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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Remotely connect to MAC cluster GUI (multiple user accounts)

I got access to a MAC Server cluster running OSX Server (10.6.8). Now most people who are supposed to use this cluster have windows installed so I tried to connect them using TightVNC. However this ...
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Using WLAN and LAN in parallel for Web and Remote Desktop?

There are multiple similar questions already on SU but they seem to refer to increasing the bandwidth by using LAN and WLAN in parallel. What I would like to do on Windows 7 is using WLAN for surfing ...
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Remote desktop freezes when there's a lot of scrolling text

when I connect to a Windows 2008 server via remote desktop (rdesktop ir krdc - doesn't matter) it works fine until there is a lot of scrolling text. Let's say I open a ssh connection to some other ...
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Mouse cursor (pointer) changes when using remote desktop?

I have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop. I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop. I often use "Remote Desktop Connection" to access my laptop from my Desktop. Usually this works great. Today, ...
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Prevent local computer rebooting (windows update) during fullscreen remote desktop session

Is it possible to prevent Windows 7 from rebooting without any interaction from the user? Or even better, only if the use is using a full screen application? More details: My wife uses her home ...
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Run command on every windows workstation

I just found out that I need to add a persistent static route to each and every workstation on my network of 80 Windows XP & Windows 7 Workstations. How do I add a persistent route to every ...
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Running multiple application using Remote App in Windows

I have successfully achieved how to execute an remote application on a Windows 7 ultimate machine. I used this link: http://geekswithblogs.net/twickers/archive/2009/12/18/137048.aspx My question is ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts sometimes not working

We have Windows 7 and a Windows Server 2012 on the server side. We login via RDP Client. Sometimes the @ character the } character is working only after pressing it 3 to 4 times. And sometimes it ...
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Remote Desktop Connection not working Windows 7

I'm having trouble setting up Remote Desktop Connection at work to a Windows 7 Pro SP1 machine. I've enabled RD, checked the services and firewall rules. I've also tried numerous of potential fixes ...
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RDP: Maximum number of connections used

I've trying to find what happens when we try to connect to Windows via RDP and all the connections allowed are being used. I'm not simply trying it, because I want an answer that is global on all ...
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How can I elegantly manage a machine for running slideshows using VNC or RDP?

I have a WinXP professional machine that is connected to a video distribution system. It needs to display a slideshow on screen, and this slideshow will be changed every weekend or so. The person ...
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Execute programs remotely from ssh

I need to start teamviewer Server on a remote machine, problem is, when i do this from ssh no matter what user i'm on, even after sudo su on root@machine. Seems like isn't possible to execute it, ...
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Can we install Microsoft Office on a Windows server for simultaneous multi-user access?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Office on a Windows server and using it simultaneously by several users connected by remote desktop connection? This link states that it would not be legal because ...
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Switch between RDP connection on time schedule

Is there a way to switch between RDP connection from one server to another one after a certain amount of time (like after 140 minutes) or maybe a way to schedule at what time it connects to server 1 ...
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Tunnel RDP through four hosts

Host 1: (Fedora Linux) can access Host 2. Host 2: (Mac OSX 10.9.2) can access Host 3. Host 3: (RHEL) can access Host 4. Host 4: (Windows Server) Where I need to get to. Can anyone recommend a command ...
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Any software to resume a copy of a huge file when there is network disconnection? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a software for Windows which allows me to copy a huge file from a remote desktop network to my local PC, and if this copy gets interrupted, I would like to resume the ...
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How does Chrome Remote Desktop work?

What technology enables https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp to be able to remotely control your entire computer using just the web browser? ...
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Teamviewer - Find out ID of remote machine

I'm connected to a Ubuntu 13.04 Raring ringtail Server, I'm setting up. I've just installed Teamviewer on it (Through SSH), started daemon, and it's running fine. However, I'd like to know if there ...
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How to setup Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2012?

I have successfully installed Remote Desktop Services using the Add Roles and Features wizard, and have chosen the following Role Services: Remote Desktop Gateway Remote Desktop Licensing Remote ...
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Whats the difference between the Remote Desktop Services options on Windows Server 2012?

Whats the difference between the early option when installing Remote Desktop Services compared to explicitly choosing Remote Desktop Services under the Roles section? (All within the Add Roles and ...
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Use remote desktop through proxy

What I have: 1) computer with normal/direct Internet connection 2) computer with internet connection done through proxy which have connection to certain resources I want to use remote desktop of the ...
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RDP connection to admin account activates group policy

I have a stand alone win XP sp 3 machine with two users. Admin and user. The user has group policy activated and limited access but the admin has full access. For some reason connecting via remote ...
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RDP with multiple monitors, display preferences get reset?

Problem: When I connect to my pc at the office via RDP all the application windows I had previously carefully placed on either monitor 1 or 2 will be "scrambled". Either all applications show on ...
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Restore console session after remote desktop disconnects?

