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Remote Desktop text distortion when using multiple monitors

Q: Remote Desktop text distortion when using multiple monitors

I have a problem with Remote Desktop when using v6.0 to connect to a dual-monitor machine using the "span" option. Some text gets drawn in a rather bizarre fashion - it appears that the letters of the text are drawn in a wider font, but each letter is in the same position it would be with the original font. This results in each letter overlapping the next, making text extremely difficult to read.

I can recreate this in both Microsoft Excel and Artisan Studio. In Excel it is easy to recreate:
From a dual-monitor machine, connect via mstsc (remote desktop) version 6 or higher.
Open Excel
Put some text in a cell
Use the Excel "Camera" tool to take an image of the cell and place it anywhere in the spreadsheet
Voila - the camera version of the text looks messy, while the original looks normal. Connecting to the same session without using the "span" option shows the text correctly both with and without the camera.

I appreciate that not many people will have the necessary hardware to recreate this, but was hoping someone out there might recognise the problem! I suspect that the Excel camera tool uses a different method of rendering the text, and that it is this that is getting confused.

Any help appreciated!

Alfie

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A: Remote Desktop text distortion when using multiple monitors

As it seems nobody has come across this or found a solution, does anyone know how to report such a bug to Microsoft?

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In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

Thanks

TTT

A:Remote desktop and multiple monitors in Windows 10

Originally Posted by TTT


In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

Thanks

TTT



At present I am running three monitors without a problem. . .having said that there is one fault and that is not being able to use a different picture/wallpaper on each monitor. To get around this problem I use Display Fusion ( I know there are some folks that just can't get over the fact that a third party program is needed to display separate wallpapers on each monitor. As to Remote desktop goes don't use it so I cannot comment on it's us. . .

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Hi everybody,
 
        I have a remote connection that I need to configure 2 monitors. Each of them must be showing a different window full time (a monitoring activity).
       In every forum that I visit, I have same answer: in Display tab of Remote Desktop Connection, tick "Use all my monitors for remote session".

       But when I'm connected (remotelly) to my host computer, I try to Maximize and/or increase my remote screen and nothing happens, just 1 remote screen in 1 monitor.
       In the Screen Resolution Configuration, it shows just 1 remote desktop (RDPDD Channel) monitor and I can't make any change about it.
     I also tried to change some Local Group Policies as showed in Tech Community Microsoft Blog "Using Multiple Monitors in Remote Desktop Session", in both sides, host computer
and client computer.


   And nothing happened, it seems that all different settings in Remote Desktop Connection on client computer doesn't take effect.
  Is that something that I'm missing?
PS: Sorry for not posting images and links (I'm not allowed by this platform yet).

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I have a client that has a desktop with 3 monitors and he wishes to remote to that computer from another computer that also has 3 monitors, and have them be the same.

So what I'm looking for is a remote access program that can view the remote 3 monitors onto the local 3 monitors, the same way.

I've looked at the usuals, such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, RealVNC (And TightVNC as well as UltraVNC). I've heard that the new Microsoft Remote Desktop program (Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise only) supports this feature, but we are on Windows 7 Professional. We may upgrade to Ultimate as a last resort, and if it actually works.

Any suggestions?
Thank you.
 

A:Multiple Monitors with Remote Access Software

I've never heard of that. It must require a lot of network bandwidth.
 

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We have a Win7 PC with a console monitor and 4 additional monitors spread throughout the building. Our previous system had software from one of our vendors that essentially gave us a matrix on the console monitor as to what was being displayed on the other
monitors, similar to what you'd see with multiple security camera feeds being displayed on one screen. The problem is that we can no longer find the installation media, our vendor discontinued the software and won't provide us with the version we used to have,
and I cannot find any commercially available software package. Does anyone know of a system we could purchase that would help us setup content on multiple displays from the one console screen we can see? Thank you.

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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?

Thanks.

