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Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

Q: Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.



Preferred Solution: Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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A: Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!

A:Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.

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The "Home Premium" version of Windows that comes with most retail computers includes a one-sided (and intentionally crippled) Remote Desktop subsystem that allows my computer to connect to other computers, but doesn't allow other users on my network to remotely control my computer from their desktops. Is there any free software that can take the place of the missing RDP server component? (I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a cheap S.O.B. who doesn't want to pay to upgrade Windows on all the machines on my home network, especially when this is the only component from the pricier versions that I want or need.)

A:Looking for an alternate Remote Desktop server

Welcome to the Seven forums.

I don't know of any such beast. I tend to use other tools anyway... like TeamViewer or a combo of Hamachi and uVNC.

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I want to log onto a friends computer with the remote desktop in XP Pro. I have had a practice on my own local network to see if all went ok and it did. I logged on with IP address, user name and password. How can i get my friend to give me his ip as i a bit confused at this point. Do i use something like this http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/ which will read his IP then he gives it to me. Just not sure as doest his ISP change his IP now and again ? I know his PC connects by a router
Scroll down half way on that page and it says
My IP Address
Also when setting up a static IP you need preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server. The preferred DNS server i can get but where do you get the Alternate DNS server, is it something to do with your router
Thanks for you time DOJ

A:Remote desktop in XP Pro ? Alternate DNS server ?

Well, you can either have your friend set up Dynamic DNS (each word is a link to a different provider)

Or, like you said, have your friend read you his IP. (I prefer www.whatismyip.org)

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I have a home network of 4 Win 7 computers which I leave running when I'm away from home to provide data to my website, among other things. In the past, I've been using Remote Desktop to access my home computers. It works very well, but it's always a challenge getting everything set up to work right before I go. I was wondering if others who have used Remote Desktop as well as other means of remote access would care to share their experience and express a preference, if any.


A:Care to recommend a remote access method beside Remote Desktop?

Everyone seems to like > TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

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I am running a wireless Network with D-Link 714P+ Router. My PC is wired to the Router, with 2 other computers running wireless. I am running XP Pro.

When accessing my PC (or at least attempting to) from a remote Computer using Remote Desktop, I think I have to add something after the IP Address when typing in the Computer Name/IP Address. I have RD working successfully within my Network. Can someone clarify what I need to do here to access my PC through the Internet then Network

(Even though I have got this far with setting up my network, please go easy on me with the computer lingo)

A:Solved: How do I access my PC in a network using Remote Desktop from remote PC

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This morning, I heard a nationally syndicated computer expert state that some Chinese hackers were "getting into" Windows based computers through "Remote Access/Remote Desktop" even if the service is turned off. According to the guru, "They will turn it on for you."
Being very concrete, as well as, somewhat dull concerning computers, I find this hard to believe. Could someone, in layman's terms, tell me the circumstances needed that would allow a hacker to take control of someone's system when a necessary service is turned off ??

A:Infection Of Windows Through Remote Access/Remote Desktop

Easy to do and best NOT described here.

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Hello All

I have a windows server 2008 and I want to install Remote Access/VPN role on it. Unfortunately there is confilict between Remote Desktop and VPN Server role in Windows Server and when enable VPN Server role, Remote Desktop is disabled and vice versa unless you have 2 NICs and enable each on separate NIC.

Do you know a way to keep both enabled and functional on the same NIC.

Any help is appreciated.

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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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I need to set up my Win7 desktop so I can access it (and my home cloud) from the road with my Win7 Laptop. Should be pretty simple...except, the Remote Access Functions DO NOT APPEAR on the [System Properties] pop-up on the [Remote] Tab

See pic attached..

Cannot fill in the form, if the form ain't there.

Heeeep, please.

A:Remote Access: SystemProp>Remote>NO Remote Functions Visible

What version of Windows 7 is installed on your computer?


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I have 2 computers in different offices both with broadband. A program on computer a needs to access a datafile in realtime(accounting data). How can I set this up to be fast so it doesn't act like it accessing data remotely?

I have tried Ibackupdrive( a virtual internet drive) and Hamachi but both seem too slow, 2-5 seconds latency. Using Gotomypc or Logmein, I can access the data in less than a second.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:local application accessing remote data file

Buy a really fast link. There is a lot of difference between a remote console view of the computer and actually accessing the DB remotely.

