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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Is it Possible to view my apache server (local host) from home or remote computer that is outside my LAN?

i am developing a website and need to share progress with other stakeholders. Is it Possible to view my apache server (local host) from home or remote computer that is outside my LAN?
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Allow only RemoteApp, not Remote Desktop

I found the following question, with a similar premise, however the answer to the question, was the question rephrased as a statement! ...
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How to use tscon on Windows7?

I need to run overnight automation testing using RFT and IE on Windows7 virtual machine. I found that restarting the Windows box before the testing starts helps. I am moving the production ...
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Scripting - How to disconnect Remote Desktop sessions?

I am looking for a way to close all active Remote Desktop sessions on a computer (local computer). Windows includes a couple of commands (rwinsta, qwinsta, etc.) to look at the active sessions, but I ...
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Logging in as the same user multiple times in Remote Desktop Windows Server 2008

Quick question: I have a situation where I need to let multiple people on different PCs log into one server 2008 machine as administrator simultaneously over remote desktop. I have the CALs for it, ...
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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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How do I find out which remote desktop sessions are active?

How do I find out which remote desktop sessions are active on a Windows Server 2003 box?
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View Remote Desktop access logs on Win 2003

Is there a history log of each use of Remote Desktop. I'd like to view and audit IP addresses. I'm running a dedicated server hosted by a web hosting company. Had some problems recently, and trying ...
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How to boot other Remote Desktop users

We use Windows "Remote Desktop" to log into server machines. At the moment, I am getting the following error message: The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. ...
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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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Does windows Remote Desktop have any protection against brute force attacks?

If I were to have a server (Windows Server 2008) out on the internet that is allowed Remote Desktop connections, is there anything to stop random people from trying brute-force Username/password ...
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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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Re-ordering Remote Desktop Connections

I have the adminpak.msi installed so that I can use the Remote Desktop MMC to connect to all of my servers. As I add a server, it goes to the bottom of the list of available servers. I can't find out ...
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How to get Faster RDP

We are using Windows 2008 R2 and connecting to it from Windows 7 boxes. The RDP is faster than before but we want to know if there are any other solutions that will make it faster. Due to licensing ...
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Can raising the domain function level to “Windows Server 2003” cause remote desktop to stop working?

I've read that on Windows Server 2008, raising the DFL can cause XP and Linux/rdesktop clients to not be able to connect, but only if Network Level Authentication is enabled. However, we're only on ...
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RemoteApp Prevent User from Running Remote Desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow only RemoteApp, not Remote Desktop We've setup an application to run remotely under RemoteApp on Windows Server 2008. To do so we had to open up the standard RDP ...
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Restrict VPN user to Remote Desktop only with Sonicwall

Basically I want him to only be able to log onto the VPN in order to use Remote Desktop to use HIS machine. Not surf the internet or do anything like that, but just use the programs on his machine ...
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How can I work around problems with certificate configuration in Remote Desktop Services?

I am setting up a Remote Desktop Services farm, and am having trouble configuring certificates for it to use. A demonstration of the problem I'm seeing can be found in Step #4. At this point I am ...
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Detect who is logged on to remote Windows machines

How do you find out who is logged on to remote windows machines? I'm using psloggedon at the moment, but it gives me only one computer at a time. psloggeon \\172.21.0.5 Is there a better ...
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Enable remote desktop on a machine remotely

Many times i am trying to connect to another machine, but realize when I'm connecting that Remote Desktop is not enabled on the target computer. How does one enable remote destktop on the target ...
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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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Boot to remote desktop

I'm trying to find out what existing options there are out there to boot a machine into a remote desktop (RDP). Ideally the user would have a USB key and just plug it into the machine and boot via it ...
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Seamless Remote Desktop Connection

My employer provides us with the ability to work from home using the Citrix MetaFrame remote desktop software. For the most part, I have no complaints; however, I was wondering if anyone knew if it is ...
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How to remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote into either a Win7 or Vista computer but when I connect I get a Logon Message "Another user is currently logged on..." but it does not specify who. I have a domain ...
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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 ...
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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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Remote Desktop Session Black after Minimize

PROBLEM: When I minimize a remote desktop session and restore it, the remote desktop screen shows up black. This only happens when connecting to a particular computer. DETAILS: If I start clicking ...
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Can I create a hidden admin account via the terminal on OSX?

