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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Only Require password for Remote Desktop

I have a windows 7 machine that I primarily use as a media server (NAS). For this reason, I don't want to require a password when the machine boots up. So, I've disabled the password for the primary ...
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Change windows XP password via (2nd) remote desktop

I'd like to change my Win XP workstation password from home, but I've got to do it via Remote Desktop connection (from home, and it's my work machine). The problem is, that I make the connection ...
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How to get good video performance for remote access to virtualized computer?

At home, I'd like to move my main Windows installation off of my desktop computer and replace it with a virtualized guest installation on my combined file server, web server and media center. The ...
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Lowest-bandwith remote desktop?

My boss was using GoToMyPC over aircard to access his computer. It seemed to be too slow for it to be usable. The Aircard offered 188 Kbps. Is there a remote desktop with lower bandwidth requirements ...
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Fake desktop environment on Debian server?

I want to run a TeamSpeak 3 Client on my server to serve as a local sound bot. TeamSpeak 3 Client needs a GUI. It is based on Qt. Since TeamSpeak can be controlled from command line, it is not really ...
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How do I make the Windows Remote Assistance window full screen?

When someone sends me a remote assistance request and I connect to their machine it doesn't appear that there is a way to make the window full screen. Does anyone have way to accomplish this?
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Desktop icons rearrange after using remote desktop connection

I sometimes remote into my desktop PC (1900x1280) from my laptop (1280x900). When I do, Windows (Vista) on the desktop PC rearranges all my desktop icons. I could understand this if the RDP ...
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Windows Remote Desktop with auto-resolution changing

Is there any way of having windows remote desktop change the resolution of the remote system when I change the window size of the client on my workstation. I want to be able to fullscreen / window a ...
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Remote desktop: automatically logoff when disconnected

I'm using Windows' Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP one. Many times, I just hit 'X' on the window without logging off when I'm finished using it, and subsequent users ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as a thin client to Ubuntu

I just got a Raspberry Pi and want to try to use it as a thin client to Ubuntu so that I can browse the web and run applications. What programs do I have to run on the Raspberry Pi to do this? What ...
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How to know if someone is already connected to a shared machine with Remote Desktop Connection?

At work we use sometimes a shared computer (Windows XP). Normally we access the software through Remote Desktop. The problem is that there is no way to tell if someone is already connected, if not ...
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Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection with multiple monitors

I know you can use mstsc /multimon to have multiple monitor support when connecting to a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, but is there a way to have that support when connecting to a ...
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Vista Remote Desktop Mouse Drag Not Working

I've been using Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows Vista machine to a Windows XP machine. Everything used to work fine, but a few weeks ago I found that I could not drag things with my mouse. ...
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Using Remote Desktop, connect to a Windows 7 domain user account without first logging on locally?

I have a dell laptop (henceforth we'll call this the server) running Windows 7 Enterprise. The server is part of my company's domain. My primary user account is a domain account. When I am at home ...
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Is there an application to open links on another computer?

I'm connecting from OSX to a Windows computer via RDP. I would like to click on links inside my RDP session and have the links open in a browser on my client computer. It feels like I could install ...
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Linux that is just a RDP client

Is there any RDP clients i can boot from a pendrive, what I means is have Linux that boots up and is only a RDPclient nothing else, like no desktop etc.
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Remote Desktop and Aero in Windows 7

From what I've heard and read so far I should be able to enjoy Aero over a remote desktop connection. Both computers here run Windows 7 Professional but enabling Desktop composition doesn't do ...
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Remote Computer renting (moving my desktop to the cloud) [closed]

I would like to rent a remote computer, like a virtual Vista or Windows 7 desktop, and run everything on it and access it with RDP (fastest). It could be virtual (running on Xen or Hyper-V) and the ...
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Ssh port forwarding with Remote Desktop timing out

My work computer, a Windows 7 Enterprise PC called WORKPC, is running Remote Desktop. I have configured Windows Firewall on WORKPC to allow access to the Remote Dekstop service from only two IP ...
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Pin RDP Icon to start menu Windows 8

I've got a custom RDP icon on my desktop, how can I pin this to the start menu? There is no option to pin to start in the context menu for RDP icons.
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How to upgrade to RDP 8.0 on Windows 7 Home Premium?

I recently saw the Microsoft blog entry describing the new features of RDP 8.0 and how to enable this new functionality. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687 I successfully upgraded a Win7 ...
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Why the VPN Network Shake-Up?

I can RDP to another machine on my home network, only if I'm not also hooked up to my employer's VPN with the Cisco VPN client. Indeed, I can't even ping the other machine by name in this mode, ...
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RDP: replace remote host's desktop with local desktop

When I connect to a remote host via RDP, my local folders and drives are available on the RDP session under the \\tsclient connection, so that, if I for instance want to access a file that resides on ...
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RDP slower when connecting a Windows 7 Ultimate to Server 2003?

I have a successful RDP connection on Windows XP Professional to Windows Server 2003 at a remote site. I setup another machine running Windows 7 Ultimate. although I am able to get connection, ...
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X over Ethernet (use laptops as additional screen) in Linux? (maxivista)?

