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Can't reconnect to windows 7 machine after disconnecting from remote desktop

Q: Can't reconnect to windows 7 machine after disconnecting from remote desktop

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'm new to using remote desktop. I have been able to get my home computer to connect to my work computer via internet, but it will only connect once. If I try to disconnect without ending the session, I am unable to get back on the remote computer. A 2nd attempt yields a blank screen with only the remote computer IP address at the top. Later on-site inspection of the work computer reveals it in the logon screen stage. Home computer is running XP Home edition and work computer has XP Pro. The work computer was once on a managed network, but now is standalone. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Remote Desktop Won't Reconnect

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I seem to be having some issues with my remote desktop connection. Im connecting from my work (Win XP Pro) to my home laptop(winxp Pro). My home laptop is behind a firewall(port 3389 open), and then behind a router (incoming connections to my routers ip address are port forwarded to 3389, which should be my remote desktop).

Now this worked fine for the first hour I tried, then perhaps I was idle for a while and it disconnected, and now it wont connect back, I get the following error:

"This computer cant connect to the remote computer.

Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator."

I know the laptop is still connected as I can see my home download logs from my isp...

any ideas?

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The affected system is running Windows XP Pro.

When I disconnect remote desktop on purpose, either by 'log off' or 'disconnect' via the remote PC's start menu, or by closing the window (In windowed mode), I get the same error one would get when a network connection is interrupted. The remote screen goes gray, and I get the 'trying to reconnect' box.

This happens every time.

It does not matter if the remote host is Server 2003, XP Pro, WIndows 7 Ult, I get the same local error. I am not running any firewalls or antivirus on this particular system, since all I ever do is RDP.

A:Solved: Purposely exiting remote desktop causes reconnect error

I don't know why, but the default action on the configuration was 'attempt to reconnect' -- which was inherited by every other remote host I had saved after that point.

Removing the 'attempt to reconnect' option in each saved file got rid of my problem. In my opinion, this is technically a workaround, and not a fix, but I am satisfied with it.

I am marking this solved

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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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I have a WinXP SP2 system connected to my VPN using OpenVPN. The connection itself is fine- I am able to ping the remote XP system over the tunnel and can see the system in the VPN server logs.
I enabled Remote Desktop on that same system and configured Windows Firewall to only allow remote desktop connections from the VPN ( on Port 3389. I have made sure that Remote Desktop is turned on under the System Properties.

But when I try and connect to the Remote Desktop from another system on the VPN- it connects (I assume) and immediately disconnects. No errors. No nothing.
On one of my Linux systems on the same VPN, I used 'rdesktop' and it did appear to open a remote window, but it immediately closed it- again, no errors, no nothing.

Note that this is happening even before being given a chance to enter my login information. Many of the searches I've done online seem to indicate that people get to the login screen, login, and THEN it disconnects. This isn't the case I'm having- I don't even get as far as the login screen.

I'm completely stumped. Has anyone encountered this problem before? Unfortunately the system in question is at a remote location and I can't get to it immediately. Admittedly, I didn't try disabling Windows Firewall entirely, nor did I reboot the system subsequent to installing OpenVPN and making the Remote Desktop changes. But I don't imagine that's something I would have had to do either- or do I?

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A:Remote Desktop Disconnecting Immediately

Hello ,

withg most major programs of this type it is normally best to do a reboot to make sure the program is compleatly insatlle and you get no errors from the installation of the process & all funtions are working properly

i have never used the (OpenVPN) but i am just going on other programs of this nature

at this point all i can say is try

keep the post open for others may pop in to help

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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 am using the Windows-7 Remote Desktop Connection tool from my (client) desktop computer (Win7) to work on my basement located home media center and security monitor (target) computer (Win7 Pro). Both machines are up-to-date on all Windows downloads within the last 4 days. Both machines are 64 bit.

This has been working without any problems for about a year, but a day ago it stopped working, within 0.5-5 minutes after the connection was established. All of a sudden I am getting an error message that states . . .

"Your Remote Desktop session has ended. Another user connected to the remote computer, so your connection was lost. ..."

Both computers have a single User Account (Admin) with full privileges. There are no other accesses actually occurring at the target computer.

Both machines are connected on a Cisco LAN with high bandwidth and perfect signal strengths.

As I mentioned before this is a new issue that is only days old. All has worked perfectly for a year before.

Also, because of interactions with my security system, 3 days ago I disabled Automatic Updates on the target machine, preferring to periodically do them manually at appropriate times. So there should not have been an update causing this new behavior all of a sudden.

Since I depend on this (Now non-functional) remote access a lot, any assistance or ideas would be much appreciated!!!!

A:Remote Desktop Connection just started Disconnecting within minutes

Welcome to TSF,

It wouldn't hurt changing the password just in case another User is trying to use Remote Desktop, you'll never know. Is your network secured, do you have a wireless network?

