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Remote Desktop loses it's default printer intermittently. (In remote session)

Q: Remote Desktop loses it's default printer intermittently. (In remote session)

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

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Preferred Solution: Remote Desktop loses it's default printer intermittently. (In remote session)

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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I have two systems, "desktop" and "laptop", peer-to-peer networked on my home LAN both running Vista Ultimate SP1. I routinely use Remote Desktop from desktop to laptop. I am accustomed to simply closing the RDP window on desktop (and perhaps reopening it one or more times) and then if I want to use laptop directly, logging back into it from the Windows login window.

Recently (I apologize, but I can't be more specific) I find that (1) I cannot log back into a session after I have closed the RDP window on desktop, (2) I cannot log back into laptop from its logon window. I also find logging out of the RDP session rather than merely closing the window makes no difference. In either case, when I look at the logon window on laptop I see the message saying a remote user is logged in, and if I try to log in anyway, it hangs indefinitely at the "Welcome" window and must be restarted.

I cannot identify any software change to this system that might be responsible. In fact with the exception of Windows Updates I don't think there have been any. The system is a Dell Latitude D830 and all its drivers are the most current.

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Hello, I have one workstation with a remote connection problem.
OS: Windows 7 enterprise 32-bit
Workstation is connect to a domain.
Problem started after June or July updates, I cannot connect to the workstation from any host via RDP. it just freezes on "Configuring remote session" and after few minutes ir shows a message:

"this computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again."

All settings are set correctly, all accesses are given. Google is searched fully, neither solution worked for my situation.

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I have 2 offices and i have 2 computer stations. 1 office is on a local account and i only remote into that computer. I want to redirect my printer in both offices. FOr example. WHen i am in office 1, i print at my printer in that office..... when i am in my office 2, i would like to print on local printer in that office.

I hate to keep having to go into printer settings and changing the printer every time. I forget sometimes and it prints in the other office 1.

Thank you

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I have 2 offices and i have 2 computer stations. 1 office is on a local account and i only remote into that computer. I want to redirect my printer in both offices. FOr example. WHen i am in office 1, i print at my printer in that office..... when i am in my office 2, i would like to print on local printer in that office.

I hate to keep having to go into printer settings and changing the printer every time. I forget sometimes and it prints in the other office 1.

Thank you

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I am getting error in server 2012r2. log on time
the task you are trying to do can't be completed because remote desktop services is currently busy please try again in a few minutes. other users should still be able to log on

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Ok, here's the situation... I use XP at work and Vista SP1 at home. Up
until now I have been using VNC to connect from work to home, but have
found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the framerates.
I have a 20mb/20mb fiber connection at home, so bandwidth is not an
Someone recently suggested I try Remote Desktop Connection. After
messing around a bit with it, it seems just what I am to be looking
for...with just one problem.

It seems that when I login from one location (work), it logs off my
remote location (home). Is there anyway to have it just login to the
same session, so that the home pc and the work pc can see the same
thing, both use the mouse, etc?

Thanks in advance,

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We have several HP Compaq t5530 thin clients. We are using them to remote into a RDS session on Server 2012 R2. We want the desktop background on the session (on the server) to show our wallpaper which has our logo on it. When we remote in it's just a black background. (All of the desktop icons are there, just not the wallpaper we want) We have other brands of thin clients doing this same thing and have no issues with the desktop wallpaper showing. Any suggestions?

A:RDS - Desktop Wallpaper on remote session

CCWTechnology wrote:We have several HP Compaq t5530 thin clients. We are using them to remote into a RDS session on Server 2012 R2. We want the desktop background on the session (on the server) to show our wallpaper which has our logo on it. When we remote in it's just a black background. (All of the desktop icons are there, just not the wallpaper we want) We have other brands of thin clients doing this same thing and have no issues with the desktop wallpaper showing. Any suggestions?The reason the screen blacks out is for performance.  You'll need to look into the settings to see if you can resolve it.  http://superuser.com/questions/674024/how-to-enable-desktop-background-on-a-remote-computer

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Hi there

A challenging question for you gurus out there. one of my windowXP Pro machines has a problem with its remote desktop service. I am sure it wasn't the firewall.

Everytimes a machine (client) try to connect to it (server) with remote desktop, I saw from the Process Explorer that there were 2 new processes created (csrsss.exe & winlogon.exe) in the server machine but were dropped immediately.