I have around 300 baby macs to look after, and they have lots of different admin accounts, which is a nightmare to work with. ARD has slowly been configured with the accounts of the machine owners, ...
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Remote Desktop over SSH to Windows 7 box

I have been using remote desktop to access a Windows 7 PC, tunneled over an SSH connection, successfully for a while now, until it suddenly stopped working. The client is also Windows 7, and I ...
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how do you disconnect an active user logged in to a box?

how do you disconnect an active user logged in to a box? There should be a command line tool that comes with Windows, but I forgot it's name. It lists all the users logged in to a box and you can ...
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How do I increase the maximum number of concurrent remote connections in Windows Server 2003?

I am trying to allow more than the default of 2 concurrent remote connections to a server running Windows Server 2003. Background: I went to "Start" => "Administration Tools" => "Terminal Services ...
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Does Supermicro IPMI require OnBoard video to be enabled?

Title pretty much says it all. I am using a supermicro board with integrated IPMI support. When I connect remotely I can take control of the mouse and keyboard but the video is totally black (no ...
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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: multiple users viewing same desktop session

Is it possible to have two people view the same remote desktop? That is, both people log in using the same user account and they see the same desktop session. The intention is for collaboration / ...
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How to set the network interface for RDP in Windows Server 2012?

I have a server with multiple network interfaces, and I need RDP to only listen for connections on one of them; the server is not a Remote Desktop server, RDP is only used for remote administration. ...
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Auto-login on a Remote Desktop session after reboot

We have an application which performs some logging and reporting, and it has to stay running continually in order to function (the developers haven't heard of Windows services, evidently). Normally we ...
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Install Certificate in RDP-TCP properties

I'm trying to get certificates to work on our Windows 2008 Terminal server. Currently when we log on using RDP 6.1 client we get an certificate warning saying that the rdp.geas.local certificate is ...
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Remote Desktop change position of desktop icons

Sometimes i have to connect with remote desktop to remote workstations with the user's login. What happens sometimes is after closing the remote session and the user opens the local session all ...
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SSL Certificate Installation Issue with Remote Desktop Connection

Using Remote Desktop Connection to connect from Win7 to Win2008 Server R2, what is the difference in installing a self-signed certificate (for server authentication only) and installing a regular ...
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Unsolicited remote assistance

I am trying to figure out how to allow a group of users to offer unsolicited remote assistance using msra /offerra to their fellow domain members. I have created a policy enabling "Offer Remote ...
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SSH Tunnel for Remote Desktop via Intermediary Server Part II

I asked previously how to configure 2 SSH tunnels using an intermediary server in order to run Remote Desktop through them and I managed to make it work. Now, I'm trying to do the same, using the same ...
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Can I have three Remote Desktop sessions to a 2008 server without installing Remote Desktop Services?

We can start 3 Remote Desktop sessions on Window Server 2003 without installing TS Licenses. (Two Remote Session (with mstsc) & third with mstsc /console or mstsc /admin i.e console session) This ...
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reliable virtual desktop environment for Amazon EC2 Ubuntu

I have an ubuntu 13.04 instance in the Amazon EC2 Cloud. I am trying to run some java programs on the server that require a GUI desktop environment. I need just 1 desktop instance to connect to via ...
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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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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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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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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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How to check login history fo remote desktop connections to my Windows Server 2008 R2

I experienced a strange event when my RD connection got disconnected from my server, and wasn't able to reconnect a couple of minutes. When I was reconnected PG admin was closed, and I didn't close ...
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Multiple VPN Connections, One IP?

In my office, we are working off one IP address currently, and this lets us connect a single computer to one of our client's VPNs, which effectively locks out multiple people from working with that ...
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Outbound RDP session from XP SP3 fails, but port 3389 is reachable

I can telnet 192.168.10.10 3389 and get a connection. But RDP client to 192.168.10.10 immedietly bails (less than 1 sec) "connect" button greys briefly, RDP app remains on screen. Have tried these ...