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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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If for any reason I disconnect from internet by clicking disconnect in my adsl connection,I cannot reconnect.The icon shows that I in fact did reconnect but I cannot reach any website or get my email through outlook express.
I tried to disable the lan and re-enable it which it seems to be doing fine but still cannot connect.Then I click on repair and I get a note saying couldn't repair because couldn't clear the netbt which I have no idea what this is.
If anyone has an idea on what could be wrong please let me know.
It was not always like that.I have no idea when it started acting that way but I know that a while ago I could disconnect and reconnect at will.

A:Cannot reconnect after disconnecting

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

A:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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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 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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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 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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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?


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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My system has been working fine until a few weeks ago. At that point my wireless speeds dropped and started to disconnect. I an still see the network and device manager says everything is enabled. There is no automatic reconnect and Repair just hangs up the machine. The only way to reconnect is to reboot. I reinstalled my PCI adaptor - Linksys WMP54G and appear to have the latest drivers installed. This did not help. I tried installing a D-Link Adaptor but it just made my system freeze. I called my ISP who provides the router - 2WIRE- who says the router is not the issue. I have not added any other devices or got any new cordless phones. Any ideas??

A:Solved: wireless disconnecting and will not reconnect

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For a few days now, my laptop keeps randomly disconnecting from the wifi. The wifi is fine -- it still works on other devices -- and is still available with full bars but refuses to reconnect unless I restart my laptop, at which point it'll be connected and working fine again (until the the next time).
I've tried updating the wireless adapter drivers and turning off WiFi Sense but no dice.

A:Laptop keeps disconnecting from wifi, have to restart to reconnect

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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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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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Just got my new computer yesterday. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

I have my dialup connection set to reconnect after connection loss, and it does it just fine - but Windows Live Messenger Will not attempt to re-sign in after my internet connection has been reconnected! It just keeps doing that countdown over and over as if I'm not connected to the internet.

This is important for me for Windows Messenger to reconnect because msn wakes me up at certain times with nudges from my business partner. How can I fix this? What's the problem? Thanks

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Just got my new computer yesterday. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

I have my dialup connection set to reconnect after connection loss, and it does it just fine - but Windows Live Messenger Will not attempt to re-sign in after my internet connection has been reconnected! It just keeps doing that countdown over and over as if I'm not connected to the internet.

It's important for me for Windows Messenger to reconnect because msn wakes me up at certain times with nudges from my business partner. How can I fix this? What's the problem? Thanks

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I have four machines all connected via a home network and accessing the internet through a D-Link router and a cabled network.

I recently had to reinstall windows xp on one machine and since then cannot get it to reconnect to the internet. It recognises the network, and picks up its IP address from the router, but I cannot get it to see the internet or access the routers software through its IP address. The other machines continue to function normally.

I have reinstalled drivers, and tried the common fix given several times on your forums to reset the TCP/IP settings.

I have searched your forums and tried several other fixes but still cant connect.

PINGing the machines own IP address is successful but pinging the default gateway gives nothing.

Can you help with any other suggestions ?

A:XP Machine wont reconnect to Network after OS reinstall

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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 am using windows 7 - home premium

If I connect to a remote computer using RDP, I can all the features of remote computer. Likewise if someone connects to my computer from a remote computer using RDP, he has access to all programs on my computer. This person can assist me with any help I need by connecting remotely using RDP.

Same assistance can be provided using Remote Assistance, then whats the need of Remote Assistance when RDP provides required functionality ? What different does Remote Asistance do from RDP ?

Pls reply here rather than pointing to link.


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Thanks in advance for any help. I have security cameras (Canary) at a remote location connected wirelessly to an ActionTec C1000A wireless DSL modem/router. It works much of the time but when there is a power interruption, or some other network access issue with the provider, the cameras lose link. The Canary devices are supposed to try and re-connect every 30 minutes but they fail to re-connect many times. Only when I am on site and re-boot the router will the cameras re-connect. But as this is a remote site (1000 miles away) I cannot be there to hard booth everything.

Is there a way through the router settings perhaps to reconnect the cameras automatically versus the cameras trying to re-connect to the router? The cameras will typically boot and try to connect much faster than the router boots and achieves internet access.

A:Remote wireless security camera and router reconnect

If a reboot is all that is needed to fix the connection problem, then set up your router if it has the ability to expose the management interface to the WAN interface. You can then access the admin interface remotely and initiate a restart of the router. This is assuming the router can be restarted from the admin interface which I would expect it would support.

The alternative is to use a managed switched outlet. I bought a device a long time ago which I ended up not using which you can remotely turn and off the outlet via calling on the phone line as it has a port to connect to a land line. You then enter a PIN and then use key sequences to shutdown power or initiate power. The system I use and what many data centers use are PDU (power distribution units) which have management capabilities over the switched outlets. When I want to power cycle or power up/shutdown a device remotely, I VPN into my network and then connect to the web interface for the PDU in question. From there I can select which outlet to turn on or off.

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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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We are monitoring remote windows machine using WMI queries and now we do not want to hog that machine with so many queries at a time.
So, I wanted to know if there is any way through which I can identify from client machine that remote windows machine is hogged or its WMI service is hogged with queries?

