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Remote Access





Remote access may refer to the connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example through a virtual private network remote desktop software, terminal emulation, or the activation of features of a business telephone system from outside the business's premises.

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Hi - I have a 2012 server setup as a Domain with RDS running.  I have a VM on the server which is added to the domain and have given user access to this.  

I have a CA certificate with the subject  which is trusted on the RD Gateway Certificates in Connection Broker single sign on/ Publishing/ RD Web Access and RD Gateway.

My RD Gateway has Use these RD Server setting  - Server name with Logon method set to Password Auth and a tick in Use RD Gateway credentials.

I have installed the cert on the local Win 7 PC and checked it is in MMC - also checked thumbprint to confirm correct cert.  All ok

Now my Issue -

From my remote PC I can login to RDWeb ( - no problems and no certificate issues - and it shows connected to RemoteApp and Desktop Connections in bottom right hand corner.

Now I choose connect to a remote PC -

Type in PC Name  and choose connect -
I then get the windows security popup with Enter your Credentials - domainname\username and password

Input and click ok - and it says starting initiating remote session

Then - A box pos up saying - Your computer cant connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server address in unreachable or incorrect.  Type a valid Remote Desktop Gateway server address.

ok - so looking at my Remote desktop Connection it says the Gateway server is  - which is the FQDN of the server.

So …
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I have fas3210 and trying to get boot menu and no luck unless I am doing something wrong.  I connected to sp port via telnet then system console then reboot

System reboots then goes to loader.
I typed bye
Then option comes to enter ctrl and c.
It does not get me the menu.
Hello, I'm a new employee taking over development efforts at my company. Currently we're trying to update our live site with minor changes. GitHub repo has been changed, I've made my way to the system that needs updating. However now 'm having issues gaining root access to the machine. It is possible with DigitalOcean to reset root password, however the machine has ssh restricted to key access only. I'm not sure where to go from here due to inexperience, so any help will be appreciated.
I've installed the latest TightVNC (32bit) on my Dell Win 7 32bit as well as on
another laptop Win 7 64bit.   TightVNC service is started

In both cases, when I tried to launch them, nothing happens.  Windows
Firewall was permitted during installation.

'netstat -ano | find "pid_of_tightvn" '
shows TightVNC processes are listening on Tcp 5800 & 5900
& telnet localhost   5800  or  5900     connects

what did I miss
company i look after just had .arena ransomeware. i have recovered the servers and removed the virus but i cannot get the remote users logged into the RDP server. it connects fine but i the get an error sayng the specified domain controller does not exist or cannot be found.
I have setup RRAS on Server 2012 R2 specifically using L2TP as the primary connection in for remote access.
I also enabled port forwarding on the router to be directed to the server hosting RRAS.

RRAS Setup:
Enabled for IPv4 and using DHCP rather than static address pool
Authentication provider is windows authentication
Accounting provider is windows accounting
Preshared key has been setup

The ports I forwarded are:
L2TP port 1701 UDP
Port 500 UDP
Port 4500 UDP

I also tried TCP/UDP on these ports and still unable to connect.

VPN End User setup:
Setup for L2TP
Requires encryption
Setup to use CHAP and MS-CHAP v2
Also tried using EAP-MSCHAP but no change
Ensured I entered the correct Preshared key for L2TP

Confirmed RRAS is OK as I have been able to get PPTP working without issue.

What am I missing?

I've got a 5545x that I'm configuring for remote access VPN.  I've done a few 5506's but this is my first 5545.

I initially started with AnyConnect. I could get the client connected, but I couldn't get a ping response.  The client statistics showed control data was being exchanged.  Client data was being sent, but not received.

I wiped and reconfigured and got the exact same results.   Then I tried configuring IPSec for the legacy VPN Client because I can always get that to work. :-)

Exact same results.  Client connects fine but no data.  "show cry ipsec sa" shows pkts decap are increasing but pkts encaps are not.  

I figure that I'm just missing something and I've been looking at it for so long that I'm just not seeing it. Hoping someone can look at this and see a typo or a missing statement that I'm missing.

