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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Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time?

Can a Mac be used by different users at the same time? I mean to say that we have a single Mac but 3 users. Can they access the same machine remotely at the same time for developing applications on ...
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Remote desktop to Mac from various platforms (Windows, Ubuntu)

I fear I know the answer to this already, but I would like to be able to connect to my Mac Mini in a 'remote desktop' fashion. I would like to connect to my Mac as if I were sat at my desk, but I ...
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Remote connection to a PC over internet [closed]

I have a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium with Norton Internet Security 2009. I like to help my father and sister by connecting their PCs over the internet and taking full control. My father has ...
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Remote management of parents' computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? I am looking for something that I can install on my parents' and grandparents' laptops to help ...
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Is there a multi-user Remote Desktop app for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time? Is there a remote desktop app for the Mac that allows multiple people to be remoted in at the same time, similar to RDP ...
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Is it possible to run games over remote desktop?

I’m not expecting to run hardcore games, but maybe simpler games where low frame is ok. I’m having a 1gbit network between my computer. Is there any software that doses this? I got the following ...
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Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in?

I have a bash script that takes several hours to run. While it's running, I would like to do other things, which may involve logging out or disconnecting from the internet (my script runs network ...
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Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session

Is it possible to copy and paste inside a Remote Desktop Connection session?
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Fast VNC from Windows to Mac?

I regularly need to connect from a Windows box to an OSX box over VNC. OSX has VNC built-in as part of its "Screen Sharing" tool, but for some reason, it's much faster to connect from OSX to OSX or ...
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Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote connection to a PC over internet I'm looking for something that would allow me to control their computer and that wouldn't be very hard to configure. I think I'll ...
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How to enable multiple logon remote desktop in Windows 7

In Vista you could copy the 2k8 server .dll for remote desktop and it would let you use remote desktop on the computer without logging off the active user. Does this work for Windows 7? Has anyone ...
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Is there a way to allow concurrent remote desktop users on XP without changing dlls?

I would like to allow concurrent users on an XP install, but I was wondering if there was a way to do it with out swapping dll's and booting into safe mode. (Registry changes are fine)
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Remote desktop connection without locking the remote computer

Is it possible to connect via Remote Desktop Connection to a windows 7 machine without locking the remote computer (I want to use the same logged in user)? Or is it possible to release the lock after ...
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How can I have multiple active Windows sessions simultaneously?

When I log on to my computer remotely with Remote Desktop the local user is locked out. When the local user logs in my Remote Desktop session is interrupted. I want to get rid of this limitation. ...
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How can I configure my ADSL modem and Home PC to be able to access from external?

I tried to do it some years ago without success. If I remember well there were more software involved, maybe now the process is easier. Practically I have an ADSL connection with dynamic IP and I ...
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How to connect to XP Home PC from XP Pro using Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my XP Home PC on the same LAN workgroup (MSHOME) with my XP Pro machine - but I always get the following error Remote Desktop Disconnected This computer can't connect to the ...
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Remote desktop without a password

I have an HTPC with a user that has no password and autologin. I want to be able to connect to it via Remote Desktop without a password, so I can login with the original user. (I don't want to add ...
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What's the difference between RDP vs VNC?

Okay I was playing around with the iPhone Jaadu App and I realized I download the wrong desktop client. So what's really the difference between the RDP and VNC? (because there is Jaadu RDP and Jaadu ...
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Mac VNC client (for controlling Mac Mini remotely)?

I recently got a Mac mini as both a media centre and a desktop computer. I'd like control it remotely, over wifi, using my MacBook. I have the impression that what's basically needed is to enable ...
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why is my screen black after rdp connection?

After connecting from my home via remote desktop, both my screens are black when I arrive at work. The only thing I can see is a mouse pointer on one of the screens. I then seem to have only two ...
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How can I make VNC faster?

I need to remotely access and use my work computer a few times a week. I want to use VNC because of the price. I've used VNC before, mostly on my own network, where it's fast. However, VNC over the ...
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Non-RDP Remote Desktop solution (for LAN - Windows Home Premium)

I was too cheap to buy Win 7 Pro and went with Windows Home Premium so now I'm looking for a replacement for RDP (Remote Desktop), it's been a while since I've used VNC but the performance was always ...
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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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How to access my Home PC from the office?

