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remote desktop and access, and server / client nightmare

Q: remote desktop and access, and server / client nightmare

I am having a very frustrating problem with unauthorized and silent/secret access of my computer. No matter what operating system I install, I am always setup as a client, and someone immediately gains access and control over my entire system. I become unable and authorized to make changes that will prevent or stop this access. I have tried making a windows 7 lite version myself, but either I do not eliminate the correct services or features that I need to, or I eliminate too much and the system does not work correctly or install at all. I do not know anything about group policy, or the snap ins, or the management console, where I know is the solution. I have tried, but while I make changes, they are reverted immediately back, and I am locked out, or lose access to those settings, or my system is shutdown remotely and it locks up, or I screw the system up and it won't boot. I am hoping someone here knows how to eliminate all possibilities, back doors, tunnels, pipes, blue tooth access, remote access, remote assistance, and or any and all third party access to my machine etc. that will permanently disallow and deny any and all remote access, remote desktop, remote assistance, Bluetooth access to my pc except for myself- one user, one log in. I hope this is the correct place to request that sort of thing on here. Or if there is one setting I can change, or service/process I can change, disable or eliminate, to stop this once and forever, I would be greatly appreciative. When I get to a place or setting I know will help, I never have the access privileges, it is locked, or my "network administrator", is the only one who can access that. I connect to the internet via Ethernet, tried kaspersky and commodo internet security, disabling wireless and Bluetooth, deleting and disable all services I am able to, stopping the restarting of those services and processes, uncheck all remote access and assistance, tried all windows versions even home basic- which is not supposed to remote ability.. I think. The update readiness tool ask me to install a hotfix that is related to the security flaw with remote assistance, but every attempt I make to download and install it, my system magically freezes up and I am thwarted. I have tried that like 20 times, and it is like there is a wizard outside my office at home that is the best damn defense and defender I have ever seen. Every attempt I make to block access and regain control over my system it is blocked, stalled, corrupted or reversed to where nothing I do ever makes any headway that will shake this person camped on my computer and access to the internet and all my files, passwords, communications, web activities etc. No matter what I do, install, change, I am always the client, on some sort of server configuration where I am bound by rules and settings that I can never change, see, or know what and where they are. I have fought and tried for three months, changed computers 3 times, and within a day, I can tell my system is compromised. When it happens, I feel sick to my stomach, and it feels like whatever I attempt, this person is always one step ahead of me. It seems like no matter what I change, my system always reverts back to a place where I have no control, or either I change it so much I brick it. I will not give up. Any and all suggestions, or advice is greatly appreciated and much needed. I am attaching some documents of a few belarc system sheets, a list of the services at one sitting I deleted, disabled, a network analysis snapshot of my system that shows the remote access, a system information file from comodo internet security that has all kinds of info about my system.. A lot of the information in the documents I do not understand, but I thought I would try to educate myself, and for someone that is sharper than me at this, I think will help shed light on the goings on in my system. Thanks and rock on. If this is in the wrong area of the forum, or is an inappropriate request, I apologize in advance.

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A: remote desktop and access, and server / client nightmare

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Hey guys. I have been pulling my hair out today over this issue. OK so i am the domain admin of a school. I already have access from the outside to remote into my server at anytime. However, i have a small issue. I would like to be able to remote into one of my clients domain accounts on his machine from time to time when hes having issues. I need to remote in directly to his machine. So I will lay it out here:

I logon remotely to my server into the domain
I then want to remotely connect to my clients machine and login to his domain account with his credentials. I pull up the RDP and put in his IP and credentials etc.
I get through to his machine with success however when i do, i get a message:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through Terminal Services right etc. etc.

