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Remote Desktop - Dual screen PC to single screen remote desktop connection.

Q: Remote Desktop - Dual screen PC to single screen remote desktop connection.

Okay I have seen some machines where when you remote desktop into them from a single screen machine to a dual screen machine it will shuffle over all apps to the primary screen and you can keep working. I have seen others that will have dual screens and it will leave the app open on the toolbar but you can't get to it because it is on the 2nd screen and htings don't get shuffled over. Now I have a 3rd type of behavior and I need to figure out why PCs are not all behaving the same.

This new symptom is connecting into a Vista machine that has 2 screens. All the apps themseleves stay on the screen they were left on but the sidebar does squish to the First screen.

Some machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen both apps show on screen 1.

Other machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1.

New symptom Vista machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1 but sidebar.exe shuffles to screen 1.

Ultimately I would like them all to behave like the top option but I don't know where you force this behavior.

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Hi Guys,

I have set up a Dual Screen to connect to our server.

Now I have read it is possible, but you have to use the following command.

mstsc /span


mstsc /span /v:<NAME>

I am sure the mstsc file is located in


Now is their any confiugration in the RDP file I can change to allow this permanently, or do I have to manually run that everytime I want to connect with a Dual Screen setup?

A:[SOLVED] Remote Desktop Dual Screen Issues

Anyone got any ideas.

Even if someone could write ma batch file to run mstsc /span command.

I can't write batch files very well and forgotten keywords and such.

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I need a little help with demystifying what is causing this error, according to the minidmps, its win32k.sys, csrss.exe, and ntkrnlpa.exe. This is a dell precision M6400.

The stop error is the same every time (0x1A), with the exception of a blue screen on boot(0x7e i believe)

It is running Windows XP SP3 x86, which was freshly installed on the machine, all of the ram has been tested, pulled from the system and tested again in each of the 4 slots on the motherboard.

The only difference that is on the system is at the end of the boot.ini file, there is a /3gb switch, since the machine uses memory intensive applications such as autocad, which will not run without the switch.

Attached are the minidmps, and the TSF batch file results from the system

Thanks in advance

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I've searched the internet and I can't find a solution. I've long been using Windows 7 and never had any problems with Remote Desktop from outside my network however I don't use it frequently so it is several months since I last used it.

When I right click on Computer -> Properties and Remote Settings

The lower part of the screen where you specify your remote desktop settings is missing. The issues that I've seen regarding this have two solutions typically.

1) The TermService is not running. It is my case.
2) That the DWord value should be set to 0 in the registry for tfDenyTSConnections

I have attached a screenshot confirming all this.

Anybody any advice as to what to try next?

A:Remote Desktop Missing In Remote Settings Screen

what version of windows 7 do you run?

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I have a computer which runs Windows XP and I am looking to enable Remote Desktop Connection on it but I can't find anyway to enable it to work with only one network card. When it ran Windows 2003 there was a Terminal manager but I can't locate that in Windows XP.

So any ideas about this?

A:Solved: Set Remote Desktop Connection for a single network card

Figured it out myself.

If anyone stumbles across this the answer is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924927/en-us

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I am using Remote Desktop Connection to log in to a machine on my network, I would like to utilize the dual monitors that I have, but I cannot figure out how to utilize my dual monitors while logged into this remote machine.

I am using a computer loaded with Windows XP Pro SP3.

Logging in to a machine loaded with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.

It does not give me an option to extend to other displays, when you go to "Options" and "Display" tab.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Desktop Connection with Dual Monitors

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. If you change your mind about forum or Title just click on Report and request the change.

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I'm trying to solve a remote desktop connection issue. I need to remote into my office computer from my home laptop (I never need to remote into my home laptop from the office computer). Both machines have dual monitors and both have window 7 pro. I've read
that at least one of my machines needs an upgrade from 7 pro to either 7 ultimate or enterprise to use dual monitors. Which computer needs the upgrade, or do they both need it in order to use the dual monitor function?