Welcome, Does anybody know Linux application what allow me to use laptop's as additional screen using Ethernet ? In Windows environment there is application called "maxivista" You can look at ...
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How to change remote desktop audio quality?

When listening to some music on my remote computer, the audio quality is low. I've found this: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32\Terminal Server\RDP There are two ...
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How can I disable incoming remote desktop connections while I run an “outgoing” remote desktop session?

The setup: I have an office PC running Windows XP. However, I usually have to work at (i.e., be physically present at) various labs, where there are lab PCs. In order to still have all my programs and ...
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Is it possible to use a dual monitor setup when you're two Remote Desktop Sessions deep?

I have two identical monitors on my desktop PC, which is running Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm using RDP to connect to a Windows 2008 Server, checking the option to use all of my displays in the session. ...
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Reduce remote desktop first time login delays on windows XP embedded

For some reason, when I remote desktop into a windows xp embedded machine it always takes ages to connect. After the first connection, it connects right away. Is there a way to stop this delay? Edit ...
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How can I specify what traffic uses a VPN connection with Windows 7?

Using Windows 7 Professional 64bit PPTP VPN (using the built in networking client) I'm connecting to my home VPN server from my work computer. This previously worked without issues using Windows XP, ...
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Auto Relogon after remote access by admin

I see this article about auto login when joined to a domain. Windows 7 Automatic Login when on a Domain I have a similar scenario. But there is an occasion when a user may want to log on remotely and ...
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Unable to RDP to Server on Another Domain

Does anyone know why I can RDP to servers within the domain my PC is logged into, but I cannot RDP to servers in other domains, and how I could fix this problem? I've recently upgraded from a 5 year ...
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Remote Desktop: Prompt before logging off user

I have a Windows XP Pro machine that I regularly log into remotely to work on. If there is already a user logged into the machine it will inform the user that someone is trying to log in and that ...
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How do I remote desktop to my work's Windows box from my Mac at home through VPN?

I would like to remote desktop from my Macbook to my Work's laptop from home. I connect to the work's network via Cisco VPN. My Cisco VPN clients connects fine in Mac OS X but I am unable to ...
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Windows 7 persistent remote desktop

I have a Windows 7 x64 machine that I remote desktop into. The problem I have is when I log into the machine it loads the desktop fine. Once I close the remote desktop (no official log out.) and then ...
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“Disconnecting” from a RemoteApp

I've setup a server with Windows Server 2012 and I have 2 clients (my Laptop and my PC, just to give you the context). I will not demand to access the program twice. I use the server mainly as a file ...
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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 Connection over VPN on mac

I'm trying to connect to a Windows computer on over a VPN connection using Remote Desktop connection. I opened Network on mac and created a new connection. Interface: VPN. VPN Type: PPTP. I filled ...
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Can't enable remote desktop on Windows 7 Professional N [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't enable remote desktop on Windows 7 Professional What is wrong with this PC? Windows 7 Professional N and all latest updates installed... ...
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Maximizing after moving RDC window between different size monitors

My Win7 system has two monitors of different sizes. When I open a Remote Desktop Connection on one monitor set to use full screen, both the RDC window and the remote system's desktop fills the ...
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How to disable color dithering for low-bit-depth screen settings?

I am using Terminal Services and TeamViewer a lot to access other computers, partly over slow networks. The problem described below is not affected by which of the two remote access services I am ...
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Run task on reconnect to remote desktop (not login)

Is it possible to run a task when a user reconnects to a remote desktop session? Some software is running on a machine that cannot be run as service and must always run, but I also need to trigger ...
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What is the lightest weight solution for controlling 2 machines from the same monitor(s)

I have 2 desktops at the office. I use the main one in dual monitor mode and I tend to max out its meager reasources between web browsers (for code testing) a music or other media player and all of my ...
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How much resources are used during a RDP connection?

Having recently installed a RDP app on my mobile device and got me wondering: this small device which has a limited amount of resources compared to the PC I'm connecting to, is still able to operate ...
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Configuring static IP address for using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a static IP address provided by my ISP. I have three machines at my home. I want to remotely access one of my machines (Windows Server 2003) using Remote Desktop Connection from any location. ...
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How can I remotely control a linux box from my Mac?

I set all of my family members up with Linux Mint so that their computers would stop punching themselves in the face, but I'd like to be able to control those computers when my mom calls up and wants ...
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OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?

Preferably free please. Edit 1: Please bare in mind how much effort, e.g: clicks and key presses is it from download to screen sharing! Compiling a custom reverse VNC connecting app to a pkg file ...
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Windows to Linux Remote Desktop

I'd like to remote into my Linux (Ubuntu) desktop from a Windows desktop. Of course there is VNC, among others. The trick is that I just want to have a remote session without having any local screen ...
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use the internet connection of a remote desktop

I'm a web developer and not a hardware/software type of a man. I have something in mind but I don't know if possible. So here goes nothing. I have internet connection at home and I can connect to my ...
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OSX RDP to Winows Server 2012

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session From OSX 10.8.4 To Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431) I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac I have disabled Network Level Auth, ...