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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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Kind of an odd situation I'm in, my laptop's gpu has recently stopped working but besides the onboard video everything works. So I managed to set up a remote desktop connection to my pc from my iPhone. I need to do some web editing and the iPhone keyboard is pretty unpractical for that use so I was wondering:

Is it possible to use my laptop's keyboard while remotely logged in from my iPhone? Or maybe even just use said iphone as a sort of remote monitor?

I'd like to avoid having to pay multiple hundreds of dollars just for a new motherboard. Yikes
Any knowledge or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Using a local keyboard on remote desktop?

When you say 'GPU stopped working' by that I take it to mean you plugged in an external monitor and still had a blank screen?

Assuming that's true, and since you can access the computer remotely with your iPhone, I'd recommend you download one of the free remote control programs to the laptop and install it. I'm currently a fan of Logmein Free version.

With that installed you can use any available computer to log onto the defective laptop (as long as both have a internet connection), even if they are sharing the same modem. From any computer...even at the library. Only issue I have with Logmein is that it can be a resource hog (minor) when it's not running as it's always in the background, so I always uninstall it after I'm done with remote sessions.

Some others here on the forum might suggest you unplug the laptop from AC, remove the battery, press and hold the 'On' key for 25 seconds, plug it back in and see if that restores your video.

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I cannot see my local files whilst excessing remote desktop. Before connecting I went to > option > local resources > and checked all (disk drives, printers, serial ports) but still I cannot see the local c:

I can use tab or minimize and see but I cannot import a file on my local drive which I want using the RDC. Could someone help pls.

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My Accountant is currently having problems printing. She is accessing our accounting software on our Win 2003 Server Machine. She needs to print to her local printer while accessing our server from her XP machine using Remote Desktop.

She has a local printer connect via USB.

We have installed her printer driver on our 2003 server.

I did the regedit Dword FFFFFFFF trick to redirect the printers, but we still cannot get a printout locally.
Any ideas, or resources we should try? Any help would be appreciated.

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I am desperate!! I am working from home via remote desktop, and need to print my reports on the local printer here. However, all 3 of my printers have usb connections, and the remote desktop link does not recognize them. Any time I print it goes to the default printer for the server in my office 10 miles away! 2 of the printers are all-in-one printers and one is printer only....I can however, print w/an old parallel port printer, but the quality is poor. What am I missing? How can a SAP or SAP pro supported program like remote desktop only have the capability to use an ancient printer?

A:Local Printing W/remote Desktop

Have you thought about using a print server for your printer? This would make them available to the entire LAN\intranet.USB Print ServerWireless USB3 port USB Server

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I am trying to set up a remote computer to access a computer on my home network. Within my home network (locally) I can access everything with no problems. Remotely, though (using my public ip address) I am unable to log on.

Several things may be factors, but I can't seem to pinpoint the actual problem. I have a linksys router acting as a bridge and a zyxel modem acting as my router. I have been able to enable port forwarding on the zyxel for remote desktop program (no need for RD web, I don't believe), but don't know if I need to do the same to my linksys. If I do, how do I find the address to access that?

Also, when I try to access the networked host computer, do I need to specify that address/name in the username field when trying to connect? If so, would it be formatted: "\\computername\username" or "\\localipaddress\username" ?

I have no other ideas on what might be the problem, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

A:Remote Desktop - local ok, public not

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Ok I have a question....if I have an error pop up on my local computer. Is there a way using Windows Remote Desktop that I can see those popped up errors. I know I could check event viewer but some errors have generic errors while the error on the screen i.e. Windows Back throws a "media not ready" error which I can see locally. How would someone with RDP see that exact error? I know VNC I can see the desktop as the user sees it but remote desktop doesn't seem to be able.....any suggestions

A:Remote Desktop and Local PC Errors

When you login with Remote Desktop, it logs off the current user on that computer and you login with a fresh desktop again. VNC would be the only way to see the current desktop of the user.

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Well Guys!

I have a project to develop a remote desktop application.

Let me make it straight forward I have three doubts.