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I am using windows 7 - home premium

If I connect to a remote computer using RDP, I can all the features of remote computer. Likewise if someone connects to my computer from a remote computer using RDP, he has access to all programs on my computer. This person can assist me with any help I need by connecting remotely using RDP.

Same assistance can be provided using Remote Assistance, then whats the need of Remote Assistance when RDP provides required functionality ? What different does Remote Asistance do from RDP ?

Pls reply here rather than pointing to link.


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Hi. I just viewed Kari Finn's clearly explained Remote Desktop Connection on Win10 and how to connect to remote computer, thank you for that. Good job! In my case though, I use Win XP Home edition. Do I have to have Win XP Pro edition to connect on RDC to Win 10 host using Hyper-V virtual creation?
Also, if that is the case, how can I reboot my remote computer XP OS and get onto the Start Up Menu page? The keyboard command is released to my Win 10 host computer on start up and I don't have access to keyboard commands (such as F8) until Win XP has been fully booted up. How do I access that Start Up menu page otherwise?
This would be helpful for me to know. Thanks.

A:Remote Desktop Connection Explained - Question remote XP?

Hi Hibs, welcome to the Ten Forums.

You simply cannot use Windows XP Home as remote host, meaning you cannot connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection. There are some hacks around the Internet but I very strongly advice against them.

(From Remote Desktop: frequently asked questions)
A workaround, in case you have or can find a valid Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate license is to install Windows 7 on a Hyper-V virtual machine, then install Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode on that virtual machine. Works perfectly giving you Windows XP Pro SP3.

If the mouse and keyboard are released by the Windows XP vm back to host, you simply need to bring the pointer on the vm and click to get them back to vm. The F8 keyboard shortcut when booting XP up works then totally normally bringing up the advanced options boot menu:

To release the mouse and keyboard back to host, press CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW.


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February 16, 2010

My problem is this:

I can't run remote desktop connection in my current situation. I'm at home and I'd like to be able to do this.

I have a laptop that's fairly new. It's an HP Pavilion dv6 with an AMD Turioin II P520 dual-core processor that's 2.30 Ghz and it's running Windows 7 Home Premium, the 64-bit version.

I have two computers I'd like to control using my laptop: A Gateway GT5692 running an AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core Processor 2.10 GHz that's got the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium and a HP SR501P with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 4200+ 2.20 GHz running the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Basic.

All are tied to a router. The laptop runs wireless and the two desktops have a wired lan. All connect to the internet through the router tied to a DSL modem.

I can control the computers using Windows Remote Assistance but not with Windows Remote Desktop connection. What's up with that? http://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/frown.gif

And when I bring up system properties on my laptop, it has the “Remote Assistance” dialog but not the dialog for “Remote Desktop”. I viewed this on another computer with a video titled “Accessing another computer with Remote Desktop Connection”. On that video, it has the dialog for “Remote Desktop” viewable 50 seconds from the front of the video. I've noticed that this computer's system is “Windows 7 Ultimate” while I'm stuck ... Read more

A:Remote Assistance Works But Not Remote Desktop Connection

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Remote Desktop Connection wants the IP or name of the remote computer to connect to. But suppose the remote computer is behind a router. The router has one WAN IP, say, which will be the same for all the computers connected off of that router, (when you google "my ip" from any of them) and then each computer connected off of the router will have a LAN IP, something like So if I want to help the person connected to the computer (and not the person connected at off of this router what do I tell Remote Desktop Connection at my computer to reach them?


A:Identifying remote computer for Remote Desktop Connection

I would use teanviewer its a lot simpler to setup

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These are two computers connected via the Internet (not a home network)
1 - Vista Home Premium
2 -XP Pro

* Trying to use the built-in Remote Assistance software installed on 2 computers:
I can control in Windows Vista through the xp but not vice versa ...
The problem is known?
There is a solution to the problem?

** Trying to use Remote Desktop Connection software (not installed
In Windows Vista?), I can control the xp through in Windows Vista but not vice versa ...
The problem is known?
There is a solution to the problem?

A:Remote Assistance\Remote Desktop Connection

Error message about Remote Assistance:
Here is a screenshot of an attempt to control the XP computer through Vista. The error appear Before I'm concerned / clicks something. If I approve the message OK -> Software shuts down...
- Can anything be done?

