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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Delegate session management on RemoteApp 2012

We've built a rather large RemoteApp environment on 2012 R2, fully patched. Everything is working fine, so now comes the time to offshore and delegate tasks to the first line team. We would like to ...
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Windows RDP: Attack targeting real account names

We have a Windows 2012 R2 server hosted in a datacenter, and we are using RDP for its administration. Automatic updates are enabled. RDP login is not allowed for the Administrator account, and there ...
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Smart card error from Remote Desktop app

On Windows 10 there are two apps to remotely connect to another computer. One is old Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) and the other is modern Remote Desktop (RdClient.Windows.exe hidden somewhere ...
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RDP session Flickering - Only one user

So, This is a tricky one. I use a system where users connects via VPN to a Terminal Server on an other site. It is working fine for everybody but one user. For this user the screen is flickering/...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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Hyper-V Server with RemoteFX: Can I RDP from the Server Desktop to its Windows 7 VM and use RemoteFX?

Scenario I'm building a high-end workstation for a software developer. The plan is to install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the internal disk, and create a Windows 7 Ent x64 VM in a VHD on a second ...
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Remote Desktop Authentication without NTLM - How to Configure from non-Windows clients?

Background This has been bugging me for quite a while (and no amount of internet searching has amounted to a decent solution), so I'm hoping someone can offer some sage advice. When I try and start a ...
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RDP session fails for “Unknown extended disconnection reason 4399”

I am trying to log into a jumphost using Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.7. Normally I have no issue. Today I got this error code: Disconnected from xxx.xxx.xxx-xxx.edu [Unknown extended ...
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RDP suddenly stop working on 2 servers and 1 laptop

we have like 10 servers (running as DC for each site), also some workstations/laptop working on each site. We use RDP to admin every DC server. This structure was working nice and well, BUT... Today ...
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Denied permission of a symbolic link to a shared folder

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect my Mac to Microsoft Azure VM. I follow this thread (apple.stackexchange.com/a/140506/20747) to share a Mac folder named Music with the VM. It works fine, here ...
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Cannot connect via RDP due to NLA error

I have one DC that also acts as a Hyper-V host. It hosts a build server, and a WDS server. Up until Daylight Savings happened a few days ago these were both working fine and I could remote in no ...
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Non-admin users can't run MMC on Windows Server 2008 domain controller

I have created some delegated privileges for IT administrators. One of the groups of people has some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also ...
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Assign static IP to Users that access using Terminal Services (Remote Desktop)

For a project I'm working on I'm looking for the ability to assign a specific ip to users when they start a terminal service session. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and I tried using Remote ...
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(Virtual) Windows Server console: Black screen

When connecting to our virtual Windows 2003 Server (SBS 2003 SP2) via a normal RDP session, everything works fine. However, when connecting with /admin to get to the console session, the following ...
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Video Capture Devices available in RDP (mstsc) but not Virtual Machine Connection (vmconnect)?

I'm trying to pass my webcam through to a Hyper-V VM using Virtual Machine Connection (vmconnect). In the "Local Devices and resources" settings, I do not have the ability to do this: However using ...
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The remote computer requires NLA

While trying to remote into a computer, I originally got a message stating that the clock wasn't in sync with the server time (or something like that... I forget the exact message and cannot reproduce ...
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win10 RDP multiple desktops feature

I'm frequently using remote-desktop with a windows 10 server and access the multiple desktops feature (i.e. similar to linux, in windows win+tab, right-hand corner: new desktop). However if I connect ...
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RD Connection via RDGW to Session host is not connecting

I'm building a new RDS solution with a Gateway/Connection Broker and a pair of session host servers etc. This isn't the first time I've done this and I've not hit this issue before; I'm hoping its ...
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Too Many Audit Failure in Event Viewer Windows Server 2008

I have a dedicated server and last week server has been hacked. I changed all of paswords to strongly and Change RDP Scope to my ip addresses. When i enter the Event Viewer Security tab it is showing ...
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Remote Desktop black screen

Today, when I went to remote to my VPS (with Windows 2012 r2), remote desktop shows me black screen and closed after some seconds. I've tested remote from other client (with different OS) but again ...
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Unable to RDP as a Domain User

I am facing a problem remoting into a machine using a Domain account. Problem Facts : The Host VM's are hosted by Company A (read Domain A). The VM's have a local administrator as well Domain 'A' ...
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Running New-RDSSessionDeployment Remotely

I'm trying to script the setup of a remote desktop deployment into Azure. I'm using Powershell remoting to connect to the WinRM endpoint on the VM's and execute remote Powershell. For the most part ...
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RDCMAN Remote Desktop Connection Manager doesn't allow all clicks or clicking

I'm using RDCMAN 2.2 from WIN7 x64 to WIN7 x64. I can login fine to remote boxes and see the remote desktop, and see the mouse move, but!, I cannot click on everything I see IExplorer highlight as I ...
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Recommended Tool/Script to test Remote Desktop Performance?

Can anyone recommend a tool to test Remote Desktop performance in Windows? Windows 7-based, both client and "server". We are making changes to network, client and server and would like to assess the ...
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Strange image rendering issues on Windows Server 2016. RDP changes font rendering? How to reset rendering subsystem?

