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Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

Q: Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

As the topic states...Trying to log into my W7 desktop from my W8 laptop and it keeps saying wrong password. I can login fine using the exact same username and password from another W7 machine..

What am I doing wrong here?


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A: Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

You have to use the same username & password that is on the machine you are trying to connect to. Otherwise use Teamviewer to do Remote Desktop.

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Is there a way to put a log onto a computer that tells me when a user has logged onto the computer remotely? I created a batch that will get me the username and time of a user when they log in, but won't get me anything if they just lock the computer.

A:Remote Desktop Logging

An Audit Policy may be configured using the Group Policy editor to track logon success and failures. From the Start | Run command window type gpedit.msc. Navigate to Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Audit Policy | Audit logon events. Highlight and right-click and select properties. Configure as desired.

Note that logging in without a password is logged as a failure. This results in the security log filling up very fast if you log failures and have a user without a password. The result is you can not login normally. Also note, not having a password is a potential and probable security risk.

The event log can be viewed by going to Start | Control Panel | Performance and Maintenance | Administrative Tools and click on Event Viewer.

The Event Log (Security) noting a successful logon and logoff by a remote user. The user can highlight a log entry and right-click to view the event Properties for detailed information.

Got the info from here:http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html

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I have laptop running Vista Home Premium O/S and desktop with XP Pro SP2.
When I attempt to log in to the host from the guest, I get a message that indicates my password/user name is incorrect. I am entering my info as per the Windows log in info on the desktop. What am I doing wrong?

A:Logging in to Remote Desktop


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I have laptop running Vista Home Premium O/S and desktop with XP Pro SP2.
When I attempt to log in to the host from the guest, I get a message that indicates my password/user name is incorrect. I am entering my info as per the Windows log in info on the desktop. What am I doing wrong?

1. Are you connecting over an internal network or via internet connection?
2. Is the computer on a domain?
3. Does the Username box contain the computer name/user name or just the user name? - I have found that I sometimes need to remove the computer name/ip address so that only the user name is there

4. Did you remember to set up the firewall to allow the remote connection - Go to the windows security center and select the firewall. Then check the exceptions tab. Make sure the Remote Desktop item is checked.

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I've used remote desktop to access my PC for a while now, but recently it's stopped working. When I try to log on to my PC remotely, the log in screen comes up as before, but when I type in the password the window immediately closes. If I put the wrong password in it tells me to try again. Any idea what might be causing this? It seems odd that it stopped working randomly.

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I was hoping someone would be able to help me out please as I have been struggling on this problem for over a year - yes you heard it correct over a year 

The problem I have is I’m trying to get windows remote desktop to work externally (I know there are people who keep telling me to use logmein/teamviewer but I don’t really want to use anything but remote desktop for some other reasons). I have remote desktop working in my house, I tested the home PC with my laptop and it worked (even though It took me absolutely ages as I had to narrow down the problem to mcafee firewall so now I have enabled remote desktop port 3389 in Mcafee). When I go out of town to my sisters house and I try to log onto my home computer It’s not letting me on for some reason, my knowledge of computers is not that great so please be gentle with me.

Both of the computers are XP Professional SP3, and my computer/laptop at home is behind a netgear router (In Netgear I went on to remote management and changed the port from 8080 to 3389).

Now when I’m at my sisters house and I open remote desktop I enter http://94.171.XXX.43:3389/ but that just shows my router interface? I have also tried my pc dhcp ip address and http://94.171.XXX.43:3389/***.***.*.* but again I can only see the router interface.

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A:Logging in via remote desktop XP Pro SP3 problems

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I am using windows 7 ultimate on my desktop and laptop. I am trying to connect to my desktop. On my desktop I have created a credential. the name of my laptop is laptop. To make things simple lets say I put user name abc and password 123. From my laptop I put in abc for user and 123 for password I can connect to the desktop but it says invalid user name or password. I have tried creating different user names and passwords on the desktop fot the laptop. What am I doing wrong? Please help. I do not understand why this is so difficult. Its problably not but the help section in windows 7 does not give enough information. Please help. Thank you.