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I've recently installed wireless at home and run 2 pc's on it, accessing the web via Comcast broadband. All works well when accessing my office PC via XP's 'Remote access web connection'. I can transfer files between office & home and print to machines that are configured on the host (office) to LPT & COM ports.
Last week I replaced my ageing Epson C80 home printer with a new HP Deskjet 5850 wireless printer. It works great and I can print from my 2 home pc's via wireless.
What I can't figure out is how to configure it on my office host pc so that it can see it via RAWC. I've tried adding a port with the printers IP Address but that doesn't work. Have also tried HP's web sights as well as Wxp's but I guess the wireless printer is too new. Any ideas anyone ?

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What settings/services need to be changed/stopped to keep other
computers from accessing my system through an unwanted remote
connection ?

A:Remote Desktop And Remote Connection Settings

Hello BEJ,

Unchecking the Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer box, and selecting the Don't allow connections to this computer options in the "First" section of the tutorial below will prevent this for you.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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SBS 2011 std domain. When I try to remote desktop to a Win 7 Pro pc then before the welcome screen I get a blank screen like below. PC gets stuck on it before disconnecting after a while. I am getting events like below. Restarting pc fixes it for a while
and then its back to this.
How can I fix this?

Log Name: System
Source: TermDD
Date: 09/09/2016 09:17:32
Event ID: 50
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
The RDP protocol component X.224 detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="TermDD" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49162">50</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-09-09T08:17:32.374345800Z" />
<Security />
<Binary>0000240002004C000000000032000AC00000000032000AC000000000000000000000000000000000270000000300002002F08064000703EB701212001700F003EA030100000104002400... Read more

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I am having a problem logging into my Laptop Computer from Remote Desktop.

I set everything up, created a static IP, port forwarded and everything. However, when I try logging into my laptop remotely, I get a blank screen for a while, and then a "VBSCRIPT: REMOTE DESKTOP DISCONNECTED - An internal error has occurred" error.

Now, I am able to log in and enter my username and password, and then I get the blank screen. My laptop also logs itself out (to the login screen).

Could this be the error? Since I am connected over wireless, maybe it disconnects from the internet while I am at the login screen, making it so that I cannot connect to it anymore? Im rather stumped.

Thanks for the help. Cheers.

A:Remote Desktop Blank Screen

Just to add, I did try using logmein for a day before I set this up. Could it have replaced anything that causes the problem?

I also notice that my wireless disconnects when I log back in (after getting logged out by the remote user). Could it be that the internet disconnects when I log out?

Is there any way to make my laptop computer log itself back in or something when the connection drops?

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I am trying to help out someone in my company. We have a secure connection setup from remote locations. We use Secure id and an AT&T global dialer connection to tunnel into our servers. He gets connected to this program fine. When he tries to remote in he sees his ip address on top but only gets a black screen. He has winxp professional in the office. And winXP home edition on his laptop. He is also using Bell South dsl connection. His laptop is a Dell Inspiron 600M with a Intel centrino chip user also has an ATI Radeon 9000 Graphics card. I thought it may have been the graphics card but I didn't want to try and update it in case anything happened.

I also tried getting him to connect with PC-Anywhere 10.5 He connects and the screen goes about 3/4 of the way down before it stops and kicks him off.Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Remote Desktop getting black screen

Does this happen all the time or just this one occurrence? Often I find a reboot helps. Additionally do the housekeeping, clear temp files, etc and free up as much memory as possible.

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i have a computer running windows xp that when the resolution is turned up will not let me login remotely. It seems the max I can set it is 1024x768. After a recent update of a driver this started happening last week. I've uninstalled the intel display driver it installed but the problem persists. Is there away to get around this? The computer has an old "square LCD monitor," new a 16x9 screen and locations I am remoting through have 16x9, would that make a difference?

