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

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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 RDP/VNC/SSH Client [closed]

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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Certificate Mismatch RDS Session Host

I've been banging my head against this for the last few days. I have a server 2012 remote desktop setup as follows: 1 Gateway Server 1 RD Web Access Serve 1 Session Broker, which is also a session ...
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RDP connection to domain server from non-domain client prompts “A revocation check could not be performed”

I've got about 30 Windows 2008 R2 servers as members of a domain, and am attempting to configure the certificates part correctly for remote desktop access to those servers. The catch is that the ...
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%sessionname% returns incorrect session name

I have a virtualised Windows XP SP3 machine, which I am connecting to over Remote Desktop. One of my scripts needs to use the %sessionname% variable. However this returns incorrect information. C:\&...
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Remote Desktop Connection Denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login

I have set up Terminal Services in Windows 2003. Which is part of the domain. That server is not DC. It has only one role: Terminal Server When I'm trying to log in to it via RDP as an Domain ...
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Windows 2k3 and RDP issue over Internet issue (RDP works locally)

I was asked to take a look at a family members' friends' Win2k3 server - Remote Desktop was no longer working, and they were trying to figure out why. This server is running Win2k3 SP2. I determined ...
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Looking at desktop virtualization, but some users need 3D support. Is HP Remote Graphics a viable solution?

My company is looking at desktop virtualization, and are planning to move all of the desktop compute resources into the server room or data center, and provide users with thin clients for access. In ...
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Remote Desktop Client toolbar default to pinned

One of our remote desktop client users likes to have the title bar always displayed. She used to be able to click the "tack" and pin the title bar down. However, the system is no longer remembering ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

I've installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on a spare box. How do I configure and manage the server? I configured as much as I could find to be open on allow etc. Now back at my desk (...
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Identify non-domain remote clients with Item-Level targeting

I would like to apply a group policy preference setting (to deploy a shared printer) only if a user is connecting to a RDSH server from a non domain-joined client computer. Many of these clients will ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...
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Enabling SSL for Remote Desktop

Ok so I'm trying to remove a number of my systems from our Nessus scan from having this medium vulnerability. Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Server Man-in-the-Middle Weakness I set the ...
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Hyper-V Server with RemoteFX: Can I RDP from the Server Desktop to its Windows 7 VM and use RemoteFX?

Scenario I'm building a high-end workstation for a software developer. The plan is to install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the internal disk, and create a Windows 7 Ent x64 VM in a VHD on a second ...
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Remote connection to locally running X session

One of the good (few) features windows has is it's RDP protocol implementation. This wonder allows me to work with my 2 screen setup in the office, then drive home, open a VPN connection followed by ...
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Remote Desktopping from Windows to Linux

I have set up a Linux VirtualBox Virtual Machine server. From a Windows machine, I can remote desktop to a Windows VM running on that machine, it works great. I can also use VNC to remote to an Ubuntu ...
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Virtualise Excel in a browser

Is it possible to give users access to a virtualised instance of Excel - I don't want to give them access to a full OS (although this will clearly be running in the background, all they can access is ...
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Tools for Remote Desktop with Relay feature

Is there good tool that can do same thing as windows 'mstsc' and also has some features, like save different session info, so don't need to remember difference IP/ID/pwd. Thanks. EDIT: Since I can't ...
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Remote Desktop of multiple servers

what is the name of the program that allows you to switch between servers (using Remote Desktop Connection) with a mouse click? The program had a list of servers on the left pane and the main pane ...
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Can Windows RDC admin users be immune from being kicked?

I'm using remote desktop on Windows Server 2008 r2 and I'm trying to find a way to prevent users from kicking off admin users. I understand that according to MS a regular user should not be able to ...
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Should I restart a Windows 2003 server through Remote Desktop?

I regularly connect to a server running Windows 2003 R2 using Remote Desktop. This server is used as a gateway to the production machines. Recently whenever I log on I receive a message saying that ...
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Casual Business Computer Management

Been working a lot with local businesses who operate in a more casual manner. No Active Directory, no passwords, and free web browsing and downloading applications at will to where every computer is ...
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How can I authorize users for Remote Desktop without using the GUI?

I need to be able to grant (and revoke) local, non-administrator users' access to a Windows 7 system in an automated fashion (i.e. not by using the System Properties control panel). Script, batch, ...
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Multiple RDP sessions on a single computer?

I've got users using RDP to connect to a Windows 2008 with Windows Server 2008's Terminal Server Application mode. (Users RDP in and get an app that looks like it's running locally.) It works great. ...
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Windows 8.1 a “.\” in remote desktop gives current computer not remote computer

We had some issues with our domain recently where we got the "trust relationship has failed" message on a server. Now normally I could just login with the local admin to fix this, however I had ...
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Remote Session: Switching from Desktop to Metro Mode Windows Server 2012

I'm having a terrible time switching back/forth between the desktop and metro mode in remote desktop windows accessing a Windows 2012 server. I know of two ways--one doesn't work in remote session ...
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Does Windows Vista have app-level remoting or was I hallucinating?

I remember seeing a video a long while ago (before Vista was released) showing a method of remoting a single app rather than your entire desktop (allowing you to run remote and local apps side by side)...
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Increase the number of concurrent users on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running and I am able to connect to it using 2 different users via Remote Desktop Connection. Since a colleague and me are working on the server almost all the time and ...
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Remote desktop to my KVM virtual machine

I've got a dedicated server running Debian 6. I've set up a windows 7 virtual machine using KVM. Now I'm trying to get Remote desktop working. I'm guessing i have to do some port forwarding. The ...
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RDS, RDWeb, and RemoteApp: How to use public certificate for launching apps on session host?

Question: How do i tell RDWeb to launch apps from remote.domain.com rather then host.internaldomain.local? Environment: Existing org with AD forest. New single Server 2012 running all Remote Desktop ...
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Is there a tool for Windows Server that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop?

Is there a tool for Windows Server 2008 that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop? I would like the alert via SMS, but email would also be fine. It seems like this tool must ...
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A way to find the (Windows) computer name via the browser?

Ideally I'd like to send a link via staff email that staff could click on to reveal their computer name. (Specifically first part of the 'Long computer name' found in the second tab of My Computer ...
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Connecting to a computer via remote desktop, which is connected to VPN [closed]

I want to use my home computer (a Mac with nice big thunderbolt monitor) to remote desktop into my work laptop, which is on my home network. I want to do this because the screen on my work laptop is ...
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x2go arrow key is not working properly

I have installed ubuntu 12.04.1 and x2goclient on it. when connetc to a x2goserver (ubuntu 12.04.1) the arrow keys didnt work properly e.g: down key works like Enter Did anyone have this problem, ...
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users connecting to remote desktop to use software

Im an IT assistant at a CNC milling company and we use a program called made2manage. Its an ERP (enterprise resource management) software. Each license is something like 5k and instead of giving each ...
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PCI compliance: using SSL as transport layer for RDP (Terminal Service)

My client failed her PCI compliance audit. The server supports Remote Desktop (Terminal Service) but only provides encryption and not authentication. This exposes the server to Man-In-The-Middle ...
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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 admin....
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RDC is fast to host, slow to VMs (Hyper-V)

Why is remote desktop so much faster (clicking UI elements, dragging/dropping, even the Start Menu opening/searching!) to the HOST OS, instead of to its virtual machines? With several servers that I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unknown and strange RDP successful logins in EventViewer

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with a valid IP, and recently I've found hundreds of unknown and strange RDP successful logins logged in EventViewer. Here are some details: They are not similar to ...
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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 ...