A:problems logging in with remote desktop

I don't know what I did but it works now. Now I have another problem. I have an external hard drive that I have been sharing. It shows on my network on my laptop but says I do not have permission to acess it. When I go to the main computer I have shared enabled with everyone. I used to be able to view the contents of the hd but not now

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I was hoping someone would be able to help me out please as I have been struggling on this problem for over a year - yes you heard it correct over a year 

The problem I have is I?m trying to get windows remote desktop to work externally (I know there are people who keep telling me to use logmein/teamviewer but I don?t really want to use anything but remote desktop for some other reasons). I have remote desktop working in my house, I tested the home PC with my laptop and it worked (even though It took me absolutely ages as I had to narrow down the problem to mcafee firewall so now I have enabled remote desktop port 3389 in Mcafee). When I go out of town to my sisters house and I try to log onto my home computer It?s not letting me on for some reason, my knowledge of computers is not that great so please be gentle with me.

Both of the computers are XP Professional SP3, and my computer/laptop at home is behind a netgear router (In Netgear I went on to remote management and changed the port from 8080 to 3389).

Now when I?m at my sisters house and I open remote desktop I enter http://94.171.XXX.43:3389/ but that just shows my router interface? I have also tried my pc dhcp ip address and http://94.171.XXX.43:3389/ but again I can only see the router interface.

If I?m doing something which is really stupid then I?m sorry its just I don?t have that much knowledge of computers  I have disabled my windows firewall.

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A:Logging in via remote desktop XP Pro SP3 problems

Hi ? I have an update.

I know I had two options available regarding my ip address so I could either change it from dhcp to static or get my router to reserve my ip address. I thought I would leave this option for later as I would prefer to get the rdp working before I worry about the ip address.

So I reverted back to 8080 on my router and on the router interface I went into port forwarding and created a new service, I named it, left the service type as TCP/UDP, inserted 3389 as the starting port and the ending port and then changed the server IP address as my ip address on my XP Pro SP3.

So I have the port forwarding working now what do I do on my sisters computer? Do I open up remote desktop on her computer or do it via internet explorer? What do I enter? Do I enter the Ip address or the computer name? How do I enter it? Do I enter the netgear ip address first and then my computer ip address? For example XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/

I have vnc server running on my xp Pro Sp3 computer if that helps, do I use the ip address on my computer or the ip address vnc server has?

Thanks again for all your help 

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How can I use the "Remote Desktop" without logging off the current user?

Thank you.

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I wonder if anyone else has tried rebooting a Windows 8 machine remotely yet. This is probably not a common occurrence yet, though it someday may be, and it turned out to be quite a debacle. Obviously we all know that in order to reboot a machine, we have to access the charms bar, go to settings and then power, then restart. This turned out to be almost impossible for me to accomplish remotely using ultravnc, as I could only see a small portion of the screen, and the charms kept vanishing from the screen while I was trying to get to settings. Is there another simple way to restart the machine that I am missing, that does not rely on mouse gestures, or 3rd party applications?

A:Trouble power cycling a remote machine.

Would it help to create Shutdown and Restart shortcuts on the Desktop?

Shutdown: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

Restart: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 0

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Hey Guys,

Running Windows 7 Ultimate on a Gateway MT6728 laptop for one of my security cameras which uses the Yawcam software. Due to LogMeIn recently becoming a pay-only service I have set up Remote Desktop on all four of my machines running cameras and only this machine is giving me the strange issue of seemingly logging itself out of the Windows session at random times throughout the day. Rarely does it make it 24 hours without my camera suddenly shutting off. When this happens, I am still able to remote into the laptop and find that the Yawcam software has shut down (along with anything else that might've been open during the session). After checking the log it doesn't look like the system is crashing, just seems to be logging off for some reason.

I have checked everything I can think of. All power options have been configured never to timeout and I've ran chkdsk on the HD to make sure there are no issues there. I have also updated the Yawcam software to the latest version.

This is issue did not start until I enabled Remote Desktop. Before then when it was running LogMeIn the camera stayed on and the Windows session stayed logged in indefinitely with no problems.

Does anyone have any idea what else I can look into for resolution?


A:Windows 7 possibly logging off after Remote Desktop enabled?

Is the PC joined to a domain ? A domain policy can be set to logoff users after work hours.

Has the PC's Windows been activated yet? I have heard that a non-activated machine will shutdown after x number of hours and shows as non-genuine at the bottom right corner of the desktop.

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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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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 dont think there is away for this, but can you connect to another machine that can still be used, but under a different setting on Windows XP Pro, like you can with Windows Servers?

