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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Windows 10 Remote Desktop Connects with Black Screen then Disconnects

I've been having this issue since I updated (fresh install) to Windows 10 Professional. I used to connect to my computer via RDP through WAN and LAN with no issues. After installing W10 and setting ...
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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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Windows 7 Host Initial RDP Connection Slow after Sleeping

My desktop runs Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise. When connecting to my desktop via RDP from various other Windows 7 clients, the first connection after resuming the desktop from sleep is slow. To help ...
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XRDP: window manager not starting

I have setup my Ubuntu server so that I can connect and login to XRDP from Windows remote desktop. My problem is that after logging in, no window-manager is started. It only displays a single gnome-...
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How do I set up non local network folder sharing?

I am not a tech savvy person so this may be very easy to solve or not solvable at all, or perhaps there is a better way that I am not thinking of... The Situation: Three (3) Desktop Computers ...
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Windows RDP quality deteriorates with time until a full Windows client restart

When I connect with RDP from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows Server 2012, in the beginning the connection is flying, but after half-a-day, it becomes sluggish and with a lag of a second-two. ...
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What limitations are there when I try to run an Adobe Creative Cloud application as a RemoteApp?

I posted this as a question on Adobe Forums, but after waiting a while, there have been no replies and low views. I'm planning on installing [Adobe Creative Cloud] applications on a Windows Server ...
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Keep RDP from locking session in Server 2012

I am running windows Server 2012 with two users. I have an app that takes a screenshot of a game console that runs under each user. The problem I am having is that I can't detach the Remote Desktop ...
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SSH tunnel over HTTP(S) proxy (Reverse RDP)

I've been trying to accomplish this scenario: HOST_WORK is behind non-transparent squid_proxy (its not, but to get outside you need to use it, all other packets are black-holed on gateway not to ...
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Remote desktop on custom ports

We have an office with a Windows 2003 SBS server and a couple of workstations. I set up Microsoft remote desktop for each of the computer in such a way that anyone could remote into the computers ...
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Cannot enable remote desktop connection in win 7 ultimate

I'm trying to enable Remote Desktop connection on Windows 7 Ultimate (signature edition, yes I had a Windows 7 party, lol!) Anyway, the options for enabling rdp are not there, not greyed out they ...
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Windows 10 won't wake from sleep for remote desktop

Windows 10 also won't run scheduled backups if sleeping. RDP and Acronis work properly if computer is not asleep. Wake on LAN is enabled. Help needed, thanks.
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Can I use touch input instead of a cursor with Chrome Remote Desktop?

I'm currently using my mobile device to access my laptop running Windows 8.1 via the Chrome Remote Desktop app. It works fine, however I find it not user friendly having to drag my finger across the ...
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Inline images are lost when copying them to a RDP session

Observed behavior: Copy some text including an embedded image from an email in Outlook to the clipboard Paste the clipboard content to a RDP session into Word the text is pasted, the image itself ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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Eliminate all Windows Remote Desktop Connection warnings

I use Windows RDP to connect to a variety of Windows operating systems. Sometimes I get security prompts (even after checking "don't display this again") relating to certificates, other times related ...
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Why do IPSec VPN Compression and Windows Remote Desktop not work together?

I just discovered a strange problem. I connect to a remote network via VPN. Within this VPN is a separate Microsoft Small Business Server (which does not provide the VPN, another device does this). So ...
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Restoring keyboard settings after a remote desktop session - Windows 7

We have USB scanners that require Num Lock key to be ON to work properly. I noticed when I remote logged in to a PC (remote desktop) and my num lock key was OFF then the remote PC will also turn it ...
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Change Windows 7 RDP host certificate expiration date

My Windows 7 desktop computer uses a self-signed certificate to identify its RDP host. So to prevent a man-in-the-middle attack, I have to manually verify the thumbprint the first time my RDP client ...
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Testing RDP connections

Given hostname (+ portnumber) + username + password, how do I get a yes/no answer to the question: Can I connect to host with username+password? from the commandline or a script? Is this possible? ...
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How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
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After I configured VPN my remote desktop session ended and won't reconnect

Running server 2008 I connected via remote desktop and added the remote access role. After I configured it and pressed go, it said 'please wait' and then remote desktop disconnected. I'm not able to ...
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Ad-hoc Wi-fi disconnects as soon as I rdc into a Windows 7 Enterprise

So, I have two notebooks: one is Windows 7 Enterprise lets call it "E" - other is Windows 7 Home Premium - lets call it "H". I have a 3G USB dongle which connects me to internet. The goal is to ...
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Trick a piece of software into thinking you are not using RDP

I usually RDP into my work machine that has all my software and the computing horsepower I need to do my work. From there I connect to a VPN that allows me to access my test and production servers. ...
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Windows 8 RDP Cannot Connect Schannel Event IDs 36870 36887

I have a fairly recent install of Windows 8 on a user's machine and I'm not able to RDP into it at all, it immediately fails and says it cannot connect. You can connect to the port via telnet and you ...
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Can't connect to remote desktop via Cisco VPN using wireless connection, works with wired

I have a laptop using Windows 7 64bit connected over wireless connection to a router and then onto the Internet. That laptop was connecting to a Windows 2000 Server over remote desktop through Cisco ...
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Can I set a custom resolution in TeamViewer 8? I need 1600x900, but closest I can get is 1600x1200

The description says it all. Can I set a custom resolution in TeamViewer 8? I need 1600x900, but closest I can get is 1600x1200. My computer is a Win8 while the computer I am connecting with is a Win7....
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Screen goes grey in Remote Desktop Connection from windows 7 to ubuntu server

I recently got a 64 bit ubuntu server based on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 "Precise Pangolin". However I can't seem to connect to it properly from my windows 7 64 bit machine. I can get to the login screen ...
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How to copy files from Linux to Windows with RDP (Vinagre)?

