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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Scrolling browser through RDP is jerky. Other applications behave fine. Why?

I have Windows XP SP3, and Windows 7 machines acting as a server in my LAN. (it's only 100mbit LAN there is no WAN). The client is Linux with the latest FreeRDP 1.x just compiled. Here is the ...
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How to reboot a machine on Remote desktop connection after explorer.exe crashes?

How do I reboot a machine on a Remote Desktop connection after explorer.exe crashes? I'm stuck at trying to do this. After I googled a bit and found that people were saying to use Ctrl + Alt + Esc or ...
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How do I control a Win XP computer from a Windows 7 one?

What’s the best (free) way to remote control a Windows XP computer from a Windows 7 (Pro) one? i.e. I want to see the Win XP desktop on my Win 7 pooter and be able to run software remotely (although ...
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Enable remote desktop without a working display

The display on my PC stopped working and I really need to use this PC. How can I enable remote desktop connection "blindly" (via entering commands on the command line)? It's my own PC and I have ...
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Set display scaling when using Remote Desktop from Surface Pro

I use my Surface Pro to remote desktop to various other machines. When I do, the display is crazy small because Surface Pro uses 150% scaling for it's local Windows display, but this is not the ...
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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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Rename RDP entries in Jump List

I have some Remote Desktop connections "pinned" to the Remote Desktop icon in my task bar. All of the entries in the "Jump List" are labeled either with the machine's IP address or its hostname. ...
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How to block incoming connections from one IP address?

I have found out that one IP address is trying to RDP to a machine. I would now like to get XP to block all incoming connections from this IP address, and I am finding it very frustrating how ...
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Remote desktop minimize fails when in full screen (Windows 7 locally and remote)

I recently have a problem with Remote Desktop (RD) on Windows 7. When I am in a RD session in full screen and click on the "minimize" button on the RD toolbar, the screen flickers, but the window does ...
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Restart PC via remote desktop with Explorer.exe dead

I have a very unusual situation in which I am remote desktoping to my Windows 7 PC from my laptop. The Explorer.exe process has been killed so therefore the Start menu etc isn't available. So there ...
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Citrix ICA Client on Mac shift key doesn't work as expected

When I'm connected to a Windows XP computer from my Mac OS X 10.6 using the Citrix ICA Client, it seems that the shift key only works for the first letter typed after pressing shift. In order to type ...
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how do you remote desktop to mac osx from windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Remote desktop to Mac from various platforms (Windows, Ubuntu) Fast VNC from Windows to Mac? Hey any one know of a free application i can use to remote desktop to my ...
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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 can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console?

After I am finished with a remote desktop connection, I'd like to be able to restore the remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter the password and log back in. ...
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Script to kill/restart rdpclip?

We use remote desktop a lot (XP to Server 2003), and people are having trouble with the clipboard randomly not working. After ensuring that all drives were selected for the remote connection, and ...
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What desktop collaboration software can share a single application?

What collaboration software products supports sharing of a single application only? Ideally outputting a standard VNC Client compatible data stream. Thank you
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fast X11 forwarding

I am using ssh -X to display GUI apps locally. Is there a better way to speedup this processes - something similar what NoMachine Nx server / client does? Thanks, Mariusz.
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Is there a way to determine if a user logged in via remote desktop

I'd like to determine if the currently logged in user is logged in by physically being at the computer of if they logged in via remote desktop. I'm fine with limiting this to windows 7 if that helps. ...
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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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Remote desktop from Windows 7 does not remember login credentials

I'm remote desktoping from a Windows 7 machine to another Windows 7 machine. The login popup has a checkbox "Remember my credentials". Even though I checked this box, the next time I logged in, I had ...
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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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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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Accept Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Premium does not support incoming Remote Desktop connections by default (i.e. as a Terminal Services server). But, do ways exist to enable Remote Desktop (server) via a registry ...
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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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Access host's smart card reader via Remote Desktop Connection

I have a Windows 7 machine that has a smart card reader. I have an application running on that machine that can successfully read the contents of the card. I have another Windows 7 machine that I use ...
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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 recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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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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Can't find the hash key when using Remote Desktop Connection (Connecting from OSX to Windows 7 on MacBook Pro)?

As the title says, I'm using a MacBook Pro to log in to my Windows 7 desktop (using "Remote Desktop Connection"). I've tried all the usual keyboard combinations to get a hash key from within Windows: ...
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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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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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Connecting to a computer using Remote Desktop does not work first time

I'm having a weird sort of problem with Remote desktop and that too, only on one machine. If I boot up this machine, and then try to Remote desktop into it, it does not work.( I get the following ...
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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 ...