There was no error messages to both client and server sides. From the client side point of view, it feels like the server machine is not responding.

any idea?

thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop Session would not start

What says your event logs on bothe client and srv about the connection problem?

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I'm just trying to get this setup between Win 7 pro desktop and Win 7 pro laptop. I have enabled the connection on the desktop and have a start menu icon on the laptop to start the session. I get the box to enter the computer name. No problem. Then I get a log in box with my admin name already filled in (that's the only authorized RD user as I haven't added any others) and a password box. I don't have a Windows password on the desktop so I leave that blank and hit OK. I get the following error:

Authentcation error
The local security authority can not be contacted

What would cause this? Possibly a firewall issue?

A:can't establish remote desktop session

Try Team Viewer - TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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Hi, my friend is trying to access a Win 7 computer from her XP pc through remote desktop. The remote computer is using a Netgear DGN2000 ADSL router with ATT DSL service. She says it works intermittently at all different days/times (naturally it fails when she needs it the most). I've found the same problem when I try to access the remote computer from my Win 7 machine; last night it was working, when I checked it just now it wasn't (i also tried to log into the router remotely and that failed as well). Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be and how we can fix it? Thanks!

A:Remote Desktop Fails Intermittently

Also, the remote computer is set to never sleep or hibernate.

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


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Hi all, I'm trying to remote into a user's computer in another office of my company. After putting in the user's credentials I get "You do not have access to logon to this session". I've already removed fInHelpMode from HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server and rebooted but get the same error when trying to log in as the user. I can connect and log in as administrator but in this case I need to connect a printer via TCP/IP so I need to be logged in as the user. I can remote into other computers just fine.

We are an XP Pro shop. Computers are Dells, I beleive the user is on the same model I am, Dell latitude E6400.

Any ideas?

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Is there any way to connect to another computer using remote desktop without killing the user session on the remote machine?

I want to be able to connect to remote machines on my network in order to register an activex control. I want to be able to do this remotely and without interrupting the session on the target machine as they have to be up and running constantly.


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

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

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

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I'm looking to enable remote desktop on my HTPC in windows 8 so I can use it while media center is running without disrupting the entertainment. Anyone?

A:Concurrent Remote Desktop Session Win8

I am not clear on what the problem is. What do you do, if anything, that causes the entertainment to get disrupted? What pieces of equipment are involved? How are they connected? What is the "concurrent" part. What exactly do you want to do concurrently--login as two concurrent users? Does this link help you? Here is another.

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For years I have RDP from home to my store with very little problem. Win7 Pro to Win 7 Pro. However since I updated the PC (clean install of Windows 10 Pro) at my home; when I RDP to the store (Win 7 Pro PC), it connects quickly as always and works. However, the session constantly times out and have to wait while it reconnects. Doesn't seem to be any common circumstance that is pattern. 1- If if continually work in that session, I don't think it will time out. 2- Always noticeable when I work on the local PC (one monitor) and work in the RDP session (2nd monitor). 3- Symptom time is inconstant. Sometimes it times out within 3 to 5 minutes, other times 10 to 15 minutes. Regardless, before the Win 10 I would connect and stay connected for 5 to 7 hours while working in session and or on the local PC.

I intend to upgrade the office PC to Win 10 Pro the next time I am at location location, hoping that will resolve. But I will not be there for 2 months and my productivity is suffering. I have Googled this symptom and checked several of the session settings on both PC's and have found no solution. Most of what I find deals with Win Servers version, neither of which these are. Nothing at the store PC has changed and noticed this symptom just days after the fresh install of Win 10 Pro at my home PC.

Any advise would be extremely helpful.
Thanks, imfloyd

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Hi All,

Just wondering if RDP is the same thing as Terminal Session?

I'm want to know because i havent seen RDP link you back to locally attached printers or shared drives.

Any help would be great. thanks.


A:Is Remote Desktop Protocol the same as Terminal Session??

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I am not a networking person but I need some assistance. I hired a networking person to enable remote desktop connection between 2 computers for me. The computer I am trying to connect to uses a switch to run internet between 2 computers but I only connect to one of those computers. No-ip is set up on the computer I am trying to connect to to standardize the ip addresses and I am connecting using port 3389. What happens when I try and connect is as follows. If I have not connected for many hours (maybe 5 or more) remote desktop connection will not connect. In order for it to work I have to go to my logmein account and log into the computer there first then after logging out of the logmein connection and waiting a couple minutes I can log in using the remote connection fine. Then, for the rest of the day I can use the remote connection with no problems. In the morning when I try again, it won't connect, I have to go to logmein once again and then it works...

