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 do I disable the 30 second delay on Remote Desktop connections to Windows 7 when a user is logged in?

I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop. I want to be able to log in using RDC quickly. If I failed to log out or disconnect prior to walking away from my laptop, when I attempt a RDC connection it ...
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RDP connection from Windows 7/8 to Server 2012 is slow

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 for development purposes at our office and noticed immediately that connecting via RDP is slow. It can take 5-10 seconds to connect at times, where as ...
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How to manage a remote server on Windows 2012R2?

I have this workernode0 server which I can RDP to it. I want to monitor its status, like performance, from my local machine. My local machine and the workernode0 are not in the same domain. I do not ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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Change the default resolution of Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc)

Is there a way to change the default resolution that mstsc uses? I dont want it to default to the full resolution of the client machine.
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remote desktop to Fedora 20 with xrdp

I was able to setup xrdp on my Fedora 13 machine and access it from my Windows 7 machine by follow the steps on the first post on this thread It was simple and easy. But when i try the same on my ...
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Can I connect to a remote desktop computer to make a call using a home telephone landline number?

I am living in country B, I own a residence in country A where my family lives. There is a desktop computer that I remotely access and use through TeamViewer. Can I use that computer to make calls ...
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Probing a port for RDP

I use an ssh tunnel to RDP into my home computer ("home"). Occasionally, the tunneling software running on home crashes and the RDP port stops getting tunneled. I've attempted to resolve this by ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Client vs. Remote Desktop

What is the difference between Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac and Microsoft Remote Desktop? Has the later replaced the former? Do they have the same functionality?
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Remote Desktop Dropouts: “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.”

I'm getting some strange connection problems when trying to remote desktop to a Vista box. It connects and works for a while then disconnects with the following message: "Because of an error in ...
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Credentials don't work on RDP after reboot

I have a workstation at my office that I remote into to do some of my work. Up till now, everything has been fine, and remoting in worked perfectly fine. Suddenly yesterday, it started behaving ...
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Install program to single RDS user

I'm looking to install an application to a single user in a RDS environment without installing it to the other users. The user is an Admin. I have very little experience with GPO but imagine it's ...
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Xrdp set up connection outside of localhost

I've installed xrdp on my ubuntu 14.04, so I have connect to my computer by Remmina from another ubuntu computer. How can I connect to computer with xrdp remotely, not from localhost network ...
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Know username who is working on remote desktop

We are a team of 20 people we have a machine that is used by everyone. We take remote desktop of that machine to work on. so if somebody is working and i want to take that i have to ask everyone in ...
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Windows Remote Desktop to a computer which is using multiple screens?

Generally, people ask about how to use multiple monitors in Windows Remote Desktop. However, I need to connect to a computer which is using multiple monitors (two, in this case). I mean, when I get ...
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Why does clipboard stop working, whenever I open a remote desktop session

With my recently fresh-installed Win 8 system I am running into a strange problem: Whenever I start a remote desktop connection, the clipboard locally and remote stops working. As soon as I close the ...
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Can you specify what port Remote Desktop tries to connect to?

The Remote Desktop client attempts to connect to port 3389 on the server machine. If you want it to connect to different port you have to specify it in the address, eg. 100.10.10.1:3390 Is there way ...
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RDP log files location in Windows 7 or 8

I used RDP a few times on my Windows 7 PC, before upgrading to Windows 8. I was wondering if there are any log files associated with RDP sessions in Windows 7 and if so, what is the physical location ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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Mouse does not work with Remote Desktop

I have a Win 7 64-bit Pro desktop that I am trying to run Remote Desktop on to connect to my Windows Home Server 2011 server. When I connect, my server's desktop is visible and I can see and move my ...
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What VNC server is compatable with realvnc viewer?

I have RealVNC Client on my mobile phone , and am not able to get the RealVNC server running on my windows 7 (tried some fixes , no luck) . So am wondering if it is possible to download other vnc ...
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RDP into local server from 2 clients

I am trying to setup a local machine with 2 nics that runs windows 7. The machine will not be connected to the internet. I would like to hardwire 2 ethernet connections into the device for 2 users to ...
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Citrix Receiver - extremely slow remote desktop connection specific to a Windows 7 client

I'm a software developer and I connect remotely to my office desktop using Citrix Receiver. On a new desktop at home running Windows 7 I notice consistent slowness when trying to use my Citrix remote ...
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Alt gr not working on rdp

we use windows 7 on hyperv 2012 r2 if I can connect to virtual pc via console, I can use altgr+3 or altgr+4 button combination. however, I can't use these combination when I connect to device via rdp ...
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Remote Connection Desktop Manager 2.7 does not support dpi scaling anymore?