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So I'm trying to use a remote monitor on my smartphone to monitor an MMO I play. Unfortunately TeamViewer does not allow you to view games, I'm not sure if it's DirectX or something but no game I've tried has worked with it.

Is there a remote viewer (that allows remote control of mouse and keyboard too) with a smartphone app that will allow me to view launched games?

using Android ICS

A:What are the best remote desktop monitors with smartphone apps?

I don't have an answer for you, but you should list the operating system being used on your phone. (iOS, Android, .....)

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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've been using RDC Manager for a while on my Windows 7 Enterprise. I like the tool but have been unable to overcome one problem. How can I use both my monitors to run RDC Manager. I can easily do that using regular remote desktop services that come pre-installed
with my Windows 7 Enterprise.
I've already tried this without success :- Tools->Options->Full Screen->Use multiple monitors when necessary.
If I can overcome this limitation, it will make my life much easier by me not having to minimize applications all the time.
Thanks,
SiddSP

A:Span 2 monitors when using Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Have you read these in the above aritcle?
The span mode has some restrictions:
1. The primary monitor must be leftmost.
2. The set of monitors must form a rectangle (i.e. identical vertical resolution, and lined up in exact straight line).
3. The total of the resolutions must be below 4096x2048 (ex. 1600x1200+1600x1200 = 3200x1200).

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I am working on a couple of systems running Windows XP Pro SP3 and all the latest security and recommended updates. Both systems have dual monitors. The issue is that the users like to have Outlook open on one of the screens, and do work in a terminal service session on the other screen. When they try to switch to Outlook after working in the TS session, Outlook does not take focus unless you minimize and maximize the application.

Both systems have the latest version of the TS client for Windows XP, and Outlook 2003 is up to date on the systems as well. The issue only seems to occur with Outlook, not with other applications.

Any help or suggestions on the issue will be appreciated!
 

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Currently, I run Windows 7 Pro on dual 24" monitors, and life is good.

In Win 8, if I open the desktop tile, I presume that the default action is to open the full-screen desktop app on just 1 of the 2 monitors. I'm guessing that the "Start" screen remains on the 2nd monitor.

Can I have the desktop app open, full screen, across both monitors? Can I have icons for my so-called legacy programs littered across both monitors like I have them on the Win 7 desktop? Just to clarify, I am NOT asking about having the background wallpaper extend across both monitors. I want the actual desktop application to extend across both monitors.

A:Desktop Tile Across Multiple Monitors

Yes, you can have the Desktop on both screens with the Taskbar on both where you can either pin certain things on each monitor or just the the Taskbar for separating windows on each screen. You can also have the Start Screen on one and Desktop on the other.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

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Greetings everyone!

This is my very first post and I come with a question. I am looking into purchasing a refurb Dell 990 SFF for basic home usage (spreadsheets, word processing, internet...no gaming or graphic/audio intensive use). The onboard graphics and Displayport is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 with a Displayport 1.1a output. I currently have a monitor with Displayport in but no Displayport out so I can daisy-chain. What is the best strategy for connecting second monitor? Is the native DP 1.1a out splittable for extended desktop? Do I need to buy a DP splitter external peripheral? I should note the additional output options include an old VGA out; all USBs are 2.o. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi, i have a question about win xp and multiple monitor support...i have gotten two monitors to work pretty well for twice the desktop space, but i was just wondering if there was a way to have different wallpapers on each or to adjust the way the screen saver behaves across the two screens. if anyone knows anything about this subject please tell me what you know...thanks a lot people!
 

A:multiple monitors different desktop wallpaper?

Hey, i havent found anything yet that says different backgrounds are a possibility, but i have found on solution to be just setting another picture as a desktop item...I still have no idea how to control the screen savers...
 

