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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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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Are there any RDP activity logs? - Windows Server 2008 R2

a few users have logged into a server through RDP. I would like to monitor activity, but do not know my way round Windows Server that well. I am hoping there are logs of some kind around that I can ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I allow RDP access to a Windows 2008R2 server from one IP?

I've been trying to secure RDP to a new Windows 2008R2 server (using Windows Firewall) by only allowing RDP traffic from one IP address. Under the "Computers" tab, it seems I can only allow user or ...
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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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Creating a RDS farm in Win2012 R2

My setup: Domain Controler (name: SVDC1) Three RDS servers (name: SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3) I'm setting up the RDS servers in a farm - never tried it before and I need your help. My task is, ...
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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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How to allow more than two Remote Windows sessions on Windows Server 2012 Standard?

Recently setup a new 2012 server. After I create two Remote Windows connections to the server using ordinary user accounts (not administrators), I get this error when I try to create a third ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Login error with Remote Desktop to Ubuntu server

I use Ubuntu Cloud Guest account and install xrdp (sudo apt-get install xrdp) then I use Remote Desktop Connection of Windows to remote it. But on login step I always get this error after I enter ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Identify if a server is currently accessed via Remote Desktop Connection

For instance I have a server that is used by 4 people and there is only one account in that server. We know that when someone is already accessing it and another user accessed the server, the current ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop over VPN or SSH?

I want to provide a remote employee remote desktop into a PC in the office and am trying to decide between the following two options: Use Microsoft VPN to get him a local network IP. Use RDP to ...
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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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Is there a way to Remote Desktop to a local session in Server 2008, without being restricted to a single session?

The usability of the /console and /admin switches for Remote Desktop sessions has been removed after Windows XP/2003. Microsoft claims that the functionality of connecting to a local session in newer ...