I've got a strange issue with our automated test system. This is a Windows Server 2016 VM that runs various automated functional tests around our business application. In some tests, we produce image ...
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0x80004005 Error When RDPing to CA-certified computers

I have a server (let's call it srv1) on my network that I use RDP to connect to and manage, from my Windows 10 computer. Recently, I deployed RDP server certificates so that I could stop the ...
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Remote desktop is not working anymore after changing Network access in Local Policy, Security Options

I've followed the instruction in this post and changed some settings on the server, restarted the server and now I can't do remote desktop anymore. I think the culprits are the last three things ...
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HOWTO: setup persistent RDP sessions

In an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server (with XFCE4), I am running X11vnc as a RDP server so people can connect to it from using Windows Remote Desktop (either from Windows or OSX). My current configuration ...
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Remote Desktop connection error Remote Desktop Services is currently busy

I'm using remote desktop from windows 10 to connect to my remote server that running windows server 2016 but many times error occurs returning me the following message The task you are trying to do ...
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How do I deactivate an RDS License from a crashed licensing server?

One of my licensing servers crashed (SRV01). I can't deactivate it because its down and when I open the licensing diagnoser on a server in the same RDS collection it says SRV01 is not available (...
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RDS external Manifest with multiple monitors

One of our remote-workers has a Surfacebook (Win10 64-Bit) with a 3000x2000 resolution with which he connets to our RDS-Serverfarm (Win Serv 2012 R2) by RemoteApplication. No VPN or anything else, ...
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Looking for suggestions with a program that doesn't allow multiple sessions

We are running a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine with Remote Desktop Services. The idea is that everybody can log in and run company software that requires extensive configuration, that way we only ...
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Is it possible to allow saved passwords for remote desktop in a domain environment?

I have checked the "remember password" and every single time, even if it connects correctly after I type a password and check the box, it does not allow subsequent logins using the stored password, ...
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Can you host Remote Desktop Services w/ RemoteFX on a Virtual Server?

Can you install RDS w/ RemoteFX on a Virtual Server? For example Windows Server 2012 R2 hosted in AWS or Azure?
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Having trouble getting “Set action to take when logon hours expire” to work

I have a Windows Server 2012 server that allows remote desktop users (sessions are hosted on the server itself). I'm trying to enforce logon hours for these remote desktop users. I have specified ...
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double login and other problems on remote desktop every 14 days

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services we got problems every 14 days on Monday morning independent of how long the server is up. You have to log in twice. RemoteApps will not start (only ...
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How to prevent Windows Server 2008 R2 from automatically shutting down applications?

I have been running various processes over night on a Windows 2008 R2 AMD64 SP1 virtual server share via a VPN connection and remote desktop. Recently, I have been noticing that when I return in the ...
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Installing RD Gateway on a server with another site already in Default Web Site and listening on port 443?

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, web facing with one website already installed. I would like to also add the RD Gateway services to this machine since it is already accessible form the ...
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Remote Desktop locks user account on Password Change

We maintain a Terminal Server on our network for our remote office and occasional third party vendors to connect in to. Our windows network active directory has the standard windows password ...
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Replacing VNC with Remote Desktop, how do you share a desktop between users like VNC?

We are in the process of switching from VNC to Remote Desktop for accessing shared computer resources. Currently we run a mixed environment of Windows 7, Windows XP SP3, and Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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remote desktop on windows server 2012 issue

i installed windows server 2012 on my computer but when i connect to it remotely i can conncet and use it for 2 or 3 minutes and after 2 or 3 minutes it hangs and i have to connect to it again. i ...
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Trouble with Remote Desktop pulling through printers. Drive Redirection works, and the ports created but not the printers

I've run out of things to look into. All the support documents have been gone through and still provide no resolution. I've checked the service permissions, (sc sdshow spooler) they all match up with ...
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Remote Desktop IP missing in Event Log

I was checking my remote desktop event logs and an entry is confusing for me. The event was a normal log on event with a username, but at details have a dash (-) for the source IP instead of a source ...
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Identify remote desktop client software and OS when user logs into Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop

We would like to detect what devices & what programs users are using to connect to the Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop. In particular, we would like to have an ability to detect the remote devices ...
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Firefox ESR: Permissions

I have recently setup a development 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Host Server to test Firefox ESR 10.0.3. I can set the options to not check for updates and that works correctly. However a standard user ...
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How to disable Windows Server 2003 terminal server PIN login without losing smart card support?

The users of a Windows Server 2003 terminal server should be able to use their national identity card (a smart card) inside the terminal session. This requires the Remote Desktop Connection's [x] ...
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Remote Desktop Connection for Mac cannot log in to Windows Terminal Server if user's password expired

We have users that connect to a terminal server, TS1, from a variety of desktop clients. We also have a domain password policy that expires passwords after a certain amount of time. If a user's ...
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How can I get Mac RDC client to connect to W2K3 after enabling FIPS support?

Recently we enabled FIPS 140-2 Encryption Algorithms on our W2K3 server per http://chadamberg.com/drupal/IISCryptography and now my Mac RDP 2.1.1 client won't connect. I get: "Remote Desktop ...
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Unable to access file system via RemoteApp but works fine in RDP session

I've written a program that accesses a file on a remote server, through a remotely mounted drive on another server. The program runs fine (is able to access the file) when I start an RDP session, and ...
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Terminal Services Licensing Server Does Not Hand Out Available CALs (Error 22)

We have a TSLS (2008 SP2, not R2) issuing both 2003 and 2008 Per Device CALs. I have no Issues with the 2008 CALs. It has 5 or so batches of 2003 CALs, and hands out some (group A), but not others (...

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