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What is this hashed Session Name when I run qwinsta on my Win10 workstation?

Question is title, I can't find any information about what this session is. I googled 7a78855482a04 and got some random results mostly from a couple people that were wondering the same thing. I don't ...
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How to display output of auto-starting services in Raspberry Pi OS (Debian 10)

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspberry Pi OS (Debian 10). I have two console applications, one written in .Net Core 5, and one in Python. When you run them, they display status text on the Terminal ...
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Windows 10 getting stuck on reboot, how do I find out where it's getting stuck?

Windows 10 is rebooted and then hoping for Terminal Services to be available after reboot. However after rebooting, the system appears dead (or term services at least not loading or being available) ...
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Powershell: logged in via Terminal Services (RDP), run an application in the Console session

If I connect to an office PC with Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) I can see in Powershell that I have an RDP session: PS E:\> QWINSTA SESSIONNAME USERNAME ID STATE TYPE ...
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How do I set the Quick Access shortcuts for all users on a Terminal Server?

I have run into a problem. On our Terminal Server (Windows Server 2019) with 25 users, the Quick Access shortcuts of Desktop, Downloads, and Documents are somehow set to: C:\Users\Default\Desktop, C:\...
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Nginx RDP gateway tunnel

I've configured nginx to proxy https traffic to a RDS connection broker. The https connection works and i can see the webpage of the RDS server and login to it. When i want to launch a remote app this ...
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WPS Office 2019 cannot run on a server?

I have recently started to use WPS Office, and it runs well on my PC. However, when I try to install this on a small terminal server I cannot start any application. I know that the default install ...
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Terminal Server connection displays lock screen after unlocking local machine

In my environment, all my users log in to their Windows 7 computer and then immediately initiate a remote session to a virtual desktop on a Server 2012 machine. All their work is done on the remote ...
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Silverlight application window goes black for a few seconds randomly over RDP

We have a silverlight application that is doing something very strange graphically over RDP. I'll get straight to the question that you may be able to answer first (which may even require no knowledge ...
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How can I open a 2nd session in "remote" desktop from the console to the local machine?

Context I have a Windows 10 Enterprise developer machine. Sitting in front of this machine I would like to open an RDP session to this machine and logging on as a test user. Question When I try to ...
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Corrupted installer cache | Manually repair Office without losing user settings

Problem On a Windows 2008 Terminal Server no patches can be installed for Office 2010. The installer cache seems to be corrupted. Question Is there a way to manually repair the office 2010 ...
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RemoteApp steals focus from other applications

I have an issue with RemoteApp opened applications through Terminal Services, they randomly steal the focus from other apps. When you have a RemoteApp application opened in the background and you ...
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Terminal profile keeps losing mapped drive

I have two users that keep losing their mapped drives on their Windows 2012 profiles. We have two terminal servers and they seem to lose it when they log into a specific one. Still trying to figure ...
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Command in service runs differently if executed in terminal

I have a war file which I can run with: java -jar /opt/path/to/my.war That same command is in a file for the service which looks like this: [Unit] Description=My Service [Service] WorkingDirectory=/...
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How can I change the default theme for every new Opera user on MS Terminal Server?

Running Opera on a Terminal Server became slow somewhere between Opera version 10 and 30 when graphical themes were introduced as the default theme. On the other hand Opera 36 does contain a theme ...
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how to fix a corrupted rds licenses database?

The problem A license database for remote desktop in Windows 2012 got corrupted as helpdesk executes several times an script in powershell used to install licenses for Windows 2008 R2 and then for ...
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Cannot delete files even though I kill the handle

In Windows Server 2008 R2 which serves as a Terminal Services server I have 50 users. One of the users has locked a file using a custom built software. They exit the software (doubled check the ...
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RDP from Win8 to XP Pro Suddenly Stopped Working - "Can't Connect to Remote Computer"

A colleague of mine has RDP set up on her win8 home computer to connect to her XP Pro work computer on a different network. She had this running on her Win8 desktop and Win8 laptop and they were both ...
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how do I terminate a remote desktop session in windows 2012?

get used to the old world 'terminal session manager' but spent past hour trying to figure out equivalent in windows 2012 r2, all i need is to terminate my session on another server (as it is stuck ...
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Changing default program for all users on Terminal Server

I need to change the default program for all users on a terminal server (Windows Server 2008 R2). I have seen another article on SuperUser (How to set default programs for all users on a Windows ...
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All users in "to" field receive read receipt

I have a couple of users that when sending a read receipt everyone in the To field gets a read receipt from everyone who read the email. This is a problem that only started recently. The users are ...
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Persistent mapping of folders per Windows user?

We have a legacy application that lives in C:\APP, which is hard coded to look only in that directory for its config. The current setup is that there's a central server which is essentially a ...
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How can i add shortcut to powershell for a terminal server user?

I have a user that need access to powershell on his terminal server account, how can i do this?
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How to prevent non-domain computers to redirect local resources in a RDP sessions

I'd like to prevent users using a non-domain computer from using the 'Redirect local resources' function of Remote Desktop Connection, while they attempt to connect our RD SH server in the domain. ...
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Disconnect a Terminal Server session… is it even possible?

