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Test cases to verify that VM image is working

I'm currently working on my homelab using automation. I'm currently building Ubuntu images which are supposed to be distributed to my students when they are having labs. I'm wondering: Is it possible ...
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Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020 - Internal Server Error

I have a WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop setup using the Spring 2020 update. I have setup a new DC, New domain, New o365, new AD connect. I have setup a session host pool, application group and ...
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Desktop email client issue in Outlook

One of the user has sent an email Which was not delivered to the recipient. I can trace the email and found the "connection timed out " error in messages logs. Is there any way that user can get to ...
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remote desktop licensing service on windows server 2016 keeps crashing

I have 3 standalone licensing servers in my environment, no RDS deployment. All three of them are Windows 2016. On all of them, the Remote Desktop Licensing service keeps crashing since 2 weeks or ...
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Users cannot log into VM server that is joined to a DC

I've been having a problem recently where i have a VM machine that is running windows server 2012 which is connected to a DC running the same OS, on the DC i have ADUC running with all of my users ...
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Securing System Monitoring wall display PCs

I have several windows machines which drive dashboards on wall mounted displays for system and network monitoring. I would like to be able to secure them from unauthorized access or modification. ...
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Is it possible to update a desktop image with CI/CD?

The reason why I am asking this question is because I am stuck. I am trying to create a custom Ubuntu Desktop image, and when this is done I want to constantly be able to update the image either ...
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Virtual Desktop billing calculation method Amazon / Azure or Google

I want to run couple of VMs for charity on Cloud and not sure about billing hence this question. If I create a Virtual desktop / Workspace on one of cloud provider they say they charge per minute or ...
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How Do I Remove Extraneous Desktop Icons From Unauthorized Users On Windows Server 2016

I have an application server into which multiple users log in daily, but some software that's been installed only for certain users crept into everyone's desktops with unwanted launch icons. How do I ...
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2020: Why do people use expensive rack servers when desktop/mini pcs are way cheaper? [closed]

First of all, it's 2020... not 2010. A DELL R240 (The lowest end server) costs about $1500. A small/mini desktop pc which is at least 3x faster costs only $500 (Example the Intel NUC) Also to note:...
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Remote Desktop Windows 10 over OpenVpn network

I have an OpenVpn Access server(V2.7.4) being hosted on a VPS. My goal is to remote desktop into to another client connected to the VPN server sitting in another city (both running Win10 pro). My ...
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Windows 10 GPO Ease of access disables background by default

I have deployed a specific desktop background image for all users of our domain via GPOs. This does work like a charm, yet "ease of access" defaults displaying of a desktop background image to "...
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Desktop To Command Line Toggle for Default Command Line Environment? [closed]

[Fedora 30 Webserver] I am wanting to use MySQL Workbench and Wireshark (amongst other things) on my server, but neither of those two programs can be made to work on the command line; so what I am ...
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CentOS desktop startx no screen found on VPS

I installed Gnome/KDE/XFCE,... on CentOS 7 on a VPS yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" or yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "Xfce" But when I ...
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How to take periodic screenshots from Windows 7 in background for upload or email

My org manages a fleet of ~150 kiosks. We have Teamviewer installed on every machine. They are all separate installations, geographically dispersed around the country.The kiosks are all running ...
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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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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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