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Get tscon.exe to work via RDP on remote machine as a non-Admin

Q: Get tscon.exe to work via RDP on remote machine as a non-Admin


My goal is to restore a remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter their password and log back in. While connected remotely to a Windows 7 machine via RDP, I run the following command in a batch file:
tscon %sessionname% /dest:console

This works fine if I connect via RDP with an account in the Administrators group. The problem is when I RDP to the remote machine with an account that's not in the Administrators group, I get the following error:

Could not connect sessionID 1 to sessionname console, Error code 5
Error [5]:Access is denied.

The batch file needs to be run as an Administrator for it to work. I don't have the Administrator account password, but I do have credentials for an account that is in the Administrators group on the machine. I've tried a few different things to run the batch file as an Administrator, but I can't get it to work right.

So my question is how can I get the tscon.exe command to work on this remote machine as a non-Admin?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Get tscon.exe to work via RDP on remote machine as a non-Admin

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OK so a user named Lorenco was logged into my machine today when I went to login.
This user account should not exist and was connected remotely I believe
I captured all the event logs, what do I need to verify this was a hack or a legit login?
Received user logon notification on session 4.
shell\roaming\settingsync\settingprofilehandler.cpp(24)\SettingSync errors
event log cleared the user
The audit log was cleared.
Security ID: GROD\Lorenco
Account Name: Lorenco
Domain Name: GROD
Logon ID: 0x46D9E82
A user's local group membership was enumerated.

Security ID: GROD\Lorenco
Account Name: Lorenco
Account Domain: GROD
Logon ID: 0x46D9EA0

Security ID: GROD\Lorenco
Account Name: Lorenco
Account Domain: GROD

Process Information:
Process ID: 0x2618
Process Name: C:\Users\Lorenco\Desktop\GoogleChromePortable\App\Chrome-bin\chrome.exe
Much more in the logs..

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I'm trying to setup TLS e-mail on remote machine, but it doesn't work.
Trying to send e-mail on my local machine (Windows 7 x64 locale ru-ru) and it works:

16:33:18 CONNECT : Looking up host name mail.domain.com...
16:33:18 CONNECT : Host name mail.domain.com found
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connecting to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connected to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 mail.domain.com ESMTP Postfix
16:33:19 SMTP SEND : EHLO hostname
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-mail.domain.com
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-SIZE 73400320
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-VRFY
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-ETRN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-8BITMIME
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250 DSN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS

All is correct.
Then, using the same email account, on remote machine, all settings are absolutely identical (Windows XP Home locale ru-ru):

16:34:29 CONNECT : Looking up host name mail.domain.com...
16:34:29 CONNECT : Host name mail.domain.com found
16:34:29 CONNECT : Connecting to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:34:30 CONNECT : Connected to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]
16:34:30 SMTP REPLY: 220 ***************************
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If someone with greater technical savvy than I can help, it would be appreciated. If logs would help, please advise which. I've tried to find/dislodge hijacker (.ru URL) I feel like I'm playing chess in the dark against grand master as grim reaper. Losing
money, time and peace with situation. Windows level 2 techs have remotely tried to fix ( 3 separate cases) and top tech guy at Corte Madera, CA store unable to fix problem. DCOM flooded with error messages by time OS completes Welcome  song/dance. Unable
to fix corrupt certificates with unknown and unsigned certificate extensions. Default (built-in admin) replaced by Defaultuser. Paths changed on any owner created admin accounts which no longer have any admin privileges despite still being named as admin.
Attributes changed on Library files so documents saved and pusic ripped cannot be accessed. Rollback option on drivers also all changed immed. after start up 1st time. Disk Management loses ability to format or save info on USB devices which are converted
to RAW format. Thrice weekly reset of system does nothing but allow brief window of usage.
Network settings corrupted and based on description believe DNS cache to be poisoned. Tried using sysinternal accesschk but log shows for less than 1 second & disappears. Procmgr shows huge amounts of svchost programs running simultaneously. Though my
guess is that both machine and network corrupted, probably 1 primary and rest result of ports left open by 1st so ... Read more