1. My sir (The one who have developed one such app ) said its possible only to develop an app which works between server os like windows server and client os like windows 7.Between client oses It will fail as they go off due to some reason.So how to develop an app which works btwn client oses(he used Microsoft terminal services something like it).
2.Is it possible to develop a web app in asp.net for remote access?If yes how?
3.Is it a big deal??
can any one provide me with a sample solution and its explanation.
By the way we are trying to implement it in a private n/w only .
Thanks in Advance

A:Remote desktop Application in .net?

gecbian said:

Well Guys!

2.Is it possible to develop a web app in asp.net for remote access?If yes how?
Click to expand...

As per my knowledge its not possible to develop a web app in asp.net for remote access.

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I want to develop a remote desktop application in .net which can communicate between client oses.Heard there is an api for Remote desktop But was'nt working for client os to clientos connections,It was found working only btwn server oses or btwn a server os and a client os.
So how to develop a remote desktop app which enables you to remotely access a pc running client os like "Windows 7 Home premium" from a pc running os like "Windows xp sp2".

If possible About the implementation part

What all modules are needed?
What all security measures needed?

Any open source projects available??

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop Application in .net HELP!

If you google 'remote desktop application .net'...you see several hits including this one:


Good luck, although I wouldn't waste my time when there are a great deal of tools available without writing any code.

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I work from home and use a VPN connection and for this client, we are using the remote desktop connection through XP.

I found out how to have access to my local drives by clicking on options, before I log in and making sure local drives are checked. But, it doesn't always work. I have spreadsheets on the remote desktop I need to get to my computer drive.

Sometimes when I save the spreadsheet my local drives are there and sometimes they aren't. I have rebooted completely and still no access. I am desperate to get this resolved, because I have people waiting on these sheets. For now all the reports are on the remote desktop, until I can get them to my local drive.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

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How do I use the Windows XP Professional RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) from a computer that is outside the LAN? I have already been able to sucessfully use it from a computer in the LAN, but when I try to use it from a computer outside the LAN it does'int work. I've tried using the router's IP address and i've also made a No-IP.com account but still no luck.


A:RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) Outside local network

You mentioned above that you could not connect via RDC over the local lan. Try a
netstat -an|find "3389"
and see if its even listening on the port. Is the computer you're trying to connect to also connected to a router? Do you control both ends of the computer? Can you ping the ip of the other computer? Is the Windows XP firewall on? SP1a or SP2? I know alot of questions but it's necessary in order to narrow the problem.

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I am connecting to a client's server via a VPN connection using Remote Desktop Connection on my XP home system.

I have to run reports, convert to excel and then need to either print the report or transfer it to my local drive or a USB stick. I have checked access to local drives and printers, like I have in the past, but I can't get the file to print or transfer. My printers aren't listed as installed and when I copy and attempt to past on the local machine, I get an error that the source and file disk are not available.

I have to do this on a daily basis from here on, so I really need to get a good solid and quick fix for this.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

Have you ever used VNC. It allows you to actually connect to the remote machine and actually be on the desktop. You can then do everything on that machine and transfer the file back to your machine. Just a suggestion if you have further issues with VPN. I use VNC to support my customers.

Tim Brown

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Hi everyone -
I apologize if this has been addressed; I did a search, and couldn't find an answer that worked.

I am attempting to connect two computer via Remote Desktop. Both are running Windows 7 Professional, and they are not on the same network so this is going over the internet.

Although I have all of the appropriate boxes checked in the Remote Desktop's options, I am unable to get my local resources to become available on the remote machine. I cannot see the local drives, access the local printers, or share items with the clipboard.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these to work?


A:Remote Desktop - Local Resources Not Working

I use TeamViewer to access my work computers from home. Able to access computers & printers on the network.


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I am having trouble using a locally networked printer when I use Remote Desktop to connect to a Vista machine. Under the local resources tab for RD, I have checked printers. The only thing I can figure is that my printer is networked locally, not connected directly to my machine. Every time I try to print during my remote desktop session, I can't access my locally networked printer.

I installed the printer drivers on the remote computer and when I try to locate the printer, I get the following error: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Server print spooler service is not running..." but the spooler service IS runing.

I also tried to plug in my printer to a local USB port this morning. Still would not work. I keep getting the same spooling error. The drivers are not corrupt, as others have indicated may be the cause. They work fine on my system locally with 7.

