rdp is Remote Desktop Protocol, used by Windows to view and control other Windows systems

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How do I connect to an RD farm using the farm name?

New to RD... I'd think this a very obvious question but my web searches come up dry... I've got two Server 2012 servers, call them ALPHA and BETA. ALPHA is an RD Gateway, RD Connection Broker, and ...
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How can I check what machines I'm logged into within a domain?

I often find myself RDP into multiple machines and have the connection time out, keeping me logged in. I then forget where I've been and my account stays logged in, blocking other users from accessing ...
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Linux: serial port forwarding via RDP to Windows machine

I'm trying to redirect serial device on /dev/ttyUSB0 to RDP session with Windows (XP or server 2003) through FreeRDP or rdesktop. Like this for example: xfrerdp /a:serial,COM3,/dev/ttyUSB0 /v:server ...
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blocked all but 2 ips for remote desktop services in windows firewall still getting bad logins

I have the following firewall setup in my Advanced Windows Firewall screen: If I understand it correctly, only the two ips I have listed should be able to connect to my remote desktop service. ...
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Issues trying to RDC into Win7 domain member

I have one workstation Win 7 Pro, that we can't RDC to ONLY WHEN IT'S CONFIGURED IN THE DOMAIN, regardless of the logaon with IP or DNS Name, using Admin user ID for domain and even the local machine ...
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Start /WAIT RDP FIle in Windows 8

I am not sure if I should post this one here or in StackOverflow. I want a BAT that opens a RDP connection file and then, when the connection is closed, logoff the machine. start /WAIT ...
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How to use 'disk from remote desktop connection' on Windows Server Core?

When using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection, one can set certain local drives to be available on the remote machine. On the remote box they show up in Explorer as 'E on LOCALBOX' and provide a ...
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Linux thin client OS supporting RDP 7.1 and PXE?

We are trying to come up with a workable solution for a number of branch offices. Thin clients (based on existing PC hardware) need to connect back to a Windows 2008 R2 RDS server farm with load ...
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Windows Rdp stopped working

One of our servers mysteriously stopped accepting rdp connection this week. We did apply some updates in December 2012. So I thought the solution provided at http://msitpros.com/?p=1293 would solve ...
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RDP application icon quality comparison

Not sure if this post belongs here, but: Does anyone know why the desktop and over all icon quality in server 2008 is so much lower compared to 2012 when using RDP? And if it can be changed? VNC ...
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Enable Sound for RDP in Windows Server 2012

I am loving remote desktop in Windows Server 2012. One problem - I can't figure out how to enable sound. The usual remote desktop/terminal services tools are missing in 2012. (See tsconfig.msc / ...
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Remote Desktop won't launch program upon user login

I'm using Windows 2008 R2 server and am trying to get it to launch a program automatically when a user logs in via Remote Desktop. RDP will bring up the desktop, and the program runs perfectly when ...
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After getting disconnected RDP connection from server 2003 unable to connect again

Sometimes i get disconnected from my Windows Server 2003 VPS (mostly due to internet outages). When i try to log in after that i get the following error message: This Computer can't connect to the ...
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MSTSC.EXE running in place of Explorer.exe USB Issues

We are using mstsc to replace explorer.exe on our thin clients. Everything works as intended except usb redirection. We have a USB device plugged into the thin client (thumbprint device). If I go ...
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How can I have two users working in one session on Windows 2008 R2 over RDP?

I'm looking for a way where two users can work off one VPS running Windows 2008 R2. The goal is to have all of the programs being shared, and viewed together - I guess like remote control. They need ...
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How to restrict RDP access to certain domain admins?

We have some domain admins on the Windows domain. We want to restrict some of them from accessing certain servers via RDP (mstsc.exe). But we still want them to be domain admins. So in the end, some ...
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SSH Tunnel for RDP [closed]

I have my PC in LAN at work (PC-WORK 192.168.1.x) and a SSH server with one interface looking at LAN (PC-SSH 192.168.1.xx) and WAN (88.88.88.88) What I need is to get Remote Desktop to PC-WORK from ...
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Create a Lockout policy for RDP

In my city there was a recent incident that some hackers login to a server by using brute force attack on RDP. I have got a server and I want to enable some security policy to lockout the account if ...
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Windows 7 RDP Security

I use RDP on Windows 7 (SP1) to connect to Windows Server 2008. There is no SSL I have setup on the server yet which I will do. Before that I just wondering if the connection to the server is secure ...
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Does Citrix XenApp use less network traffic than VNC or Remote Desktop?

I read in Wikipedia that XenApp is based on GDI commands sent over the network instead of based on images sent over the network like VNC does; does XenApp use less network traffic then Terminal ...
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OpenVPN resets connection repeadly

I have a OpenVPN server installed in an Amazon instance with Windows Server 2008 R2, and there's my client. First i connect to my VPN For some reason when i try to connect to my VPN server and RDP to ...
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Block RDP to the public IP

I run some windows 2012 servers with my host, softlayer. Now they have a public and private network adapter. I want to disable RDP to the public IP. For server 2008, the steps are as follows: ...
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Suspicious activity on port 3389. Has my system been compromised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a compromised server? Today I opened TCPView to see what was causing a lot of outbound network activity and could only identify svchost.exe on port ...
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Server freeze restarted quickly so how do I find what went wrong?