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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I'm just getting a new HP Envy 700-010 computer set up. Came with 8 and then was upgraded to 8.1
I started with a Microsoft id, which set me up as Administrator, and that's working fine.
I set up a Local account with Type = Administrator, which it shows in the User Account profile.
I expected that this new Admin account would be a full-on Admin, with the ability to see and edit all files, pictures, documents, etc.,  including system "stuff," but it does none of that.  If I check the Properties/Security on a folder/file, it will show the account, saying that it is Admin, and showing the same controls as my Admin account, but it is unable to see any of the Library documents which reside in the structure under my Admin name (which is where I pasted them after copying from my Win 7 machine).  I haven't really done any other testing to see what else it could/could not do, once I found it couldn't even pick a new account picture for itself.
Are my expectations wrong, or is there something else I should have done, or done differently? I have deleted and then recreated it. I haven't done anything with Homegroup, as there is nothing to share. Should I?   We're a single computer/printer home.
My goal is too have only two accounts.  This new one as Admin account and a new Standard account for daily use, both as Local Accounts....then remove my Microsoft Admin user account. 
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A:New 8.1 account set as Admin, but doesn't work as Admin

Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
Read the directions.

An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

Good Luck

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Hi ladies and gentleman!

I am searching for reliable, secure, and fast Remote Support Package and/or Remote Administration Software on the enterprise level.

I know about RealVNC, TightVNC, Windows Built-in Remote Support, but Iím looking for something ďmoreĒ reliable, with less user interaction & knowledge required.

Anyone on here know of any out on the market? Iíd appreciate any links or information that you could provide.

It would be great if someone has actually tested or used some of the software & could recommend it, but even if you havenít used them any type of reference would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & have a wonderful day!


PS: I did a search, but I kept ending up in the malware & virus removal section.

A:Solved: Remote Admin Software or Remote Support Software

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... my machine says I need to permission to move a folder to another? It first says "I'll need to provide admin permission to move this folder", then I see a file operation window, then another You need permission window with a try again and cancel button. Whats going on here? This UAC is proving to be more anoying then good. I'm pretty sure it's why I could not connect to a FTP server through a game to download an update.

How do I give myself admin power even though I am admin? LOL. This is crazy.

A:I am the admin of my machine but,...

Hi Charles,

This is standard behaviour. Although you are running as an administrator, you are only running with standard privileges. This is because an administrator account has two tokens which determine the mode that it is running in. For normal activities, it uses the standard token. When an operation requiring higher privileges is invoked, you get the UAC pop-up. This is where you grant the administrator permission to run with full administrative credentials (i.e., use the administrative token) for THAT operation only. Note that I do not recommend that you run using an administrator account - instead you should create a standard account and use that instead. The only difference you will see here is that you will have to provide the name of the administrator account and its password at any UAC prompts.

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Is there some kind of trick to get remote admin to work on my linky B41? I have enabled it and disabled block wan requests and still I can not access it from the outside....this router is new and has the latest firmware installed, any ideas??

A:Remote Admin

Are you trying to access the correct external IP addres for the WAN interface?

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I have windows proffesional and the whole shebang
tried settin 'er up
couldn't figure it out..
Seems it would be much easier this way?

A:Somebody want to set up ftp for me over remote admin?

Which FTP server did you try setting up?
If you have a router in the mix did you forward the appropriate ports?

I always recommend this FTP server for first time users.

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I don't know how i got a remote admin program on my computer. How do i get rid of this stuff? I have windows98SE w Spybot, Adaware., NOD 32 AV, Trojan HUnter, and Zone Alarm. OF the above only Spybot detected this.
Haxdoor-H: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)

User abort!: Scan was not completed successfully. ()

--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.3 .1TX (build: 20040801) ---

Below from a TDS-3 scan
Scan Control Dumped @ 18:38:44 05-03-05
RegVal Trace: RAT.Remote Administrator: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
File: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices [r_server=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\R_SERVER.EXE /service]

And from a Symantec AV scan
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\raddrv.dll.tcf is infected with Remacc.Radmin
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\R_SERVER.EXE.tcf is infected with Remacc.Radmin

A:remote admin

Let me add what problems i experienced: (1) i had Antivir AV and it slowed down to the point where it took two hours to do a scan, i uninstalled it and installed NOD 32- no apparent problem, (2) screen normal size in safe mode but loses about two inches on each side in normal mode.