A:Connect to another machine using remote desktop

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I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm trying to setup to allow Remote Desktop connections so that I can access my machine when I'm away from home. I used this method in the past with other machines and always enjoyed the convenience of working at my home PC when away on vacation, etc.

After setting it up, I can access the machine using Remote Desktop Connection from within the local LAN network using the computer name. However, I cannot access it using my external IP address which should be the router which should forward it to my personal computer. The error I get says "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled, 2) The remote computer is turned off, 3) The remote computer is not available on the network."

Here is everything I've done so far:

I've enabled Remote Assistance connections via the System Properties and Allowed connects from any version of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop services (3 of them I think) are all enabled and started.

I've checked and Windows Firewall is allowing port 3389 through

I have an Asus RT-N66R router which I've added a Port Forwarding rule to forward that port to the LocalIP of my personal machine.

A:Can't get Remote Desktop working on my machine - help

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

I understand i am not answering your question directly with this reply but have you considered using TeamViewer to do this task?
Download Here - TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

It is free for personal use and i've never come across an issue using this method of a remote connection from outside my home in all the years i have used it (within my home i use remote desktop).

Is there a reason for needing Remote Desktop?


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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.

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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 VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but remote desktop to the machine's NAT'ed address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do it that way and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but it can't see that either.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

A:VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

The home network subnet is using DHCP (with the home machine statically keeping it's x.x.x.147 address) and the VPN pool consists of two addresses of and Network sharing and discovery is all turned on for the Win7 home machine, as well as the XP machine.

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Hello everyone,

I want to be able to connect to my Vista Home Premium 32bit machine through an XP machine and print using a printer connected via USB on the XP machine. A little history: I had XP Pro and used remote desktop and printing worked fine. We upgraded the computer and OS to Vista Home Premium 32bit. I understand this version doesn't have remote desktop, but I found a way to get it to work online and now we can connect remotely to the desktop using Remote Desktop.

However, when I try to print something while being connected remotely, it won't print. It doesn't find the USB printer. Please I just want to figure this out. We are using the Vista machine as a remote desktop that houses our excel files and Quickbooks. We connect to this remotely from an XP laptop and 2 Macbook Pro's. Printing doesn't work on either of these computers. They are also on separate networks if that changes anything.

I have read a lot on this and everything points to the same answer -> go to Local Resources in Remote Desktop before you log in remotely and check mark the "select the devices and resources you want to use in your remote session: Printers and Clipboard". Both are checked. Still nothing.

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I just spent like 2 hrs with no success to be able to access my Windows 8.1 machine (which I will call machine2) remotely using my Windows 7 machine (I will call it machine 1). Please help.

What I want to do: be able to access machine2 from machine1 remotely using remote desktop connection.

Step followed:
1- Enabled the Remote desktop connection on machine2 (image attached)
2- Disabled machine2 firewall (windows firewall)
3- Enabled DMZPlus mode on the router
4- Configured the Port number for machine2 in the router firewall section.
5- got the ip address of the router
6- tried to remotely connect from machine1 using the ip address to machine2, but didnt work.

I receive error image attached.

Please help. what should I do from here to make this work.

1. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
US Providers - At&T

2. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

3. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Router AT&T Uverse 3801HGV

4. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer?

A:Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have basic network connectivity between the two computers? Your post does not make this clear.

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Since June 14th 2019, about 5 computers whom have staff login from home through a VPN > Remote desktop to their windows 7 computer, can't re-login after a disconnect. 
They login, do their work, disconnect, and if they try to reconnect to remote desktop it sits at configuring remote session and eventually throw the internal error has occurred. I then have to hard reboot the system in the office because the login screen
has hung up. This is the same issue for all 5. I uninstalled any updates that happened in and around the time the issue first came up. To no avail. Any tips??

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I have a home network set up, with my primary computer being a WinXP Pro machine. I used to have a Win95 and a Win98 machine hooked up in the network as well. I was previously able to remote desktop into my WinXP machine without an issue. I am using the Windows remote desktop feature, but I'm using a non-standard port, with the port open on my router, and my WinXP machine. Last week, I replaced the Win98 machine with a Win2k machine, and I am now not able to remote desktop into my XP machine. Is there something I need to do on the 2k machine? Could it be blocking remote access to my XP machine somehow?