I also found a post elsewhere that discussed setting 'share permissions' and 'network permissons' to resovle the spooler error. Still no go.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've spent a few hours on this one and am at a loss at this point.

Please help. I really need to print locally.

A:Remote Desktop Not Working with Local Printer

You might want to try and enable some of the remote services in the services window. Just type services in the command prompt and hit enter then scroll down to enable them.

I'm not sure which one would effect remote print spooling but changing them from manual to automatic might help.

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I have 7 home premium of my laptop and am networked with VPN to 7 ulimate and I cannot get my local printer to work. My IT guy suggested that I get an HP 2305 instead of my wireless HP Envy but neither one will print. In the remote connection box I have printers checked. If I print to the Envy it will print the work after I logout of the remote session. Any suggestions would be great. I am snowed in and can't get any work done.

A:How do I get my local printer to work while using a remote desktop?

Can you print using a wired connection? Also, you need to set up printer sharing for both computers. Is there aa special reason why \you are using a VPN, such as working from home to a remote location (ie. office). Windows 7 is very good with multiple versions of itself and using one machine as a host for printing. Your IT person should be able to get this done.
As an example: I have 5 machines running 2 versions of Windows 7. They can all print to my main computer's printer because I have fully enabled File and Printer sharing and the drivers auto install during the setup process (after putting them on the main machine that is hard-wired to the printer. This would hold true for a setup using a wireless printer as well.

Let us know if this idea works.

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Why is it that on some computers xp to xp the local drives will show and others it wont. Same config, no firewalls, local drives checked in the remote desktop client.


A:local drives missing in remote desktop

It's the typical XP browsing issue. If you don't have a server with DNS services running locally, computer browsing with XP is a hit-or-miss proposition. There are two things you can do.

Make sure that in the TCP/IP properties, that NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled for all the XP machines.

Install NETBEUI protocol on all machines. This is usually the Silver Bullet that gets them talking. NETBEUI is on the CD in the ValueAdd directory.

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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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I haI have been accessing one of my windows 7 remotely using RDC. For some reasons  I can’t access it any more with this message:  
"Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference
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A:Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

Ours was a DNS issue.  Someone put an entry in the wrong firewall.

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TeamViewer, TightVNC, VNCFree, etc.

Which one would be the best for home use? Anyone used any of that software?

A:What is best free remote desktop application?

I'd go with Ultra VNC

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whenever i am taking remote Desktop connection of computer that time printer is not responding every time client machine is windows7 professional 32 bit & server machine is  windows server 2008 standard  edition please  give the needful
solution on it 

A:Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not responding every time


I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advice may help you, please refer to the link:

Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not Working:

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I think I have major issue...will explain the scenario below
We had old Windows 2008 server (named xyz) added as client only in main domain abc. So, there is no AD or anything on it. It just hosts our CRM.
Yday, we unplugged xyz server and added a new server Win-2012 (new-xyz) into the network and it worked fine.
Pls. note that the IP and computer name for new server are same as old, its mandatory for our CRM needs.
However, I plugged the old server again and changed the IP and computer name and made sure it doesn't conflict.
But somehow, after that I keep getting this error when I try to login via RDC, which was working fine before.
Can I do below?
1) remove the new-xyz server from the domain and add in workgroup,
2) delete the computer from AD on domain
3) add new-xyz server into the domain.
Will above strategy work? 
do you suggest changing IP, just in case if I have the flexibility to change?
After the above scenario, I had one of the client which had some trust relation issue and did the above procedure, but it still didn't work. Further read about kerberos, etc..
Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
Pls. note that I am not a experienced networking or server administrator, but just a self-learner.

A:Remote Desktop - The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

Before doing anything, have you checked this thread? It will give you a few easy options to test.
Best regards
Andreas MolinAndreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

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I was wondering how the local drive mapping in Remote Desktop works. I use it because it's very convenient, but I'm concerned about the privacy of it, i.e. that other people might see this drive as well.

I need to be absolutely sure before I'm going to continue using a mapped drive.

A:How does local drive sharing in Remote Desktop work?

Safe to use if you're doing it through the RDP app where you go and share local resources and manually select the HDD you wish to share. However if you're mapping it manually, there may be issues - but generally if you are password protected and not openly sharing that file you shouldn't have a problem.

