Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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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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! RemoteApp Prevent User from Running Remote Desktop How do I ...
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Using CA certificate for Remote Desktop Connection

I’m connecting over the web to a remote Windows Server 2012 R2 via Remote Desktop Connection for administration needs. It is a single web and database server without an AD etc. I’m not talking ...
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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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How to enable the 2 concurrent (+1 console) sessions on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM running on Windows Azure. I want to enable the ability for 2 simultaneous administrative sessions over Remote Desktop. This is permitted under the EULA for Windows ...
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Alternative Remote Desktop Software

What are good alternatives to the Windows builtin remote desktop client? I have tried Terminals and it is great but I've have run into numerous bugs with the latest release (currently 1.7e). Can ...
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Your system administrator does not allow the use of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer

At our office, all of our Windows 7 Clients get this error message when we try and RDP to a remote Windows 2008 Server outside of the office: Your system administrator does not allow the user of ...
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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, it'...
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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. Now, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 port. ...
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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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This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation - RDP to Windows 10 pro host

Error Following Windows security updates in May 2018, when attempting to RDP to a Windows 10 Pro workstation the following error message is displayed after successfully entering user credentials: An ...
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Maximum number of logged in users using remote desktop

We are using remote desktop to log in to a Windows 2012 server with a limit for two simultaneously users only. Sometimes, however, we need to be more. We've discussed that with our server guys who ...
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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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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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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 way ...
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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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How to remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote 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 username with admin ...
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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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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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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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VPN within a Remote Desktop session

I connect to a server on my local network via Remote Desktop. I then need to make a VPN connection out to the internet from within that Remote Desktop session. However that immediately disconnects my ...
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Why won't RDP accept my stored credentials, and makes me manually enter it every time?

Trying to log in to an Amazon EC2 instance (running Windows Server 2012 R2) via RDP. It works, and I can connect, but having saved the credentials that worked, they never seem to be accepted on ...
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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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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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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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Disable TeamViewer from “stealing” Port 80?

How can you disable TeamViewer from using/reserving port 80? I am certain in the previous version <v4.1.6 there used to be a radio button option in "options" which disabled it from needing it, but ...
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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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Inexpensive Remote Assistance software? [closed]

Any recommendations for Remote Assistance software that does not require firewall modification for clients? To assist client with software problems and perform training, we currently use a tool ...
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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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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 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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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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Windows Server 2012 Can't Print

I know this may sound incredibly stupid and there is probably an easy solution but I can't seem to find it. Friends of mine recently upgraded their server for their small business from the POS old one....
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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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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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Start/Stop/Restart individual vnc servers defined in /etc/sysconfig?

I have inherited responsibility for a RHEL 5 development box we are using at work that has been configured using a VNC server to allow multiple users to work on the machine at once. The VNC service ...
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Connecting to specific session using remote desktop

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with no active directory, single credentials for all. It is possible to disconnect from a session without logging off. Is there a way to connect directly to a ...
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Remote Desktop works only with old clients

All of our Windows 8.1 computers suddenly refuse Remote Desktop connections. The problem is when we connect TO Windows 8.1 We don't have the problem when connecting to other Windows versions. edit: ...
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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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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: 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 / ...