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Im behind a linksys router and need some help figureing out how to get the remote admin to work from a friends house. Any suggestions will help. thanks

A:Remote Admin help


Originally Posted by EWT

Im behind a linksys router and need some help figureing out how to get the remote admin to work from a friends house. Any suggestions will help. thanks

Are you familiar with Computer Management and Services in the Administrative Tools Program?

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does anyone know where to source a copy of rconj for remote administration of a Netware server?

A:Remote admin for Novelle

Is this what you were after?

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Remote admin without using port ,, i know it has to use a port , but i mean like port 80 ,
basically i am behind a firewall and i don't wanna use change ports in the router,
I had software to do it before but i don't remember the name, to use like web admin on the IE and use the mouse and keyboard,
thank you

A:Remote admin without using port

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Hi, im not sure whether this should be in the OS forums or here as I think it may be my computer, so sorry if I picked the wrong place.

I am trying to administer my MySQL server using a GUI I downloaded, two in fact, I downloaded the second when the first appeared not to work.

My problem is that although I specify the Host Name as SERVER (the computer MySQL server is running on is called server) it still comes up with the error message:

"Access denied for user: '[email protected]' (Using password: YES)"

(The computer im running the GUI on is called UTOPIA)

Ive tried using a number of different accounts, but I receieve the same message.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks alot for any help you could give.

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Hello, recently someone has used my computer to install the new router and configure it. When I logged in, Ask.com toolbar was installed. After doing some research, I noticed that most people claim that they have been infected my malware after installing said toolbar. I am also curious if the user has installed and remote administration or remote viewing software. Can someone help me confirm that these programs are not installed and that I am not infected by malware? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:45:16 PM, on 23/4/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19048)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
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A:Ask toolbar and remote admin.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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im looking for remote admin tools that run stealth, i have found some that run when user activated, im looking to be able to install something and have it auto start on boot in stealth mode so that anytime the computer is on i can view there activities, i dont mind paying for a program if any1 knows some out there a list would be greatly appricated... trying to set this up @ my home for monitoring & ease of use for me to access home computer from anywhere, thank you very much...

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Hi, was wondering if anyone knew of a good inexpensive remotel admin tool. I monitor 5 locations with 10-15 pc's at each local.
Have found some, including Net support Manager and Goverlan, but these tools are more expensive than resources will allow.
Although they are great tools.
I'd like to be able to do remote software install and be able to fix minor printer problems etc.
Thanks for any help.

A:remote admin tools

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Hello All,

I have a situation where I need to map a network drive on a remote server so that a scheduled installation can tale place from the mapped drive. For scheduling the installation I used the Schtasks.exe which has an option to create the scheduled task on a remote machine too using :

Schtasks.exe /create /S <remote computer name>

What I am interested in knowing is if there is any EXE file that can help me map a network drive on a remote computer in the same manner as schtasks.exe as there is no option for doing it in net.exe that is used for mapping a network drive. To avoid confusion let me put up :

machine that I want to map the network drive upon : ABC
Server on which i need to map the network drive upon : XYZ
Network path to be mapped : \\PQR

A:Using Net Use on a remote machine

Hi rahul1911,

The procedure should be possible. Here's a tutorial that may help as it contains additional commands and addresses share issues: How-To Map a Network Drive using Windows 7, Vista or Windows Server 2008.

I hope this helps. If not, check to make sure the server is sharing properly and that permissions are set to allow this to occur (you aren't prohibited from Group Policy or Active Directory) and/or that you are using an appropriate username and/or password if required.

Good luck!

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Hello there, i use vista Ultimate, for some reason i am unable to gain my admin account back, and everytime i try to run certain tasks it asks me for asp.net machine account password??

I think i screwed up somewhere whilst trying to enable my admin rights. Now i cannot see the admin account when i log off so i can log on to the admin account, all i get is a standard user account which is not in the admin domain.