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I am running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on both my local and remote systems.

My local system uses a brother HL-5250DN printer hooked up via a network cable (otherwards, it's not directly connected).

My remote computer was running Visa Ultimate and when I connected from home, it would see the Brother printer from the Windows 7 machine.

Since I upgraded the remote system to Windows 7, the printer is no longer seen remotely.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Connection doesn't see local printer

Have you configured your remote desktop connection?

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Hello, so I am using a Windows 10 Pro and I am using Remote Desktop to work on a Windows 7 machine at work. I am attempting to print to my local machine which I have connected to my computer via USB. I've installed the drivers on both my laptop and on the
Windows 7 machine. I've tested to make sure that my computer detects and can print to the local USB connected printer and it works.

When I use Remote Desktop, I make sure to use local resources while remoted in. I check the computers devices and printers and it sees my local printer. But when I go to print. It sends the job not to my local printer that I told it to. But to another printer
at another worksite. So the print job just holds until I plug into the network at that job site and sends my print job out. I checked the printer properties for the local printer to see why it is not printing. And it says the port is not active. Then I check
to see if that other printer from the other worksite is listed as a possible printer on the computer I have remoted in and it is not visible.

I am confused on how to proceed. What are your thoughts and solutions?

 Thank you!

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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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I'm ashamed to admit, but family was complaining of the computer running slowwwwwwwww. So, I downloaded myfasterPC and you probably already know this story. It messed up the registry (I think). After it did what it was supposed to do whatever that was, I have been having problems logging into my computer at work from home. This is what happens: I go to the site to try and connect which uses Citrix - I'm able to put in my username/password, however, when I go to click on the V10 remote desktop icon, I just hear a clicking sound and nothing pops up. I checked event viewer and don't see anything unsual. So, I wanted to make sure that I really could log into this site as I usually do. I got out my wireless laptop and sure enough, I was able to get to the Citrix username/password and then I was able to click on the V10 remote desktop and then a window popped up that allowed me to connect to my computer at work. All was working well. I have since uninstalled myfasterpc. I have gone back to last known config and that did not fix anything so just undid that and things are partially working except my remote desktop. This is the error message I get when I try to log on to the V10 remote desktop. "Some of your resources cannot be reconnected even though they may be available for reconnection. If this message does not usually appear during your sessions, contact your system administrator."

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A:Help-MyfasterPC has ruined my remote desktop application

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I'm running windows 7 home premium and on mobile, windows 8.1

I find that ultra vnc does a rather poor job for remote control of a win 8.1 pc.
and the other way round too: win 8.1 >>> win7 home premium.

Seems slow at best and nasty things happen to the background on the 8.1 pc. Seemingly disabled or something when connect win >>> win 8.1.

I do not remember all the particulars now, and don't really want to fiddle around with it.

I can say with certainty that connecting win 7 (home prem) >>> win 7 (starter) worked quite well in both directions... although there were problems with background being disabled or such then too.
But the connection was stable and fairly fast.

So, cutting to the chase. Is the "remote desktop" application available on higher versions than mine in
both cases.... worth upgrading for? Is the remote access really well done, and works really well?

Is there some other technique for remote access (gui) that is better, (read faster) than vnc or, as good or better than the windows "Remote desktop"?

A:How good is windows Remote Desktop application?

I've always used : TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

Easy and reliable.

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - SP 1
Java Version 8 / Update 60 (Build 1.8.0_60-b27)

After the last Java update to Version 8 the local drives do not show up anymore when establishing an RDP connection. When I shut off Java it works.

I would be happy to get a work-around to this problem as we, unfortunately, still need Java for some applications.

Thanks a lot for any tips and tricks!

