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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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We have an Access application running on a remote server.  This server is locked down and opens our application at login.  When they exit the application - it runs the Logoff function and takes them back to their local desktop.  

I have put several functions into the Access application that will allow users to logoff - should an issue occur.  However, I do see a possibility of something going wrong and the user not being able to log out.  The Taskbar/Desktop/TaskManager are all hidden, so if something did get to the point where they were looking at a black screen - they would need someone else to log them off of the server, which is not acceptable.

I was thinking of writing a small c# process, that is triggered by the Access application once it has loaded.  It would pass the process ID the the c# app, which would then monitor the process ID, to see if it's still running.  If not (i.e a crash has taken place), it would log the user off.

Is this a good idea, and as I'm pretty new to c#, does anyone have any pointers (or better suggestions)?
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Hi Experts,

Please advise which will be more secure, SonicWALL SSL VPN or MS Terminal Server for accessing internal application server remotely.

Thanks
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I am looking at the various way to copy files from a users local PC to a specific folder location - on a Remote Server.  Essentially, it would work in the following way:

  • User copies files on local PC
  • They switch to the RDP server
  • Press a button on our application that runs a script and pastes the file into a specific folder

We need this paste function to run int the background and I was wondering if we could use Powershell to do this.  Incidentally, our server is running 2012 R2.
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RDP log off session after 10 min of inactivity only for a specific user?
is possible this?
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Hi,
 
 I have Windows 2012 Server and Routing and Remote Access service stops at time for no good reason.
 So instead of troubleshooting the issue, I decide to run a scheduled task to stop/start RRAS service every hour or day using a batch file "Restart-RRAS.bat" with two commands
net stop remoteaccess
net start remoteaccess

But I learned that I could not run it in normal command window. Rather I have open "Command Prompt(Administrator)" to run these commands. I also learned that I could use RUNAS command like:
RUNAS /netonly /user:vpn\administrator cmd, but the problem is that I have to store password in a text file which I don't want to do.

Is there a better solution?

Thanks.
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I had this question after viewing ASA5505 RDP session screen resolution too high.

I connect through RDP to a Windows 2008R2 server. The screen resolution when checking on the RDP session matches the setting of my local workstation. The ICON's on the RDP session are very large and when I go into the Display setting the message the I cannot change the screen setting in a remote desktop connection.

How can I alter the setting on my remote desktop session?
Screenshot-RDP-Screen-Comp.docx
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Suddenly teamviewer could not connect to internet (at my client computers) so I could not establish a connection to my client after hours of investigating I figured out the its OpenDNS that blocks it.
(what leaded me to that direction I had send a link to teamviewer in a email to the client and it was blocked by openDNS

Any idea what I can do to solve this issue. I want to keep the computers filtered.
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We supply a software application that is run on Remote Desktop servers (each client has their own Virtual Server).  One of the areas I am currently researching is to provide the ability for users to click on a "Call" button in our application, and dial the number (whilst connected to the RDP).  I have found a couple of solutions that will allow me to press the "Call" button, which will then dial the recipient's number (along with the user making the call), which in theory, should be ok - but I am yet to test it and am interested in all options.

For me, the perfect solution would be for users to be able to plug in a headset on their local laptop, run the application on the Remote Desktop and call - without impacting server performance in any way.  Or, if they have a phone system already in place - somehow dial through that.

Any pointers, products, suggestions - would be massively appreciated.
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How to activate Firewall but be sure it does not block remote access,it happened to me once that I simply activate and then be blocked my remote access,so this time I want to make sure when I click on that activation button my remote access will not be blocked
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I've got a 2008r2 server that is being used for remote desktop. One particular user (last one added) is being logged out due to inactivity after a very short time.
No other user having this problem.
Where can I set/change/ fix this?
Thanks!
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shutdown rdp for reconfiguration plan?if is so, how to change that? here restart message: https://pastebin.com/k1gyP04k
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oi type: net localgroup Administrators     and this is the result:

Administrator
QUARTA-MSK\Domain Admins
The command completed successfully.