Now i think where i went wrong is I followed online instructions and gave him rights for terminal services, remote access etc. but i did this on my server dc. I assume my issue is i need to give him these rights directly on his client machine?? What i mean is, do i need to be at his client pc and give these rights while im on his machine for this to eventually work ? I am stumped and any help is greatly appreciated. If more details are needed just ask and i will post more info

P.S. Domain Controller is Server 2008, Client PC is Windows 7

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Hey guys. I have been pulling my hair out today over this issue. OK so i am the domain admin of a school. I already have access from the outside to remote into my server at anytime. However, i have a small issue. I would like to be able to remote into one of my clients domain accounts on his machine from time to time when hes having issues. I need to remote in directly to his machine. So I will lay it out here:

I logon remotely to my server into the domain
I then want to remotely connect to my clients machine and login to his domain account with his credentials. I pull up the RDP and put in his IP and credentials etc.
I get through to his machine with success however when i do, i get a message:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through Terminal Services right etc. etc.

Now i think where i went wrong is I followed online instructions and gave him rights for terminal services, remote access etc. but i did this on my server dc. I assume my issue is i need to give him these rights directly on his client machine?? What i mean is, do i need to be at his client pc and give these rights while im on his machine for this to eventually work ? I am stumped and any help is greatly appreciated. If more details are needed just ask and i will post more info

P.S. Domain Controller is Server 2008, Client PC is Windows 7

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Hi Team,

I plan to get a mac mini. I would like to have direct access to the machine remotely, just like i did when i connected my laptop pc to my desktop pc via VNC.

My specific question :- is it possible to access the mac via a remote client so that it opens in a window on a Win7 64bit I7 pc?

I ultimately want to control the mac desktop via my win7 pc, mouse and keyboard.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Access to Mac mini via VNC client/server

Why wouldn't you just install VNC on your new Mac machine, allowing it to be controlled from the PC?

The product itself is cross-platform.

There are downloads for each host and each client environment.

I'm not a Mac person and only use VNC for Windows hosts and clients. But the product's description certainly shows it as being intended to be cross-platform capable.

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We have Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac which provide access remote desktop for Windows Systems.

But We unable to access Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 with same application.

Please provide any resolution.


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I couldn't find a Windows Server2003 so i figured i might still get help in this forum...

I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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We have several remote systems that can all connect fine. I am having an issue with one box. It is a windows 7 home premium machine with netgear wireless nic. When I open mstsc to connect to a remote machine I put in the ip address and click on connect. I receive an immediate failure with the text "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again...blah blah"

I have a server 2008 r2 with Network level authentication enabled. I have 8 other systems that are hardwired, at different geographic locations and all connect fine.

I have not made any changes on the server side since this problem seems to be local to this client only.

On the client I have made the following changes/observations. I have disabled the firewall, cleared the remote desktop cache, remove the MRU entries from the registry, verified that port 3389 is open via telnet. I have been bashing my head for days trying to figure out why this one box is not working. The problem occurs for every user on the box including the admin.

I don't receive the box that prompts for warning if there is a server authentication issue but I think that is because I selected ignore at some point and said yes to continue. I'm not sure where that cache resides to delete that selection. I'm not sure if that is where my problem lies or not. Can anyone please assist?

A:Remote Desktop Client 6.1 Cannot connect to remote computer

Welcome to SF,

From the Remote computer please try this, if unsuccessful please post back.
Click on Start and type secpol.msc. Then go to Local Security Policy=> Local Policies=> User Rights Assigment=> Choose Allow Log on Locally and select the User or Group that needs to access this computer remotely. Also select Allow Logon to Remote Desktop Services (if you have RDS or Terminal Services configured in your Win08 Server). Try to remote connect after.

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I have a DLink DIR-655 router; I have a one PC running Window's Vista 32-bit and another running Windows XP-Professional 32-bit; both are enabled for remote desktop and both firewalls are configured to allow this program. I have tried enabling port forwarding and virtual server, neither works. I need access to the Windows XP PC so that I can access programs from there.

I've been at this for two days and nothing works. I need some help, please...

