Software and/or protocols allowing a user to access the graphical desktop on a system from a remote computer. Common protocols are RDP from Mirosoft, and RFB (used by VNC).

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Domain User can RDP into Domain Controller?

Vanilla Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard DC (AD, DNS). I was remoting into my DC to do a bit of work and, thru force of habit, logged into the server using a regular domain account, not a domain ...
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Logging in with local admin account after joining domain

I was under the impression that once you joined a domain that the local admin account would be disabled. I did the following in Azure: Created Windows Server 2012 R2 instance and promoted to domain ...
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Setting up multi-user desktop Mac OS X with a single server

We have some developers and designers who need occasional access to a Mac desktop. Is it possible to purchase a single Mac (perhaps a Mini or Pro) and allow multiple users running Windows and Linux to ...
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What is a “good” desktop sharing software for doing training? Also, what else can it be used for? [closed]

WOW: Just used the software, it's exciting to think of all the possible uses... Which got me thinking, what is software like this good for? For example: Presentations, training, tech support, ...
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Internal Use Chat/Desktop Platform

I did some looking, but I didn't see a SF question directly related to this. I need to find a platform for internal/LAN use only for chat and desktop sharing. We got a lot people having to get up and ...
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How to connect through a proxy using Remote Desktop?

So I've got a home server running Windows Server 2003. I use a dual network card setup and Routing and Remote Access to link the internal, private network to the external connection. The external ...
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Remote Desktop (RDP) configuration for a web farm

Firstly my background is more skewed towards programming rather than network maintenance so please bear with me. OK here's the problem.. I have 5 physical servers co-located in a data-center. Each ...
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How to disable RDP access for Administrator

We need to disallow the domain Administrator account to access a server directly via RDP. Our policy is to log on as regular user and then use Run As Admin functionallity. How can we set this up? The ...
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Creating a whitelist for RDP access

Since people are getting unauthorized access to my Windows Server (bruteforced over several months..), I'd like to set up a whitelist for RDP access. I have tried the following with Windows Firewall ...
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Audit when users log on and off servers

We have contractors periodically remoting into our production servers and goodness know what changes that they could potentially make. So What can I use to log when users log on or off a server(s)? ...
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RDP exits immediately after connecting to Windows Server 2008 R2

Background: I recently got a Windows cloud VPS server. I don't have much experience with server admin (I'm a programmer), and what little I do have is with linux servers. Ever since getting the ...
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Remote Desktop Admin Disabled after Terminal Services Enabled

I have a windows 2003 standard server that we've always used the Remote Desktop Admin (max 2 sessions). Yesterday, I enabled terminal services on the server, to look into expanding that max sessions. ...
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Is there an alternative to 'classic' client Vpn, using only a browser?

i would like to allow my company employee, to connect from outside office to our server using the browser. Does exists some product that emulate a 'virtual web desktop' (like an RDP session, for ...
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what is Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 all about?

Seriously, I'm lost in all that sales mumbo-jumbo. Let's say I want 1 or 2 users to be able to remotely log on to a server, run Word, Visual Studio, Firefox, and whatever. Do I gain anything at all if ...
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Locking down remote desktop using AD GPO

I am currently locking down a companies remote desktop access via a VPN. What I need to do is disable remote printing, file transfer and clipboard via active directory for the workstations that will ...
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Differences between Remote Desktop and Terminal services

What is the difference between Remote Desktop and Terminal services? We run a windows 2008 R2 server. There are several administrators who need to access this server. Windows 2008 allows only two ...
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Remotely set VNC service password

After a Windows update I cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 machine via RDP. As an alternative, I remotely installed UltraVNC using PsExec. The WinVNC service starts successfully but when I try ...
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Cannot access local resource (C drive) on remote desktop

I've recently upgraded my client PC to Windows 7, and ever since I can't get local resource sharing for remote desktop to work. I'm connecting to a 2003 server which isn't is my current domain. All my ...
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Terminal Services - prevent users from using local printers in remote session

We have a weird problem that manifests when users log onto a server via RDP and they have the "Printers" box checked in the "Local Resouces" tab of the Remote Desktop Client. Basically, the server's ...
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Terminal Services Explained

Can someone cleanly delineate the following services/roles for me? I'm lost in the MS TechNet explanations. Terminal Services Web Access Terminal Services Gateway Terminal Services Remote App ...
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Keyboard problem in remote desktop session

I have a very weird problem with one Windows XP installation: when connecting to a remote desktop (on Windows 2008 Server) to type in the at sign (@) it is necessary to press Ctrl-Alt-2 (on a spanish ...
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Windows Vista Default Printer Changes When Using Remote Desktop

I've recently discovered on the Vista boxes in my office that if a user logs in from outside the network using Remote Desktop to their office PC the default printer changes. That change of default ...
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How to fix RDP on windows server 2012?