I'm able to log in to my EC2 instance with Vinagre but can't figure out how to copy files from my (Ubuntu 12.04) machine to that (Windows Server 2008) slice. Some googling yielded this which ...
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NoMachine NX shadowing doesn't scale desktop correctly

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my main computer, I installed the nx server from NoMachine, on my laptop i installed the client for windows (xp). The connection works fine, and if I login to a new gnome ...
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Terminal Server - Task Manager disapears Windows 2003 Server

A bit of a problem on our Server 2003 Windows, from time to time terminal server manager stops working and I couldn't see any active sessions, so I went over to task manager to see the processes/...
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Remote Desktop: want remote locale by default, not the local one

Not a duplicate of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Keyboard Locale Often I have to connect via remote desktop to my office PC. For various reasons, the default keyboard locale on my home ...
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Can't connect to Windows 2003 Server from WAN via mac RDP client

Question: How to connect to server from WAN? I have no problems connecting from the LAN, that works fine. What I have done: set up port forwarding on router for port 3389, and it points at the ...
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Virtual Display with Apple Remote Desktop

I have a MacMini which uses a TV as display (it's my media center) and a MacBook, both running OSX Lion. I bought Apple Remote Desktop and set it up. I can connect to the MacMini with my laptop (using ...
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Remote Desktop: Streaming audio on both computer

When I connect to my other computer using rdp, I have three choices: listen audio from my remote desktop, listen audio to my client computer, or don't listen to audio at all. But I'd like the audio ...
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VPN access but can't Remote Desktop after changing subnet

I have VPN access setup through my Meraki MX100 firewall, and can VPN no problem. Remote Desktop was working perfectly fine on the VPN but a couple of days ago just stopped working. I get the usual ...
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Teamviewer:Cannot connect to a remote PC in other country?

I(using windows machine) have been using Teamviewer recently. I had to help a friend who lives in Italy, so I told him to install Teamviewer for Ubuntu on his laptop.He did everything and told me his ...
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How do I have the system start a process on xrdp connect and kill it on xrdp disconnect

I would like to start a background process defined in a shell script when an xrdp connection to an instance running on AWS EC2 is instantiated. There's a subtle difference between having the process ...
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How to VNC into active session in Ubuntu from Mac's Screen Sharing

I have setup my ubuntu machine to allow remote connections (with a PIN), and then I used Mac's VNC viewer Share Screens to connect to it, and it works. However, it always connects to a new session, ...
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Any way to default RDP Smart Sizing to 'On'?

The exposition of the Smart Sizing option in the most recent versions of Windows RDP connections is fantastic. I routinely am throwing my RDP windows on to secondary monitors though, and almost ...
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Remote desktop only connecting to some computers within a network

I've been having some issues with Remote Desktop Connections, and I can't seem to find an answer after googling and looking through previous threads. Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on what I may ...
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Can a RDP file be harmful?

I have a RDP file which I need to execute on Windows 7. The file was given to me by an organization. It allows (~should allow) me an access to use a software in another network. Is it possible for a ...
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RDP 'Incorrect Password' from 'Some Clients'

I'm RDP'ing to a customer site over a VPN. From my Mac running a Windows 10 virtual machine it works fine. My RDP username and password are accepted. However, when I use two different Windows 10 ...
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Connecting to Win 10 computer via Remote Desktop only works after 4 tries, any fixes?

This happens when I am using the latest and up-to-date Remote Desktop client on Mac OSX 10.11.3 installed via the Mac App Store. At the time of this writing the version is 8.0.26 build 26951. This ...
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How to properly set the “Allow Remote Shell Access” setting in Group Policy so as to disable remote shell access?

Windows 7 has a Group Policy setting named Allow Remote Shell Access (located under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Remote Shell). This ...
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How to keep sound on remote when using xfreerdp remote desktop connection?

I'm using xfreerdp on my Linux (Fedora 23) desktop to make a remote desktop connection to my company-issued windows laptop. How do I leave the sound enabled on the laptop so that the headset ...
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Windows 8.1 Remote Desktop Connection issue

I am using Windows 8.1 and am having trouble when using RDP to connect to servers from my domain from outside the network. I can connect fine using the IP address but cannot connect when using the ...
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Disable remote input on Ubuntu/Linux running TeamViewer

I see an option to disable remote input and show a black screen on the remote PC we are connected to in TeamViewer. But I'm trying to do this with a remote Ubuntu and these options are grayed out ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop into Windows 10 PC

I have a physical Windows 10 machine on my network that I use as a Plex Media Server and Steam machine. It's connected directly via ethernet to my router. All devices on my network are able to use the ...
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How to give VM internet access while keeping my Host reachable via RDP?

I have a Window DataCenter 2008 running on a remote machine (at OVH) with the hyper V role, and I want to run several VM on this server. I have already installed a VM with Windows 7 but I can't give ...