I upgraded Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager from 2.2 to 2.7, but the new version DOES NOT SUPPORT DPI-Scaling anymore! In version 2.2, you could define a fixed size for the remote server ...
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File copy and paste over RDP stopped working

I use Remote Desktop from a Window 8.1 Pro 64 bit PC to a remote Windows XP Pro SP3. Recently I noticed copy&paste of files does not work in either direction. Copy&paste if text and images ...
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Can Desktop Apps be used on any device via browsers? [on hold]

Wanted to know if there's a technology that allows hosted windows/dotnet software to be used on any device via browser plugins? or some other way? Thanks.
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Is there a way to natively share screens in Windows 7?

I'm wondering if there's a setting or application in Windows 7 (Enterprise edition with full admin account and permissions) to initiate a screen sharing session? I was hired to be an IT Admin for a ...
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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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Local drive permissions are different when accessed inside RDP connection

Workstation is Windows 7, servers are 2008 R2, all domain joined. I have numerous mapped network drives on my workstation. I open a new RDP connection to a server using the domain administrator ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by ...
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RDP to Microsoft Azure's virtual machines via proxy server

I have created virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and I can't connect them from my work office, probably because it must go through the proxy server. From my Google-ing I understand that it's ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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How to tell if a specific port is being throttled by my ISP?

I have a very strong suspicion that my ISP is throttling the port used by a Remote Gateway Server, but I haven't found any real way to test my theory. Does anybody know of a way to do this? That is ...
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Windows RDP Server farm redirection stops working [migrated]

We have a RDP Server farm based on Window 2008R2 servers with DNS round robin. That is, people make a connection to "myfarmname", which first takes them to the ip of some "farmmemberX.mydomain.local" ...
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Firefox 36 display problems after using Remote Desktop

I accessed my computer via Remote Desktop and when I used it locally again, my Firefox has some issues. The Minimize and Maximize and Close buttons cannot be used, when I click on them, the ...
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Windows 8.1: Turn NumLock on after *local* login

I often log into remote computers via RDP from a laptop whose keyboard lacks the numeric keypad (thus NumLock is kept off there). This means that if I log into a remote machine from this laptop the ...
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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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xfreerdp ignores resolution parameter

I cannot connect to a server with a custom screen resolution set If I use command xfreerdp servername -g 1280x1024 it connects but the resolution is 1024x768. Xfreerdp just carelessly ignores the -g ...
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Remote Desktop won't launch

Remote Desktop is giving an error upon launch: The remote Desktop client software on this computer does not match the administrator software version. The Remote Desktop administrator software ...
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Remote Desktop ActiveX control does not match version of client shell

When I try to launch "Remote Desktop Connection" in win7 ultimate 64 I get the following message: The Remote Desktop Services ActiveX control (mstscax.dll) does not match the version of the client ...
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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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How to make Windows 2008 Server ignore existing files on a RDP shared folder during copying?

I'm trying to copy files (a task which you might think an operation system should be able to handle) on a network resource representing a shared folder of the RDP session (started on Ubuntu 14.10 with ...
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Certificate not trusted over Win7 to Win7 Remote Desktop connection

I'm experiencing a certificate issue while connecting two Windows 7 machines together via Remote Desktop. I have installed the certificate, but I'm getting a message that says the cert is not trusted. ...
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Is “lag” just a part of Windows remote desktop? (“Can I work remote with nearly no lag?”)

I use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to my physical workstation at the office -- I remote connect from home where I have (conservatively) 16 Mbps Down and 6 Mbps Up. It's not that I experience ...
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Install VNC Server via RDP on Windows 2008 Server

I have a need to allow multiple users to view the same remote session on a Windows 2008 server. The server is cloud-based and is virtual. I have no physical access to it. I've tried several different ...
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Remote desktop “Launch initial program” doesn't work

Terminal Services Configuration RDP-Tcp v6.1 Environment setting: Run initial program specified by user profile and Remote Desktop Connection or client Run mstsc.exe on the client Enter the server ...
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How to debug Remote Desktop Connection when intranet connection works, but not external

How can I setup Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) when I've exhausted all my known searchable resources? I am attempting to set up Remote Desktop Connection on my Windows 7 Ultimate version and have ...
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Joystick with Remote Desktop

Why can't I use my Logitech Extreme 3D pro joystick work through remote desktop, as does a USB mouse or keyboard? Joystick is connected to Laptop A (can be running either Windows XP or Windows 7). I ...