I've stripped out all the non-essentials and sanitized the output.  If I got overzealous with the stripping and cleaning, let me know and I'll repost.



P.S.  I've added a bunch of... junk that I don't usually have while throwing things at this to see if something sticks.

ip local pool RA_VPN_POOL mask
ip local pool AnyConnect_VPN_Pool mask
object network VPN-Nets
object-group network Inside-Networks

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In the past I used this product visionapp and loved it.  It seems its not updated since 2011.
Anyone can recommend another similar product or win10 can do it natively?
SIMS.Net is an education MIS primarily used in secondary schools in the U.K. It's pretty old! I think it was written back in the 90's but it's critical for recording and finding information quickly for students, parents etc

I have a huge Apple MacBook environment and we use Remote Desktop to access SIMs as it's not Mac compatible.

I want to push this out using RDS 2016 RemoteApp. I've read online that I should create a vbsript to mount the network drive that it needs and then run the executable.

Has anyone got any experience setting this up?

Could someone give me solid known working advise on this please?

When this works, our Teachers will no longer have to wait 50 seconds to access sims. Also they currently have to log in to a web access portal which is driving them mad.

Once the SIMs remote app is published and working I have read that it can be placed on an Apple Mac Dock and launched directly from there. This is the end goal.

Much appreciated as always
Hi Experts, we are looking to introduce a remote desktop server , RDS 2016 , this will provide ACT and Office ,
their setup is as follows 1 x server 2008 (will upgrade eventually) ,20 users in house and 5-10 users remoteing in.
Their main applications are ACT on premise and office. They currently have hosted exchange but we will move them to office 365 eventually. Some of the users access from Africa and even a hotspot in Africa.
Just wondering what type of HP rack server I should be looking at, ideal Raid configuration, memory ?
thanks in advance.
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Have issues connecting remotely to a computer IU see in the event log  Error event id 10010
The server {This if different in each log} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
Seams like this user experienced the same issue, but cannot follow the solution

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What training sources are available so I can better learn how to use  Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) & OpenManage to manage and monitor Dell servers?

Are there any videos or CBT's available?
My RDS 2016 is configured and working with 3 session hosts. Users are directed to the session hosts in a load balanced way and the experience is rich with no errors.

Once there's a user on each session host the next connection comes in and a user on an existing session is asked to allow user DOMAIN\USER to connect. If the user clicks ok they are disconnected to allow the next user to connect.

This limits each session host to 1 user each. Each host has the user limit set to 10,000 in the local GP. The servers have been rebooted for this to take effect.

I have 110 user cals and all are registering fine without issues.

Event Viewer is clear of errors. The disconnections are showing at code 5 which is a manual disconnection. This is correct as users are accepting to disconnect to allow another connection.

This is a real problem and I'm at a loss. Has anyone seen this on 2012 or 2016 server?
I have been playing around with one of these Synology NAS devices and am trying to figure out how to configure the device so that I can access the Shared files remotely from a laptop or desktop offsite. I would like to have direct file access like a mapped network location using the "Add Network Location" wizard built into Windows. I mapping using this utility and using: https://(external ip):5501 but am not able to connect. I have 5501 port forwarded to 5001 (which I believe to be the port the Synology device uses.

Has anyone else successfully configured this type of use using this device?
I've been using Remote Desktop for years to access Windows computers remotely, but I've always been able to connect to the remote IP. Now I need to connect to a workstation behind a firewall, so I can't connect directly via IP, neither can I port forward.

I know there are programs out there to do this -- I've had tech-support people connect to my computer before.

What are recommendations on such programs? I'm looking for "free" solutions as I don't anticipate having to do this often.
I have installed Routing and remote access on a Windows 2016 server, not a DC. Opened port 1723 on Windows firewall and router. Check port and it is open. When I try to connect from the outside I get the following error;

Error 807: The network connection between your computer and the VPN server was interrupted. This can be caused by a problem in the VPN transmission and is commonly the result of internet latency or simply that your VPN server has reached capacity. Please try to reconnect to the VPN server. If this problem persists, contact the VPN administrator and analyze quality of network connectivity.”

