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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?

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.
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
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?
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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.
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?
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?

How does make a excel for automatically open multipal network servers which have VNC server also VNC password
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
Hello, we have 2012 R2 Server with RdS Installed and 5 cals. Users were logging in today, and are getting "the remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop license servers available to provide a license. Please contact the server administrator"

Please help with this.
I am looking for a service within Windows Small Business Server 2011 and/or a program that will allow me to monitor remote sessions on my network.  Ideally, who is on what computer, when, and how often they are on the computer.

Shadowing would be an added perk, but not mandatory.

Thanks for your help.
On occasion when I do a copy from my local computer then click on my remote session to paste, it just hangs for a minute and doesn't paste.
Any idea the cause and solution?

Home computer is Win 10, remote computer is usually Win Server 2008 R2
I'm trying to connect a Windows 7 laptop to a third-party remote desktop from my office. It works fine from my home wifi or via a tethered Iphone, but not via my office broadband.

The process is this:

1. Connect and sign in to RD Web Access on the gateway server via IE11 and https

2. Click required server

3. The  Windows remote connection warning pops up and I click Connect.

4. The connection dialogue pops up, goes through the connection process, as far as "Preparing Destination Computer", then "Initiating Remote Connection" ... but it goes no further. It just hangs at this point.

Office set up.

The office is running a small network with a 2012 Server. The default DNS configuration is to use the server as a DNS Server, but for testing, I've manually entered Google DNS servers on the laptop. The laptop is on the wifi, but I've also tried it on a wired desktop.

The router is a BT Business Hub 5 with a BT Openreach modem.

Any suggestions?
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Hello experts!
I need some help.

Ive setup my vpn to connect via LDAP where my users can be authenticated by the Active directory.  This works great!
This give them access to the network but not to the network resources.  (This would answer the first part of the question)

For example: Once my user logs into the VPN, if my user were to access the file server, it prompts them to login in to the server itself.  

it does this with every server my user tries to access.  it is as if they do not have access to the Domain itself.

i know there are several way to do this. The laptops are assigned to the user by the organization. so there are no personal device allowed

to connect.

One way i was thinking and would love to do is,
- setup the local laptop to join the domain (that easy, I can do this if i connect to the VPN first) but before joining the domain i

need to have the user log on to the VPN Anyconnect prior to logging on to windows.
I figure if the laptop is already logged on the the organization network,  The user can then log in (Via Ctrl, Alt, Delete) as if it was a

standard local workstation at the office.

I don't seem to know how to set that up on a Windows 10. I've seen plenty of information on similar setups with Win7, Win8 and Vista but no

Win10. Win 10 setup a very different. Previous version setups don't seem to work.

If anyone can help me set something like that or has a better suggestion that would be a …
Since TSAdmin is a no go with RDS 2012 how would I go about allowing a domain user access to remote to other sessions.  We have a RDS setup and its for a PLC system, the admin of that system needs to remote to users that are logged into that RDS.  I can see the users when I connect directly to the Server but when I login from and RDP session I don't have access to remote to users.  Where would this user need to be to allow the remote access he needs from and RDP session?  I don't want him logging in directly to the box, I have a DNS entry directing RDP name to the server.

Hi all,

Since Apple decided to stop allowing PPTP, we had to reset our VPN server to use SSL / SSTP. I have set up the server as per the guidelines from Microsoft, however I am unable to connect to the server. I get the following error message: The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server is offline. I have checked all the services on the server and everything seems to be up and running. In the event viewer I get error 18:

The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol service either could not read the SHA256 certificate hash from the registry or the data is invalid. To be valid, the SHA256 certificate hash must be of type REG_BINARY and 32 bytes in length. SSTP might not be able to retrieve the value from the registry due to some other system failure. The detailed error message is provided below. SSTP connections will not be accepted on this server. Correct the problem and try again.

The system cannot find the file specified.

I do not know which file it is looking for.

I have a small separate PC set up for certain tasks. I want to be able to have people remote into it at their leisure, but anyone that remotes into it needs to be forcefully logged into a specific user through the RDP. I do not want them to have to type the user name, password (user has no password), and I do not want them to have to click sign in. I need it to be seamless as in they run the RDP shortcut I create and they're just in.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I've tried everything I could find on Google but it looks like no one has gone through this exact issue.
Hi all,
Taking mainly from the following guide I have created an RDS setup. My setup is as follows:
RDSH1 - Session Host1
RDSH2 - Session Host2
RDSH3 - Session Host3
RDSQL - SQL Server
RDBroker - Connection Broker
RDGateway - Gateway
I am trying to allow remote access to the setup from outside site. I have created a DNS entry for and pointed it to the external IP of the site. I have added a firewall rule allowing communication on port 443 for the RDGateway and RDWeb servers. I can browse to the site and login using the address but when I try and launch a program or the RDP I get: “Your Computer can’t connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server is temporarily unavailable. Try reconnecting later or contact your network administrator for assistance.” Any idea’s? is it a firewall issue or a configuration one?
can some one suggest a solution

Have a head office running RDS 2012 and 2016 servers
have staff using devices from phones,pads, to laptops IOS,WIN10 pro and Mobile, and Android,

Have multiple out posts which are basically an internet connection and a A3 printer. Internet ranges
from adsl to 3G. Outposts often only exist for  months only. VPN's have not worked as too expensive on some Telcos Internet.

Staff need to to print to nominated  outpost printers from different locations. Usually from the RDS servers but not always.
Files being printed are usually A3 and complex.  Print outs need to be available when personnel arrive, often they are external suppliers.

Remote Access




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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.