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Nightmare

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I recently setup a new Windows 7 machine (brand new Skylake build) and swapped the displays from my old machine to the new machine, and started working on the old machine via RDP as I migrate things slowly.
What I found by trial and error is that usually within 20 minutes of using Remote Desktop from the new machine, I would get the Aero Performance warning. I see dwm.exe consuming 100% CPU of a single core. This boggled me because I have a fast machine, with
an ASUS GTX 580 Matrix GPU (nVidia) that performs very well. I am using the latest Geforce drivers.
Once it happens, dragging Windows is a very hitchy experience. Nothing works to recover. If I start the Desktop Window Manager service, it'll go immediately to a high CPU state. I have to reboot to clear it up. If I dont use RDP, it never happens, but within
minutes of opening the RDP session, there it goes again. I can stop the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to workaround the problem.
One more symptom. Once, before rebooting, I decided to uninstall the nVidia drivers and try reinstalling them. The installer complained that no compatible display adapter was found. I had to reboot in order to reinstall them. This almost sounds like a flaky
driver or GPU, but this GPU worked fine for the past couple of years in another box (though that doesn't mean it didn't go bad since).

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I am trying to configure Remote Desktop Access to work over the internet.
Remote Desktop Access works on my local network.

Both of my computers are on Windows 7 Professionnal. My router is a Belkin F9K1002.

I followed the official widows tutorial. I forwarded the necessary port on my router (I switched from port 3389 to 50000, in case 3389 was blocked by my isp).

Every time I try to connect I get

"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
1)The remote computer is not available on the network
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled."

Any ideas as to where the problem could be coming from?

A:Remote Desktop Access over the internet: "can't connect to the server"

Welcome to SF,

Please verify your RDC configuration, pls. see how.

Disable any Firewall (built-in or Software) from both computers for now.

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My computer is running XP Home EDition SP 1. I really would like the feature of the Remote Desctop Client which is found on XP Professional. Is there any where I can get that file for download such as the Microsoft website, etc. I really would like to be able to use that feature on my current XP Home computer.

A:Remote Desktop Client from XP Pro


Actually, the RDP is not support on Windows XP Home, technically. So, if you are wanting to connect to a PC with Windows XP Home installed via RDP, it will not work.

Here is some information about it….


Here is some information about the client…


The above link is for the client, which is already installed on Windows XP Home. However, XP Home does not have the full blown SERVER portion on it.

You can however, use Remote Support to connect to a Windows XP Home computer, but it is not the same as connecting via RDP to a Windows XP Pro machine.

I hope this helps!!

Thanks… Shane

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Does anybody know of a Remote Desktop client, portable (no-installation needed) or web based, that has a setting for a RD (Remote Desktop) gateway and computer name? I don't want one with a setting for a software-specific gateway. I'm am not an admin on my computer so I cannot install anything. I can connect to the computer via Microsoft Remote Desktop, but I want to test out other clients.

A:Remote Desktop Client

I use logme in i love it but you need to install it on the machine

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My name is Matt and I currently work for a small private gym in West Hollywood, CA. I work from home, so what I am looking to do is use Remote Desktop to connect to a computer at my bosses house that contains all business files needed (All Office programs, Quickbooks, etc...)

I set up a Windows XP Pro machine at my bosses house with two logins. One for him and one for me. I then set up Remote Desktop and also changed some settings in the registry to allow both of us to connect to the computer at the same time.

What is happening is that we can both connect to it while we are within his network (wirelessly) within his house. However, when I am connected to another network (Corner Bakery Wifi persay) I can't connect. I did a search and said to open up some ports or something, but I need a more direct explanation...step by step if possible. For informations sake, I am on a MacBook Pro running Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.

Also is it reliable to have a regular PC (running XP Pro) serve as our remote? It will be on 24/7 without a keyboard/mouse/monitor hooked up. Is there an easier way to do this? Online solution? I want an interface that we both can log into remotely, from anywhere in the world, and open/edit/save files on it (not our personal harddrives).

I know this is a long question and I appreciate any help, my boss is getting antzy to get this going before the Holidays, with us both traveling.


A:Remote Desktop on Windows XP HELP (Mac Client)

You have to make sure you have port 3389 forwarded in router on the host side. Also there is a great web based tool i use for remote work called logmein.com . Its free and has some great features you can use. Check it out. If you have any questions about it shoot me a pm.

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I noticed something kind of annoying.. if I open MSTSC and plug in my server's name then click the options, display tab and set it to XGA and hit connect, I get the XGA sized window. However, as soon as I drag it from the upper-left corner of my monitor it goes smaller and I have to drag each side open. If I maximize to get it back to proper size, it glues itself back to the upper left corner and the process starts over again. *sigh*

Any way to stop that? In XP, you hit maximize and you get the full configured screen size then you can drag it anywhere w/o it resizing.