Is it possible (through group policy, etc) to automatically restore the console session to a Windows 8.1 PC after a remote desktop session disconnects? I'm aware that you can run the command "tscon 1 ...
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Why can't I debug my ASP project through a remote desktop connection?

I just asked this question in Stack Overflow but I figured this stack exchange forum is a better fit. It's been about a month of trying to figure out this problem and we've still not found a ...
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RDP for High DPI Monitors?

A client is having some problems with their laptop. They use RDP to remote into their work PC, but the laptop they are using is a small 13" Sony Vaio laptop, but with 1920x1080 resolution. Everything ...
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Terminal Application Windows Server 2008 - Remote App closes when opening a dialog box

I've been having a recurring issue with a remote app. It involves a dialog box and a number of frustrating hours trying to solve the problem. Which brings me here. The problem is as follows: The user ...
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Remote keyboard stops working when a specific program is running

There is a remote pc that we connect to, via the default Windows application "Remote Desktop Connection". Everything works fine until we open a specific program, which also happens to be the purpose ...
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Audio capture through remote desktop connection for a VM

I have a Windows VM, on which I need to record voice. The issue is that I use a Remote Desktop connection to connect to it. Which RDC client should i use, so that my local machine can capture audio ...
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Allow audio recording on Windows VM using local machine microphone [duplicate]

I have a windows XP VM. I connect to it using Remote Desktop connection using windows 8 machine. While connecting I set the Remote audio playback and the remote audio recording options in the mstsc ...
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Can only connect to Azure VM with one of my two computers

I have been using my laptop to connect to my Azure VM, and have done so for a long time. It have and still works perfectly fine. Yesterday I tried to connect my other stationary computer to the VM but ...
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Prevent Remote Desktop From Saving Recent Connections

I would like to prevent Remote Desktop from saving my recent connections so that I need to enter them in each time I want to reconnect. The connections are saved to "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal ...
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Can I prevent users from logging in using Remote Desktop if a disconnected session exists?

On Windows XP, if a user is connected to a XP client using Remote Desktop, a second user cannot log on -- regardless whether the RDP session is active or disconnected. This has changed on PCs running ...
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Unable to log off remote desktop remote session profile(Remote user) and log back into admin profile

I created a profile for a remote-user, and was able to access from my second laptop. However, when I closed the RDC and turned the laptop off, the computer I connected via remote desktop to is showing ...
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RDP into windows 7 localhost [closed]

I'd like to be able to RDP into my localhost. Simply put, I want to RDP into the machine where I'm making the connection from. Is this possible?
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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Weird Excel 2010 VBA Window Behaviour

If I open Excel and then open the VBA window then close it, every time I RDP to my computer, the VBA window is open again, even if I closed it before disconnecting. The next time I am sat locally to ...
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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?
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Remote access not showing enable option

Maybe a silly question. I am following the instructions as dictated here, but when I get my remote access tab, I only see the following (which seems to be missing that checkbox):
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RDP from domain workstation to non-domain workstation via VPN

I am trying to RDP from a domain computer to a non-domain computer over a VPN. I created a rdp profile for a specified user (for example user name: USERX) with the option to save the password. I am ...
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Solving a Windows common login user profile security issue

Our group has a number of Test Stands with PCs that are currently being accessed with a single group login. It has been sent from on high that this is not the way to do things for security reasons ...
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How to hide toolbar of Chrome Remote Desktop

Does anybody know how to automatically hide the toolbar (containing buttons "disconnect", "send keys" and "screen options") at top of the window of Chrome Remote Desktop? That toolbar covers many ...
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remote desktop connection error without NLA

In this question: Can't remote into a computer because "the remote computer requires Network Authentication" @extremko had responded to the inquiry back in 2012 about NLA on RDP with: ...
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Desktop Icons missing with remote GotoMyPc session

When using gotomypc to log into my workstation from home, sometimes all of the icons on my desktop continue to vanish – apparently requiring that the computer be shut down and restarted in order to ...
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Testing RDP connections

Given hostname (+ portnumber) + username + password, how do I get a yes/no answer to the question: Can I connect to host with username+password? from the commandline or a script? Is this possible? ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotely

I've got a Ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on Windows 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with Windows credentials. In my sudoers file, ...
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Why does remote desktop screen go black and stay that way for a minute whenver I restore a window from a maximized state, or maximize the window?

I'm connecting to a Windows 7 machine with desktop composition and all that turned on. It starts out in a non-composition mode where you can see portions of windows being drawn, but then it freezes ...
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windows 7 remoteapp: access only necessary files to run only one program

I like to set up a windows 7 desktop pc to be a remoteapp server to share the work on an ms access database (but not the desktop). I set up a test user on the server, installed ms access, and did an ...
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RDP permanent connection problems

i have problems with my RDP connection to my VPS! I have Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit version on my local pc and try to have an stable connection for a couple of hours to my Win 2008 r2 VPS ! The problem ...
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MS Remote Desktop on OSX : Arrow Keys Being Treated As Numberpad

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 ...