I thought maybe it had to do with a power setting so I created my own power profile and set everything to NEVER sleep, hibernate or do anything except run and run at maximum performance...But that didn't affect it, I still can't log in using remote desktop connection after a long wait.

I have also looked in the logs for both my Virus software (AVG) and the computer to see if anything sticks out but AVG firewall log stopped logging in November and I can't seem to reset it and the local cpu even... Read more

A:Remote Desktop Connection works intermittently...

If you have Logmein, why do you need Remote Desktop Connection? If Logmein works all the time, why not just use it?

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I have several Win7 computers that remote into a hosting company's server. Our users will log into the hosting company's servers via remote desktop. The issue that keeps coming back is that the keyboard will stop functioning after a user locks the computer
then returns after a short period of time to continue working. The remote desktop session will remain working while the pc is locked. After unlocking the computer the keyboard will not work in the remote session. The mouse isn't affected by this and minimizing
the session, the keyboard works fine on the local session. Sometimes you have to restore down then restore back or minimize the RDP session several times to get the keyboard to work inside the remote session. On a few occasions, ending the RDP session
will cause the keyboard to work again. Anyone experienced this and have a resolution for this issue? This issue appears to be occurring more frequently and we have already recreated user profiles on the remote server but to no avail. Thank you for your help.

A:Keyboard losing focus while in remote desktop session

The KB appears to describe the issue we are experiencing. I tried the hotfix but I received a message that the hotfix doesn't apply to this computer. The pc is a windows 7 pro 64-bit. Would you have any other suggestion?
I changed the keyboard setting for the rdp file to On This Computer. This is found under Local Resources when you edit the rdp file. This appears to have resolved our keyboard issue.

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The project is to set up a PC to act as the audio source for a home audio system.  The goal is to use the Windows Remote Desktop mobile application to access the PC in order to change volume, steaming channel, Media Player playback, etc.  When
the Remote Desktop connection is established, the audio output either stops (iOS device) or is redirected to the mobile device (Android).  Can Remote Desktop be configured to only allow for keyboard/mouse control, but maintain the remote computer's control
of audio and/or USB ports?
Thank you.

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I've been using the following changes to be able to logon to the 'active' session of a Windows 8 machine:

Run ?gpedit.msc?, change:

Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Connections, set ?Allow users to connect remotely by using Remote Desktop Services? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Connections, set ?Restrict Remote Desktop users to a single Remote Desktop Services session? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Session Time Limits, set ?Set time limit for disconnected sessions? to ?Enabled? and ?Never?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Remote Session Environment, set ?Remove ?Disconnect? option from Shut Down dialog? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options, set ?Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only? to ?Disabled?

This would allow me to connect using "mstsc /v:IPADDRESS /admin" and to quit th... Read more

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Simple question really, just wondering if it is possible to allow the user to watch what your doing on their PC when you've connected via a remote session.

i.e. I'm on PC A and I'm controlling PC B, but I want my colleague on PC B to be able to see what I'm actually doing (rather than just viewing the login screen / logging in and interupting my session).

If not, is there any FREE (and safe) software that does this.

Any help is appreciated.



A:XP Remote Desktop: Can you enable host watch session?

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I recently installed a remote desktop app on my iPhone and, though the app works perfectly, I have a problem when I disconnect - the wireless connection on my notebook stops working. I can't pull up my browser, my mail notifier, or even access the router. If I Disable/Enable the connection, it starts working again, but I'm not sure why it stops connecting in the first place. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I really like being able to use RDP, but if it's going to kick my system off the network when I'm done, I don't know if it's worth it.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 and Windows XP Media Center SP 3. I'm using Windows to manage my wireless connections, and the app I'm using is MochaSoft RDP Lite. Hopefully that's all the pertinent information.

A:Wireless connection problem after remote desktop session


Apparently this problem is also occurring when I switch user accounts on the laptop itself - regardless of any remote activity. I think this might be the underlying problem.

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Finally did a RD. It was easy to set up, surprised me, and has done what I wanted as far as maintaining files on our other computer.

