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

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Increase number of allowed remote desktop connections

Windows Server 2003 allows 2 non-console and one console remote desktop connections. Is there a way to increase the number of non-console sessions allowed?
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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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Send ctrl-alt-del to nested RDP session

Is there a way to send the ctrl-alt-del command to an RDP session (W2K8 R2) inside another RDP session (W2K8 R2) without the fist session catching it? ctrl+alt+end and ctrl+alt+shift+end do not reach ...
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RDP Connection to Windows 7 stays really slow

I have an Issue with connecting to Windows 7 via RDP. I can open an RDP Session, but regardless of any settings, the response times are really long. This in particular is the case when opening a web ...
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Nested RDP and VMWare and ILO console sessions: keystroke repetition and latency

I'm working on a remote server installation entirely through ILO (but this also applies to IPMI and VMWare console sessions). Due to the software application and environment, my access is restricted ...
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Hyper-V Cut-n-Paste

I use Hyper-V on a development machine for multiple reasons and one of my biggest annoyances is that I can't cut and paste to/from the virtual machines. I've been through all the options and can't ...
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Remote Desktop from Linux to Computer that Requires Network Level Authentication

Is there a way to use rdesktop or another Linux client to connect to a server that requires Network Level Authentication? From Windows Server 2008 R2 -- Control Panel -- System And Security -- System ...
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How to allow active directory users to remote desktop in?

This is my first time setting up or even using active directory. I set it up, and added the computers(Actually VMs in Hyper V) to the active directory, and if if I use hyper-V to connect to the VMs, ...
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Your thoughts on vendor requiring all users to login to a MS terminal server with the same username and password

I have a vendor stating that they won't support the Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server they are installing unless all users login using the same username and password. They claim this is to make ...
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Remote Desktop Services safe?

If a RDP client is overrun with viruses and trojans is there any risk to the Terminal server? Printers are the only local resource that is shared. Connection to the server is through a Gateway. User ...
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How can I get the IP address of a remote desktop client? And how can I trigger a shell command upon RDP connect?

Is there a way to determine the IP address of a remote desktop client using PowerShell (or some other method) on the server? (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 is what I'm using) EDIT: I find that I can ...
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RemoteApp .rdp embed creds?

Windows 2008 R2 server running Remote Desktop Services (what we used to call Terminal Services back in the olden days). This server is the entry point into a hosted application -- you could call it ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows System Resource Manager Replacement?

Windows System Resource Manager has been removed in Windows Server 2012 R2, and I need a replacement. I'm running a small RDP server without a domain on 2012 R2 Standard. It only has 8 GB of ram and ...
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Remote Desktop Mobile mangles barcodes coming from scanner

We have an application here using handhelds to scan barcodes. These handhelds are actually making a remote desktop session towards a server where the application runs. Works fine. Now we have bought ...
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Is there a way to show an RDP session's encryption level from the commandline/Powershell?

For Windows 2008, I need to create a script that will show whether connected RDP sessions are set at "high" encryption or something else (e.g., "compatible"). Does anyone know of a way to get this ...
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How to enable the 2 concurrent (+1 console) sessions on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM running on Windows Azure. I want to enable the ability for 2 simultaneous administrative sessions over Remote Desktop. This is permitted under the EULA for Windows ...
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Can 32-bit print drivers work on 64-bit windows?

I'm reading around and it seems that 32 bit drivers do not work under 64 bit windows. Is this true? since 32-bit applications can run under 64 bit windows it seems ridiculous that 32-bit printer ...
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mstsc /admin for Microsofts RDP for Mac OS X

How do I access the reserved admin session using Microsofts RDP client on my Mac? The equivalent to mstsc /admin on the Windows client.
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How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL ALT

How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL + ALT I cant use CTRL + ALT + END And CTRL + ALT + DEL Is there any other Method invoking the Security ...
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What port should I open to allow remote desktop?

What port(s) should I open/NAT to allow me to use Remote Desktop?
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how to tunnel Windows Remote Desktop through ssh using a linux box?

I have two physical servers in my home network, linux (192.168.8.x) and windows server 2008 (192.168.8.y). The linux server ist accessible from outside by ssh on a non-standard port (say 23008). How ...
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Must I install every possible printer driver for RDP clients?

I have users connecting with remote desktop and some have things like Quicken which has a PDF driver installed on their machines at home. We want them to be able to redirect to print at home, but do ...
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Require TLS on RDP for all connections

I have a 2008 DC and a 2008 AD CS server and a Windows 7 client. What I would like is to require the certificate to be used when RDPing to the server. The certificate is valid, and if I connect ...
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Where do files go if I lose a Remote Desktop session?

