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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How can I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete through Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

I need to send a CtrlAltDelete to a remote machine through Remote Desktop. The CtrlAltDelete is being intercepted by Windows 8, regardless of whether the remote desktop has focus or is in full screen. ...
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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 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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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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How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?

How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor (in full-screen)? It always seems to want to open on the primary one and I cannot find a switch which lets me choose. Is there a known ...
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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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How do you shutdown or restart a Windows computer over a Remote Desktop connection?

When I connect to my Windows 7 desktop computer via Remote Desktop (MSTSC.exe), the options under the Start Menu are "Log Off" (the default), "Lock", and "Disconnect". How do I restart (or shutdown)?
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How to shrink the Remote Desktop Connection Bar in Windows?

Ever since FireFox 4, page tabs have been moved to the top of the window. This gets pretty irritating when surfing the net through a remote desktop session. Often when I want to switch tabs, if I ...
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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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How do I enable reboot in Windows 7 for Remote Desktop sessions?

I see that I lack the choice to reboot/shut down via the start menu when logged into Windows 7 via Remote Desktop, whereas it is present in Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there some setting in Windows 7 ...
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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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How can I toggle Full Screen mode in Remote Desktop without a Break key?

My small laptop has a small keyboard, which lacks a Pause/Break key. Ctrl-Alt-Break toggles Full Screen mode in Windows Remote Desktop. Without a Break key, how can I enter Full Screen mode? I know I ...
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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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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 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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Windows 7 come out of sleep when I open remote desktop

Is there any way to have a Windows 7 machine come out of sleep automatically when I try and connect to it with Remote Desktop? The power saving option of the machine I want to connect to (enforced by ...
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Can you launch Remote Desktop via URL?

Is it possible to have a URL that launches a remote desktop session? I realize it may be considered a security vulnerability for some, but the convenience would really save me a lot of time. I ...
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How can I display host name on windows desktop

I do a lot of work on Windows Server 2008 remote desktops and often lose track of which host I am currently logged on to. Is there a way of displaying (without installing any non-standard apps) the ...
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How do I open the Windows Task Manager during a Remote Desktop session?

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete I can only open the Task Manager for the local PC. Is there some simple way to open the Task Manager on the remote PC while running Remote Desktop from one Windows XP ...
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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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Fixing copy/paste for Remote Desktop Connection sessions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session Recently I have been working with Remote Desktop Connection. I use it to access a virtual machine implemented ...
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How can I restore copy/paste functionality for my remote desktop connection?

My question has been asked on superuser before, but the accepted answer did not work for me. Sometimes when using remote desktop on my Windows 7 computer, the copy-paste functionality between the ...
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Low bandwidth Windows wallpaper

I connect to several different machines over a VPN using windows remote desktop. I would like to find several low bandwidth friendly wallpapers to distinguish one machine from another. It's not that ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Save Credentials not working

How to i allow credentials to be saved when connecting to another machine with Remote Desktop Connection? Background i try to connect to a server, and the Remote Desktop Client does not have any ...
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Shift and Control keys out of sync with normal keys over RDP

I spend quite a lot of time working on various machines via RDP (usually RDPing to one machine and from there RDPing to other computers outside our LAN) and have an issue where the modifier keys ...
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How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?

When you right click the Windows 8.1 "start" button, you get some options to quickly perform common tasks, e.g. to shut down, reboot, or put the computer to sleep. But when you're using the computer ...
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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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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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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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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 establish a remote desktop connection from Windows 7 to Mac OS Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Remote desktop to Mac from various platforms (Windows, Ubuntu) I try to make a remote desktop connection from Win 7 machine to Mac OS Leopard machine. How can I ...
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How to increase performance of Remote Desktop

How can I increase performance of Remote Desktop on windows XP sp3? A better network connection is not an option, this is for at work. I have suggested a network upgrade to my boss and it is not in ...
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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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Changing the default power button action to Disconnect in a remote desktop session

I am remoting into my work computer from my computer at home. At home I have Windows 7 Ultimate while at work I have Windows 7 Professional, both 64-bit and with admin privileges. I would like to ...
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How to increase Remote Desktop resolution?

I'm using Windows 7 on a PC and connect to it via Remote Desktop Connection for Mac by MS, using a Mac. On the Mac, I have a 27" Display with 2560 x 1440 px resolution. The PC has a high performance ...
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How do I make a shortcut of a remote desktop connection and include the password?

I want to open a remote desktop connection directly from a shortcut, and I want to embed the username password within the shortcut. How do I get the path of a remote desktop from an RDP shortcut, and ...
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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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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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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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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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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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How to show the Connection Bar in a remote desktop session?

What is the keyboard shortcut to show the connection bar on an existing Remote Desktop session when the connection bar is hidden?
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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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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 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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Extend Linux Desktop to another X Windows Display

I am a long time Linux user of the Xinerama and other technologies for extending a desktop to multiple monitors. However when I travel with my laptop I miss the multi-monitor support I enjoy at home. ...
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Is there software that lets me drag windows between two PCs? (there is!)

I'm looking for a preferably free program that is similar to MaxiVista, which lets you extend you desktop to another desktops screen on the same network. But with MaxiVista you have to extend the ...
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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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Windows 7 - Remote Desktop - multiple credentials

My home network consists of a couple Windows XP machines and a Windows 7 box. One of the Windows XP boxes is like a shared server accessed via Remote Desktop. I have an account on there and my gf has ...
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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. ...