My question is Comp A is a new build, connects to Comp B, with RemoteDesktop, and works OK. When I leave the session, Comp B which I connected to, now wants a password typed in to get back in the system. It"s at the usual logon screen. Didn't before. Is this normal, and could it be changed, not requiring one like the main one I use (Comp A), and the 2nd. question

because the screen is bigger on Comp A now, even using the controls in the RD logon, when I close session, the icons stay where they are at for the Comp A screen size, which means I have to right click on the desktop on Comp B desktop, select from the menu restore desktop, to get it to go back to Comp B screen size. Any way to auto do this?


A:remote desktop-after session closed-question about other computer

When you login via Rd you log off the current user that's why you need to log back in you may like to try free TeamViewer you can connect via internet and share better

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Very recently I started having a problem with the remote desktop where it says the following message:

"Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you already have a console session in progress."

What I am trying to do is to access my Vista Ultimate computer using my Windows 7 Ultimate computer, and have been doing so this way for more than a year. All of a sudden I start getting the message that I have quoted. I do not know why it started doing that.

As well, going in the Users tab of task manager you can see there that I am logged in as a console user.

Please advise.


A:Remote desktop connection issues -> console session

Please disregard this, I'm stupid and did not see that the router changed the IP of the devices. Never bothered making them static but I guess I probably should.

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I have encountered an intermittent issue that seems to be related to remote desktop.
Sometimes when i end a remote desktop session i will return home later that day to find that i cannot click on or enter a password into the login screen of the Remote Host. to unlock the computer i must either reboot it or use the RDP client on my cell phone to log into the desktop and than forcibly unlock it using tscon from the command line

A:Cannot type in password box after ending remote desktop session

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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I am trying to connect remotely to a desktop computer that has Windows 7 Professional using a VPN from home. The VPN always connects but sometimes the Remote Desktop fails to connect to the desktop. The desktop is on. So one day I can connect to it all day. The next day I cannot. The Remote Desktop Connection states to 'try again later'. I tried to ping the computer and the request times out.

I am wondering if there is some setting on the desktop that I need to change so that it will reliably allow me to connect to it.


A:Remote Desktop Connection intermittently fails to connect

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Is your connection issue wireless? How's your connection directly connected to a modem or router?

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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:

None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications?

A:Remote features not working -remote desktop, WMC, iTunes remote, etc.

Let's focus on "remote desktop". Can someone remotely access it from the internet?
If not: Can someone remotely access it from same LAN?

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I have 2 remote desktop sessions open call them session1 and session2. When I try and copy from Internet Explorer 6 in session1 to Excel 2007 in session2, the text in excel is losing its formatting and gets contained all in one column. If I copy the same data from IE into Excel all within session1, the data copies correctly and the formatting is working. When I look at the clipboard between the 2 sessions, the one with IE (session1) is keeping the html formatting but the other remote desktop session is moving the formatting to text only.

I am using Windows XP machine and connecting to win XP servers via RDP. The clipboard option in RDP is checked. The clipbook service is enabled on the local machine. I have tried paste special in session2 but it only gives the 2 text options. In session1 when i try paste special, the html option is available but not in session2. I cannot update IE or Excel as they are on a terminal server which I do not have rights to update these. I have tried rebooting, logging off the terminal servers, etc. to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have also tried the paste options in session2 but the keep source formatting option is not even available. In session1 keep source formatting is available when pasting in excel. I have also applied all windows/microsoft updates and still not working.

A:Copying between Remote Desktop Sessions loses formatting

no one has any idea what is happening?

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Whenever I use Live Mesh, it locks the computerand quits Windows Media Center. Is there anyway of setting it so that I can log out with WMC running and the computer unlocked?


A:Disconnect from remote desktop session via Live Mesh without locking?


I believe Windows Live mesh creates an additional session when logging in remotely. I don't think it uses the same session as the console.

If another remote desktop program is an option then I would suggest logmein as it uses the console session.

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Recently we have a issue with diffrent user that are trying to connect to their W8 session.
User log into their desktop than a remote session is created automaticly. By Some user a internal error pops up, pretty strange..

We already tryed the wait for network policy but this does not solve the problem for some users in our domain.

When they double click the RDP icon they go directly to their session (without a error).

What could be wrong?

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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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Good Morning.

