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Hi, we have the windows Remote desktop connection but seems to be having issues.

Wanted to know if there is a good free alternative to the RDP (a 3rd party free RDP client).
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I use Google Chrome with it's free RDP client.
It's OK,but you can't print or transfer files .
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What kind of issues are you having?
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I found that updating Windows to RDP 8.0 works really well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software

If you need to just RDP into one computer use Teamviewer. Its hands down the best and easiest program to use.. Works with iOS too.
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Well the main question is why bother using a third party RDP client on Windows when Microsoft has an official one that fully supports RDP 8.1 (what no third party does)?
Any particular reason? Mind sharing the reason?

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Don't know about him,but my use of the Grdp is you don't have to play with ports.

Lot's of customers don't have access to their firewall.

I have a customer that needed to have port opened (3389) and was flat out refused because of security concerns.
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Hi, Thanks for all the replies. Here's teh message I get when trying to rdp using the windows rdp software:
Once i put in the username and password to the server, and click connect I get:
"An authentication error has occurred    
The requested security package does not exist.  
Remote computer:  xxxx.domain.com"

I get the same error message even if i try logging onto any server---so its not a server issue, and other laptops are ok, just not this one.

any suggestions?
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Try copying MSTSC.EXE and the DLL from another PC?

Cláudio Rodrigues
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Solved---I found an article that solved the problem: Posting it as it may help others:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/2147eb89-ad07-4e3b-bb2b-f6e55ba43f27/windows-8-remote-desktop-error-the-requested-security-package-does-not-exist?forum=w8itpronetworking

The last item on the link above worked for me.
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The link above worked for me--
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