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This is a strange issue only in Win8.1.

As we all known, if there is a running application in a machine, there should not be any other behavior against the application when we connect/disconnect/reconnect to this machine by Remote Desktop Connection. However, we found that Win8.1 will
fire unload and load events to the WPF application when we close and reconnect to the machine using RDC. And this is an unwanted behavior which may cause error. Here are the stable reproduce steps:

1. Write a WPF application which contains a button and handles the unload and load events of this button.
2. Using RDC to connect to a Win8.1 from Win7 for example.
3. In the remote desktop, run this WPF app.(a load event will be recorded in a.txt).
4. Close the RDC by clicking the 'x'.
5. Connect to this Win8.1 again.
6. You will see the unload and load events have been fired.

If the WPF app runs in Win7 or Win server 2008, those events will not be fired.

So, I think it is a unwanted behavior in Win8.1. Is that a bug in Win8.1 RDP? Or is that a new feature? I'm looking forward the answer.



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Hi Sophia,
I saw a thread about this matter from about a year ago - (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/3b3f1ccf-ec44-43c5-a410-21be3717bdcf/win81-will-fire-unload-and-load-event-to-the-wpf-application-when-we-close-and-reconnect-to-this?forum=w8itproappcompat),
that you tried to help.
I have the same issue, my wpf application loads my view constructor every time i connect from a remote computer. since i have resources used by the old view my app crashes.
i wanted to know if a solution to this problem was found.


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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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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 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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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. I'm a Windows 8 newbie, so go easy on me .

I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...

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

As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...

- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.

- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.

- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.

Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.

Thanx in advance for any suggestions to diagnose and resolve this.


A:Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Kari explains about the tricks and problems associated with remote desktop. > problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7

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I have only one Win XP Pro SP3 desktop at home using ADSL & no wireless devices.

I have used openport and netstat /a /o & it displayed 802.116.56.21:4448, but I was unable to disconnect from the remote domain.

How can I verify that someone like the above mention using say Command Line that we are physically connected & how can I display its computer name & its admin user using say Command line?

How can I disconnect from the remote domain/server & how do I block like someone like the above mentioned from re-connecting?

I have used wireshark & is there an app that can convert IP address to its equivalent exact domain name & where physically located using say maps.google.com

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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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I support multiple locations remotely and I am oftentimes seeing Combofix as the only solution to removing some nasty bugs.
The issue is that when I run it remotely using simple-help as the remote support solution, it boots me out of the session. I then require manual intervention from the user to complete the process and this keeps me from seeing all that is going on.
Is there any way that I can run Combofix via command line or what not to keep it from disconnecting me?

A:Any way to keep Combofix from disconnecting a Simple-Help remote session?

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Hello Seven Forum,

We've been dealing with a problem where remote users receive a blue screen when disconnecting from our VPN. We've been dealing with the SonicWall people but have been told that the problem is machine related and not with their software.

The zipped dumps aren't from my local machine. I had the user email me a few of this dumps to see if I could read through and find the issue but I'm not exactly well versed in reading dump files.

This might not be exactly how the posting rules outline the method of posting these. And if it doesn't fit the criteria any suggestion of an alternative method of creating this thread would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

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Hi All

I moved my desktop PC to another room the other day, it was running fine prior to the move. But now I`ve just reconnected everything and started using it i`m getting really bad performance when doing cpu intensive tasks. Ie the mouse, keyboard (typing) is really slow and jerky when the cpu is near 100% use. It never did this before.
I tried moving the mouse and keyboard to different usb ports but it still the same.

Any ideas what could have happened?

Thanks alot


A:Reconnect my desktop pc and now its running slow and jerky

Quote: Originally Posted by pr1970

Hi All

I moved my desktop PC to another room the other day, it was running fine prior to the move. But now I`ve just reconnected everything and started using it i`m getting really bad performance when doing cpu intensive tasks. Ie the mouse, keyboard (typing) is really slow and jerky when the cpu is near 100% use. It never did this before.
I tried moving the mouse and keyboard to different usb ports but it still the same.

Any ideas what could have happened?

Thanks alot


What programs do you be using when this does be happening?

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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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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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Our office and its wide area network uses XP Pro on all computers. I'm ordering two new desktops and have the option to go with Windows 7 Pro or XP Pro.

I absolutely need the capability to connect to remote sites that are on XP Pro computers (using windows remote desktop). And, I also need to be able to manage my desktop computer (potentially Windows 7 pro) from one of the XP Pro computers.Can I remote desktop to XP Pro computers from a W-7 (pro) system?
AND, Can I remote desktop connect to the W-7 (pro) system from an XP Pro desktop (and have full capability)?
Can I remotely access the W-7 pro Harddrive through DOS commands in the 'cmd' run function? (and visa-versa)???
I'm a relatively good computer user - no where near being an expert - but instructable.


A:Windows Remote Desktop between W-7 Pro & XP Pro

Here you go: Remote desktop Software

Please don't post in multiple threads with the same issue. It makes things hard to keep track of.

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