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M93P SFF 10A90014US desktop PC. Would like to attach three monitors and display three discrete screens. According to the PSREF it is possible to do this with up to five displays. I have not been able to get this to work this way. I have spoken to technical support twice regarding this issue to no resolve. One support rep said I need an adaptor. Why? There are a total of 5 ports available for video, tried anyway, does not work. The other support rep said change a setting in the BIOS, when I tried that the setting does not exist.  Machine has Nvidea GT620 with one display port and one vga port. System board has 2 display ports and 1 vga port. PSREF says the machine can support up to 5 displays if using the installed video card along with the system board Intel video ports. Has anyone been successful with this setup? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks...













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A:Multiple Monitors On M93P SFF Desktop

Can you explain what the problem is, in detail?

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Hello everyone! Not sure if this is the right forum, I had to decide between this and Customisation, but this seemed more applicable.

Anyway, whenever I restart my computer, all my desktop icons move around to really weird locations. I don't have that many icons, but I'm a clean freak, so when they move out of place it sincerely pisses me off

Here are the specs:
Asus G74SX built-in monitor: 1920x1080
External monitor: Acer X203H, 1600x900
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 3GB VRAM


The icons all stay on my main monitor (the one on my laptop) but they are often jumbled far out of place, such as this example: http://i.imgur.com/Kqtpp.jpg

And here's how they're actually supposed to be oriented: http://i.imgur.com/1TMe7.jpg

As you can see, there's quite a difference XD

Also, if it helps any, the external moderator is connected via VGA and it's positioned to the left of my laptop.

Thanks!

A:[Multiple monitors] Desktop icons move around each restart!

Doing a simple google search, I keep running into your same situation. A laptop with an external monitor being used that has two different native resolutions and this seems to be causing the problem. As for a fix for it...every thing I read so far comes up nill. This is not to say that there's not a fix for it, I haven't ran across it yet.

How lock/pin desktop icons once they are arranged?

Desktop Icons - Lock Position ?

If also found that there are some nifty little third part apps that will do the trick as well. Scroll through this thread and check out the links.

http://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/7...-are-arranged/

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I have a T61 Lenovo laptop with Mobile Internet 965 Express Chipset, Vista SP2. I have a second monitor, Envison, installed which I use to extend my desktop--laptop display on right, Envision monitor on left. Everything works just fine, however, whenever I shut down my system (sleep or hibernate or shut-down) and then power up again, the Envison monitor only displays my wallpaper and I need to re-establish it as my "extended desktop". This configuration worked fine under XP (with all the same hardware), but now it reverts back whenever I shut-down. Can this be fixed? Thanks.

A:How to retain extended desktop (Multiple monitors) across start-ups?

Weird.... Though i've not ran dual monitors on my laptop, just my desktop.

How are you connecting to the ENVISON monitor? vga or hdmi

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I have a XP machine that is accessed solely through remote desktop. The machine has two NICs installed and I was wondering if it is possible to direct all remote desktop traffic over one NIC and all other network traffic over the other NIC.

The reason for this is that I am experiencing a lag when accessing network resources or the internet because all the bandwidth is taken up by RDP

A:Remote Desktop Multiple NIC

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The reason for this is that I am experiencing a lag when accessing network resources or the internet because all the bandwidth is taken up by RDP




To do that you would need another Router setup to only access RDP.
Tell us your setup, you may not need RDP to access that computer. If you only need to access the files on that computer, you can just have the files shared on the network.

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I am trying to connect an older computer to my newer computer, bolth running windows xp, through remote desktop so it can run a game which is graphic intensive. The only problem is that multiple users cannot be logged in at one time. So, someone cannot work on the same computer at the same time or connect to the same game. I tried messing with the regerstry and it worked, but for some reason directx9 wasn't working for the connecting user and that isn't very useful while trying to run a game.

Here is my question: Does anyone know of a program, free or shareware, that can run remote desktop for multiple connections on separate users? I've tried several, but I can't find any that work... Please help??? Thank you.
 

A:Remote Desktop Multiple Users

First off, running a graphics intensive game with RDT is an exercise in futility. Also, you can't have a local user and RDT active at the same time, nature of the beast.
 