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ok so how to find wich are DOMAIN ADMINS ?? i tried to type: dsa.msc but i receive some error


its a windows server 2012
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Dear Experts, we could not use remote Desktop service into a Win server 2008 R2, it said that "Your credential did not work"; some steps were performed but could not help:
1. Open all Firewall profiles, disable Antivirus
2. Changing password
3. Create a new local user and add to Remote Desktop Group
4. Change remote port
5. Restart RDP service
6. Allow remote desktop service

Any idea please?
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The system developer who has developed an online mySQL based software, used to filter and evaluate data for past harness races, has repeatedly tried to connect to my remote server without success. When I myself do that there are no problems: I use Remote Desktop and enter the IP address and my credentials and I get the connection established immediately.

I think my server is a Windows Server 2016.

This system developer has no Remote Desktop that he can start from his desktop he says. The way he normally connects remotely to his other customers (to perform programming, system development and system maintenance) is that he gets, from his customer, a Cisco VPN connection to the customer's computer, where he only needs to click on an icon in Explorer and then the connection is established.
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Whew, Uncle.  
I have been trying to use RDWeb services on a single server I just created. I went to deployment properties of my RDS machine, went to certificates and created an untrusted level with status OK.  Went to IIS server certificates and created a certificate request and validated my URL for the SSL.  Have the P7b and .crt.  When I came back to IIS 7 to complete the certificate, there is nothing to complete.  
Per a few threads I found, I went to my certificate manager MMC and removed all instances of the certificate in the personal cert as well as anywhere I could find it.  Re-created a cert request.  Reissued.  Back in server certificates, nothing to complete.  Went back to RDS Certficates in RDWeb.  Thought I'd import.  Only allows for a .pfx.  Don't have one.  Said to export from certification Authority.  Doesn't exist.  Kinda at a loss here and would love some direction please.
thank you.
dave
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Beside seeing remote PC task manager to see what is loaded,  is there a way or an apps that can display the programs  that are  loaded in memory of remote computer?
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I require access to different hosted desktops on the same hosted server.

I have created different rdp files and linked to them using the syntax:

Shortcut 1 - mstsc.exe c:\rdp\user1.rdp

Shortcut 2 - mstsc.exe c:\rdp\user2.rdp

But the last user details appear not the correct ones each time.

What am I doing incorrectly?

PCs are Windows 7, patched up to date.
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Hello Team,

very weird issue. server with windows 2012  expires its grace period of RDS. now unable rdp that server.

/admin
/console
even network registry not working

any suggestion please
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How can I share out an old *.exe application to multiple users in an AD environment who are connected from home via VPN? The requirement is that the execution of *.exe must be from the office network, the *.exe application calls a bunch of databases from other servers in the office and will disconnect if the application runs from the user's computer via VPN.

 I am thinking of setting up a Windows 2012 servers and allow RDP connections for users to run the *.exe on the server from home(via VPN). Are there any other ways?
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So I have just finished at my old job, currently looking to find my next one, however, money is becoming a problem now. I was thinking of taking a few really small freelance jobs to tide me over. Has anyone got advice or experience of doing this?

My biggest concern is remote work, I would not feel comfortable charging someone until the job is done obviously but i would then leave myself open to potential non-payment etc. I was thinking maybe of drawing up a standard contract, which would serve as a disclaimer for some thing beyond my control and also as a legally binding promise to pay on completion. The way i see it, at least i would have some kind of recourse to follow if someone did decide to not pay.
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hi experts,

 I have a MacBook pro and I'm trying to logon to another computer using logmein. I log into logmein and see the remote computer and then when I click it keeps wanting to save the logmein exe? I save it and nothing happens.
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Hello experts
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.
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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
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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.
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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.

Thanks.

Don

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 192.168.255.1-192.168.255.62 mask 255.255.255.192
ip local pool AnyConnect_VPN_Pool 192.168.255.129-192.168.255.254 mask 255.255.255.192
!
object network VPN-Nets
 subnet 192.168.255.0 255.255.255.0
!
object-group network Inside-Networks
  network-object 10.10.0.0 255.255.0.0
 network-object 192.168.0.0 255.255.0.0
!

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Remote Access

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Solutions

10K

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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.