Also when i go to control panel>accounts i cannot not even have the right to change the standard user back to the admin domain as it asks me for the asp.net machine account password. What the hell is that?

Ahhhh help driving me nuts!

A:Lost Admin And asking for .Net Machine Account!

Hi danbee80, welcome to the Vista Forums

It depends on what exactly has happened with the accounts but,
Vista is designed so that if there is not an admin account present it reverts to the XP method of working. If you boot into safe mode you should be be able to log in as the Hidden admin account, (Default is Blank password), and thus able to create a new admin account that you can use to recover files etc.

If you have an admin account on the machine that you cannot gain access to you may want to have a look here ...

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

hopre this helps

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I have a windows 2000 network that someone previously setup. I am having problem logging into one specific machine. The account does not seem to have admin rights to the local machine. I logged in as domain adming on the machine and went to control panel->user and added the domian account to the local admionistrators group but it still has a problem. Where do I look from here. I tried this account on another machine and it worked fine.

A:Admin rights to local machine

What type of network is it?

Peer-To-Peer, or are you using a domain?

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I manage AD and 30+ servers at a community college. I just got a new computer for my office and loaded Windows 7. I also loaded the Remote Server Admin Tools so that I may manage my servers. The old Windows XP Admin Tools had a tool called IP Address Management. This tool combined DNS, DHCP, and WINS management all in the same window and the DHCP would keep the server setups on exit. I can't find this tool in the RS Admin Tools for Windows 7. Does anyone know where I can get a tool like this for Windows 7?


A:Remote Server Admin Tools and IP mgt

I've heard good things about RackTables... I think it's the sort of thing you're looking for...


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Hello everyone. I hope I am posting this to the correct forum. I'm not sure if I have a trojan or some sort of malware, but I do believe that someone is gaining access to my computer remotely. If I should post this in a different forum, please let me know. I am a newbie when it comes to digging a little deeper into my computer, so if I have made mistakes, please go easy. I have a self built desktop computer running a fresh from USB dongle installation of Windows 10. Windows was installed on the 19th. I own this machine and I am wirelessly connected to an AT&T U-Verse modem/router. All of my system specs are listed in the attached "Speccy Summary-PAIGEDESKTOP.txt" file.  I noticed that within a few days of installing, my registry changed quite a bit, I was locked out of folders and files that I didn't think I should be, and I was uploading a lot of data without explanation, I experienced a number of memory crashes and certain apps and software that I installed would not run or freeze or was missing components. I also tried to run the following command: sfc /scannow - and I received a message that that function had been blocked by the administrator. So, I started looking around the system and I found some things that I'm not sure about, but maybe they are normal. There are other examples, but I thought I would provide these to begin with. I apologize if I'm completely wrong about all of this and these are all normal items. I have a neighbor who recently experience... Read more

A:I think my computer is being controlled by a remote admin

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Hi, I have 2 XP machines using SP2, what I am trying to do is use the remote user function of perfect disk 7.0 so that I can defrag my other computer from my main computer. The computers are networked correctly, sharing works and the like. But when I try to access perfect disk on computer 2 it tells me I do not have permission to access the program, and that I need to be a member of the admin group. Could someone please explaine to me what I need to do to add computer 1 to the admin group of computer 2, or give me a link to a web page that will explaine it. Thank you

If this post is not in the right place, could a admin move it for me...thanks

A:Add remote user to admin group

Double Post. Please refrain from doing this.

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Does any1 know remote administrator tools that are stealth, or password protected, and dont appear in task manager or add remove area (or under a false name)... im trying to monitor my 13 year old kid, but hes a smart kid with these computers, it seems most of what i have got he figures a way past so far i only tried 2 products but still... and i know there are other tools for the job that would limit & restrict access but i would like him to feel he isnt being monitored, and be able to monitor actions on that computer from my office or wherever, i would like this tool to have remove access as well so that if no1 is using the computer, i can log on and get files off the computer, or walk a family member threw an issue without having to be home, any details on programs you use or have used in the past would be greatly appricated, thanks alot !!

