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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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by:pgm554
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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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by:mlongoh
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What kind of issues are you having?
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by:TRTurner
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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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by:Cláudio Rodrigues
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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?

Cláudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP - RDS
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by:pgm554
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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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by:seven45
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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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by:Cláudio Rodrigues
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Try copying MSTSC.EXE and the DLL from another PC?

Cláudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP - RDS
Citrix CTP
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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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