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First off, this connection only recently stopped wrking. The only things that have changed on my setup (since I last remember using it) is SP3 on XP and SP1 on Vista being installed. I don't think it's SP3 since I remember after that was installed I no longer got the warning message normally associated with connecting across platforms (Vista to XP).
So here's the setup. Laptop (Vista Home Prem SP1) -> Wireless N -> Linksys WRT300N -> Desktop (XP MCE SP3)
Remote connection is enabled on the desktop and my profile is set as an authorized user. The remote connections control on the laptop can see the desktop and my profile. When I input my credentials and hit connect, the connect button goes grey, there is some small animation of the bar at the top of the remote connection control, then it kind of blinks like it's refreshing and the connect button is back. Nothing happens. I'm not getting any messages like "unable to connect" or "can't find terminal server". It just will not connect to my desktop.
I am running the firewall on my router and McAfee firewall software on both machines (all local IP's are allowed). No Windows firewall enabled on either. The connection has previously worked with the firewalls on and I have tested this with firewalls up and down.
Any ideas? This is driving me crazy.

A:Remote Desktop Trouble over LAN

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I'm trying to connect to my gaming PC in my office, from the rack server in my living room, with remote desktop connection on the local network. I ping the gaming PC ( and receive a response from all local devices on the network (wired and
wireless). However, I am not obtaining a response in RDC when I attempt to connect with IP or host name. RDC is enabled on all PCs on the network through the advanced system settings.

Gaming PC is running Windows 10 Home and server is running Windows 7 Ultimate.

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hey guys.
I have a network of about 50ish computers. If i wanted to be able somehow, to turn on the checkbox on the client end that allows me to remote desktop into them via the registr or something to that effect, is that possible? something so i dont have to always have that enabled on all the machines all the time, its viewed as a potential security risk but id still like to be able to remote in from time to time if i cant up and leave my desk.

A:Trouble with Remote Desktop

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Hello all,

I have been playing around with RD lately, and so far have successfully connected to my machine from another computer in my LAN. The logical next step is to connect from outside. I followed the instructions here for changing the port my computer listens to. Then I called my ISP, and they informed me that by default, all ports are open on their routers.

I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best, but when I entered my IP:Port into RD on another machine (in the same LAN), it just thinks a while and errors: "Cannot connect to the remote computer. Try again" (something like that).

I can still connect by entering my computer name.

What more do I have to do to RD from outside my LAN?

A:trouble connecting to Remote Desktop

If you changed the port number in your registry, you will need to add that port as an exclusion in your Windows firewall. At least thats what I had to do on my Vista box as I had 2 machines in my network, one on the default port and the other on a diff port.

Also verify that your router if you have one also has that port open.

Also did you reboot after making the port number change?

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We have a strange issue going on with a couple of freshly imaged Windows 7 workstations over here.

At first we were unable to remote in to them because of a message that the remote computer does not support NLA. Setting the option to Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) works, but then RDP goes directly
to the remote machine and authentications happens there, which would be the case with a XP (or other non-NLA-capable) machine.
I tried troubleshooting the issue by opening the Certificates snap-in in mmc and deleting the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate but I seem to be unable to reissue/recreate it again...
I have read that i need to restart the Remote Desktop Configuration service in order for the certificate to recreate itself, but whenever I try to do this, Event Viewer logs the following error:
Log Name: System
Source: TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager 
Event ID: 1057
The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate to be used for Terminal Server authentication on SSL connections. The relevant status code was An internal error occurred.

Any help or ideas on that would be greatly appreciated!

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A:How can I reissue the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate for a standard Windows 7 client machine?


Please check if this post can help:

Meanwhile, you can try the following:
Check the MachineKeys directory.

Copy the keys to a different directory by taking a backup and go into the file system and also delete the files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys\.
After deletion log off and log in to see how it works.

If this cannot help,
I recommend to post in Server Forum to get more insights.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/threadsTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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I am unable to log into the remote desktop of one of our clients, I get the licensing protocol error. Their support staff says it is on my end and keeps sending me things to try. I log into their VPN, then RDC. If the remote computer is the one having the licensing protocol issues, doesn't that mean there is nothing on my end that can be done?

I have searched all morning and found similar issues, people deleting the registry key, tried that and it didn't work. They told me to right click on the connection and log in as admin. I am using VISTA, by the way. I don't have that choice. They said then I am not an administrator. But, it shows I am the admin.