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I have no issue accessing my HTPC with RDC it works fine. When I back to the big screen to wach a movie or what not the screen is black if i go back to my other pc and RDC it still works but I have to reboot to get it back to normal on the main screen. Any one know of this issue? (I'm using windows vista 64 Ultimate)

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The situation i have is that my win7 machine is hooked up to my TV and i want to remote control it with my laptop while still viewing it on my tv. I can remote control it with my laptop but all i see is is the login screen on my tv. I'm just wondering if its possible to view the screen on the client machine while its being controlled via Windows Remote Desktop or do i have to use third party software to accomplish this?

A:Is screen sharing possible with Remote desktop?

You are seeing one of the biggest drawbacks, in my opinion, to Remote Desktop. The local user (if any) is logged out and the only thing visible locally is the login screen.

If you don't mind bouncing back and forth between machines for the initial setup you could use Remote Assistance; after you Take Control of the Windows 7 with the laptop the experience is pretty much the same as Remote Desktop except that the screen is visible locally.

Or try TeamViewer or UltraVNC or other 3rd party software.

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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ok basically lately my remote desktop is flaky.

Scenario is.

Activated Windows 7 N Ultimate as host machine (in other room)
Activated Windows 7 Ultimate as client machine, am using it now.

If I remote desktop in after logging in locally on the host, I get the black screen for approx 2 minutes at which point it closes with an error.
If I remote desktop in whilst the host is logged out I can connect and log in fine.
If I detach from a running remote desktop session and try to relogin again, I get the black screen sympton again and have to logout locally on the host to be able to login again on remote desktop.
If I try to login locally on the host whilst the black screen is up here I get rejected due to remote desktop service been busy. I have to wait for the window to close.

any ideas what the problem is?

A:Remote Desktop Failure Black screen

to add I do briefly see the login screen before it goes black. It is actually managing to connect, the error I mentioned is something like "the 2 systems were unable to connect in the time slot alloted".

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I logged in to my home desktop from work like I have done many times before. Then, when I was working in an application, it all of a sudden hung and crashed back to the host computer's desktop. After that I get a Windows Vista Ultimate log in screen (with my user name showing and with functioning buttons and Vista Basic-looking windows) when I open the Remote Desktop Connection and it won't accept my password. I haven't been able to check what it looks like at home yet.

What could have caused this?

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Maybe someone can help me with this. My domain is 2003 server with XP as the clients. I also use Group Policies. I can only remote desktop into a client machine if they are already logged in. If their machine is at the Ctrl Alt Del screen I get this msg "You do not have access to logon to this session". Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Can't Remote Desktop when at the Ctrl, Alt, Del Screen

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Since installing Windows 7 Ultimate I have a problem with Remote Desktop. The program that I am running on the server of my office is to large to fit the screen. I have a 22" monitor but have to bring down the screen resolution to 640 x 480 to have everything I need in my screen.This problem did not occure under Vista Ultimate, and does not occur under Windows NT or even XP using a ?TM connection.Calling Support does not help, since this is considered a Professional issue and will be charged at a rate of ? 299.00 per hour.My desktop is being displayed almost normal, but since the program I use has buttons that I have to point to with my mouse at the button of the screen (which are not visable) I can not use the program I need to use. As I said before, this problem started using Windows 7, not under Vista.regardsLotte

A:Remote Desktop using Windows 7, can't see complete screen

Hi Lotte,
What Remote Desktop software is in use?
If you use Remote Desktop Connection, you may try the following steps first.
1.    Launch Remote Desktop Connection and click Options.
2.    Switch to Display tab, and move the slider to Full Screen.
3.    Click Connect to check the issue again.
What?s the result?Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hi there,
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
I have an issue with Remote Desktop Connection program.
What happen is, I can start it up with full screen no problem.
But when I click on the "restore down" button so I can re-size it temporarily, it won't return to full screen when I click on the "maximize" button.
What it does instead is it make the window as large as possible covering the entire screen like when you open up internet explorer, still with the 3 "minimize", "restore down", "close" button at the top-right.
Not a full screen as I initially start with.
How do I make it return to full screen?