A:Remote Admin Tools That R Stealth

While we can understand what you're trying to do, we don't get involved in these kinds of issues. I'm sure you can understand that we have no way of knowing what the real situation is, thus we err on the side of caution.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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My Uncle Andy is always calling me about his PC...THe guy is almost 80! Still sharp, but gets overwhelmed with adware and spyware...

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a free utility that allows me to control his computer (desktop) remotely. I live almost 50 miles away from him and it would be great if I could do it remotely.

I'm not an IT professional, just a nice nephew that wants to help, so if there is an easy software utility that works, please let me know.


A:need remote IT admin software recommendation

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Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.


A:Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.

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I have one very powerful PC that I would like to use as a VM server, and then I have a netbook and a HP pavilion dv2000 laptop that I would like access the VMs. My ideal setup would be to have my main machine running Windows 7 and have two virtual machines running Windows 7 that would be accessed and used by the netbook and notebook across the network, this would allow the two mobile PCs to make use of the main PC's sizable resources while still being three different machines that can be used by three different people. The reason I want to do this is that I have a lot of people who want to use the computer, but only one that runs Windows, has Office, and is very powerful. Any help on this topic would be appreciated.

A:Remote Virtual Machine

Problem: The VMs would not have office unless you could install it in each VM and that means a separate product key.

Also, each instance of Win 7 would need it's own product key since you can't run the same one in a virtual machine.

Other than that it sounds doable running Win 7 guests under Oracle VirtualBox. Just set the networks up as Bridged so they get their IP address from the same router, then setup port forwarding to a VNC server running in each VM. TightVNC is a good choice.

I don't think you will be very happy with the performance though. Even with Gigabit network adapters it will be slow.

It would be fun to try though.

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I am interested in turning my PC to a remote machine (like a dedicated/rootserver) but to be able to start up and shut down my PC w/e I want remotely. Also I would like not to change my OS (windows) in order to achieve that, if it's possible of course. The whole thing has to do with my business trips (I have to travel around and change places) so I need to turn my home PCs into remote machines in order to be able to control them from my laptop. I searched a bit and I found this Home but I would like to find a way with windows.

Looking forward to your replies,

A:Turn my PC to remote machine

Mine have to be turned ON. But this is my favorite remote program.


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I have XP machine, which Im accessing Remotly, Im able to Record In my current machine. But when I try recording in remote machine the Recording Option itself is Desabled. Will I be able to record Remotly or Do I need to Enable same thing in remote Machine to save or Enable recording Option. Pls Suggest a Solution.

A:Not able to Record in Remote Machine

Record what? What software are you using? Is your remote connection by Windows Remote Desktop? i.e. more information is needed to give a helpful response.

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I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you

A:Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?

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I recently switched my main computer over to Linux (from Win8), and everything is working fine, except that when I would remote into the computer from my other computer (running Win7), it was much faster when running Win8. Since I upgraded to Linux, I can connect, but the screen refreshes at a much slower rate, even over the same connection (LAN speed).

Anyone know of any settings either on the Win7 side or on the Linux server side that I can change to speed things up?

A:remote into Linux machine

Which Linux distro are you using ? There are some distros made specifically for older machines. For example, Fedora has it's flagship distro using Gnome, but it also has 2 lighter versions one using LXDE. and the other using Xfce.

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I have been using remote assistance to view a friends xp home machine
I have xp pro. there is no longer anyone on the other end to initiate a remote assist, but i have an admin account set up.
I used whatismyip.com to resolve their ip add. now i need to figure out how to re-cconect. any help would be appreciated.....