I have a SQL SERVER DB running on a windows server 2008 (VMWare) Yesterday I could not RDP to it so I ended some RDP sessions which were left logged in. This seemed to solve the problem. However last ...
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Can you run a packet capture (wireshark) while rdped to a server?

I want to run a packet capture while rdped into a box. I'm pretty sure it won't drop the connection to the server (a server with one nic). I tested on VMs and it seems fine. Am I missing something?
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Stopping local drive mappings from transfering to a RDP session

We have a SQL server that locally has about 6 physical drives mapped. However let's say G: is a mount point to the SAN, if I connect with my local machine and have a personal folder mapped locally as ...
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Running the RDP Client through Citrix XenApp

Are there any good reasons to publish remote desktop software using XenApp? For example, can ICA improve the connection in low bandwidth situations?
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RDP to servers stopped allowing connections

So today, sometime within the last few hours my servers stopped allowing RDP connections to user accounts. I am getting the error "connection was denied because the user account is not authorized for ...
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MSTSC Not working, disconnects shortly after connecting

I'm currently having a problem connecting remotely to a server. It is a brand new build Windows 2008 R2, remote users are enabled. I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 machine. Everytime I ...
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Unable to RDP from one site to Windows 2008

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server with 5 cals. I have User1 to 5 set up with RDP allowed from all OS. All the Users can RDP from all over the world. The event log shows this. These are ...
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Newly installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Missing Remote Tab In Properties Window

EDIT I figured out the problem. Turns out that tab does not show up if you're not logged in as Administrator. Thanks for the help regardless. I just installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 ...
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Windows 2008 R2 remote desktop - Double Login

After an Active Directory fail RDP connection started to ask for credentials twice (once on local RDP program, second time on remote's logon screen) I already looked at Windows 2008 R2 RDS - Double ...
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Can I disable sticky keys through a Group Policy for all users?

Our users are constantly managing to turn sticky keys on and then call tech support because their keys are bring up windows instead of typing letters. Is there a way to disable StickyKeys in Group ...
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remote desktop services, cannot RDP to session host, always get gateway

I have RDS setup as 1 server hosting broker, web access, and gateway 2 servers as session hosts in a farm called farm1. Remoteapps work fine. So does the RDP app on the in the remoteapp list. ...
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Looking for input on Windows+Mac Clients setup

I'm in the process of building the architecture for a new SMB. Some decisions have already been made, but I'm looking for some input from the community. Basically, the fundamental problem I'm trying ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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Windows RDP. Two computers. Ssl [closed]

I want to do following: Two computers with windows 7. One connects to another via RDP and access is verified and connection is protected by some kind of certificate. As far as I understood to use SSL ...
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RDP from more than one router

I'm trying to get my server to accept RDP from a different router/gateway than the server is set up on. If I change the gateway on the server to the router forwarding RDP then it connects but if I ...
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RDP add domain users broken

I have 3 Windows Server 2008 R2 instances, all of which are virtual machines hosted on a single VMware ESX server: Domain controller with DNS services DHCP/RRAS File server All three servers are ...
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rdp allow client reconnect without password prompt after several hours

Let me describe the setup first: client PC with several rdp sessions to local servers, all opened from saved rdp sessions with stored passwords, using the standard windows rdp client. several ...
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RDP Windows 7 to Windows XP

---------- WarningMsg 10/16/2012 2:34:05 PM RDP disconnected! Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The ...
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RDP Connection fails on certain setup

I have a set of boxes at my disposal running Win 2k8R2 that I regularly need to connect to using Win RDP from my local workstation that is running XP. We are in the middle of a migration to Win7 as ...
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Disable Clipboard Mapping for RDP VPN Users

On Windows, Terminal Services configuration allows you to enable or disable 'Clipboard Mapping' for RDP. However, is it possible to selectively enable or disable this? i.e. If I want to enable ...
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Using a local USB storage pen on a remote Windows server via Remote Desktop

Using the mstsc.exe client shipped by default with recent versions of Windows (i.e. Windows 7) is it possible to access local USB storage on a remote server (assume Windows Server 2008). For example, ...
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How to restrict user to have single session on Windows terminal servers

I have two windows 2008 R2 Terminal servers and have given users access to both server to keep redundancy/ load sharing. How to restrict users from logging on both servers at same time?
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RDP and New Accounts

I created a new user account on the domain and added them to the Remote Desktop Users group. I could login just fine locally, but when I logged in remotely I was basically told that I could not login ...
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Specifying that certain computers / servers do not copy over a roaming profile when logging in?

We have a Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard and a server that everybody logs into using RDP which runs Windows Server 2003. Now when people log into the RDP server, they only use an MS-Access frontend ...
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RDP failure to Cisco Anyconnect local IP. Remote Connection to public IP working

I currently have a cloud server hosted and I'm using the Cisco Anyconnect client to VPN it into our local network. I can remote desktop to the server using it's public IP address. However this is not ...
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Use vmconnect from another AD domain

I try to connect remotly to the KVM (console) of an Hyper-V Virtual Machine using vmconnect.exe but I'm dealing with some kind of a problem : When I connect from a computer within the same AD of my ...
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Why Remote Desktop Sessions show client internal IP address? [closed]

I have Windows Server 2008 r2 with static ip address on WAN interface. I connecting to the server from home from my laptop. Laptop at home is behind nat box. When i connecting to the server from home ...