A:Annoyance with remote desktop client

Figured it out. To stop that behavior, go into the control panel then Ease of Access Center. Choose "Make the keyboard easier to use" then check "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen".

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I have a desktop computer running Win7 and a thin client (Wyse V90L) running Win XP Embedded. I am using Remote Desktop to log into my desktop computer running Win7. The problem is that despite having set up Remote Desktop on the client to 'Play on this Computer', no audio plays. When I click on the volume control, there is no slider and instead the message 'no audio device is installed' is displayed. If I choose to leave sound at my desktop, then it functions as expected.

The client plays its own sounds just fine.

Any ideas to try? Thanks a lot.

A:No sound on Remote Desktop for Win XPe client with Win 7 host

Oh, it appears that someone has forgotten to reply to this thread.

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I have a PC that the minute I install checkpoint VPN securemote (not secuclient we do not use that portion) it knocks out Remote Desktop.

I get an error about not being able to connect as soon as I put in the IP or the PC Name. The error states"User Interface Failure. You can not initiate Remote Desktop connection
because the Windows logon software on the remote computer has been replaced by incompatible software ckpginashim.dll" I click okay it closes out the box before I even get to a login screen.

I then look up the file in theregistry and I found that HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ had a key in it that had ckpginashim.dll in it but used to have msgina.dll in there. I did a backup of this key deleted it and was able to remote desktop in.

The problem is doing this killed the Securemote which is needed. I can reimport this key and use securremote after another reboot but this is a VERY lame way to get Remote Desktop and Checkpoint Securemote to work together.

This software is provided by another company I have already gone back to to find out what we can do right now we are using version NG SP2 of the exe for the securemote install.

I checked the Checkpoint site but none of the downloads looked to match the NG SP2 + rating.

Any thoughts... I don't want to send this out without us being able to Remote Desktop in. The strange thing is this is a Windows XP SP2 install that has this problem on an HP laptop we have other HP XP SP2... Read more

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This post was originally about not locking the client workstation when RDP'ing the client, I've tried the script above in the sticky but it still locks the client workstation regardless. When I connect the client's screen turns black, then the login screen is shown with the current user and the words "Logged on" underneath.

A:Remote Desktop Connection client is locked

Any ideas?

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Can I use Windows Remote Desktop to access an xp3 desktop (as host) with my W8 tablet (client)?  I have a home network working, which is what I want to use.  I think I have all the required settings right, but the W8 pathway for RD is so obscure, and the interface so opaque, right now I can't even find it.     So I would have that problem even if the host was also W8. Before I spend/waste any more time on this, is it doable? Thanks for any . . . 

A:Can W8 tablet be Remote Desktop client for XP3 host?

Yes, you can. From a surface or other tablet running windows 8 you can absolutely connect to a PC via remote remote desktop. Works quite nicely in fact

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We have a bunch of Windows 7 VMs that are accessed via RDP from Windows 7.
However, users get simply disconected suddenly multiple times a day with the message:
Your Remote Desktop session has ended.
Your Network administrator has ended the connection. Try connecting again or contact technical support for assistance.

Reconnectin straight is no problem but users complain of this happening few times a day.
The Terminal Services logs do not show anything on the destination but Client has been disconnected , and then reconnected when reconnection happen ( eventID 24 & 25).
Wireshark sniffing has shown that the client send a FIN PAcket.

I would like to see some logs on the Client, how to activate them and see them ?

Thank you,

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RDP worked fine yesterday, but when I started up the computer today it just crashes!

I can open up the interface just fine, but as soon as I try to hit the 'connect' button it crashes, and it asks to send information ahead to Microsoft. I have tried running chkdsk /F C: and sfc /scannow from safe mode with command prompt.

Found: {l:32 b:2nHDndp2N6BkANV1TTlFe4k+StQG5HjlPZYg+N7/D64=} Expected: {l:32 b:UftuYWKTynYwkO7/djI0LZb1Siv+EorAvBgK+gvfnT8=}
2009-10-12 20:35:34, Info CSI 0000030e [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:22{11}]"mstscax.dll"; source file in store is also corrupted

This is what the sfc scan prints out in log.

