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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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I used to be able to use remopte desktop to get from our school server to the individual PCs. Because of PC lab reconfiguration I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro 32 bit on most of the computers and now I cannot access them. I turned on Remote desktop like I did in the past and changed the power setting to never go to sleep. I also checked the firewall setting and compared them to the settings of PCs that did not get a reinstallation of Windows. They are identical. I checked the services and they are also the same as the PCs I can remote to. What might I be missing? What should I be looking for? Remote access is critical to managing this network and these PCs.

The server is Windows Server 2008 R2.
Thank you!

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I have Checkpoint Firewall, trying to route traffic for a remote user to the office then to another subnet in a different location to access RDP. Static routing is on the FW to this subnet, a policy is also set for that user to access that network and the subnet is in the Encryption domain.
In the office the access is accessible over MPLS. Can the traffic be routed to the FW over the Internet and forwarded over the MPLS link.

Thanks in Advance
I tried to start the Routing & Remote Access service on the Windows Server 2012 Standard but it getting failed error code: 8007042a.

"The Routing and Remote Access service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs"

Below mentioned troubleshooting taken by me to resolve this issue but no success.

1. I have verified the dependency services of role routing & remote access but found all dependency services in running stage.

2. I have re-installed role Remote Access but still facing the same error. (error code: 8007042a).

3. I Took backup of "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess" and copied the same registry from working server.

4. Merged the copied registry and tried to start the service but it failed to start.

5. Reset the TCP/IP setting on the server.

6. I deleted the below mentioned registry key from the server. (Exported it before, to keep a backup)

7. Rebooted the server multiple times for changes to take effect but no success.

Any suggestion on this?

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This is a New sbs 2011 Install.
I have two separate networks at my home Business. Im testing remote login to the Business Network that the server is on so my wife can connect to the server from the internet.
  Im trying to get Remote Login to SBS2011 working . I ran the wizard to setup server for remote access.
 I can not ping the server name or IP. I can Ping other devices Router and workstations from the other network and that is fine. I disabled windows firewall and enabled firewall on the router I Enabled upnp set up fowarding port 443
 I can access the Internet from the server.
when I ping the Server I get  Destination Host IS Unreachable
I dont know what to try next
If i open up vnc to a remote computer i get a black screen / same thing with teamviewer
but as soon as i connect to rdp then the vnc and teamviewer work just fine.
Any idea what is causing this and how to fix it so i can simply use teamviewer and/or vnc without having to connect to rdp at the same time?

Hello Experts. I have applied a group policy to top level domain to allow remote access for certain users from our parent company into our servers. it works for all servers except for domain controllers. i tried to add a test user to the 'remote users group' in AD, no success, added the test user to 'backup operations' group as well, still no success. I've attached a pic of the error message that is received. when i enter the user manually in group policy locally on one of the DC's under:  Computer Configuration --> Windows Settings --> Security Settings -->  Local Policies --> User Rights Assignment --->  Allow Logon Through Remote Desktop Services,it authenticates successfully but just gives light blue/greenish screen. please assist in troubleshooting, and thank you in advance.
Hi guys,

I have got a very problematic Windows 7 Ultimate computer which no computers in the network is able to connect to. Please look at the following diagram.
When I try to connect from a different computer to it, it asks for a set of credential which i then entered. Next, the remote desktop screen appears (Screen that would normally show its trying to display the login screen), but almost immediately, the screen disappears and nothing happened after.

What is happening here is that:
- All computers are not in a domain but in identical workgroup names.
- Usernames and passwords are identical for all the computers and are stored locally.
- I had created a separate rdpUser account to test that when I try to connect, it uses the credential that is stored in the problematic 7 Ultimate box.
- The Windows 8 computer is configured to allow remote assistance, but is restricted to any remote connection to it.
- Any computer is able to remotely connect to the XP box.
- No computer is able to remotely connect into the 7 Ultimate box.
- The firewall on the 7 Ultimate box has inbound firewall rule configured to allow TCP 3389 remote desktop and remote desktop (RemoteFX - TCP) permitted.
- I had tried to configure a UDP rule and it plays no part in solving the problem. (Inbound and Outbound too)
- The local user account has administrative privilege for rdp, so is the rdp test account.
- I did look at event viewer and it shows that a network…
I'm running a small shop for IT support. I'm currently using Logmein rescue to send a link to my clients and have them click on it. But its costing me $150/month. Do you guys know of any free tools that do the same or that are maybe cheaper like $30 or $50 month? Just trying to keep my overhead down.
We have a client using RDP to connect to the TS last week they reported the RDP connections werent going through,
I attempted to dial on the same way and was booted immediatly.
I have checked RDP prot settings and they are fine, the user is in the allowed RDP users group and we have tested with the firewall off.
No access, I have Teamviewered in.
There is an error message that was displayed to the user
AAD error
This is a terminal server application that is not installed and has no service running and no start up routine, and yet on reboot of the server displays could not connect to AAD server.
If anyone could advise as to how to remove AAD or just force RDP to work I would be greatly appreciative.
I am getting this error when I try to deploy RDS or manually install the individual roles.  Im not getting much from the errors though. Nothing in the event log either. See attached
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Looking for remote access for a client.