I went to the microsoft support site and did the Mr. Fix It thing and that didn't fix it. I might be crazy, but I was thinking the problem at to be on their end. I think I have gotten this before or some of our employees. I was working in there fine yesterday, logged out and now can't get back in. I tried another facility from that same client, but a totally different region and was able to log in. I am thinking that the problem is specifically on their end. She insists it's not because no one else has complained. One other person (from our company) who works using that same connection is able to log in fine, so I don't know.

This is beyond frustrating. Any ideas?



A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection trouble

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I have a WinXP computer on a LAN that I occasionally connect to with
Remote Desktop. I also have a Wake-on-Lan program to bootup and shutdown
this particular remote machine. Because RD requires a password to connect
I have enabled one for an administrator user account. I have also enabled
AutoLogon for this user so I don't get the welcome screen on the remote
computer waiting for a user and password selection. As long as I don't
start a Desktop Remote session connection to the remote computer, I can
shut down the remote with the WOL program. However, if I enter a Desktop
session, the welcome screen appears on the remote and it can't be shutdown
unless I enter a password for the admnistrative user and shutdown as usual
at the remote.

I have noticed that the instant I enter the RD session and am logged in
the welcome screen appears on the remote computer prompting for the password.
If I shutdown the remote session and switch to the remote computer and
just click Shutdown the Computer on the welcome screen, I get a
message saying that there are other users logged on and shutting down
might result in data loss. Do you still want to shutdown? If I click yes,
it may shut down it may not.

Also, if I enter a remote sesson and switch to the remote computer and enter
the password, I am logged onto the remote but the RD session is terminated.

I have also enabled ShutdownWithoutLogon but that did nothing.

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A:Solved: Trouble with Remote Desktop and AutoLogon

Not sure if this autologon tool helps, but you can try

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I have a terminal server here in the office that works beautifully. Everyone in the office (even Mac users) has been able to log on from home and from on the road using Remote Desktop Connection... with the exception of one user. He can't log in from his home network. He's tried both an XP and a Vista machine and in both cases, when he tries to log on, Remote Desktop Connection gives him an error that the credentials did not work -- I have tried his credentials and they work just fine. I'm thinking that it must be some sort of problem with communications between RDC and his router?? He uses a DLink Dir655.

If anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear them!

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

A:Remote desktop, Virtual Machine and Virtual Box

Hi Jason6161 Two of these words are closely related, while the other one isn't.Remote Desktop is often a reference to the "RDP" acronym, which means "Remote Desktop Protocol", a protocol used by Microsoft Windows systems to remotely connect to another Windows system (or even other OS now). There's a nice little article on Microsoft website about, I suggest you to give it a read. If there's something you don't understand in it, let me know and I'll explain it to you.Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop ConnectionA Virtual Machine is like the state name, a machine that doesn't exist physically, it only exists virtually inside a system. It's the emulation of a system inside another system. So you could for example have Windows 8.1 installed on your computer, but using a program, create a virtual machine running Windows XP in it. To put it simply, it's running an independant system (guest) inside a system (host). For more information, you can consult the Wikipedia article below.Virtual machineVirtualBox is a program developped and maintenant by Oracle that allows you to create virtual machines. It's what we call an "hypervisor". A program that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. For more information, you can consult their website and their Wikipedia article.VirtualBoxVirtualBox WikiSo to sum it up, you can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine (or multiple VMs), and you use the "Remote Desktop" to connect remotely to another computer and access it. ... Read more

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks a lot!

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

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

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

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

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

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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 a question  that how to copy file from remote desktop user drive to my local machine using  xcopy or any other protocol.

This is my server path "\\Trail01" and here is the file location "c:\Users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R"
How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help


A:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Starting fairly recently, my Windows 10 pro T540P appears to either have restarted or logged me out everytime I come back to it after having been away for a goodly while, overnight, etc. I am the only user on it, and it's in my home, so I normally just leave it wherever I was when I stop using it for the night or if I'm going out. However when I come back to it, it's sitting at the login screen, and when it gets in, everything looks fine except whatever I happened to have had up before, email client, notepad++, etc, is gone and I have to start 'em up again. I have the power settings on "never" for when it's plugged in (which it always is at home) and 30 minutes if it's on battery (rarely). It does not sleep on any setting. Is there an easy way to tell if it actually rebooted? Something in particular in the Event log maybe? Can they just... log out? If so, where is that controlled? This has never happened before. Other than some kind of error, I can't think of any reason why it would just time out and restart. I've recently started running BOINC again after a long hiatus, but that would be counterproductive it it shut the machine down. Other than that, and a screensaver I've used for years, there's not a lot going on with it. Running Avast a/v but don't see anything obvious there. Very puzzled. TIAelaine

-----EP PackCharlotte, NCThinkpad T540PWindows 10 ProfessionalVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393

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Hello, all. Just a quick question.