At some point I also managed to produce this error message:

mstsc.exe has encountered an error and needs to close:

"The instruction at 0xf0592700 referenced memory at 0xffffffff. The memory could not be read."

How can I reinstall the remote desktop client?

A:Remote Desktop Client crashing in Windows 7 Professional

Booting up in Safe Mode With Networking produce the very same error..

I can open the remote desktop application, but once I hit 'connect' the program freeze, and crash.

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I have successfully set up the VPN connection to access remotely from the job. However, when I tried to connect remotely, I received the error messages
Client could not connect to the remote computer
Remote connections might be enabled or the computer might be too busy, etc.
I have Comcast (McAfee Security) as ISP with a belkin router that my daughter and I share. (She has a desktop) My operating system is Windows XP. Why can't I connect remotely? I even turned off Windows firewall and received the same error messages.
Note: I was able set up remote desktop (from my job) on my sister's desktop and can connect, she also has Comcast as ISP and is using a wireless router.

I tried checking with our administrator he couldn't figure out why. I hope someone can help! I'd like to be able to work from home!!

A:Solved: Client unable to connect to remote desktop

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I've already posted the question at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/remote-desktop-keeps-dropping-connection/ca049248-20fa-473b-9f42-4239824374f4 but
was told this would be a better forum to ask my question.
I've just upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7. The main issue I have with Windows 8 is that the remote desktop client is somehow broken for me. Whenever I use it, it blocks (i.e. I cannot interact with the remote computer) and then I get the pseudo-dialog
box stating reconnecting and it will reconnect and I get back the remote access. It does this all the time (about every few minutes). It looks like the client is dropping the connection and automatically re-establishing it.
Note that when I cannot interact with the remote computer, I can still ping it just fine. So clearly it is not a connection problem. I even have on the same machine a virtual machine machine running Windows XP Pro and in there the remote desktop client from
XP never drops the connection, nor blocks.

Anyone having similar issue or tips on how I could debug this?

PS: March 23rd 2013: Something that looks to have an impact but which does not solve the problem is that if you have a networked printer, turning it off causes this problem to occur all the time. When that printer is on, the problem still occurs but
less frequently. So hopefully it will give some insight to what could be broken in the Windows 8 version of mstsc.e... Read more

A:Remote Desktop client on Windows 8 drop connection

Thanks for finding this out. I'm putting the link to make it easy: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2897602

I'll test this in the next couple of days and if I have no drops whatsover I'll mark this as the answer.

Update 12/3/2013: It has been more than 10 days and not a single disconnect. I'll mark this as the solution for my particular setup.


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Hello, My Windows is 10 and my VPS have windows 2016 Server... is possible connect with Server with 256 color ? I Save Default.rdp in Desktop and then Open with Notepad and set session bpp:i:8
but still connect with High Quality to my Server... how solve it? is way for connect with low quality ?

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RDP client gives me the message "Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working . . . a problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
Tried searching for a way to re-install and can't find anything.  Searched MS website to download and re-load client.  Haven't found anything there yet either.  Searched a few forums I visit.

Anyone have any resources?
Many thanks in advance.

A:Reinstall Remote Desktop Connection client - Windows 8

Unchecking "Printers" in "Local devices and resources" seems to have resolved the issue for me. Granted...only a workaround, but works in my case because I don't need to print from the servers I administer.

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I tried to open remote desktop client today on my computer and for some reason it wont load anymore. i havent really done much on my computer since that time, i've done Virus' scans and Adware scans and nothing but tracking cookies come up im not sure what else to do besides a system restore but then im not sure what stuff i'll lose by doing that. anyone come across this no errors just nothing opens up

EDIT: also mstsc.exe opens up in task manager as well so i dunno

A:Remote Desktop Client Wont Open Anymore.

Enable view of hidden files and folders, navigate to your MyDocuments folder and delete Default.rdp and then try it again.

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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.