A:remote desktop won't return to full screen

found it in some forums.
there's some kind of a "bug" with certain resolution that cause it to refuse full screen.
the only way to force it back to full screen mode is by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Break

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So here's my issue. On my VPS (Windows Server 2008 R2), I'm trying to run a script which needs a GUI. So when I'm logged in through Remote Desktop, the program works fine. However - once I log out, the desktop is gone, so it no longer works. I've got it setup so that the programs continue to run even after logging out, but it needs the desktop to stay alive while it runs.

Is it possible to do this in some way without staying logged in through the RD for a long time?

A:Remote Desktop - Keeping Screen Alive

I don't know of a way to do what you want. I've re-written a few scripts (AutoIt) so that they worked while the screen is locked. What scripting language are you using?

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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:

None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications?

A:Remote features not working -remote desktop, WMC, iTunes remote, etc.

Let's focus on "remote desktop". Can someone remotely access it from the internet?
If not: Can someone remotely access it from same LAN?

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Conditions: I am running on a Vista Home Premium SP1 laptop with an attached 1680x1050 monitor. (Using only that monitor, not the laptop monitor.)

I am using Remote Desktop (6.0.6001) to connect to a Windows 2003 R2 SP2 server. The 2003 system has matched the resolution of my monitor, according to Display Properties on the remote system.

I've suddenly noticed that I can't move the mouse to the top of the screen! Or, rather, I can move the mouse there, but the remote 2003 system doesn't generally see or acknowledge it. Examples:

If I drag a window, it "stops" about 100 pixels from the top of the screen. The mouse keeps moving but the window won't go any higher.
If I drag an icon up there, the icon stops at the same place. However if I drag the icon over a window, the sprint changes into a "no" symbol and suddenly jumps up to where the mouse is. When I drag the icon back onto the desktop, the sprint changes back to a "grayed icon" and pops back down to the "do not cross" line.
Any mouse clicks above the "do not cross" line happen to whatever is directly under the mouse, down on the "do not cross" line.

This is only manifesting on the remote system. The local Remote Desktop client knows where the mouse really is. The mouse sprite moves properly, moving to the top of the Remote Desktop screen displays the drop-down menu, etc.

I've only recently installed this 2003 system, but I didn... Read more

A:Bizarre Remote Desktop problem -- can't move to top of screen

Boy, that is Weird. I RDP to a Win Server 2003 R2 box everyday from a vista ultimate machine and don't experience the problem.

I think it's related to the video drivers you're running on the laptop.

Does the same thing happen when you use RDP on the actual laptop screen and not the external display?

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Hi! I just got a new Thinkpad X1 Carbon which has a screen resolution of 2560 X 1440. The problem is when I connect to the Remote Desktop, the screen resolution on the remote machine is extremely small. Its next to impossible to read the text or make out anything. I tried a few options mentioned on some other forums like using the new Remote Desktop App for Windows 10 but nothing seems to work. Can anyone please sugest a soultion for this problem? Thanks in advance.

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Good morning everyone,When I have a Remote Desktop window opened and click restore down, I get a small window with my rdp session. This is all fine and good. When I click on Maximize after, it behaves like a maximized screen, not the FULL screen like in XP. I need it to go full screen and not just maximize because in maximize I will have to scroll both sides.Thank you all for your help.

A:Remote Desktop - restore down and then maximize full screen.

Hi Oscar009,
I would like to suggest you check the following steps.
1.    Launch Remote Desktop Connection.
2.    Click Options and switch to Display tab.
3.    Drag the sidebar under Display configuration from Small to Large (Full Screen).
4.    Click Connect to check the issue.
Good luck!Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hi all,

This is my first post so hello to all

My problem essentially is pretty simple, and i have tried googling it and found others with a similar problem but no solution

I am connecting via RDC over an internal network. I do not beleive the network has anything to do with this.

Connection is fine and i can use the desk computer(XP) from my laptop(Vista) no problems.

