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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My powershell-fu is weak, I work primarily with Linux but we took on an exchange project. I'm having issues connecting to a server over a vpn with powershell. My machine is a non-domain machine. The remote machine is running Windows Server 2012. I need to run a powershell script on a remote machine, RDP is not enabled, the client will not enable it, i cant copy and paste via the console on vmware so I'm left with powershell which the client assures me is what he uses to interface with the machine. i can get it to prompt me for a password for my user account but when i enter it i get:

Enter-PSSession : Connecting to remote server ***SERVERNAME*** failed with the following error message : The WinRM
client cannot process the request. If the authentication scheme is different from Kerberos, or if the client computer
is not joined to a domain, then HTTPS transport must be used or the destination machine must be added to the
TrustedHosts configuration setting. Use winrm.cmd to configure TrustedHosts. Note that computers in the TrustedHosts
list might not be authenticated. You can get more information about that by running the following command: winrm help
config. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
At line:1 char:1
+ Enter-PSSession -ComputerName ***SERVERNAME*** -Credential ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (***SERVERNAME***:String) 

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Fired Staff - Their work labtop is at home and offline.  I'm lookin for a mechanism to log off the user and delete their local account permissions as soon as their labtop comes online..

I have access to Labtech device management tools, and a server 2008 r2 active directory synced with Office 365.
Account lockouts every second. The audit logs of my domain controller are filled with audit failure of 6 accounts where 5 accounts are non-existent and 1, mine, exists disabling my access across the domain. This is unfamiliar territory for me and I need assistance with finding and stopping the cause of the these access failures.
I have a Microsoft Access application that is running on Server "2012 R2".  Currently, users login and run the application via RDP.  Whilst this works well, I have come across the term "RemoteApp", where the user can run the application as if it's running locally, making it easy to switch between our application and those running locally. In some cases, this might be a nice option, but I do have a couple of questions about it.

1. Does it have any obvious downsides?
2. Does it help reduce the load on the server in any way?
3. I can currently logon to a users session and help them out (if they need me to).  Would this still work?

Thanks as always
I have a Microsoft Access application that is installed on a "2012 R2" server.  Users currently access this application via the Remote Desktop from their local PC.  To set them I, I provide the login credentials (IP address, username, password), an installation video - and off they go.   One thing that does complicate the issue is that the RDP also needs access to the user C: drive, which is easy enough to setup - but I just wanted you to be aware of this for the question.  

Whilst this seems to work, I'd like some input to find out if there a better way for me to help users setup each PC.  Maybe a single setup file that would allow them to enter the credentials, access the C drive and then automatically add the shortcut to the desktop.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I have an existing installation of Dell Netextender on my home computer and need to know how to change the DNS setting.  

dns settings
Cisco Site to Site VPN Authentication

I would ike to know for instance , I have 2 separate companies ... CompanyA and CompanyB linked by Site to Site VPN. Users from CompanyB are supposed to remote and use Applications in CompanyA.

In this case how do you make User from CompanyB authenticate to CompanyA and use their resources. Do they need Cisco VPN Client ? if so, is CompanyA able to add  additional factor authentication, like RSA token or it is not necessary. worth to mention that CompanyA uses Active Directory.

Any clarification will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
I use Sonicwall Global VPN client to connect to our network and I also use TRICERAT SCREWDRIVERS software for remote printing.  This has always workd for computer except the one I will describe.  At another remote office we installed a Toshiba printer/copier and I installed the screwdrivers software and told it to spool the default printer.  After the VPN is established I login to the terminal server and I can see the local printer there to print to just like all the other computers at other offices I have set this up at.  When I click print the printer immediately goes offline and the user has to reboot the computer to get it online.  The user CAN print from their computer to the printer but not when the VPN is connected and they are logged into the RDS server.  Seems like a screwdrivers problem and not a VPN or RDS issue.  I don't have another printer in the office there to test if it is the printer.  FYI.  All these computer are not on a domain, they are in a windows 7 pro homegroup.
RDS 2012 Load balancing

