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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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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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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Why rdp local drives don't work until I view the settings and reconnect?

I have some users that use remote desktop connection and recently they cannot access their local network drives within the remote session. When I view the settings under local resources and click on ...
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cannot connect with Remote desktop in windows 8.1 using RDP file

I am having difficultie connecting to a remote computer using my dell notebook with windows 8.1 I have connected to this computer many times before using Linux (Remmina and/or KRDC) without any ...
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MS TS Web Access (https://localhost/RDWeb) not functional after upgrading to IE11 (from IE9)

Can login in Explorer, however when upgrading from IE9 to IE11, I get the following message: Browser Not Supported This Web browser is not supported by RD Web Access. RD Web Access requires ...
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Same preferences for all users in Acrobat Reader?

On a W2k8R2 server we have an installation of Acrobat Reader 11. It's necessary to set specific preferences (in Reader prefs) for trusted paths and signing documents. Different users do connect to ...
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Can I get a larger Windows 7 Remote Desktop screen than the real screen on the machine?

I have two Windows 7 machines: A) Has four 1920x1200 displays as the desktop. Windows sees it as two 3840x1200 displays. B) Has a single 1920x1200 display When I am using A), I'd like to RDP to B) ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering how much bandwidth in terms of bytes sent/received is consumed by a typical remote desktop session. I need to know this because our ISP enforces a cap on monthly bandwidth usage (i.e. ...
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How can I make vinagre remember my desktop size settings?

Vinagre, the Gnome Remote Desktop viewer, keeps defaulting to the same desktop size (which is small and annoying, and isn't even my X's desktop size). I can't find anywhere to change these values. ...
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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

Using the RDMan from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=44989 Tools->Options->Full Screen-> last checkbox is 'Use multiple monitors when necessary' however this has no ...
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Can Remote Desktop app on OS X restore sessions after sleep or WiFi outage?

On Windows, when I have a Remote Desktop connection active, and the WiFi disconnects temporarily / or the laptop goes to sleep, the Remote Desktop sessions are restored automatically and seamlessly ...
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Display issues when using *any* remote control application? (WIn 8.1) [on hold]

I'm experiencing this weird issue. I tried a few apps (Teamviewer, Google Remote Desktop and another one I can't remember, which I found googling) and the windows don't display correctly. For ...
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How can I fix resolution/screen size issues when connected to a server via RDP?

We had someone in who needed to do some work on our server but when his laptop connected to it via RDP it made the resolution/screen size go all weird. Here are some screenshots as you can see some ...
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Having issues with pst files between client and server profile

we have several Win 2012 r2 server running one of them for remote desktop services. Users are in the active directory with server based profiles. There is sadly no exchange server in the network so ...
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Unable to connect Remote Desktop unless the PC is logged in

I am unable to connect remote desktop on Remote-PC and also cannot connect to that PC teamviewer unless that desktop is once logged in by a remote user! After power failure system reboots to login ...
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Propagate Windows RDP Enablecredsspsupport Settings Across Domain

How do I disable the Enablecredsspsupport on a domain wide setting instead of going to every user to disable it ? Thanks.
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Connecting to a Mac with MS-RDP 3389?

Is it possible to configure or connect (with or with out software) that helps us emulate the 3389 RDP that Microsoft has for Windows, but on the Mac? I am a Major PC guy, but I am finding needs to ...
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Stay logged in while RDP session is over

I wasn't able to find answer to my question. Is it possible to use RDP protocol (I am using Windows 8.1) and once I finish with remote control and disconnect from session, last logged user would stay ...
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RDP into VirtualBox on Windows

My co-worker has an old Mac, and needs to test something on Windows. His Mac is not powerful enough to run a VM, so he needs the ones I have. I have a few VMs that fit his needs. The solution I ...
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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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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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Logon failed to localhost using a domain name via remote desktop

I want to connect to localhost via remote desktop, the OS is Windows server 2008 r2. I can connect successfully using 127.0.0.1,::1,localhost and the IP address in the network. But when I tried to ...
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RDP into Fedora 20 as non-root user

I want to enable RDP on a server running Fedora 20. The server however does not come with either rdesktop, xrdp or vino installed. I was wondering if it is possible to accomplish this task as non-root ...
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Change RDP Port of Windows 2012 R2 server running in amazon AWS

How do I change the RDP port number of Windows 2012 R2 server running in Amazon AWS? I could change the port number by going here: ...
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Windows RDP — Possible to resize resolution on-the-fly?