They sometimes will travel without their laptop and want to be able to use their clients machine to access their office machine.

I was using Remote desktop with ports forwarded, but do not feel that is secure enough.
I would do a VPN, but that requires a vpn client on the remote machine.

What options do I have that require minimal installation of software on the Remote machine?

They have Windows 2012 (not R2) so I cannot add Essentials experience to remote to their network PCs

We have just setup a new 2016 RDS farm, which works perfect when people are working on our network. But when they are at home and connected up by our multisite DirectAccess (also 2016), they cannot access the farm servers. All other servers are accessible.

I've have no problem connecting directly to servers inside the farm when being connected through DirectAccess.

Do you guys how fix this issue?
I have a group of 25 users on a domain that are using remote desktop access to a common server. They use a program on your server that requires them to use Outlook to send reports, invoices, etc.  

The email addresses they use our Gmail hosted, and some of these users have ridiculous PST files.  What is the easiest way to set up a Outlook 2007 or 2010 profile that does not bring in any data from the Gmail servers.  Essentially would just be using them to send  mail
What is the best way in the easiest way to set this up.

They are trying to have the capability to add, modify, I am delete folders and files inside of a network share, but are doing so from the computer not registered to a domain.

The user RDP 's to the Server as an Admin, but the file work is done from local machine
I need remote access to two computers in my home office for about a month.  I will be traveling with a laptop (Windows 10) and need to remote into the two PCs back in my home location (both of these PCs are Windows 7).  What would be the best method (and most reliable/secure) for me to be able to connect to these two computers.  Your help is appreciated.  Thank you.
I have a hacker who has compromised my network, devices and my life for over a year. I have found various devices connected to my lab top via blue tooth, unknown devices on my wifi network and have collected a bunch of networking logs and see things on there that shouldn't be there, I believe. It's a lot of information that I really don't know how to read and I don't know what information is important. So I'm looking to hire somebody to review the logs and information that I found and tell me what information should be looked at more closely, what information needs to be investigated further, etc.

Definitely willing to pay.. Contact me privately if you have history in this area.
Does anyone know why a domain user not able to RDP to machine. I have added the person under group " Remote Desktop Users" on the server itself. Everytime i try to login i get message saying ""to Sign in remotely you need the right to sign  in through RDS etc..."

Unless i make user Local Admin on server, it doesnt work. However i dont want to make them Local admin. Just be able to RDP to server.
So, we have two synology NAS' on our network. We run one of them as a WEBDAV server for remote access through Net Drive 2. We're running it through the HTTPS port right now. We have another server on our network, synology NAS as well, that we would like to be able to remote into with WEBDAV as well.

Here lies the issue: the 1st NAS is using our public IP address and every time we try to map to the 2nd NAS, even with another port, it still forwards it to the 1st NAS. Any ideas on how we could use WEBDAV on both externally?
If you've ever provided Telephone or Remote support to non technically minded computer folks, I'll bet you've faced the challenge of how to get them not to type a web address you're giving them by phone into Google, Bing, Yahoo (or any other search engine they might favor) rather than enter it into a browsers address bar.

I've been using the following trick for a while and think I've managed to save some of my hair as a result!

  1. Tell them to open their favorite web browser
  2. Press CTRL + L (instruct client not to touch any other keys)
  3. Tell them to type the web address you need them to go to - like is just a web alias for the Logmein Rescue app that I subscribe to.  Do you have any favorite tricks you like using when giving telephone support? Please share them in the Comments section below.

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I plan to give a contractor TeamViewer access to my Windows 10 computer, which accesses my Windows Server 2012 via RDP.

If Windows Server 2012 has FTP disabled or NOT installed, can the contractor download huge 10GB+ files to his computer without me knowing?

If so, how can I prevent this?
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School internet giving trouble and I call Fujitsu who in change or it and they ask for remote login so they can test it on one of our pc in school

How do I set this up and give them the login info etc so they can access my computer easily ?
We have about five remote users that connect from the field using Remote Desktop to be able to access information in designated folders.

These users need to have the ability copy for transfer the files back to the local machines. How would I set this up.
I have two identical servers set up.  The hosts are running hyper V on server 2012 R2, and each host has two virtual machines on it.
The remote access permissions are set identical to allow remote access to the host machines
Host 1 and all 4 virtual machines can be accessed with remote desktop
Host 2 gives an error that the machine is either not available or is not set to be accessed
Host 2 can be accessed with a trial copy of Team Viewer with no problem
Since much of the administration is done off site, it would be good to be able to access both Host 1 and Host 2

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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.