I have two RDS Hosts at two offices. They are used by staff to connect to a database in the other office. Unfortiunaly load balancing keeps sending users to their same office RDS Host how do I disable this from happeing?
Please provide me with the instructions on how to modify the Windows Server 2016 settings to allow two concurrent Remote Desktop sessions.
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Certain Windows 10 computers seem to be "locking" when I connect remotely using DameWare MRC or VNC.
By locking I mean the equivalent of pressing WIN+L.
It doesn't kick me off or anything. It just locks the screen after 2-3 seconds.
If the remote user or myself unlocks the screen, it just locks again after 2-3 seconds.
At first I thought it was specific to the DameWare MRC software because that's what I use a majority of the time, but it's happening with UltraVNC as well.
This seems like such a strange issue and I'm having a hard time tracking down the cause.
I end needing to use RDP to connect but that blanks out the remote user's screen which is an issue when they are trying to show me an issue they are having.
Any ideas?
I have a client on a local domain running Server 2008 R2 (and this server holds all of their files).

What is the easiest, yet safe, way to share a folder of files with other people not on the domain and not on site.  In particular, this company's board of directors (not on site) wants access to certain docs, but of course we want to restrict their access to other folders on the server.

They only need to access documents a few times a year (like meeting minutes, budgets, etc.) and so I'd like a very simple and inexpensive solution.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Have a 2008srv that is running but not accessible from the console or RDP. It only shows a black screen after login. This is physical server (no VM guest), and we really do not want to forcibly shut it down. There is a db process that *must* be closed gracefully.

Found several similar posts, but none of the solutions have worked thus far.

CTRL - ALT - DEL and CTRL - ALT - END will act like they are bringing something up, but then just go back to black.

I can remotely access the services, and have tried restarted Terminal Services and a few other related ones, but the problem persists.

Already tried all the workaround shown here -

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
So I have a situation where I have a custom designed application that can only run on a windows PC.  However I have Mac users that need to access this application and be able to print locally to their computer from my application.  My guess is there is only one way to accomplish this and that is for me to setup a server that hosts my application and then allow a remote desktop connection.  My question is: what types of remote desktop connections exist, if any free ones also.  

Also, is there an alternative solution to the issue I presented above.  Again, I would like the user to be able to print locally to their computer from my application.
Since, I'm getting close to where I was before the virus attack from my previous question, I've decided to open up a new question.  I'm taking everything step by step, so the server's up and running and connecting to both my network and the internet, going thru the SonicWALL device.  I've reinstalled my SQL Server and restored all the databases and I can run the software application from the server (have an issue when running from my workstation, but that can wait for later since my clients run directly on my server anyhow).  I've re-keyed and downloaded new versions of my SSL Certificates required for my clients to be able to connect remotely to my system using Remote Desktop Services (one SSL for the Remote Gateway and one for the Host Session server).  Setting up the Remote Desktop Services has always been a nightmare for me and, again, despite the number of times I've been thru this process, it's biting me in the "butt" again.  I've got tons of screen shots that I took the last couple of times I went thru this process and, together with what I remember about the process, I really thought I had everything set up just the way it was before.  But, of course, something's off and it's not working.  Here's the error message I'm receiving and I'm hoping that someone who has worked with RDS and has set up RemoteApps for remote users to access will have some insight into this:

As always, I'm going to keep working on this, but if anyone has any …
Can i use Server 2008r2 Connection Broker for Server2012r2 Session Hosts??

Hi, we currently have many rds farms all running server 2008r2.  We have a clustered Connection Broker running server 2008r2.

I have just finished deploying a single server 2012r2 session host server.  Interestingly, it authenticated itself with my current Server 2008r2 RDS License server....hmmm  

anyway i would like to add a second server 2012r2 session host server to make it into a farm, but i dont know if my server 2008r2 connection broker cluster will handle sever 2012r2 session host.

Ive searched on google and i cant seem to get a clear answer yes or no.

please help
Should be a simple one but google isn't my friend on this one...