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Hi,

I just discovered the feature to include all my monitors into a remote-desktop-session. This worked just fine when connecting to our terminal-server (Windows Server 2008 R2). But from there, I do normally open a second connection to the computer at my desk (a direct connection is not possible). After that, I have two nested remote-sessions: From my local machine to the terminal-server and from there to my desk.
But on the second connection, the second monitor is not connected: I can check the checkbox "use all monitors", but only one of the two monitors is used for the second connection.

Is this just not supported? Or did I do anything wrong?

A:Remote-Desktop with multiple screens

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Epaminaidos


Is this just not supported? Or did I do anything wrong?


Sorry, I should have tested a direct connection before: My desk-machine does not support multiple monitors via a remote-connection :-(

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We've got a server running Windows server 2008 and would like for multiple users to be able to remote into this machine. I was wondering how we would go about doing this, when a second user remotes in it automatically kicks the first user off of the server. I've been told to try Terminal Services but can't seem to find any good guides on using that or even explaining precisely what it does. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions...how?

When you remote in to Windows Server, you are using terminal services. Every Windows Server comes with a 2 client login default. You need to pay for additional concurrent connections if you need this.
 

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I'm in IT security. I have 3 monitors -- it could be 6.

I just want to know if Windows 7 Enterprise has a setting that will allow the docked laptop with 3 monitors to keep the desktop window settings and icons and everything about the layout when in 'multiple monitor mode', and then have a different desktop settings
and layout for the undocked laptop using it's own screen.

Docked with multiple monitors? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.Undocked with just the simple laptop screen? Detect it and revert to saved layout/settings for this desktop.

Does that make sense?
P.S. Does Windows 10 do this?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer...


Noel Stanford Oveson
ArchiTech89
MCITP, MCTS, CCNA, CCNA Security
Berlin, Germany

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Hi,
How to allow multiple users (e.g 6 users) to access windows 7 machine via RDP simultaneously.

Regards
Ali

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I would like to remote into computer without ending current live session
After researching a little I found the instructions below which seem like they should work but do not
Can anyone help?

Enable Multiple RDP Sessions Log into the server using Remote Desktop.
Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it
Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.
Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session to Disabled.
Double click Limit number of connections and set the RD Maximum Connections allowed to 999999.
https://support.managed.com/kb/a1816...dows-2012.aspx

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On my primary Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine connecting to several other machines (OS range from WinXP to Server 2003 to other Win7 machines), keystrokes are sometimes duplicated on the remote machine.
If I use a different computer to connect, the multiple keystrokes do not occur.
If I use a different keyboard, the multiple keystrokes continue.
I tried using a scancode monitoring program, which suggests the remote terminal is receiving duplicate scan codes:
[-----
OnKeyPress e
OnKeyUp, Key code=69,Control keys=, Key name e
OnKeyUp, Key code=69,Control keys=, Key name e
-----]
The speed at which I type has no impact.
I am completely stumped.  Anyone have any ideas?

A:Remote Desktop sometimes sends multiple keystrokes?

Turning off Fraps.exe did the trick. I also tried installing their latest update (dated 3/9/11), and all symptoms of the problem seem to have gone away, even with the new version of Fraps (3.3.2) running.
Thanks for the help.

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Hey All,

I'm a new member here and I'm hoping someone has heard of a fix for me.

I've been an XP Pro 32 bit user for some time and have enjoyed being able to have concurrent remote desktop sessions on my home PC. This allows several members of the family to use our powerful desktop PC at the same time.

I recently built a new PC w/ a 64 bit processor and I installed XP Pro 64. I've had the new rig for a couple of months and have been unable to find the fix. Can anyone point me to the answer or an active thread?

TIA,

F
 

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I have two computers running W7p that I want to access when I'm away from my office. I am able to use remote desktop from inside my home network on either computer. I am able to access one of the computers from outside with my router set to forward global port 3389 to host port 3389. I am guessing that what I need to do is set up two port forwards in my router; the global port will be different but the host port will still be 3389 in each case. Does that sound right? One thing I know is that going into the registry and changing the host port to something other than 3389 does nothing. In fact, if I do that I can no longer use remote desktop inside my home network. I've looked all over the web today and there are not any clear instructions on how to do this (that I could find). I read the W7 forum tutorial.