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I have a user who is using a domain joined Windows 7 Pro PC. She has several printers mapped via a domain print server.
She uses a VPN to connect to another site with a different Windows domain. She logs into the VPN with a user account setup for her on the other domain. She then logs into a RDS server using those same credentials.
The problem is that she is unable to print to any of her local printers from the RD server. The local printers show as being redirected on the RD server.
The redirected printers all look like they're online and she receives no error when printing but nothing comes out of the printer. However, when you view the printers on her PC during an RDS session, they are all showing offline. As soon as you disconnect
from the RD server and the VPN the local printers come back online and anything she tried to print to a redirected local printer while on the server now prints out.
I've checked and the print spooler service on her PC never stops so that's not the cause.
I've checked with another user as user #1's location who sits 10 feet away from her and is mapped to the same local printers. She connects to the other domain via VPN using her own credentials on the other domain and logs into that same RDS server. She then
prints a document to the same redirected printer that user #1 is trying to print to, but in this person's case the document prints out and the local printers on her PC never show as being offline while connected to the VPN and RD... Read more

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit at home. Am wanting to create a remote desktop session to a Windows XP desktop at work. (This is done via SSL VPN). This had been functioning well for many months, but recently stopped working in the following way. I can still reach the network at work, and can open the remote desktop session to my PC at work. However, when I attempt to login to my work PC in the RDP session, I get the following error:"The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively"
Several questions:
- I assume this is referring to the policy on the local client machine (the one at home)?
- I had not knowingly made any changes to my home PC, so unsure why this happened.
- Home Premium, from what I understand, should be able to act as client to any Windows 7/XP?
- I've read that my local user Id group policy might have become 'corrupted', or inadvertently been set to 'deny' in terms of being able to act as a remote desktop user. Is this possible? The problem is: Home Premium doesn't offer Remote Desktop configuration? The Remote tab on System properties is blank on the bottom.
... Is there any way for me to check (and set) my local user as being allowed to use remote desktop services?

- Greg

A:Remote Desktop: "The local policy of this system does not permit you t

Welcome to SF,

You are trying to connect from your home to your work's computer, an IT person from your work should take care of this task for you. Is this a possible request from your work?

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I am running Windows XP and am trying to remote access a computer and use an application that requires resolution of at least 24 bit. I am able to remotely access the computer, but when I try and open the application I get an error message that says
"the color resolution of your monitor is insufficient. Close all programs, right click windows desktop and select properties. Then click the settings tab and
select at least 24bits color."
I adjusted options under remote control access to allow 24bit, but still get the same error message. Any ideas?

A:remote access and high resolution application

you can only work with the resolucion your remote program allow you some remote control allow you 24bit but some remote programs dont work good at that resolucion

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I am trying to remote access a computer and use an application that requires resolution of at least 24 bit. I am able to remotely access the computer, but when I try and open the application I get an error message that says at least 24bit is required for the application. I adjusted options under remote control access to allow 24bit, but still get the same error message. Any ideas?

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Please do not create duplicate posts. Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/t395805.html

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I have a Windows 7 network set up and whenever I connect remotely to another computer and lock their input such as their keyboard and mouse, the remote user still has the ability to press ctrl alt del, which then allows them to use their keyboard and mouse. My question is, is it possible to disable the ctrl alt del functionality in Windows 7 so that that Blue security screen does not appear? I have tried lots of remote desktop controlling software which has the option to lock the remote computer input, but they still can press ctrl alt del and unlock their keyboard and mouse. How do I stop this? Thanks!

Best regards,


A:Solved: Remote Desktop Control ends when remote user presses ctrl alt del

Let's try the Symantec Pc Anywhere.This a very Useful software for remote desktop sharing and file transfer and there is the locking feature...

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We're using a Server 2008 r2 Terminal server environment.
I have one particular user (running windows 7 64bit) who's having an issue with a HP laserjet 400 M401 printer. She connects with her local printer set to follow her to the remote session but randomly through her session, programs like word or adobe reader
will pull up another random printer in our network instead of her local one.
For instance, today she pulled up a .pdf and it defaulted to one printer across the complex, then later within the same session she pulled up a Wordperfect document and it defaulted to a copier on the other side of the office.
She's the only person having this particular issue. So far my IT manager rebuilt her local profile (albeit sometime back) and I reinstalled drivers but I'm a bit stumped on which direction to take with this one.
I've ideated on it being an issue with USB cables, Printer memory, account data related, or maybe bandwidth?
Any help is appreciated.

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I'm currently having an issue in which Remote Desktop Connection Manager doesn't list the local printer, but Remote Desktop Connection does.
The reason I'm using Remote Desktop Connection Manager is that my display is a 4k display and it scales properly on it compared to RDC which everything is tiny.
Is there a setting I might be missing that causing one not to show the local printer while the other one does?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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