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Windows 10 remote administration stopping

I have a windows 10 machine with remote administration enabled in my office. I used to connect to it for quite a while, and suddenly somewhere last summer it began to behave oddly. I can access the ...
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VNC Server which attaches to current session

I use Debian 9 + fluxbox so there are no 1click enable remote desktop solutions: http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/tightvnc The problem with tightvnc, that (at least by default) it will spawn a ...
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LDAP user can log in from tty but not login manager

Configuration CentOS 7.5.1804 GDM, LightDM, SDDM tested yum group "KDE Plasma Workspaces" as desktop environment, GNOME also tested LDAP logins provided by sssd, /home/* mounted via autofs over NFS ...
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SCCM forcing Application Desktop Icons

Most applications I can generally suppress the desktop icon in the config file or MSI build but 2 are refusing to play ball. The thing is that it seems to, for one at least, be SCCM forcing the ...
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Gnome-session doesn't start with VNC

I have some problems on CentOS7. When I'm connect on CentOS, all si fine, I can go to the menu, I have all my icons. But when I'm connect with VNC on this session, the menu, background disappear. I ...
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Can't Remove Windows GPO Wallpaper Restriction

As a small prank on one of my coworkers I created a group policy object that forced a specific wallpaper (Desktop Background) on her profile whenever she logs in. Laughs were had by all. I deleted ...
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Unable to login to dedicated server over remote desktop

I have a dedicated server which I rented on online.net. It's a Windows Server 2012. I changed the administrator password from within the server, but now I can't login to my server over remote desktop. ...
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Is the server without GPU is good for remote desktop? [duplicate]

I want to buy a server 4 cores Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 (16 GB RAM) but without GPU. Is it OK to use as a remote desktop computer? I know that we need GPU to show images on the screen but I don't know ...
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Desktop shortcut yields different environment variables than command line

I have just installed a software package. This package created a desktop shortcut to launch the software. When I double click the shortcut it launches the software. Within the software app ...
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The Local Security Authority Cannot Be Contacted when attempting to login to any RDP session from a workstation

I have, what seems to be, a very unique situation happening here. At one stage RDP Connections were working perfectly, until one day, it literally just stopped. The user now encounters the exact ...
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How can I get the “This PC” Icon to show on the Desktop?

How can I persuade Windows Server 2012 (R2) to put the "This PC" icon on the Desktop? In slightly older versions of Windows it could be achieved through right-clicking the "Computer" icon in the ...
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How to set desktop background color for all users for domain Windows machines?

I have some Windows Server machines joined to a Active Directory domain. How can I set the desktop background color for all users on selected machines, so that the background color reminds them that ...
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Remote Desktop listening IP

I have multiple Windows 2012 R2 servers. Each server is using just one NIC port that has around 15 IPs binded to it. I want to configure RDP to only listen on one IP, I've configured rules on windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Desktop Icon Drop Shadow Bug

Background I have a client who uses Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role installed, and all their employees work on them (two servers in an RD pool). They have a ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V RDP from anywhere

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter installed with the Hyper-V manager activated. Within the Hyper-V Manager I have installed two virtual machines. First virtual machine is a Windows Server ...
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NAS drive in a desktop system

I know that NAS drives are specifically designed for the constant usage. meaning a system that is on 100% of the time. Is it possible to install these drives in a desktop computer that needs a more ...
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Allow users to change theme but not desktop Windows Server 2012

I am running Windows Server 2012 for a school. I have recently updated the computers to Windows 10. I am trying to allow students to change their theme, but not their desktop background. In GP, I had ...
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Can't Remote Desktop To Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

I enabled RDP, set static IP address, created a local administrator account and made sure remote management was enabled. I can ping the server fine. On the client machine thats running Windows 10 I ...
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citrix desktop mode from seamless mode

There is one client who is using citrix xenapp and citrix online plugin V11. They are using citrix in seamless mode. Can we change seamless mode to desktop mode somehow? What is the procedure for that?...
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Desktop redirected Icons

I need to set a static custom icon for a website's shortcut. The desktop is redirected on a server 2008 domain via GP. Need an easily recognizable icon for young children versus having Chrome or IE ...
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How to copy a file to common desktop (how to address common desktop) with Group Policy?

Using Group Policy Object > User > Preferences > Windows Settings > Files I can copy a file to user desktop using a target file name like this: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\targetfile.txt. Now I'm trying to ...
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Can't add built-in Remote Desktop Users group on DC to Remote Desktop Users on 2012 server

I have new 2012 servers and so far its only set to allow administrator to remote in. In Computer Management/Remote Desktop Users, the only member is administrator. When I try to add the built-in ...
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Win10 - Open RDP using Win-key + name of server

I need to RDP to many servers. On Win7 i put all RDP links into the C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, making it possible to press the "Windows key + name of ...
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Installing a Desktop Environment on a headless CentOS 7 server by CLi only [closed]

I am looking to install a Desktop environment on my headless Centos 7 server, and retain the headless functionality of the server. I have one caveat. I am nowhere near the server. It is in a server ...
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Microsoft Windows Terminal Server synchronizes my local desktop