A:Remote Desktop Multiple Computers Behind Router

Ok, defining a second portforward using a different global port, but 3389 as the local port did not work. So now I've created a second portforward using 3389 for both the global and local port, but in this case I've enabled the portforward for a different host. This doesn't entirely make sense, so it'll probably work.

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Window XP pro only allow two different remote desktop connection at the same time. What should I do to increase this number?? Thanks

A:How to make multiple remote desktop connections?

Try at your own risk this link http://sig9.com/articles/concurrent-remote-desktop. I would do a backup before attempting.

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how to allow multiple remote desktop connection windows 7 at same time

shrikant

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I'm trying to setup a computer so that multiple users can log onto it remotely at the same time. I managed to get the remote logon part to work, but not the at the same time part. If one user is logged on, and another user tries to log on, that second user gets the message that someone else is already logged and so no one else can log on.

But there must be a way to have multiple users logged on simultaneously. How?

All users are on XP machines and using Remote Desktop Connection.

A:Remote Desktop Connection won't allow multiple users simultaneously

But there must be a way to have multiple users logged on simultaneously. How?All users are on XP machines and using Remote Desktop Connection.Unfortunately there isn't. Its setup that way by design.

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I'm trying to setup a computer so that multiple users can log onto it remotely at the same time. I managed to get the remote logon part to work, but not the at the same time part. If one user is logged on, and another user tries to log on, that second user gets the message that someone else is already logged and so no one else can log on.

But there must be a way to have multiple users logged on simultaneously. How?

All users are on XP machines and using Remote Desktop Connection.
 

A:Remote desktop connection won't allow multiple users simultaneously

But there must be a way to have multiple users logged on simultaneously. How?Click to expand...

Not with Remote Desktop Connection. And not with Windows, as it is a single user at a time system.

I think UltraVNC allows multiple remote connections, if that would suffice.

But for multiple users logged in you need a different OS (such as Unix).
 

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Hello, 
I have discovered, that Windows 7 Pro doesn't support multiple monitor for remote desktop service, as it is featured only for Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions. See this article http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Remote-Desktop-Connection-frequently-asked-questions
I wonder, if this feature is now supported in Windows 8 Pro or does Remote Desktop work the same way as in Windows 7 Pro ?
I need to connect to my computer using Remote Desktop Client and use extended desktop on multiple monitors.  However current Windows 7 Pro support only desktop spanning ( /span), which is not that useful.
Thanks for your reply.

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Hi folks. I've been noticing that RDP is a toss up on my Windows 10 machines. It hangs and I have to close the connection, then try again and get an error stating it's not available because it's busy, then try a third time after a few minutes and it works. I have disabled connecting to printers, clipboard, smartcard, etc. and still have the problem. Are other experiencing this?

A:Remote Desktop to Win10 machines fails or takes multiple tries..

Originally Posted by theargonaut33


Hi folks. I've been noticing that RDP is a toss up on my Windows 10 machines. It hangs and I have to close the connection, then try again and get an error stating it's not available because it's busy, then try a third time after a few minutes and it works. I have disabled connecting to printers, clipboard, smartcard, etc. and still have the problem. Are other experiencing this?



I work remotely and just had my in-office machine re-imaged with Windows 10. I am experiencing the exact same issues. I came across your post in a Google search. Please post here if you come across a solution and I will do the same...

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Hello to all,

I have created an account for the user so the user will remotely connects to it using Remote Desktop Connection at the time of logging out he directly closes the Remote Desktop Connection now here is the problem his session is not ended and again by typing mstsc in Run command he is doing the same thing. So can we have such kind of thing if the user is logging on the machine and if he has any session active then it will logged him onto that session instead of creating a new session cause my server resources are getting used up in full.

regards,

A:Remote Desktop Connection Multiple Session Issue for the same user account

Make sure the user Logs Out instead of Disconnect.