I get the same message on Windows 7 and 10

Please, any suggestions? I've set this up on Server 2008, 2012 with no issues.

I am using Comcast as our Internet provider and we have a static IP.
VPN passthrough is enabled in the Cisco RV320 router.
Is there a tool I can install for our desktop techs to remote from their desktop to a client that is on a RDS Host?  I don't wan them to have access to ServerManager with in the RDS Farm but would like for them to be able to remote to a user that is connected to a RDS host server.
Hi Guys,

My client needs a program to collect data and generate some reports, I will use MySQL and VB.Net 2013.

The program will be used from different locations, so I was thinking to setup the data base on the server and install the program on the server too, then they can connect to the server thru Remote Desktop ( I now, this depends of the number of licenses on the server)

On the other hand, install the program on each computer and setup the data base on a cloud, but I've never used this option before and I'm not sure if is a good idea.

That's what I need you advice guys, is there a better option?

Thank you in advance!!!
I have dtSearch installed and it works on a local machine.  I can not access dtSearch via internet.  I often get 500 error.

I would like to hire someone that can set up the dtSearch Web with Spider.  Use of LogMeIn or other remote access is acceptable.

Thank you!
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I would like to be able to send prints to a network printer at my office from my home PC.

Can anyone provide some advice as to how best to achieve this?

Thanks in advance for any help

I have configured RDS 2016. I have a Gateway Server which also runs the Web Access, Broker and Licensing Roles. I have 3 x Session hosts.

My clients work internal and external to the business. I have configured NAT and DNS so that the address used for web access or RDP apps is Internal clients can access and external clients can access using this single address.

Now to the tricky part... I wish to setup certificates so that clients aren't warned about name mismatches etc.

I setup the gateway and as it asked for the external FQDN I used the name rather than the internal name of the gateway which is The broker service will not accept any certificate but I have managed to create self signed certs for the other services. I wish to use trusted CA signed certs for the services.

In an ideal would I would use a SAN cert and list all the internal names of the servers and use the external name as the common name of the cert. However this is no longer an option due to the new legislation.

Has anyone out there accomplished this? I'm sure this is a common task which crops up

Much appreciated as always
What would be the easiest way to change display setting  using remote desktop in windows 2012 server
Is there a way to connect to a another server THROUGH a windows jump host, without actually having to RDP to the jump host first, then doing another RDP?

I know there are some tools, etc to do SSH with Linux. I think it's called SSH gateway.

Client--->JUMP HOST----RDP--->Server

Instead of the normal way:
Client--RDP--->FROM JUMP HOST----RDP TO--->Server
I need to draft sort of guideline to govern Remote Access by external vendors/parties.
Anyone has any documents or links to share?

Off hand, I can think of:

a) for access to UAT/development servers, remote access with encryption (eg: ssh
    or RDP) needs to be video-recorded / screen logged for long-term vendors who has
    signed Non-Disclosure Agreement with us.  UAT/Developmt may contain actual data

b) for access to Production, an authorized staff needs to initiate/trigger the connection
     (eg: WebEx or Remote Assistance) & watch what's being done with screen logging/
     video recording of the session

c) do we need access through a jump host (I've heard of RDP jump host)

d) the external parties/vendors PCs need to be updated with latest patches & AV

e) every single staff of the vendor needs to have indiv account (ie no account sharing)

f) under what circumstances do we need 2FA ?
Hi experts

Client has vCenter Appliance (6.0) setup internally and all working fine. Now need to be able to access the same from outside the LAN.

Have had firewall team setup port forwarding on 443, 902 & 903 to vCenter IP address. From outside I can get to the vCenter landing page but when I click on the 'Log in to vSphere Web Client' it takes me to this url:
and fails. '' is the url that client uses internally.

Any ideas?


Remote Access





Remote access may refer to the connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example through a virtual private network remote desktop software, terminal emulation, or the activation of features of a business telephone system from outside the business's premises.