I'm connecting to several Windows Terminal Servers(2008 R2 Enterprise - 2012 R2 Standard). Everything worked fine until some weeks ago it took me more than one hour to connect(usually ~2-5 mins). The ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive. Solution [duplicate]

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. (MP8200 Elite SFF PC) BIOS version: J01 v02.15 ME Firmware version 7.1.3.1053 Tried on two different computers, with same BIOS version ...
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Best way to apply “one-shot quick fixes” to computers and users? [closed]

We often suffer from situations where we need to apply a quick fix for a bunch of users/computers. A quick fix can be a copy job, deleting a users browser cache or adding registry keys to HKCU to a ...
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HP P4014n will only print letter size

Had a user using HP P4014n locally, device suddenly stopped printing, I removed the printer, and uninstalled and reinstalled the printer drivers. Then readded printer. Now it will not auto-detect ...
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Video memory required for desktop virtualization [closed]

I am planning to set up 3 virtual desktops using vmware. I have this server with video memory of 32mb and 32 GB RAM. What is the recommended video memory for this set up and is it possible to upgrade ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Audit [closed]

My company recently fired someone. They said, they are auditing that person's electronic activity. We all have Remote Desktop connections that we use to work from home. Do you know what level of ...
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Can I use a self-signed certificate in Tomcat for private APIs and a commercial certificate for public pages?

I distribute a Java desktop application that needs to communicate with some RESTful APIs served by embedded Tomcat within a Spring Boot webapp. I was planning on using a self-signed certificate for ...
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Group Policy to Place Shortcut on All Users Desktops

We're looking at using a GPO to put a shortcut to a company web app on all users' desktops. Different users are on different Windows versions, meaning the location varies: c:\documents and settings\...
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How can I hide the Recycle Bin on Windows Server 2012?

On Windows 8 you can hide the Recycle Bin (and other icons on the desktop) by following Charms bar > Settings > Personalization. But on Server 2012 this returns an empty window with the message "This ...
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Windows Remote Desktop auto disconnection due to autologin

I am working with machine that are hosting several PCs running windows 7 pro. I quite often need to connect to these PCs using windows remote desktop. This PCs need to have the autologin feature ON (...
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Will an average PC run a 10 concurrent write intensive request with 50MB daily database server? [closed]

As I am a average programmer who have never been purchasing any hardware myself, I have to choose a computer for a prototype database server that will be used to serve 10 concurrent request per one ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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Terminal Services 2003 Require accounts logging in to have a password

I am required to look after a Terminal Services 2003 machine. Occasionally company staff will create a new Active Directory user with no password and grant that user permission to login to the ...
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Windows domain grant desktop access only to some users

I must grant only domain admin members to open a server desktop session. How to limit desktop access to some computers (typically servers) for some groups only?
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Remote Desktop - Client to Client

Hello fellow IT specialists, I have a network set up with one Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit) which is also my DHCP and DNS and AD server. I have several Windows 7 Professional 64-...
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Defending PCs against APTs

We are evaluating the security of the PCs used by people with access to high-value company documents. At the moment they are kept patched and run a virus checker, but we are concerned about zero-day ...
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Server for Client/Server Application [closed]

I have developed one Client/Server application. Now I am wondering that if I want to upload that application on a server, then which server will be useful here? And what configuration do I need to ...
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How do i reference redirected host drives in a remote desktop session

When I remote desktop into a server, for example, local drives and mapped network drives from my host computer appear as ON . I can access these drives using Windows Explorer, but I also need to ...
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Lync 2010 web app Share desktop not available

We are attempting to set up Lync 2010 to organize meetings with external users however when we get the meeting set up there is no option of Desktop under the Share menu. I can't find any kind of ...
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Pfsense installation on Desktop Machine [closed]

I am able to install pfsense 2.1 into VirtualBox and Alix device properly. I want to know if it is possible to install pfsense on my desktop mahine directly. I mean desktop machine does not have OS, ...
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Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections in Windows Server

I would like to remote control the administrator user of my Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously from 3 remote computers. To do that, in Group Policy, I disabled "restrict to a single remote desktop ...
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How to completely (all the packages were installed) remove or disable the tasksel desktop environment?

I accidentally installed desktop environment at the debian install. Now I'm trying to remove it but no chance: tasksel remove desktop changed only i to u if tasksel --list-tasks. sudo apt-get remove ...
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Do i need specific server to handle mac and pc users? [closed]

I have 5-6 users half use PC and another half uses Mac OS. They want to setup local file server, right now they use Drop Box for reason that in the past in their experience mac's corrupt file and make ...
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Anybody seen this? Reboot loop when entering Audit Mode?

We have a production system in place that requires users to enter Audit Mode a few times during a computer refurbishing process. Most machines we get are in OOBE mode when we get them, and the ...
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Asset Tracking: Best Practices

We'd like to track I.T. assets across different organizations and I have a bunch of questions: What is a good, systematic method to choose a universally unique asset tag (i.e. name)? What method ...
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Best way to monitor ubuntu desktop machine [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a simple solution to monitor all desktop machines of my network (~ 35 Ubuntu desktop). I do not want to use passive monitoring like Munin or Cacti but with an active agent on the ...