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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 do I view a trusted certificate in the Remote Desktop Connection client?

When you use the Remote Desktop Connection client to connect to a remote computer that does not have a valid SSL certificate, you are presented with a box similar to this: I already know how to deal ...
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Windows: Why does the Alt Gr key does not work when an RDP session is running?

I came across some really strange behavior in Windows 7. I usually have open a remote desktop connection to another Windows (Win 7 or 10) machine. Nevertheless, I mainly work on the local machine. ...
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Shared connection frequently closes when opening a new connection

I'm making heavy use of reusing a shared connection which I open to a remote box at the beginning of my workday. My .ssh/config looks somewhat like this: ControlMaster auto ControlPath ~/.ssh/...
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How to mirror my display to a remote XServer?

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old PC, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as Munin, Nagios, etc. It is running Debian with Xfce to be able ...
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Share MacBook webcam with PC over Remote Desktop

I have a desktop PC in an office with a webcam attached. Normally when I'm in the office I use this for meetings, etc. I would like to connect to this PC remotely via RDP, but from my MacBook. One ...
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Starting recent remote desktop entry does not put focus in the password field

When I start a remote desktop session through the "recent items" list in the Windows 10 task bar: I get the credentials window as expected: However, when I start typing my password, ...
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Black Screen on AnyDesk Connection while using RDP

I want to use AnyDesk to navigate on my server rather than RDP. When I connect to it via AnyDesk, it only shows a black screen and nothing else. When I connect to RDP while keeping the AnyDesk ...
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Log in local user over RDP

I have a kiosk system which shows information. When I want to change its configuration, I log into it via RDP, which of course logs off the user that is shown on the kiosk monitor. When I am done ...
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Reverse tunnel, remote desktop session hangs when moving PuTTY window

I have a ssh server on my Windows 10 computer at home and when I set up a reverse tunnel from my Windows 10 work computer with PuTTY with this command: putty.exe -ssh user@xxxxxxxxxx -R 9999:...
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Overlay a fullscreen Remote Desktop Connection

What are the options to overlay a Remote Desktop Connection? The connection is in fullscreen mode. So the taskbar of the host system is no longer visible. A Brwoser on the host system runs a web ...
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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 keyboard shortcuts won't work in Remote Desktop

I'm fairly familiar with Windows remote desktop. Normally, I have "Apply Windows key combinations:" set to "On the remote computer" so that Alt+Tab, Win, etc. are all passed to the machine I'm ...
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Remote Desktop to Windows 10 will not scale font size

I am attempting to remote desktop into Windows 10. I have adjusted the display size on the actual PC to scale fonts and such to 125%, which is what I had previously set on my WIndows Server 2012R2 ...
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Remote Desktop Dropouts: “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.”

I'm getting some strange connection problems when trying to remote desktop to a Vista box. It connects and works for a while then disconnects with the following message: "Because of an error in ...
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“Your Credentials Did Not Work” on connect, but remoting into another machine first works

I'm trying to remote desktop into a win7 pro desktop across VPN. When I try to connect I get an error saying Your credentials did not work. The credentials that were used to connect to [computer] did ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Windows 10 and precision touchpad in remote desktop session

On my personal notebook I have set "Three fingers gestures/taps" action to "Middle mouse button". Works as expected. When I use remote desktop session to my workmachine, the gesture propagates and ...
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Remote desktop to a machine on ipv6 from ipv4 network

Background I have a ipv6 connection at home my prefix is 2a02:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx::/64 I do have a ipv4 address but this seems just to be a shared IP and I have no control over it. My ISP is Virgin Media ...
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Linux RDP to Windows 2012 r2 Shadow Session

I need to connect to a shadow session in Windows 2012 r2. From a Windows client it's easy, just run: mstsc /v:SERVERNAME /shadow:SESSIONID /control But how can I do this from a Linux PC (with ...
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Can RDP into my desktop using my phone, but not using other computers, what could be the cause?

I habitually use RDP to access my desktop, but have enountered some problems after moving and setting up my computer on a new network. When using the RDP app on my android phone (on 4G so not same ...
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Windows 10 Volume Mixer fails to keep System Sounds muted over Remote Desktop Connection

The problem: after having muted the System Sounds on the remote desktop machine, it shall unmute itself after several seconds. This pattern is persistent. The physical setting: I use my laptop at work,...
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Extra mouse buttons don't work with Remote Desktop (Windows)

I use Remote Desktop on my home PC to connect to two different PCs at the office. On one of the remote PCs, my extra mouse buttons work, and on the other remote PC, the extra buttons sadly do nothing. ...
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Get display resolution inside Remote Desktop from windows command line

When I connect to another computer using Remote Desktop, How can I obtain, from Windows Command line in a batch, the screen resolution of the Remote Desktop window, not the screen resolution of the ...
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Allow to users to RDP into same Session on Same User

So im running a console application that logs a lot of information and also contains a user interface that 2 people will have to access, so hear me out - The 2 people the developers me and a friend, ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a screen sharing/remote desktop app for mac that lets you use a different host screen resolution?