How do I limit a user to connect only to published apps on an RDS 202R2 server (in effet disallowing access to the full virtual desktop) ?
Hello Experts. on a windows 2012 server, the server is not able to load the roles and features installed on the server, in server manger it states, this is because the server requires a reboot. after multiple reboots, still same issue. in the CBS logs, i see the error log file attached. the folder that it is searching under is empty. how can i resolve this issue. also when i try to rdp into the server, it causes a reboot of the server, with error showing 'your pc ran into a problem' KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. Please advise. thanks in advance.
I have a Remote Desktop Services "RemoteApp" setup that has been working for months, that is now, apparently, not able to resolve the Host Session server and connect to it.  I'm getting the "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer using the specified forward proxy configuration" error message.  So, it appears to me that the RemoteApp is getting thru the Remote Gateway Server, but is then having a problem completing the connection thru to the Host Session Server.  Nothing on the server has been touched (other than a loss of power at one point!?), and everything was working fine as recently as 4PM EST on 2/15/2018?  If anyone has had a similar experience with RDS, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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We have a strange issue that I can't get to the bottom of, some times the screen does not fully refresh eg if a user clicks a button and opens a new screen some times the top cm of the screen sort of just overlaps and does not actually properly refresh.

Has anyone else here got an idea what this could be?

It seems just one or two users.

Everyone is logged into a terminal server (2012r2)
A remote Desktop .RDP file on the Windows 10 desktop connects to the host without me having to click connect or providing credentials.  When I pin THAT file to the taskbar, I have to click the connect button before it will connect.  Not a big deal, but annoying.

I open Remote Desktop Connection, provide the address for the host, click options, provide the user name, click Allow me to save credentials, and connect.  Then click "Use another account", provide the appropriate username and password, and click Remember my credentials.  Click OK (check don't ask again) and it connects.  Disconnect.  Start Remote Desktop again, Make sure Always ask for credentials is NOT checked, then Save As...  Navigate to desktop, name the connection and save.  Close Remote Desktop Connection.  Double click the saved .RPD file on the desktop.  It connects and logs in ~with no other interaction~.   Close that session.  Click and drag the .RDP file to the taskbar.  It says "Pin to Remote Desktop Connection".  Now click on the taskbar "icon" and I have to click "connect" before it will connect.  

*I DID find that if i RIGHT-click the taskbar icon and choose the host, it connects without my having to click "connect".  This tells me that the taskbar icon only starts RDP, not the actual RDP file that I dragged to the taskbar.   I think I need to find a way to pin the actual FILE to the taskbar...
Hello Experts

We have a Remote Desktop 2016 and have issues with - some - dialog boxes

* On a single monitor terminal ,
* print a PDF from Adobe Acrobat and
* try to change the printer properties (for example to change the paper size).
* The dialog windows does not seem to appear and Adobe stops responding.
* Go to a computer with 2 monitors to reconnect to the RDS session and the dialog is shown on the 2nd screen
* Conclusion: the dialog box was always there, but wasn't visible on a single monitor terminal. It is as if the dialog box popped up on a 2nd (non present) monitor
* This happened with 2 different users, using 2 different applications
* It seems to be specific to pop up windows

Pressing <Alt><Tab> or <Windows><Left> repeatedly (to move the dialog box around) does not fix the issue

Any suggestions on how we can prevent from this happening in the future???
What is the best way to give a user rights to RDP to a server with the least privileges? They would like to view directories and view the registry.  I have read several articles depicting using GPO or placing the user in the Remote Desktop Users group.

I want a way to remote in to a PC even if its locked up or get to bios settings.  I have seen some devices for this, but they seem like older hardware.  Nothing has HDMI on it which makes me thing people are doing this other ways...

I found a raspberry pi build called the RASKY which looks perfect however the project appears to be dead.  

I have also seen stuff about VNC on the intel motherboards, but it doesn't seem like that is popular either.
I have a mac and android mobile phone both connectes to same wifi.
how can i use my android to control mac.
few things that i want to do is.
play youtube video from mobile to laptop.
or browse o. chrome.


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.