Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Remote Desktop: Zoom AND full screen — how? (Win10 remote, Win7, 2008 & 2003 hosts)

Problem: When I use remote desktop from a Surface Pro 4, running Win 10, to a Win7 or Win2003 system, the high dpi of the Surface results in the remote desktop being too tiny to see. In this case, the ...
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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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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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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 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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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 only ...
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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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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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RDP wake-on-lan in LAN environment

How do you configure RDP to be able to wake-on-lan client computers? Basically, I want to be able to wake-on-lan 1 or more computers at a time in our LAN environment.
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How can I enable multiple users login at a time in remote system?

Recently we bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 Standard.It's allowing 2 people at a time.So I want to allow more people at a time. How can I do this?
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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 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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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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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 error after updating Windows 2018/05/08 - CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886

After Windows Update, I get this error when trying to connect to a server using Remote Desktop Connection. When read the link provided by error message, it seems because of an update at 2018/05/08: ...
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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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How can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console?

After I am finished with a remote desktop connection, I'd like to be able to restore the remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter the password and log back in. ...
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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 have a 1gbit network between my computers. How can I set up my computers so I can remotely play games?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Non-RDP remote desktop solution (for LAN - Windows Home Premium)

I was too cheap to buy Windows 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 ...
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Remote Desktop Settings Missing

I'm trying to setup remote connection to my Windows 10 machine. During the setup I noticed that my installation is missing some settings all the tutorials have. Can anyone tell me why I'm stupid and ...
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Using a subset of monitors for remote desktop

I tried to find an answer to this a few years ago, but it seemed it wasn't possible then (I suspect it isn't now either! - but what the hell!) I have a three monitor system, that I mostly use for ...
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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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Remote Desktop intermittently freezing

I use a Windows 10 machine remotely at work. Both the local and remote machine are in the same ISP network (not same local network, but same ISP). I've been using it like that for almost a year now ...
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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 use two out of four monitors

I've recently upgraded my home workstation and now have four monitors on it. I work remotely most of the time and need some way to get remote desktop onto only two of those four monitors. The top two ...
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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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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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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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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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Allow Non-Administrator Users to Access Windows 7 Home Premium Via Remote Desktop

We know that we can access Windows 7 Home Premium via Remote Desktop via some workarounds. But now, after enabling Remote Desktop, I'd like to allow some users outside of the Administrators group to ...
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Can't get multiple monitors to work with windows remote desktop

My remote desktop session is refusing to use both monitors. Here's how they are laid out I do have the option checked in the Remote Desktop Connection What else can I do?
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What protocol does TeamViewer use?

I was just teaching someone a little about SSH & VNC. I said I'd show him some things with TeamViewer. Then he asked me "Soo.. is this a VNC client? And I wasn't sure. What protocol does ...
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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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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 how? ...

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