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

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Installed Windows 8.1 on a server machine a few days ago, replacing Windows 7. With Windows 7 I could leave user sessions open simply by closing the client with the X/close button, and could then of course resume the same session later, be it through RDP
or locally, but this does not seem to be default behavior with 8.1. Whenever I disconnect now, the session is automatically logged out, indiscriminately killing any applications that may be running in the session. It was like this out of the box.

I've googled this quite a bit now, and I've tried a few proposed solutions (policy changes, registry value changes etc.), but absolutely none of it has had any effect.
Any idea what's going on? Is this a bug, or is it by design? RDP is pretty much useless when it behaves this way..

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Not sure if I have this is in the correct area. I asked this in another area but may have been wrong area so I am asking here as well. I have windows 7 pro on my main (at the office) machine and windows 10 home (laptop) I have done the suggested
registry changes, the group policy suggestions and still cannot see a microphone on the client (laptop) I have a usb headset but the mic is not available and shows none available while viewing sound options on main machine from client machine. I have a new
version of windows 10 pro but have not installed until I find out which version or versions allow this. I attempting to use a ham radio remotely but even if I try to use skype on main machine while remote on laptop no mic is available. I can control main computer
and hear playback audio but no recording audio available.

I have pulled out most of my hair ;-)

Thanks in advance

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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 seem to have an issue that I can't seem to find a similar forum or solution for.
Windows 8 clients on our network connecting to networked printers on a 2012 print server. Normally they talk to the printers perfectly. However, *after a remote desktop session to a client machine*, the printer shows as offline and the print spooler
needs restarting for the printer to show as online again.
Now, while this is a workaround, I'd love to know of a fix. Most of our users are not local admins on their machines, so restarting the spooler isn't normally an option unless I do it for them.
Does anyone have any advice on the above?

A:Client Networked printers showing offline after remote desktop session


For this issue, we can try following steps: 

First give yourself ownership and full access to c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe

1.       Start Search > services.msc
2.       If spooler is not on, turn it on. If after turn on, it turn off automatically, proceed to step 3, if can turn on go to step 4
3.       Start > Start Search > C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (Right click > Properties)
4.       Click on Security Tab > Advanced > Owner. Take ownership of the file and give full permission to the file. Once done, close everything and try to start the service again.
5.       Start > Start Search > cmd (Run as Admin)
6.       del /Q C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* > Press Enter
7.       Once done, try to start the spooler in Services

Then, try to update printer firmware by contacting the manufacturer. 

Hope these would be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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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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I'm trying to add an ME box to W2k server (set up as a domain server)

The ME box can see and access files on the server BUT the server cannot access the ME machine"the account is not authorised to log in from this station" is what comes up when you try to enter the ME machine from the server
I know I came up with this before but I can't get it to work again.

2000 boxes have No probs?????

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pretty well much as the title says, its one of my more favorite tweaks that confuse hackers because i have no need of lan, if i need to share files i use ftp... that said what i want to do it on is a 2k3 server where i need remote desktop access, i have a high suspicion that the answer is yes and well might not go for it or go for something like real vnc

but real vnc is from spyware origins and even though now days they have converted over to the light and now is widely used it still makes you wonder....

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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
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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is and new server
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server and DHCP

plz help me thanks

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I need some expertise "know how" in this matter. I have an office in location A and another office in location B.
A is protected by Firewall-1 Checkpoint and running Exchange 5.5 mail system. Point B is using Proxy Server 1.1 and Exchange 5.5.
Office A is the HQ and Office B is the branch. I need to sync the Exchange for these 2 offices. How do I go about doing it?
I intend to use only VPN remote client access to login users from Location B to Location A. By doing so, I dun think I sync my Exchange on both end but at least I can control those those login in via VPN.
Ideas/advices much appreciated.

A:VPN client access via Proxy Server

are you using the vpn that comes with the OS or a third party client?

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Over the last year a co-worker and I have been developing a complex Job-Costing system in a Microsoft Access Database (4.0). It is a 50 Meg file that is on our Server. The problem is that only one person can Access the Database at a time. This is going to be hell when we accually release this to the other 15 people is the office. I have experimented with an access 2000 Project (MSDE Client/Server) but I dont think it is the option for our office. I was wondering what was needed to make our database multi-user. It says it can handle up to 255 multiple users, and 1 user is far from that limit.
Please give me all the information you can. Thanks.