Here is a snapshot of the RDP status. Looks good: When I go to connect from a remote machine I get an error: "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remotedesktop: connect to a specific session host

in my test enviroment I have four remotedesktop session hosts and one broker. Now I want to install software on each sesion host. When I connect with the local administrator, it's all fine, but I ...
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RDP or VNC a single application

I'm working at a school and need to put together a solution that allows our students to access certain flash-based websites on their iPads. The existing commercial solutions like Puffin Browser don't ...
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Remote 3D-accelerated OpenGL apps from Windows server

Is there any solution that will you allow you to run GPU-accelerated OpenGL applications remotely, given: The remote machine is a Microsoft Windows server There is a 3D graphics card in the remote ...
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Connecting to specific session using remote desktop

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with no active directory, single credentials for all. It is possible to disconnect from a session without logging off. Is there a way to connect directly to a ...
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No RDP after Server 2008 R2 SP1 install

I've painted myself into a corner. I've just installed Service Pack 1 on a Windows 2008 R2 server that is hosted in a remote datacentre with no possibility of logging in with a 'real' screen and ...
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Hiding OSX Usernames on Login Screen

I'd like to know how to hide a user from the OSX login screen. I'd like to have a hidden administrator account for using ARD, rather than the user's main account. Any hints, tips and ideas?
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Can you limit VPN access to RDP only?

Right now, all developers in our organization have laptops so they can either work from home on occasion, or provide off-hours support. Our laptop hardware spec is, unfortunately, a business laptop ...
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Remote Control Disconnects Remote Desktop Sessions on Windows 2008

We were using Windows Server 2003, all accessing the server via Remote Desktop. When someone walked away from their machine, we could Remote Control their session to close documents so another could ...
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Secure Remote Desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows XP

To summarize the rambling below: How do I connect (using Remote Desktop Connection) from Windows XP SP3 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (or Windows 7) without clicking the checkbox on the server that says ...
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enabling remote desktop with command prompt

can you give me a way for enabling my remote desktop with cmd ? my remote desktop port is not listening on 3389 ! my server : windows 2003
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Remote Screen Sharing between multiple instance of Windows Server 2003. Is it possible?

I am working on a project with my friends online as well as locally through connecting LAN. I am using Windows Server 2003 that allows maximum 3 instances of remote desktop connections. I have ...
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Is there is “Running in terminal session” lie shim?

Windows provides a number of shims to workaround bugs and limitations in programs. Shims can lie to a program about all kinds of things lie about the version of Windows lie about a file operation ...
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Remote Desktop mangles files when copying

I have a Windows Vista Business box at work and Windows XP Professional box at home. Both are updated to the teeth, but the problem still remains. The symptoms are: This happens when I connect from ...
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When does it make sense to use Terminal Service Gateway?

We've been using XRDP which was developed by one of the fellows who used to work at my company, but I'm pretty sure it's not being too actively developed any more and we're running out of people who ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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RDP Certificate subject name though a gateway

I have Server 2012 R2 setup with the Hyper-V and Server Essentials role enabled. I am running multiple machines that I would like to RDP to through a RDP Gateway. The gateway is correctly configured ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows Server 2008

Currently we're having formatting issues when printing from a Windows 2008 server via TS Easy Print which we don't see when printing from Windows Server 2008 R2. Clients are running windows 7 with a ...
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Why does the clipboard not work with RDP through Microsoft's Unified Access Gateway (UAG)?

This one is really driving me nuts... For one of our customers, we are allowed access using the Microsoft Unified Access Gateway, which provides an HTTPS-tunneled way to (among other things) run ...
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How to read Terminal Services Manager idle time

I opened Terminal Services Manager today on my Win2k3 server and it shows something like this: User State Idle Time Logon Time Jake Active 1 ...
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Supply username and password to mstsc

In previous versions of the remote desktop client there were methods of passing in the password through various methods. Has anybody found a good method using the latest remote desktop client? I'm ...
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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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Can Wireshark help determine cause of latency in remote-desktop connection?

We have a small Remote Desktop farm using Windows Server 2008. We have a gateway and two servers. Most of our users have no issues, but we have two or three that get 1-2 second latency when typing. ...
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Why does my server restart after Remote Desktop logoff?

Ok, we have a web server that we remote desktop into from a Windows XP Pro box. The server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Service Pack 2. When we log into the server after a windows ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 Remote Desktop time outs?

I can't seem to get some Windows 7 machines to prevent active but idle Remote Desktop connections from timing out. I've changed all of the local group policy settings on my test machine under ...
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Remote desktop session ends abruptly with a “protocol error”

Intermittently we get a problem where a remote desktop session will get disconnected with the error message “Because of a protocol error, this session will be disconnected. Please try connecting to ...
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Linux RDC/VNC/SSH Client

I use loads of machines daily, each uses different connection methods, either remote desktop, vnc or ssh. My desktop is Linux, it would be nice if I had a tabbed interface for them all so I don't ...
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Forcing Remote Desktop to listen on an adapter on Server Core

I appear to have the problem described here: "After cloning and syspreping [...] VMs running Windows [...], I was not able to connect to the cloned servers by Remote Desktop. After troubleshooting ...