to a LAN network. In that network there is my Windows Machine where computation happens using ...
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How can I boost clipboard sync over RDP on my local network?

I have two computers on the same network, one of them has two monitors. On the one with two monitors I like to have RDP open on one monitor that is always connected to the other computer. Everything ...
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Files in the homefolder not appearing immediately

I have a situation which I do not understand. In our domain environment we have homefolders for each user. Then we have a terminal server(Windows 8 R2) which is running some accounting application ...
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Cant access my device via SSH over internet

im running sshdroid server on my android device at port 22 and i get this while i use my pc to connect to it via ssh (LAN) root@kali:~# ssh -l root 100.107.219.116 The authenticity of host ...
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Using XRDP and KDE on openSUSE_13.2

I setup a computer with openSuSE 13.2 and KDE. Now I'm trying to access it from Windows PC via RDP. After my first not successful tries ( see : ...
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Private/Public Key Authentication for Windows Remote desktop

Does anything exist for Windows RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) that is similar to SSH (in Linux) Public/Private key authentication (Instead of leaving normal password authentication open)? I'm finding ...
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Can't access home with a file manager

Our setup is client -> rdesktop to Ubuntu 14.04 server User can't access his home directory via File Manager/File System, but is able access via terminal. Throws an error about thin client not ...
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RDP blank screen and aborts after disconnect

Attention: I scrolled through a lot of questions and didn't find an answer, please don't mark this as duplicate! A similar question is already here, but sadly it didn't receive any answers. I'm ...
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Allow copy-paste into MS Remote Desktop, but not copy from there?

I have a Microsoft Remote Desktop connecting to a server. Is it possible to enable copy-pasting from my local computer into the remote windows, but disable it the other way round? (this way it would ...
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Access RDP only with USB drive

I am widely using RDP everywhere to my local computer. Is there any way how to add 2nd level of protection. I would like to make possibility to access RDP to specific user if only there is USB drive ...
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Cisco VPN Automation

I have seen this question bounced around in the boards a few times although they are all over a year old. I have a client who is looking to automate the following process: Remote users with Windows ...
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Can I SQL Compare Local DB to VPN and Remote Desktop DB

I am not sure this is possible, it would save a lot of time. I can log in to a server at a client site via VPN and then Remote Desktop. In Visual Studio there is a Schema Compare as well as a Data ...
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How can I grant access to a local machine but restrict access to other machines and resources within the same local network?

I have a local network behind a Linksys WRT1900AC router. Several computers connect to the local network. Among those one particular machine, let's call it X1. I want to grant full access to this ...
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Windows 10 Remote Desktop Connects with Black Screen then Disconnects

I've been having this issue since I updated (fresh install) to Windows 10 Professional. I used to connect to my computer via RDP through WAN and LAN with no issues. After installing W10 and setting ...
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Wildcard Terminal Services Credential

We have some 200+ servers all with the same credentials, and I've been messing about with cmdkey to create a credential for each one. I can create them individually by adding ...
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Setting up RD session collection

I am setting up a windows server to host remote apps. Its more of a proof of concept project rather than a full production thing and it will only need one user (me). I have a server pool of 2 ...
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Windows 10 “Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working.”

Since upgrading to Windows 10, the remote desktop client has been intermittently failing with “Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working.” Again it’s intermittent, and sometimes when I re-open and ...
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Homegroup Administration

At my house there are a number of computers that I would like to remotely administer. For example the following devices are present: Windows 8.1 Professional (64 Bit) Laptop Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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Why is Windows XP Remote Desktop no longer working?

I have a PC running Windows XP which acts as a bit of a server. There are 3 users which can be accessed remote desktop concurrently... until now. Recently when I remote desktop, it shows the Win XP ...
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OpenVPN RDP Split tunnelling

I have OpenVPN installed on windows 8.1 with the intent that I should be able to remote into my office computer. The issue is that I cannnot use my internet connection for anything but the remote ...
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Add printer on Remote Windows Server as Local Printer

I have a windows server that has a printer installed on it. Currently if I want to print using it, I would RDP the server, copy the document over, and print it. Would it be possible (for free) to ...
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Create database backup with sqlcmd from remote host

I want to execute a database backup through SQLCMD from a remote host. My command I use looks like this: sqlcmd -H IP.OF.Machine -S .\SQLDOTNET -U User -P Password -Q "Backup Database ...
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How can I reset NX sessions?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and x2goserver. The x2go sessions boot into openbox, which starts a java program as defined in its autostart profile. Question is, if I make an update to this java program, ...
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VPN connection is using the internet connection of the remote desktop instead of my home internet connection

On my Windows 8.1 desktop at home I connect to a remote desktop outside my home network only to perform the tasks on the remote machine that are not network related (creating/updating/reading files ...
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Remote Desktop: Windows 10 closing programs on disconnect

I've upgraded one of my systems from Win 7 (32 bit) to Windows 10 (32 bit). I'm using this system as my home server and I only connect to this system via remote desktop connection. Everything was ...
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Alternative ssh server and client without valid IP. Linux/ubuntu

Is there a way to setup an alternative ssh server that does not need a valid IP address? For example, TeamViewer as server gives an id that you can use to connect. How can we achieve something similar ...