At the office I'm working behind a proxy. Is there any way to access my home computer, or just files shared there from my office?
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop

Is there a way, using the keyboard, to switch from a maximized (full screen) Remote Desktop Connection back to the main computer? I have about 4 Remote Desktop connections that I am switching between ...
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Use Remote Desktop with custom DPI

How can I change (increase) the DPI of a remote desktop session? I am using two Windows 7 PC - both are already set to 125% on Control Panel/Display/Make it easier to read. Yet when I open a Remote ...
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What is needed to set up a RemoteApp for Windows 7?

In Windows 7 I discovered the possibility to add RemoteApps. They require a link starting with https:// and so on. How can I create a RemoteApp for me to use? Is it possible for me to make an ...
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How do I change the RDP listening port?

How do I change the port that I use to remotely access a Windows (7) computer?
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How can I create a remote connection between Mac & Windows computers?

My office has 30 Windows PCs and 5 iMacs, all of which are connected to a LAN and the internet. I have seen TeamViewer being used for accessing other computers remotely, and want to know if it is ...
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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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Are saved Remote Desktop credentials secure on the local machine?

Are saved Remote Desktop credentials secure (loosely speaking) on the local machine? They aren't stored as clear text anywhere at least, are they? Edit: I understand the inherent risks of saving ...
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Remote desktop - With other user still logged on?

Is it possible to use Windows remote desktop connection to connect to a Windows XP machine with a user already logged in and just view that users screen without logging them off?
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How to remote desktop a computer over internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote connection to a PC over internet Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? My sister is beginning to use computer/windows XP ...
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Remote Desktop keyboard shortcuts within another Remote Desktop session

I am accessing my desktop work machine through remote desktop. Inside this remote desktop session I am starting a remote desktop session to a windows server. But the usual remote desktop shortcut ...
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How can I remotely login to my Windows PC using my Mac?

What is the easiest way to do a remote login over a local network, ala Remote Desktop? (preferably using something free)
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Windows 7 Pro multi-monitor Remote Desktop software

Since I only have Windows 7 Pro at home and at work, is there any other alternatives for multi-monitor support in a remote desktop connection? I only found Splitview as of yet but I would like to ...
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Remote Desktop won't maximize

I use a laptop and I am docking and undocking frequently. Often when I connect to another machine using remote desktop, the screen size gets messed up when I dock again. By "messed up" I mean that ...
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Remote desktop pressing Windows key randomly

When I'm using remote desktop at work from one specific PC it has a quirk which is really quite irritating. I'll be typing away and suddenly the Windows key will be pressed, things start ...
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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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Remote Desktop for Ubuntu

How to configure Remote Desktop on my office Ubuntu machine and how to connect to it from my Windows laptop at home?
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Is there any way to enable Remote Desktop Connection with a password without setting a password on the OS?

I'm running Windows 7 and would like to use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to my home computer. As such I want to enable password security for Remote Desktop Connection, but I do not want to ...
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How do I optimize TeamViewer?

I've used crossloop before to remotely control my computer from a laptop. And I didn't experience lags. Then I decided to use team viewer because it can also remotely transfer files and it is easier ...
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What are the different ways of remotely connecting to your computer?

I'll be leaving for uni soon and would like to know the different methods of connecting remotely to my home pc. I know about VPN but are there any other ways? Also how secure is each of this method ...
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What's the best(free) vnc server software

I want a good VNC server to connect to my PC from my iPhone. What's my best bet?
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What does the “Bitmap Caching” option do in the Remote Desktop Client?

This setting has always confused me: What exactly does the Bitmap Caching option in the Windows Remote Desktop Client do? I understand that it is supposed to improve connection performance, but ...
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How to send Ctrl+Alt+End to Remote Desktop?

I have an application where Ctrl + Alt + End is mapped to a command, but when using the machine via Remote Desktop, Ctrl + Alt + End is used by the system as an alternative to Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Is ...
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Keyboard-Only navigation between Full-Screen MS Remote Desktop remote system and local system

Using Microsoft Remote Desktop Client in Windows 7 in full screen, is there another way to switch from the remote machine (which captures all input from the keyboard) to the local machine, aside from ...
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Suggestions for remote desktop solution [closed]

I have a laptop and a desktop computer. I am tired of having two different machines. When I am away from home I would like to use my laptop as if it were my home computer. I do a lot of game ...
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What exactly is the console session in RDP?

I can't get a good definition of the difference between a normal RDP session and the /console (/admin in Windows 2008 and later) session. What can I do in console that I can't do in a regular ...
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Can't enable remote desktop on Windows 7 Professional

What is wrong with this PC? Windows 7 Professional N and all latest updates installed.. i've installed it from scratch last week. msdn iso en_windows_7_professional_n_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677328.iso ...