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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...