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 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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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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Can an application detect that it is running as a RemoteApp?

Background information I recently installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my server to deploy using RemoteApp to all of my home computers. After installation, when I attempted to run the programs, it gave ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Port Forwarding on Router using same internal port number on different IP addresses

The objective that I'm trying to achieve is to be able to connect to two computers that are behind the router using RDP. My logic is that I should be able to connect to the router externally on 2 ...
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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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VNC doesn't work unless Server is running in User mode and RDP session is active

I'm having a very strange issue trying to use RealVNC 5.0.5 on my Windows 7 PC. I can't connect via VNC unless I have a standard Windows Remote Desktop connection open and have started the User mode ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Black Screen when connecting via RDP

I am logging in to a windows 7 enterprise machine on a corporate network. Occasionally when I rdp in to the machine the screen is entirely blank. This is specific to the operator id. If I log in ...
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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 ...
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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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How to access *remote* usb devices over rdesktop

I have a USB smartcard reader connected to a windows XP system. When I am accessing this system using the rdesktop Linux client, the windows system no longer "sees" the USB device, even though it's ...
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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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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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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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Does windows go to some low power mode when RDP connections is 'hidden/unfocused'?

I use RDP often, and I sometimes notice that when I switch to the RDP window only shortly every few minutes, it works slower than if I use it exclusively. Is it possible that some optimization causes ...
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Mouse scroll wheel is intermitent with Win7 Remote Desktop session with Debian machine

I have a Debian Linux machine which I access with Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection (RDP). Frequently the mouse scroll wheel quits in the remote desktop session. If I go back to the Windows desktop ...
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Amazon EC2 - Windows 2012 R2 - Can't RDP to Instance

I created an EC2 micro instance last week and it was working correctly up until now. I tried to RDP into the machine today and I'm unable to connect. I rebooted the machine and tried again with no ...
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Using Windows RDP Protocol to connect to OS X

Are there any programs that enable me to connect to my Mac (OS X Mavericks) using Windows RDP (so that I can use the RDP programs that comes with most Windows versions)? I am aware of the program ...
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Remmina RDP key remapping

Remmina is a wonderful piece of software and I use it a lot on my work. The only problem is key mapping. I am really used to working in DWM window manager, which utilizes windows key to switch panes. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS terminal session constant freeze, disconnects

I have installed Windows 2012 R2, using it to support 15 remote desktop users. I have installed Office 2007 open lic. The problem I am having is I start a session, then if I run any Office program, or ...
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RDP Support by Windows OS Version

What versions of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) are supported by recent versions of the Windows operating system, such as Windows XP and later? This is the list of supported RDP versions I have ...
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Remote desktop freezes when there's a lot of scrolling text

when I connect to a Windows 2008 server via remote desktop (rdesktop ir krdc - doesn't matter) it works fine until there is a lot of scrolling text. Let's say I open a ssh connection to some other ...
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Why can't I debug my ASP project through a remote desktop connection?

I just asked this question in Stack Overflow but I figured this stack exchange forum is a better fit. It's been about a month of trying to figure out this problem and we've still not found a ...
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Unable to log off remote desktop remote session profile(Remote user) and log back into admin profile

I created a profile for a remote-user, and was able to access from my second laptop. However, when I closed the RDC and turned the laptop off, the computer I connected via remote desktop to is showing ...
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Weird Excel 2010 VBA Window Behaviour

If I open Excel and then open the VBA window then close it, every time I RDP to my computer, the VBA window is open again, even if I closed it before disconnecting. The next time I am sat locally to ...
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is there a way to tell lxde desktop to “execute” script when double clicking on it?

i'm using lxde desktop, Fedora 20, and i symlinked a shell script to desktop to set resolution and dpi when i use vnc. but everytime i click on the script, it ask me to execute or open it, how to ...
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Is it possible to specify interfaces for a reverse tunnel in PuTTY?

I am trying to set up a reverse tunnel from a Windows 7 box (call it A) behind a firewall to a DD-WRT router on my home network (call this B). The situation is this, I would like to be able to RDP ...
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How can I share MS-DOS application between two computers?

With remote desktop applications like Teamviewer, logmein, vnc, etc... I can share my desktop and specific applications / windows to the other PC that I have, but my problem is that I have an old ...
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First connect fails for specific host

I am using rdesktop to connect to a Windows 7 desktop with RDP. I am using the command: rdesktop -g 1800x1000 win3.int.mtak.nl. The first time I run this command after a reboot of the client (Ubuntu ...
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Set hard resolution for RDP and how resolution works with RDP

I have written a program that performs some mouseclicks on the screen, this is wonderful and working fine however when I RDP in from another location those mouseclicks change due to the resolution ...
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“Trusted zone” in ESET Smart Security still works even with “ESET Service” stopped?

I have ESET Smart Security installed on computer A, and I usually connect from PC B to A using RDP. I have to add the IP of B to "trusted zone" on A so that B is not blocked, like in this tutorial. ...
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Comparing Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro. Remote Desktop differences.

From reading Microsoft's comparison page for Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 8.1 Pro, it shows that only Windows 8.1 Pro Enables you to host a Remote Desktop Connection on your own PC so you can connect ...
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How to connect to Windows remote domain from Linux know its gateway hostname?

I have credentials to connect to my University's reserved Linux virtual machine which means : username password gateway's hostname let's say secretgateway.net full hostname in .local domain let's ...
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Remoting into Windows 7 computer wipes out PATH

When I remote into my Windows 7 computer (local admin user), weird things are happening. I had RDC (mstsc) and Windows Explorer icon on my Task Bar, clicked on them then "cannot find item" error, ...