I'm wondering if it's possible to resize the desktop on an RDP session on the fly I realize you can do it before you connect, but I'm looking to resize it on the fly similar to how vmware works. If ...
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Remote desktop rearranges icons, but not so they would fit better in small resolutions

Logging into my job computer using remote desktop will make the icons rearrange, but not always. Sometimes they do not rearrange. When I am connected with remote desktop, the icons in the right edge ...
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Windows program to view all monitors and interact with them

So I have looked all over for a solution for this and I am just about convinced that one doesn't exist. Basically this is the scenario: In the company I work for one of my bosses asked me to set up 4 ...
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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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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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Setting Up Independent Remote Desktop Network like Teamviewer

Recently I am Using two Software for Remote Desktop application. 1. Teamviewer ( For Personal Use) 2. RealVNC (For my business purpose) For RealVNC, I need to configure routers all the time for ...
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The remote desktop screen is always a grey background

I used the methods described in this page and this one to connect to the Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance using remote desktop. But I always got a grey background shown in this image: The log file in ...
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How to turn on screen saver with chrome remote desktop?

I've installed Chrome Remote desktop https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp?hl=en So I connect to my laptop at home from work. Then I check ...
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Cannot RDP, Ping, etc to Amazon EC2 Instance

I've been trying to ping an Amazon EC2 Server on the Free Tier. I created a: Windows-2008-SP2-i386-Base-2012.01.12 (ami-fed396ac) Description: Microsoft Windows 2008 Datacenter 32-bit AMI ...
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Remote Desktop PC over LAN through a web browser

My laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate. This morning I found out my laptop's screen was damaged and my office work was hindered considerably. I can only get the screen replaced after a few days and things ...
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Curtain mode disconnect after pin in Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 10

I am successfully using Curtain mode on Chrome Remote Desktop on my Windows 7 Ultimate installation, and I have been recently trying the new Windows 10 beta to see what might not work when I ...
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Windows 8 RDP connection randomly dropping

Remote desktop connections from one Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine to another Windows 8 (Pro, 64-bit) machine are being dropped at seemingly random intervals. I can successfully reconnect immediately ...
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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VNC access to Chromebook?

My grandmother is beginning to use a computer soon. We are giving her a chromebook so that it will be easier to keep the settings right, and not get lost. However, for support purposes, and helping ...
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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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Remote desktop, does user get control back?

I'm curious if I log in remotely to a computer and it asks if I still want to log in even if the other user will get logged out will he/she automatically get logged in once I'm done?
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Screensharing between Linux and Windows computers

I am looking for a way to share the screen from a Linux computer to a Windows PC. Allowing the PC to interact with the Linux computer (i.e. clicking on buttons) is not necessary, but it would be fine. ...
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How to solve windows server 2012 R2 responds very slow while in Remote Desktop

I am connecting to a Windows Server 2012 R2 locally through LAN connection. But whenever I am trying to connect my local system to the server, through Remote Desktop Connection, it connects ...
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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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Control 2 computers each with 2 monitors with 1 Keyboard/Mouse?

I have 2 Physical machines , sitting next to each other, each one has 2 monitors , and all the monitors are arranged arranged like this from left to right : Monitor 1,2, belong to Machine 1, monitor ...
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Running HMA on VPS but still being able to connect via Remote Desktop

Right, here's the tricky situation We have a VPS ( windows 2008 ) We have a bot installed on this which needs to run behind HMA ( hide my ass VPN ) The obvious issue- - IF we are connected to the ...
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Remotely access Azure from Xp

I'm trying Windows Azure, and would like to see if I can connect from Windows Xp / Vista... The error message that I get when trying to connect from Xp: Remote Desktop cannot connect to the remote ...
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How would I remap Mac CMD to CTRL keys in Remote Desktop Connection for Mac application?

I sometimes have to use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac for remote access to a Windows 7 machine from an iMac running MacOS X 10.6.6 (Snow Leopard). Making the mental switch to use the ...
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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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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...