A:Connect Remotely To A Machine I Have Admin Account

i just tried to ping the ip and got 100% loss
but when i'm in a remote assist and i run netstat -n on my machine the ip is on the list

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So my nephew attended a charter school where he was given a Dell laptop as part of enrollment. Let me stress that the machine is GIVEN to him to OWN, even after he graduated. He asked me if I could help him figure out how to upgrade it to Windows 10, and I thought I would easily be able to do so but I realize I am way out of my depth.
The model is a Dell Latitude 3340, part of their "educational series". If you go to this link, it is the highest price version available (i5 processor): http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-3340-laptop/pd?ST=dell%20latitude%203340&dgc=ST&cid=263756&lid=5339970&acd=12309152537461010&ven1=syp61Pmqa&ven2=e
It's got a special version of Windows 7 Professional on it. The label on the bottom identifies it as "Windows 7 Pro Natl. Academic Only OA". The login screen identifies it as "Windows Enterprise." You are not able to do a basic simply upgrade from this version of Windows to Windows 10. However I have purchased a license for Windows 8, so I could in theory install Windows 8 onto the machine and then upgrade to 10 from there.
My issue is that there is some kind of administrator account attached to the machine preventing me from doing the upgrade. I am deeply bewildered as to what's going on, so here is what I can tell you.
When booted up, it loads Windows and one must press CNTRL-ALT-DEL to log in. When I do that, the user account SCHOOL\NAME appears (wherein "school" is the n... Read more

A:Trying to Upgrade Windows 7 Educational Machine, No Admin PW

So the admin password has probably been removed from the motherboard (along with the Win 7 key)...
Have you tried installing W8 since removing the CMOS battery?

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Hi all.

I may be about to leave my workplace on an amicable basis. Rather than trying to delete everything on my machine (Dell Optiplex GX1, 500 Mhz P3) I would like to simply format my C drive. I have been led to believe that data can be recovered if simply deleted but not if a drive is formatted--please correct me if I'm wrong--I know miracles can be done with recovering data. However, we are on an NT 4.0 network and everything is clamped down tight.

The reason is that I don't want anyone to take any liberties with anything on the machine.

I searched around here for a while and did not see a solution.

All help appreciated--even if it is just to say it is impossible.

Best Regards,


A:How to format a C drive on a NT 4.0 machine without admin rights?

naim, we can give you benefit of doubt and say you're a good guy but w/out knowing what your full intentions are, niether I or anyone here on the forum will likely help you do what you want. Let's just say that I won't help you do that on a company PC and also... w/out loggin in with Admin privileges, you're optioons are next to nil.

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I have a Win2000 network. I have installed an Officejet on a workstation. I have logged in as administrator and installed the software. All works well.

If I sign on as a normal user I cannot print unless I give the user rights as "domain admin". Obviously this is unexceptable.

It seems that somehow I must give this user "Administrative Rights" to the local machine. I've included her in the group "Administrator" but that doesn't work.

Any suggestions ?


A:Admin rights @ local machine on network

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im trying to setup for accessing my external router via remote admin port 8080 which has to jump through the verizon dsl modem

this is what i have
modem - set to static
dhcp off
port forwarding 8080 to

external router
wan (static)
dhcp on
remote admin port 8080

then i try http://myip:8080 and it wont connect.
why wont it connect? do i need to add another rule on the router to port forward?

A:router remote admin through verizon dsl modem


Your LAN and WAN address are in the same IP Range. I think that this will cause problems with routing.

First backup your router and modem configs.

Change the modem IP address to and change the routers WAN address to

Change the Port forward rule on the modem as required for the new IP address and make sure that remote management is enabled on the router (port 8080). Another way to do it would be to create a DMZ to the router so that all port forwarding is done there.


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While I was on my computer last night, I was logged off. It took me to my log in page which has an admin account that?s mine and also a log in option for another account which is also mine and labeled as admin. Under my original admin log in option it said: logged on remotely then it gave a desktop device name. I went to my other account to select log in and it said there are users logged on if you log on it will end their session, I backed out without logging in and Logged onto my original admin account, and I?m booted off yet again... this time it said both users were logged on. I use an Ethernet connection with no WiFi capabilities. I am self employed, I work from home, therefor my system I use for work isn?t monitored by anyone higher than myself. ( it shouldn?t be anyways). How is this possible? Am I able to find out who used a remote log in? How do I ensure remote log in is not available.

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I am working on windows 8.1 as IT admin, users have random win8 or win7 OS.

1) How to set up RDP on my system and access user systems for assistance by asking their IP address (in the same or different subnet)? Which tool is best for remote assistance to work remotely without affecting users working on their system ?

