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1answer
106 views

Windows domain grant desktop access only to some users

I must grant only domain admin members to open a server desktop session. How to limit desktop access to some computers (typically servers) for some groups only?
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3answers
58 views

Software and hardware upgrade - private documents migration

I am facing a problem, where I need to upgrade bunch of pc's into newer ones. The old pc's are running win xp, while the new ones have win 7 installed on them. I need to make sure, that every ...
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1answer
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Limit access to local data and applications while accessing the desktop remotely

We need to access client systems (desktops) remotely to do routine troubleshooting activities, however this isn't a very secure method to do as it exposes the local data to support personnel. Also, ...
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1answer
852 views

Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections in Windows Server

I would like to remote control the administrator user of my Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously from 3 remote computers. To do that, in Group Policy, I disabled "restrict to a single remote desktop ...
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2answers
185 views

How to get rid of desktop.ini from a Windows Server 2008 desktop safely?

Useless desktop.ini icon irritates me by being displayed on my Server desktop. I don't want to disable hidden files showing globally but would like to get rid of this particular one and make sure it ...
0
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2answers
973 views

Disable right click file printing in windows 7?

Is this possible to disable or remove the right click on a file print option? Seems like it should be possible.
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2answers
152 views

IIS 7 desktop icon cannot be renamed to “IIS Manager”

If I take the IIS manager shortcut on my desktop, which is named "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" by default, and rename it to "IIS Manager", it sets the name right back. However, if I ...
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1answer
62 views

remote window utility viewer for internal networks [closed]

Screensharing applications I am very well familiar with. However they are all a bit too heavy weight for what we are looking for. Want to be able to quickly share a window/application and have that ...
0
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2answers
292 views

Can't reach remote desktop anymore with RDC

We have a 2 backup machines that we use to manage via Remote Dektop Connection; Suddenly one of them can not be reached anymore by RDC. The other one is still accessible. I can ping the first one, ...
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0answers
394 views

How to use remote desktop to a proxy server that's using Forefront TMG?

I need to get a proxy server going and I have a VM with Forefront TMG installed on it. Problem is that to access the proxy server (which I can't see, ping or access through the network) is only ...
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1answer
109 views

Unattended Windows Vista & 7: Show the Internet Explorer Icon on the Desktop

In an unattended installation how do I tell Windows I want the Internet Explorer icon on the Desktop? Can I do this from unattended.xml? Or do I need a registry key or command?
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1answer
179 views

View Desktop of all currently logged in Users on Windows Server

Were running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise in a small research project at home. We need multiple users running Software in the background. For Monitoring purposes I'd like to have the ability to ...
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3answers
389 views

Windows Remote Desktop multiple users [closed]

In my company there are 20 people. We all need to connect via Remote Desktop to Windows 2008 server to use specyfic application. We need Remote Desktop but the CALs are expensive. So I'm looking for ...
2
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3answers
110 views

Restore Windows from local system image

Back in the day (late 90s) I worked with a school who partitioned their desktop systems into two drives, the main Windows drive and a secondary hidden drive which held a system image for easy restore ...
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1answer
2k views

How to set up rotating wallpapers through GPO

So, my guestion is "easy" in nature, not so easy in solution... my boss came up with a brilliant idea of having wallpapers changed every 30 minutes or 1 hour or something. In short, he wants active ...
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1answer
77 views

Hyper-V Connect

i am installed Windows 2008 OS and on that i installed Hyper-v. i am using Windows XP desktop. By using this desktop is it possibul to connect Hyper-V. if possibul please help me.
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3answers
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Does the number of icons on a Windows XP desktop affect performance? [closed]

What effect, if any, does the number of icons on a user's Windows XP desktop have on system performance? Can a large number of desktop icons slow down a system?
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6answers
310 views

Enterprise desktop antivirus without a Windows server

Are there any desktop antivirus products suitable for use in an enterprise environment without a Windows server? We're currently using McAfee for our Windows desktops but to get updates and alerts ...
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1answer
453 views

Difference b/w connecting to SQL Server from ASP.net and Desktop application In terms on CAL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Why purchasing a Client Access License (CAL) for every device that accesses your server is not needed in web? If I ...
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3answers
1k views

Remote Desktop change position of desktop icons

Sometimes i have to connect with remote desktop to remote workstations with the user's login. What happens sometimes is after closing the remote session and the user opens the local session all ...
3
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6answers
678 views

Recommended maintenance plan for Windows PCs

I'm helping someone out with their PC and wanted to point them to to a Windows PC periodic maintenance plan. I was thinking they should: Run Disk cleanup (cleanmgr) Defragment their HD (maybe using ...
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3answers
1k views

Desktop sharing for training and online meetings - internal LAN use only [closed]

What is a nice way to enable desktop sharing for a bunch of users connected to terminal servers? Something like VNC display host on many clients, but the users will generally be connected to the one ...
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2answers
103 views

How to determine the position of an “icon” on the desktop (windows xp)?

is it possible to read the position of a given "icon" on the desktop? Or better, store them all and be able to restore them later (for instance after a change of resolution)?
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9answers
1k views

What default Windows setting to change to optimize for performance?

Introduction: I am responsible for more than 100 PC's in a medium sized company, and when I install new PC's with the default windows settings, I always wonder which settings could actually be ...
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10answers
190 views

Random workstation reboots [closed]

My windows xp pc has been randomly restarting the past few months. I had desktop support swap the hardware out (everything but the disk) but the problem persists. The system simply shuts off and ...
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13answers
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...