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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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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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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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 in ...
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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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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 me ...
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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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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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What's the difference between RDP vs VNC?

What's really the difference between the RDP and VNC? They both provide the same function and features?
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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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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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How can I make VNC faster?

I need to remotely access and use my work computer a few times a week. I'm currently using UltraVNC. I want to use VNC because of the price. I've used VNC before, mostly on my own network, where it's ...
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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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Is windows remote desktop secure?

Is windows built-in Remote Desktop secure? I mean, does it use any encryption methods? or someone can hijack the data that have been transferred between two system?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Multi Monitor Support

In my office I have an HP workstation with two dual port graphics cards in it. I then have three monitors connected to these 3x1280x1024) which is my general "at work" setting. At home I have an HP ...
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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 minimising,...
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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 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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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 session'...
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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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While in a remote desktop session in Windows 7, alt-tab to go back to the host machine

I use alt+tab all day long to switch between windows. When I'm working remotely, I'll use Remote Desktop to log in to my Windows 7 PC at work. From the host machine, it's simple to alt+tab to switch ...
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How can I stop the remote computer from changing my keyboard layout?

Whenever I open an RDP connection to a remote machine, that machine will be using the English (EN) keyboard layout and I have to constantly switch it back to German. I use a customized keyboard ...
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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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How can I share my computer screen on a LAN?

I want to share my computer screen over LAN, without an internet connection. How can I do it? There is different software like: LogMeIn Team Viewer etc. But these require an internet connection.
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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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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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Using Remote Desktop to connect to different computers behind same IP

I'm trying to connect my computer from home to two computers in my office. The office has a router and I already forward the port for computer A. I can successfully connect to my computer A at my home ...
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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 ...
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Remote desktop to multiple windows machines on a LAN with dynamic IP

Is it possible to use remote desktop to connect to multiple computers inside a network that has a dynamic IP address? I use a netgear WPN824 router which has dyndns onboard - but I currently use ...
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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 and ...
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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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what's the remote desktop software that requires least configuration on client side? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote desktop type software that the client need not install anything… I need to help my sister in Bangkok maintain her PC (running Windows XP), and since she's not ...
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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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Where TeamViewer keeps the ID?

I'm using TeamViewer 9. I need to find where it holds ID and get it. I tried to find it in the regedit but i didn't find it. What can you advise me? I need to find id and send it to my gate.php or i ...