Ok, there are tons and tons of questions about remote desktop for mac and they're all being closed as duplicates. I however am specifically looking for one that will let me use a different resolution ...
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How to disable color dithering for low-bit-depth screen settings?

I am using Terminal Services and TeamViewer a lot to access other computers, partly over slow networks. The problem described below is not affected by which of the two remote access services I am ...
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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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RDP session freezes when dialog box pops up

This is actually a contribution to this question: Remote Desktop intermittently freezing but I can't post on that one due to having just registered Host: Windows 10 version 2004 (insider preview) ...
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RemoteApp doesn't apply correct scaling initially

I have a large app that we are delaying supporting dynamic DPI for. Currently, when we launch our app via RemoteApp (RDP to our Windows Server 2016 server) on a high DPI screen, the text and controls ...
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How to exactly use mRemoteNG to scale/zoom in on RDP?

I creating new question for clarification since I can't comment on existing questions due to 50 reps required. The following two questions mention mRemoteNG automatically scales/zoom RDP connections. ...
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Desktop for multiple remote sessions on Ubuntu?

I am looking to buy a desktop PC for my company, fast enough that multiple users (4 at a time, at most) can login over network and have decent a development experience. I am looking for some advice on ...
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Ubuntu multiple KDE sessions for same user?

I have KDE on my Ubuntu and I have installed XRDP. I have startkde in my .xsession but I cannot login into it remotely unless I logout from it first. The same is true vice-versa. If I logout and then ...
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Remote Desktop: how to switch between monitors?

How can I switch between monitors on a remote connection? Typical scenario: imagine yourself in a conference room with one single big display. Therefrom, you remote into your two-monitor rig, and ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop - “Started Connecting, Giving Up”

My local machine is a Mac and I ran out of disk space on on my remote machine's "/dev/xvda1" filesystem. % sudo df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 ...
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Is it possible to send the equivalent of an ALT+F4 to a windowed Remote Desktop Connection?

I'm already aware that you can send all the following, but how do I send an ALT F4? CTRL+ALT+END CTRL ALT DEL ALT+PAGE UP ALT TAB (more or less) ALT+PAGE DOWN ALT SHIFT TAB (more ...
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Is it possible to set up Chrome Remote Desktop from the command line?

Chrome Remote Desktop is a lot better on linux than any kind of VNC type set up. I'd like to run a linux desktop in the cloud, and use Chrome Remote Desktop to access it. Can I set this up, without ...
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How to setup Teamviewer on remote server (SSH only)?

I have a VPS with Debian 9 and want to run Teamviewer with XFCE. Having only SSH access makes this difficult. (I have read Teamviewer's guides but they didn't help) Here is what I have tried so far: ...
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How to use dual monitors with Hyper-V?

I've set up Hyper-V on my Windows 10 pro Laptop (Dell XPS 15 9650), guest OS is also Windows 10 pro. The host os is using an external display (set to extend). When I start the VM from Hyper-V ...
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Copy/Paste doesn't work in Xrdp (ubuntu host, windows client)

Copy/Paste doesn't work for me on my remote desktop session from windows to ubuntu. I tried this on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity (xrdp version 0.5.0), and ubuntu 15.10 with mate (xrdp version 0.6.1), I'm ...
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SSH and Remote Desktop (Is it possible?)

I have a remote computer at home that I am able to SSH to, which works great, but I also have a Windows computer that I would like to RDP (that is not port forwarded) into via the SSH computer. I ...
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Remote Desktop audio desync

I have a pretty simple problem, I do the opposite of most people - I remote home while at work (I really don't like the software environment at work). Everything works fine except the audio lags by ...
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xrdp authentication using active directory in ubuntu

I used this tutorial to install xrdp on my ubuntu with active directory users: http://eurekamoment.eu/?p=999 Is there a way to specify which user groups from the active directory can connect to the ...
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Remote Desktop Connection failing every week

We have a Windows 7 Pro PC running 24/7 on a room downstairs in our building. We use this PC for running tests in some hardware that is connected to it via additional NIC and USB port. I configured ...
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Alt key sticks sometimes in remote desktop session

I'm running a Linux VM on windows with Hyper-V and connect via a remote desktop session. It often happens that the Alt-key appears to remain pressed after I use a keyboard shortcut involving both, Alt ...
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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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Idea IntelliJ : Compile & Run Scala REPL in remote machine

I am developing a Scala application on my remote machine ( It doesnot support GUI ) I need to use IntelliJ IDEA to write my code . Can you suggest me the best way to write my code in local machine ( ...

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