I trouble shot an issue with RDP that has me to believe the sollution lies in somthing to do with printer settings in Windows 7.

Affected computer RDP's sucessfully logs into a load ballanced terminal server farm, several moments into the session being established I am getting the "Remote Desktop stopped working" dialog box.

This issue is localized to this single computer and is fixed by unchecking the "pinters" option in the remote desktop settings. this computer acts as a print server to a small laserjet printer, all other computer on this small LAN can successfully print to this printer from their local desktop or while connected to RDP sessions.

I have tried :

Rebuilding RDP desktop icon for user.
New Local machine user accounts.
starting/stopping Print spool services.
USB and LPT1 cables (currently on LPT1).
I'm 2 inches away from backing up this users data and giving them a new computer. It doesn't make any sense. Any wild suggestions are appreciated.

A:Printers causing Remote Desktop Session to stop working.

A strange one indeed! A few thoughts and questions...

Is the PC you are remoting into a Win7 machine? If not, what OS? How many other devices (PCs) do you share this printer with? Have you tried looking for an updated print driver?

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I know by default under Vista in remote sessions, these types of apps wont work or will error out..

Does anyone know of any way to get around this.. at least in the VirtualCD sense.. that perhaps i could trick PowerISO into working for mounting virtual discs?


A:Running CD apps like PowerISO or nero in remote desktop session possible?

Hey Markm75

You need to allow access to your drives within remote desktop.You need to use the Group Policy Editor in order for drives
to become available through remote desktop connection

Try this:

In Group Policy Editor
1. go to Computer Configuration
2. Administrative
3. Templates
4. System
5. Remote Storage Access
6. All Removable Storage:
Allow direct access in remote sessions... set this to ENABLED.

Or alternatively use a program like UltraVNC. UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely.



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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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Hello to all,

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


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

Make sure the user Logs Out instead of Disconnect.

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

A:Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

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

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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I have a WinXP computer at home behind a D-Link 4 port router. I'm using a WinXP computer here at work, and I'm trying to remote to my home computer.

I went into the regedit and changed the listening port for remote desktop - I also closed the standard 3389 port for remote desktop, and opened another one on the router (65345 - I randomly selected it). Now, when I try to connect using remote desktop from work, I put the IP into the remore desktop connect window like: xxx.xx.xxx.xx:65345

Am I doing something wrong? Is there something else I can try?

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

Best regards,


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

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

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

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

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

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The 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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Setup Remote Desktop on multiple pc's on the same LAN:

By default, Remote Desktop Protocol (for Windows XP and Server 2003) listens on TCP port 3389.
Each PC needs to listen on a different port in order for the Remote Desktop request coming in from the client PC to be forwarded by your router to the proper host PC.

To make a host PC listen on a port other than the default port 3389, you must edit the registry.


Run Regedit and go to this key:

Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Find the PortNumber subkey and notice the value of 0x00000d3d (3389).
Modify the port number to any unused port (ie-3390 or d3e in hex) and save the new value.

Reboot for this change to take effect.

Now you need to configure your router to forward the different port requests to the proper local IP address. For the common Linksys WRT54G router, it should look something like this...

Port Range Forward:

Port Triggering:

That's it! Now just specify the port when you want to connect to a host PC listening on a port other than 3389.

Oh yeah...make sure you open the new port in your Windows Firewall and any other firewall you might be using!

A:How to change default Remote Desktop listening port

well I just thought I would vote, I do not need such but was interesting to see how, and who knows some day I might need it and now know where to find it.

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Hello all, I have a problem printing from a program that I connect to via remote desktop. The program is called accuterm 2k2. The program has a list of printers that are connected. The problem is this, the list of printers shows all printers that are connected to my computer execpt one which is the one I need to print to. From what I know if you use remote desktop you should be able to print out anything from the remote computer on my local printer. I don't know if it's a setting I'm missing in remote desktop or if its the printer driver< I don't know. Please help!!

By the way the local computer is xp pro service pack 3 and the remote computer is server 2003. When I connect to the program it goes directly to the program bypassing the login part I think there is a batch file was created to do this.

A:Cannot use printer with remote desktop

Do you have permission to use that shared/network printer? I am aware of ACCUTERM one of the clients I had supported uses it. Is that shared/network printer on your printer list on your system? Can you send a test page to it. Make sure you have the correct drivers installed on your system. So is this printer domain networked (shared) or local?

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