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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 -> 192.168.0.50 -> 3889
4889 -> 192.168.0.51 -> 3889
5889 -> 192.168.0.52 -> 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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Apparently it started a few weeks ago and only on certain websites, certain letters look distorted and I can't figure out why it happens or how to fix it- at first I thought it had to do with the AMD 14.x drivers but it still happens with an Nvidia card in it and I'm using a BenQ GL2450HM and there doesn't seem to be any issues found about it. I also disabled hardware acceleration in the browsers and it doesn't seem to be any different and also tried HDMI and DVI.

I currently use 125% text scale in Windows, tried it at 100% and still occurs but at certain zoom it gets worse.

Has anyone seen this type of thing and know any fix? This is most noticeable on Battlelog, notice purple-green blending around the words "awful smell" and orange around the letter I:

A:Strange text distortion

What you mention is not visible in your screen shot. Keep in mind a screen shot is a capture of the data sent to the video card, not actually what is seen on the monitor. Since you swapped video cards its likely an issue with your monitor. I'd try it on another PC.

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Since moving to Win7 the pop-up in several products have a text size and font that does not match the Segoe UI 9 standard. I followed all the display personalization, then window color and advanced appearance settings suggestions, but changing the font from segoe UI and back or the font size in all of the various fields had no effect. I checked that all the display settings were Segoe UI at 9pt. I tried changing these to another Font and Size but this had no effect on the bad pop-ups except for the header line. I then changed them back to the Win7 default of Segoe UI/9. I also went back 2 versions on the Display driver and then back up to the latest version. None of these made any difference. Have attached a screenshot. The one on the left is how it should look and the one on the right is how it looks on my system. The strange thing is this bug only seems to affect about 50% of the pop-ups. I have lots of products that are working fine and many that are not. I looked all over the web for a solution and tried numerous things, but up until now nothing has worked. Upload of jpg file does not work. Upload OK but cannot close window to accept the upload.
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A:Pop-Up Text Size causes distortion

Have you changed your DPI scale? I have this problem frequently because I changed my DPI scale to the higher number, and this is, unfortunately, the price I pay to have the larger font and image size on the screen. Could this be your problem too?

Often, what I have to do when the text is too large to be able to read in the message box, is to temporarily lower my DPI scale, go back into the text box --- complete whatever I'm doing there, and then going back into DPI to increase it again. A pain in the behind, but it's worth it if you need the larger fonts and images.

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Hello,

A couple of people that I've sent email messages to have told me that all text in the messages gets distorted into a few unintelligble symbols. Some people have even thought that I was writing in a foreign language, which of course, I wasn't. I'm at a complete loss to understand what could be causing this. I have Outlook Express 5.50, Internet Explorer 5.1, my ISP is Prodigy, my Operating System is Windows 98 SE.

Thank you for any insight you may have.
 

A:Message text distortion in Outlook Express

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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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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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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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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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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!

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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!
 
Moderator edit: Added X1 Gen to subject

A:Multiple monitors X-1 Gen 6: How can I run 2 external monitors?

Hi JoeSchmoe! Just to clarify, could you provide to us the model of the computer you are trying to use on the monitors? Using an adapter doesn't guarantee that it will be detected so it will be best to use an adapter from Lenovo like this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/acc100239. You can check the user guide from the link provided. 

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Hi

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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I have attached a second monitor to my laptop which runs Windows 7, however, I need to set different resolutions for different monitors, because the display does not fit to fill the screen on both monitors.

It is also noted that the display is replicated, and I would like to have the effect of having different desktops e.g. being able to use different applications such as debugging code on one monitor on an IDE such as Visual Studio, and, viewing the browser on the other monitor.

Currently it does not seem possible since the behavior seems to be that the same resolution is replicated on both monitors.

Are more than two monitors supported?

A:Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

Set it to extended mode instead of duplicate, then you can use both independently.

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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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