A:Access 2000 -> Client/Server with Jet 4.0

Tools-Options, Advanced (I think) tab. Default login should be SHARED, not EXCLUSIVE.

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Hey Guys,
I'm new to servers and about a week ago I installed server 2008R2 as a standard installation on a Dell Optiplex 780 series. However after activating the Active Dormain Name. I can't seem to see it over the network using a client computer. I also failed to join the domain of the server despite using the same details with the server DNS details and the same gateway.

Please help me

Thanks alot

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After doing some MS updates I now get this message when I try to create a remote desktop connection:

the Remote Desktop Servives Activex control (mstscax.dll) does not match the version of the client shell

Please help!

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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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I would like to ask the community of these Forums for help to set my Desktop computer running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to access chat programs that I have dowloaded from the Web and have installed on my PC.
My browser is Firefox 3.6.9 but i am unsure if the browser is involved in this.

Anyways, I do get in my e-mail a fresh daily list of free proxies to use to connect to the web, so given that I first have to open the program from icons that i already have on my Desktop ...
does anyone know how to set things so when I open them they would show -to anyone who wants to monitor(chat users and server owners on the other end)- the IP, geographic location and/or name of Internet Service Provider of the Proxy address itself and not MY OWN IP, location and ISP (as it happens now without the use of a proxy)?

Should anyone would like to take a peek at those 3 chat places before responding they are:

A. Halsoft Chat: www.vpchat.com

B. Yak Chat: www.yackity-yak.com/
Install Instruction (to exemplify how they exist on my PC now)
1.. Download to desktop.
2.. Then go to desktop and Install the client.
3.. The Client will install to its on folder.
4.. Will not in any way hurt any other client u may have.

C. Voodoo Chat: www.voodoochat.com

My need for privacy is based on peace of mind, and has no intention of masking any illegal activity. It has an honest purpose.

I would now appreciate to receive response... Read more

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This guide provides information about working with Microsoft® Exchange Server™ 2003 and client access. It describes the new features for Exchange 2003 and Office Outlook® 2003, in addition to improvements in Outlook Web Access 2003. It contains configuration information, such as how to secure your messaging environment, deploy the server architecture, and configure Exchange servers for your supported client access methods. This guide also describes how to manage protocols, Exchange Virtual Server, Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync®, and Outlook Mobile Access

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The file is a Microsoft Word 2000 document. Users who do not have Microsoft Word can view this document through the downloadable Word 97/2000 Viewer.




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Hey, I'm having some trouble with Remote Desktop.

Our server is using windows server 07 R2, remote is enabled, server is on a domain.

I am able to ping, and also view the server's shares (\\servername). but remote desktop isnt working.

Up untill a week ago remote was working, but mysteriously is not working anymore. I tried changing port numbers and also remote using ip and computer name. Tried remote using xp, and 7 and all are comming up cannot reach the server.

Ive also tried, disabling the remote and re-enabling, reinstalling the video driver, asigning a new ip address.

If anyone could lend a hand that would be great, Thanks

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i have seen it before,

but how do you connect a windows xp computer to server 2003 using remote desktop?
is there a client you need to install or is it just a new connection...

also...i have an IP address of a server at a company...can i just connect to that
via a remote desktop from my computer?

interesting stuff...!


A:remote desktop to a server...

PK-her0 said:

i have seen it before,

but how do you connect a windows xp computer to server 2003 using remote desktop?
is there a client you need to install or is it just a new connection...Click to expand...

Same as you'd do a remote desktop connection from an XP machine to an XP mmachine

PK-her0 said:

also...i have an IP address of a server at a company...can i just connect to that
via a remote desktop from my computer?
interesting stuff...!
Click to expand...

well, you cannot connect to the server in your company using remote desktop unless your machine and the server share the same IP bundle / are in the same domain.
An alternative is that you can use VPN to create a secure connection into your company's network and that should allow you to do a terminal session on the server.
However you will have to talk to your IT team if you want this done.


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