I am trying to disconnect a remote terminal server session. I wonder if I even have the administrative privileges to do so. Using this description: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785968(...
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Remote login (RDP) to server using its dns host name or its IP gives the same user account two desktops

I encountered an interesting situation today that I didn't know about. I logged in by user A using server dns host name SERVNAME and got myself session and my desktop. I put on the desktop some file. ...
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Linux to Windows remote desktop - is \\tsclient visible for other computers

I'm often connecting from my linux computer at home to windows 7 computer at work. I'm using freerdp and remmina. I'm also sharing my linux desktop so I can transfer files work<->home. During ...
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Will Terminal Services Audio Recording Redirection work across a standard broadband connection?

We're looking at setting up some software on Terminal Services, but need to redirect audio recording to the server for this software to fulfil its function. The Terminal Services servers are hosted '...
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RDP disabled but still logging successful connections on disabled accounts

Since i was suspicious about unauthorized RDP connections on my computer, I disabled the RDP service to make sure nobody could access my computer any more. After this, I checked the logs in Microsoft\...
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Windows 7 - two windows active at the same time

i want to use one PC to play a game and surf the web at the same time. I did some searching and found that it could be done via Windows Terminal Server, but I have no idea how to set it up and how to ...
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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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How are the terminal services drivers loaded?

I have been searching all over the internet for an answer although I have not been able to figure it out. I am trying to figure out exactly how Terminal Services loads their own drivers instead of the ...
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"Disconnecting" from a RemoteApp

I've setup a server with Windows Server 2012 and I have 2 clients (my Laptop and my PC, just to give you the context). I will not demand to access the program twice. I use the server mainly as a file ...
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Is a remote desktop session a background service

I have some virtual machines (xp, windows 7) running on hyper-v for developing and testing purpose. I access those vms only by remote desktop and run on them various software I was wondering if i ...
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CTRL+X, CTRL+V of files across terminal sessions resorts to CTRL+C/CTRL+V behavior

When we cut a file and paste it in another computer through 'Terminal Session' window, after the paste operation completes, I find that the source is still there. Is it something a Terminal Session ...
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How to mount a Windows shared drive on OS X given a Windows user like this: myserver@mydomain.com

I have a script in OS X which is something like this: tell application "Finder" try mount volume "SMB://myuser:mypwd@myhost/sharedfolder" end try end tell It works fine, but now ...
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Command prompt uses 4x6 font for non-1 sessions, 8x12 unavailable

I have a proble with Windows 8. If the current user session isn’t the first session started after a cold boot (basically meaning a restart in Windows 8), the console windows use very tiny 4x6 terminal ...
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How to use windows 7 terminal services to create the additional session

I using two monitors on the same computer, I want to create an additional session to use on the second monitor. How to do that?
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Allow multiple RDP sessions for specific users on a terminal server

I know, that there's an option to allow all users to open multiple sessions to one terminal server. But is there also a way to allow it only for some specific users through Group Policies?
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CORD 0.5.7 RDC client Copy and Paste

I'm using the software CORD 0.5.7 on my Mac (OSX 10.7) as a RDC client for accessing various Windows servers. However since one of the latest updates of the software the Copy and Paste behaviour has ...
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How do I enable terminal services on Windows 8?

How do I enable the feature in Windows 8 that will let me connect to my computer remotely via Microsoft's terminal services client? Is there a way to change the connection limit, so that more than ...
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On Windows 7 x64, How can I disable multi-session in RDP?

Currently, my desktop running Win7 supports multiple sessions under the same username, which can be annoying if I left an app open on one that I can't access from another. How can I disable this and ...
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Remote assist Windows 2008 R2 session

As mentioned in this kb article, it is not possible to shadow a session with multiple monitors enabled. It does mention that Remote Assistance supports multiple monitors, and is the presently ...
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TS Printer Redirection Issue

I am stumped by a printer redirection problem we are having on various PCs throughout our network. We use RDP (Server 2008r2) to have users log into our farm and access our ERP. Since we have ...
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Remote Desktop: can't connect to remote computer

I am trying to RDP to another computer on a LAN and sometimes get the folllowing error: This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the ...
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Process keeps creating dump files

We have a Delphi application running on a terminal server that keeps generating dump files. For the same PID, it keeps creating dump files with an interval of around 1 second until the process is ...
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How to forbid RDP login when user is already logged on to the system

We have a Windows XP machine that is used remotely via RDP. Currenly, if a user 1 logs-in to the system using an Administrator account, he can work only until a user 2 tries to login to this same ...
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How to reset RDC client license on Windows 7?

In Windows XP if you have a problem with your RDC client license, you can delete the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\MSLicensing key to force the license to rebuild itself on reconnection. If you try the ...
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Need to split up packets and rebuild again at destination

Cant go into too much details here for various reasons but here's what I've got. I've a host which replies to a terminal with a receipt containing info of what items have been purchased at the ...
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Modify 30 second wait period when RDP'ing to computer with user already logged in

In Windows 7, when remotely connecting to a workstation that already has a user logged in, it prompts the local user that someone is trying to connect and offers them 30 seconds to deny access. I ...
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