2) How to Make a server out of a PC and share its basic needs amongst all with admin rights? Which tool is good on Win8.1 for monitoring/maintaining server?

3) Then how can I upgrade an anti-virus onto my Win 8.1 system so that later it passes on ...as an auto-upgrade to all user systems by default, without me accessing their systems???

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My wife fell victim to a cold call from an agitated "Security" service individual that led her to "error" messages in the event log and then coerced into installing ammyy remote admin management capability to "fix" the problem. This is a common attack (seach "ammyy") usually to sell bogus services or windows 7 upgrades (credit card snatching). However, for the brief time before she closed the remote admin program after becoming aware that this was a scam, the scammer had full access to her computer.

I've run Avast, Spybot S&D, TrendMicro HouseCall, McAfee Security Scan, Malwarebytes. These found a few tracking cookies and something related to Installshield 2k2 (that sends tracked info to some site). Anyway, it now looks clean (programs removed cookies and registry entries).

I have a HijackThis log attached that seems ok, but not sure about all the entries. Any extra eyes on this log appreciated!

Thanks!, George

A:Fell for ammyy remote admin scam

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I urgently need to sort out some reliable (non-internet) remote access to my PC with xp pro, from my other PC with Windows Vista, which is connected by ethernet and ready to use with the "remote desktop" function.

The problem is that when I open the "remote desktop" from my Vista PC, I'm prompted for the XP machine's administrator password. I thought of trying to log on as "guest," but I was concerned when I saw a message saying that to do so would kick the administrator off.

I can't run even the slightest risk that I won't be able to get back onto my computer and/or use it as per normal every day if it starts asking me for a password or guest log-in every morning (which it doesn't do at the moment).

Any help I can get for the following questions will be GREATLY appreciated.

1. Is it safe to log-on via remote desktop as a guest, or will I then be stopped from logging onto my xp pc as per normal every day?

2. Should I just get the xp password editor < removed link as against forum T & C to link to such sites >
Thanks in advance!

A:questions about admin password and remote desktop

All remote access tools require you to log on as an authorised user
if you only have an admin user account on XP then you must log on to that account to remote in
There is no point in using remote access as a guest because you will be restricted to the guest account only

I removed the link to the password reset utility as that is against forum rules

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Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.

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I am here at the office attempting to use remote desktop to connect into my Vista Ultimate SP1 laptop.

I get connected and logon, get the desktop and everything drawn on screen, the it totally freezes.

After a minute or so I get the dialog box showing that I have been disconnected and it will attempt to reconnect.

Attempting to logon at the console of that laptop now, I put in my password, it says Welcome, then a message comes up stating , "This network connection does not exist."

If I click on OK and attempt to logon again, it gives me the same message.

If I wait about 5 minutes, I am able to logon again.

In the event log I am seeing from source TermDD an event 56 stating, "The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client."

Is this because I am using SP2 on the XP machine instead of SP3 ?

I've seen similar issues but only on occasion when connecting from the same XP box to my home desktop running Ultimate SP1. Every attempt I may to get into this laptop results in the same thing.

Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input!


A:Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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I have run into an issue where psexec is not working on one of my remote clients. However, it is working on other remote clients. When I execute the psexec \\computername it returns with the error (Error communicating with PsExec service on the remote computer:
no process is on the other end of the pipe). I then am able to perform a pslist on the remote computer and I do see the PSEXESVC process, then I can run a pskill and end that process which I have seen by other people that this works and then they can execute
a psexec with no issue, this does not work for me still. I have also tried deleting the service on the remote computer using sc.exe \\computername delete PSEXESVC which completes successfully. I then run a psexec again and the service creates and starts but
the same error occurred. I can also confirm that the PSEXESVC application is running in the %WINDIR% directory on the remote machine. Has anyone else experienced this issue has is there a resolution to this issue. 

Thank you,


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I am trying to RD into a machine that I can ping. RD fails with the generic "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" message. I checked and the remote machine does have the "allow other to connect to this machine via RD" checkbox checked. Furthermore I was able to RD to it about a month ago. Not sure what has changed since then. Where should I look? Thanks.

A:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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