But when i try to copy a file, for example from my laptop remote to desk computer, i copy a file on the desktop (or any file on any hard drive) and i get the blue screen of death, error 0x7E

I have gone to the windows help for this error but there are no solutions for RDC

Are there any suggestions out there



PS i have no problems with either computer when not in RDC mode
PPS i can copy text within a file fine, just when i try to copy a whole file
PPPS i dont even get a chance to paste anything as it has already crashed

A:Remote Desktop, Copy blue screen of death

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I connect to my work computer through a VPN and remote desktop, and often times remote desktop (I use NLA) works once, but after the first disconnect I can't login remotely. Power settings on the computer are set so it never goes asleep and never turns off the display.

In addition, when this happens, I find the computer has a black screen either before or after login when I go into my office to login directly to the computer.

This problem seems to occur on several computers, including on Win 7 Pro x32 and x64.


A:Black Screen on Login after Remote Desktop sessions

I use MS RDP and have no issues like that... but it does rearrange all my desktop icons if i remote in from a PC with a 4:3 monitor (I have a 16:10 @ home)... that's very annoying!

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Hi all,
I am trying to connect to a remote server but all I get is the error that the Remote Desktop Gateway is not available. I have tried accessing the same remote server from another PC (windows 8.1) and it is working.
I tried connecting to other remote server and get same error. I have not usde remote desktop before until now.
It seems only this particular laptop is having this problem.

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Hi guys,

i have a question about remote connection, but i don't know exactly what kind of solution i'm looking for...

i have a desktop with quad-cpu and much bigger memory, and i have another laptop which is old and slow. My thinking is to make a server on the desktop, so that the laptop could share the cpu time and memory from desktop.

That is to say: there could be two persons in front of both computers, they log in using own username and they should not interrupt each others work, but all the programs should run on the desktop computer.

So Remote Desktop, VNC or TeamViewer etc. don't really match my needs...

I don't really know what we call this technology, but i know that citrix have this kind of business solution, what i wanna know is if there are any usable free or inexpensive solutions for personal/non-commercial use?

Thanks a lot!

Btw., my desktop is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Laptop is running Windows XP Pro 32bit.

A:Which Solution: Remote Desktop? Virtual Desktop? Remote Terminal?

There may be alternatives to Citrix, but the concept is basically to access a remote desktop on server where you run applications installed on server. If the performance is adequate you will gain in bandwidth and licensing costs, but the scenario you describe implies that the laptop should somehow share the resources of the server, physically(?)...

I am currently unaware of any inexpensive "citrix" solutions but I would think that is what you are after. Logging on the server, starting an app on server, but managing it on the laptop.

Have you looked in to a HDD and RAM upgrade of the Laptop?

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Hello, I have one workstation with a remote connection problem.
OS: Windows 7 enterprise 32-bit
Workstation is connect to a domain.
Problem started after June or July updates, I cannot connect to the workstation from any host via RDP. it just freezes on "Configuring remote session" and after few minutes ir shows a message:

"this computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again."

All settings are set correctly, all accesses are given. Google is searched fully, neither solution worked for my situation.

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Can I display portrait screen on Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android ?

I want to connect Windows 8.1 by portrait screen from Google Nexus 7 by Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
for facebook, twitter, A4 portrait pdf, and eBook.

Currently I connect Windows 8.1 by landscape screen from Google Nexus 7 by Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

Yoshihiro Kawabata

A:Can I display portrait screen on Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android ?

Sorry for my dilatory reply, Windows 8.1 app had a Screen resolution requirement. if portrait screen could meet its requirements, I thought you can achive your goals successfully. you can refer to the
link below for more details about Windows 8 APP screen resolution requirement.

I'm sorry for did't have enough condition to make a test for you.
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Hello All,

I have had to reinstall my laptop and now i'm having some trouble finding the tweak to remove the "insert a smartcard" option from my logon box when i try to connect to an external computer with the remote desktop client.

I know it's there because i once found it. Only forgot to write down what the solution was.

Can someone help me out?

A:Insert a Smartcard option logon screen Remote Desktop

You should be able to find it in Device Manger, it may be under "Other Devices" but not sure, It may help to click on the view tab in Device manger then choose the "Show all Devices" once you find it I would think that disabling the device would prevent the option from showing up.