Where do files go if I lose a Terminal Services session and could reconnect until after my session had expired? Are they lost in the ether or would Windows save them somewhere? Not sure if this ...
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Using CA certificate for Remote Desktop Connection

I’m connecting over the web to a remote Windows Server 2012 R2 via Remote Desktop Connection for administration needs. It is a single web and database server without an AD etc. I’m not talking ...
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How to allow RDP access based on client certificate

How can I limit (RDP) access to a Windows Server not only by username/password but also with a client certificate? Imagine creating a certificate and copying this to all computers from which I want ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 STD doesn't accept first attempt to RDP

I have a terminal server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and there is strange issue that I cannot connect to the server via RDP when I try to do this for the first time, but after first ...
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RDP - Remote Desktop disconnected, Error 2308 socket closed

Trying to RDP to a server I get this: Error Code: 2308 Error Description: Socket closed I see this on some of my Windows 2003 servers after reboots. Not every reboot, mind you. Usually after Windows ...
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Only enable console session RDP on Windows server 2003

I need to limit 1 machine's RDP capabilities to only allow the console session(much as the windows client behaviour). It is a windows server 2003 R2 std. As far as I know I can limit the number of ...
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Remote desktop connection drops before login can appear

Someone asked this question a few months ago and I have the exact same problem. I have tried all of the suggested solutions in the other posting (in particular reinstalling the video card on the ...
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Change DPI of one user using W2K3 Remote Desktop / Terminal Server

In short: How do I increase the DPI of some (not all) of our customers connected to our RDP server? We are running a W2K3 Terminal Server that our clients connect to to run our application. One of ...
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Remote Desktop Security

I currently run Remote Desktop on my home computer (Vista Ultimate). It is always on so I can access things from my home computer when I am not there. I have a linksys firewall and use port forwarding ...
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Best software for Mac to Windows remote control?

My client has a Mac at home and wants to remote control (run apps) on a Windows XP PC at the office. What is the best software to enable this? Any Mac <-> Windows weirdness to be aware of?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login paste password

Is there any utility out there that allows me to paste the password in my clipboard to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login screen as if I'm typing the characters directly from the keyboard? I login a lot ...
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Can I resize the screen resolution of a remote desktop session?

Is it possible to change the screen resolution of a Windows remote desktop session after I'm already logged on? For example: it's set for fullscreen but afterwards I want to make the window smaller ...
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What makes RDP so great? Is it really faster than connecting to a VM via admin console?

I use VMWare Workstation as my virtualisation application, however, everyone really belives as RDP being the ultimate way to connect to a VM due to speed. What makes RDP so great? Also, I remember ...
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Remote Desktop performance issues in Windows 2008

We're running an Application as a remote App using Remote Desktop on Windows server 2008, and we're getting situations where (after we've got about 40 people logged in) the server can freeze for a ...
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Force windows 2003 session to log off (RDP)

We have a number of Windows 2003 machines that we RDP on to. Naturally, a lot of people forget to log off, and simply close their rdp window - which causes the max number of sessions exceeded error. ...
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MSTSC crash on connect

We are supporting a client with primarily Windows XP machines. The users need to use Remote Desktop to connect to a terminal server. Unfortunately, after upgrading to SP3 on some machines MSTSC.exe ...
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Remote Desktop Encryption

My client is RDP 6.1 (On Windows XP SP3) and Server is Windows Server 2003. I have installed an SSL certificate on server for RDP. In the RDP settings (General tab), the Encryption method is set to ...
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Opening RDP Files with browser

In my organization, we are planning to make RDP files available via web browser. The hope is that users can just point their browsers to one or the other RDP file and have the remote desktop client ...
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RDP Dual Screen Linux

we have a Windows Terminal Server and like to have Linux Clients which connect through rdp to the terminal server. All works fine except that we cannot find a linux rdp client which supports multiple ...
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Is there any way to configure Windows 7 RDP to require a client certificate to login

Is there any way to configure a Windows 7 RDP to require a client certificate to login. So user need to use the certificate and password (just like SSH or client-side certificates in HTTP) If there ...
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Is it a valid security decision to protected exposed RDP servers by restricting IP addresses with a firewall?

As you probably all know, new security flaws continue to emerge in RDP for Windows. I have googled and read about this issue, and possible fixes/solutions. It surprises me that no one mentions, to ...
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RDP Console / Admin Session

When i connect to Windows 2003 machines i can use the /console switch and essentially get a third remote administration session on the server. This doesn't seem to work on Windows 2008 R2, only 2 ...
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Am I looking at the console when I use remote desktop?

When I'm using remote-desktop to a Windows 2003 server, I'd like to have some way of knowing if I'm looking at the console session. Is there please some way I can have something (such as a special ...
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Your system administrator does not allow the user of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer

At our office, any of our Windows 7 Clients get this error message when we try and RDP to a remote W2K8 Server outside of the office :- Your system administrator does not allow the user of saved ...
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RDP indirect connections

I currently have a need to RDP from my laptop to server A and then RDP from server A to server B. So far, the only way I've found to go back to Server A is to log out of Server B. Is there something ...
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Can not RDP to Win 2003 box or initiate remote restart

I've got a Windows 2003 server that's at my remote data center. This morning I tried to connect to it via RDP, but the connection fails with the following error: This computer can't connect to the ...
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Remote desktop sessions - Unwanted automatic log off after period of time

I'm having an issue whenever I connect to any of our servers via RDP - After a certain period of time, it seems to close these sessions, closing all the applications i had open etc... This is ...