I use Windows Remote Desktop connection to remotely use all 3 Windows 7 computers on my home network whenever necessary (not simultaneously, obviously! ). This works flawlessly, and I have no problems with the actual remote desktop process.

My question, is sort of tricky to put into words. Let's say I'm at machine A, and machine B is sat showing the desktop/screensaver, etc. If I access machine B from machine A, it shows the logon screen on machine B while being accessed remotely.

However, when I then end the remote session, machine B stays at the logon screen until the user account is clicked back into locally.

I am wondering if there is a way to make the machine carry on working as it was, showing the desktop/screensaver, etc again automatically, without having to click the user icon. Pretty much to automatically click into the user account, or to remove the need to.

This is obviously not a big deal, but it kind of bugs me when the machines are sat at the logon screen, and other people can't tell if I've finished the remote session or not.

Any feedback is appreciated.


A:Logging on/off a machine remotely.

Hm, never mind. I figured it out. On the remote machine, I entered "tscon.exe 1 /dest:console" into the cmd, and it did the trick. I then reconnected, and made a shortcut point to "%windir%\System32\tscon.exe 1 /dest:console", which makes the job much easier.

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Just wondering if anyone can help me. We have installed Small Business Server and Terminal Services on our office computers. When a remote user logs off they do not seem to disconnect properly. They show up as being disconnected in terminal services manager but not logged off. This prevents our head office from backing up files as they still show as being open. Is there a setting that needs to be changed or are the remote users not logging off in the correct manner. Help please

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I have a windows 7 desktop at the office which I leave on so I can remotely connect to it (at home) via VPN. Problem is, after the remote session my Win 7 Desktop logs off, which I find annoying since I leave open documents as is for my work the next day. How can I disable this feature? I don't have this problem with Win XP

A:Logging off after remote session

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

A:remote desktop connect issue via MS remote desktop app

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

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

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How do I detect someone logging onto my laptop at work via the internal network? We have shared printers, and all our C drives are shared across the network (via a workgroup) - which means that someone can set their browser to "//mycomputer/c$" and log onto my machine with a valid username and password for that machine and I can't detect this!

Is there a file in Windows 2000 that logs users log-ins? Or is there some cheap software which will detect people logging on?

I know I could remove all users from my machine except myself, but I don't want to do that - I want to catch whoever is doing this!

Please help if you can...


A:How do I detect a remote user logging in?

I cant remember if this just logs local logon on activity or if it also logs network login activity. But it is worth a try. I really think your companies setup is a joke. I hope they dont get hacked some day.

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Hello all,
I work at a computer store as a technician. We're always looking for tools, and ComboFix was highly recommended to me a while ago, and I've been using it for a few weeks now. It's great!
It is, of course, also extremely powerful, which I appreciate!
This time though, we used it on a machine that was HEAVILY infected. I saw it removing tons of files and folders, including several WINDOWS folders in weird places - like Document and Settings/Username/WINDOWS
Anyways. We can try and do a repair install on the machine, but it's XP Media Center edition, and we're not confident that the repair will go smoothly.
So, can anyone point us in the right direction? I know ComboFix backs up the registry - do you guys think that's why it's shutting down?
I installed the Recovery Console - how can we restore the registry through there, if that will fix it?
Thanks for your help guys, sorry for running the tool without your direction. I wish there was more information available on how it works, so I could make more informed choices on my own, but what are you gonna do.
Thanks again!

A:Ran ComboFix on a client's machine, now it shuts off after logging in

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i have a laptop connected to a domain and as soon as i run the "gpupdate" command from dos and try logging off > NO CHANCE. it hangs at "logging off" and just sits there. this problem occurs even if i run this command without a network cable plugged in. can anyone help?


A:gpupdate command causes machine to hang when logging off

Try gpudate /force and see if that clears.

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