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I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC.
When I try to logon to this PC remotely using RDP, I get a black screen with a mouse cursor.
This will stay there for 1-2 minutes, then I get access to my desktop.
This is happening from any PC, whether I attempt from a PC on the local LAN or remote LAN.
I have seen a number of similar posts, but I am able to logon if I wait. Once in all works fine.
Seeking to find out how I can find out why it is taking so long to logon and hopefully find a way to fix it.

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Hi there! First post. My question to all you tech-ies out there.
I am currently running 10 computers attached via wired network to a server running xp pro at my business. From home, I have set up remote desktop so that I can log in to my server and operate the software I need to from home, using the server as another workstation.
I am looking at uprgrading a few other computers to XP pro, (yeah) or sadly Vista Business (boo) which will allow connections to those computers too. I know about port forwarding, because I had to with the server that is connecting to the Web by a D-Link router. I want to make my salesmens computers which will have remoted desktop host enabled on them to be available from their offsite computers. I've searched the web, and found a few diff. ideas on this, but would like your opinions on this one that I found. My questions is, can the connections from offsite be performed concurrently.
"Well, you could make it a whole lot easier on yourself and just setup port forwarding on your work router like this:
external port -> internal IP -> local port
3889 -> -> 3889
4889 -> -> 3889
5889 -> -> 3889
In this case, you now have one pass-thru and two redirected ports. This means you don't need to modify anything on each host, only the network configuration changes. Note you can reach each rdp session remotely using your public IP address and one of the external ports. Say your public ... Read more

A:Solved: Remote Desktop - Exposing Multiple computers over single IP Address

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I am facing an issue while attempting Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 7 Professional machine.
When trying to take an RDP of a Windows 2016 Server using "MSTSC - Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection" I get an error " This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner
of the remote computer or your network administrator."
However, when I select the "Connect and don't warn me" option in the advanced section of Server Authentication Tab (MSTSC), it connects.
Can anyone please guide me to resolve this problem ? Do I need to make changes at the server end or the Desktop level ?
The version of Remote Desktop Connection I am using is "Shell Version 6.2.9200, Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Supported"

Swapnil Malpani

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I know there are other products out there, like vnc, ultravnc, teamviewer etc etc, but really nothing beats the sheer speed of remote desktop, it's like sitting in front of the actual computer. I also know about Remote Assistance built into Windows 7.

I would like to use remote desktop to do the following if possible.

1. I would like to know if there is a way, to not lock the host machine that you are connected to?, so the user can see what you are doing?.

2. Is there a way that Remote desktop can be used without logging off the logged in account?, or just use the logged in account?

I would like to use Remote Desktop for a remote helpdesk solution if possible. If anyone knows how to do this things I am asking it would be the people on this board.

A:Using Remote Desktop instead of Remote Assistance for remote helpdesk?

Might be possible to do it. I think you need some sort of security.

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Ive followed the instructions to a T, & cannot get a remote access connection to my computer using the "Microsoft remote desktop connection" app for iOS. Ive watched youtube videos and followed other directions only to no avail. When I signed up for internet & installed the modem/router(s), the first thing i did was alter my routers default wireless gateway from a 192.168.x.x to my own gateway for security reasons. I also changed the default web interface login credentials. So i am familiar with the web UI of routers & I have spent many hours looking up most of the options that can be configured in the web UI of the many routers I have used & I dont think it has to do with the web UI, I think its something that involves my PC settings. I have another remote desktop app that flawlessly connects to my PC & is extremely fluid in its access, but its a third party app on an inactive andriod device. I'd really like to use the "official" Microsoft remote desktop connection app on my active iOS device &, just as important, know & understand what is preventing access to my computer with this app. I also use the "mobile mouse" app as a remote mouse & keyboard for my computer & its on my active iOS device. So any help is much appreciated

A:remote desktop connect issue via MS remote desktop app

You have to be able to open the ports for RDP on your router/gateway, along with if you have a Dynamic IP that may change, have to use a Dynamic DNS option like OpenDNS. You would really be better off using Teamviewer.

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Is there anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs where it doesn't require logging on as the users themselves but to use an admin account to login to the users current active sessions?
Kind regards,

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