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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 need to be able to remote start a few PC's and LMI works great for that, but the pricing is obscene.  Does anyone know of a USA based company to replaced LMI?  USA based because I am not comfortable with foreign companies having access to our data.

I have 3 users that use LMI to log onto machines.
I use it for Remote start of one machine.

Those are the only features I need.
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What apps or methods will allow me to project what is playing on my iPhone X onto my iPad?
My parents just bought a Smart TV. They've been having trouble navigating it. They live several states away and do not have a smart phone or tablet to Skype/FaceTime me and show what they see and what they're having trouble with.

Is it possible for me to remote access into their smart TV through WiFi to walk them through navigation?
In SBS 2008 (and 2011) the maximum number of concurrent VPN users is set at 5 out of the box. You have to make a change in the Routing and Remote Access console to increase the number allowed.

Not sure if a similar limitation exists in Server 2016 Standard with Essentials Role. With bad weather today in NJ I have most clients working from home. One has 21 users Logged into VPN. No issues, but I'm just trying to find out if there is any limitation on the number of concurrent VPN connections in 2016 (and how it can be increased) - just in case...

Anyone know?
I have recently setup RDS Session Host collections so that users can access four separate servers via Remote Desktop (from both PCs and thin-clients). The session hosts are Server 2012 R2 VMs running under Hyper-V. When users connect via RDP, the login can take upwards of 90 seconds from the initial "Welcome" screen to the "applying computer settings" to the various group policy processing messages before their desktop is finally accessible to them.

Yet, if I login locally to any of those four servers, the speed of the login is much more normal.

I have already disabled the Smart Card service in an attempt to speed these logins up.

Can anyone suggest anything else I can look into?

Much appreciated!  :-)
for example i logged in 1'st time then i sign for second time with the same acc so my name appears at logon 2 times, how to stop that

Is there any other than the following is/are required to connect 2 servers,  sql 2008 r2 to 2016? :
> TCPIP check
> latest native client 13 on 2008 r2 box  check
> same network check
> account and services check
> allowing remote access / login   check
> sql browser on   check
> agent running check
> local and/or AD accounts match and check
> sql admin account   check

still getting the error 10054,   some message on connection is established but the host has refused.. or something like that.
Any ideas guys?


I have several Dell SonicWALL's in service but with one of them,  a TZ205 wireless-N, I can't remotely manage the Sonicwall.  I can connect to all computers at this remote location from a VPN tunnel, Site to Site.  If I connect to a PC behind that SonicWall I can then connect and manage the SonicWall.  This is an extra step that I don't want to have to deal with.

I've compared settings to my other SonicWalls's but none are the exact same model.  As far as I can tell everything is the same.

What am I missing?
I'm trying to figure out the best course of action in order to setup office laptops on Server 2012 R2 Standard while keeping desktop configs the same in the office as well as home.

With previous server versions when I've done this I would locally joined the laptops to the domain and configured it as a local workstation then, working from home just meant connecting via VPN and basically work the same from home as in the office.  I haven't done this yet on Server 2012 so I thought I'd ask in case there were more efficient ways of going about this.  BTW, I didnt think RDP would be applicable here because RDP'ing into the server when locally in the office seems necessary.

Thanks everyone

I have an issue with RDP Remote printing…

One user was away from the office and with his laptop, used a remote desktop connection to his office computer. While logged in he printed a document from the RDP session to the remote office printer. Everything printed OK.

He has to go to a client’s office. While there he logs onto one of their local machines using remote desktop. As soon as he logged on the document he previously printed through RDP at his own office comes off the client’s printer.

Does anyone know why this is happening and more importantly, how to stop it! Any clues where to look will be appreciated.

Thanks for looking at this.

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I am not familiar with Linux but have configured a Linux appliance. The box is configured and I can log into it via console. I never use putty and tried to SSH into but get the following below. I know am able to authenticate via console, but not SSH. I was wondering if I need to enable something to allow remote access.  If so, what commands must I put in to enable it? Please advise.

The RemoteApp Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 is missing, but all of the other Remote Desktop Services programs are present:

RD Licensing Diagnoser
Remote Desktop Gateway Manager
Remote Desktop Licensing Manager

I need to change a shortcut on the RD Web Access page due to a program update, and the original shortcut is no longer valid. I have searched everywhere on the server, and that app is missing. Can someone point me in the right direction or how to change the published apps on the RD Web Access page? I am desperate because several users want access to that program again.

Thanks in advance
We have a brand new Microsoft RDS environment spun up on Server 2016.  We have two gateway servers, two connection brokers and three app servers.  When a user hits the url (https://myrds.mydomain.com/rdweb) about half of the time, they get just a screen with Work Resources and NO login.  The other half of the time, they get a login.  

Now, the gateway servers are behind a VIP and the connection servers are behind a VIP.  I'm thinking it's something with the connection server VIP being messed up.  

I need some help troubleshooting this and knowing where to start.

Any ideas?


Asked by a client that has contractors working for him and want to monitor their work is networklookout.com is a safe software.
I'm trying to allow us to be able to view the security cameras from outside of my LAN, the trouble is I can't get Dyn's ddns service to cooperate. I've port forwarded the cameras already but still can't access them. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
Recently, the HR Department wanted me to prevent employees from being able to check their business email through OWA, as this (I guess) poses issues about overtime pay and employees accessing their business emails.  My question, is what is the best method to not allow access to business emails after hours?  I know that there are login settings that effect a user's time and day for logging onto the network, but not certain it that effects access to business emails as well.
Hi all -

I'm working with a new domain based upon Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. All servers are VMs running on robust Hyper-V hosts. Among my VMs I have two DCs, a file server and 4 other servers that are setup as RDS Session Hosts - I want to use them to host various apps and databases. Users will connect to the various app and database servers from thin-clients via RDP. Each of these servers has a unique purpose - i.e. they are not meant to be a load balancing farm or any such thing. I would like users to be able to login to a particular session host by specifying its hostname or IP in the connection profile at the thin-client.

Unfortunately, it seems like I have inadvertently created a situation where the thin-clients connect randomly to any RDS Session host (rather than to the specific one whose hostname or IP is supplied at connection time). I am not quite sure how to get around this. In order to get the RDS licensing to work properly, I had to setup a server "collection". Could this be the source of the problem? Obviously, I need the Session Hosts to be able to communicate with the license server but I can't have them randomly accepting connections that weren't intended for them.

Can anyone shed some light?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.

Thanks much.
I've been trying to get DirectAccess working for quite some time now without success.

I've discovered that if i disable the windows private networks firewall profile on the client computer that i am able to connect to DA and ping internal corporate servers.  I've enabled logging of dropped packets on the client windows firewall and i see dropped UDP 53 packets.  So i've created an outbound rule to allow udp 53 and its still logged as dropped.   I've also allowed all outbound and i'm still unable to connect.  If i disable the windows private firewall profile on the client, DA connects immediately.

The DA server is setup as basic as it can be, with a single nic and self-signed certs.  The corporate firewall is allowing internal 443.  We have a GPO that disables the "domain networks" firewall profile otherwise defaults plus the changes made by the DA getting started wizard GPOs

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Edit:  Server Currently Server 2016.  I've tried multiple deployments of 2012.  Client is Windows 10 1607 enterprise
I've asked this in several different ways on here and I never get a clear answer.  I know I need a group policy, but I'm not having any luck making it happen.

My setup is Microsoft RDS on server 2016.  I'm publishing one app.

When my users go to save, the drives on the server are visible, as are the libraries.  I need these to be hidden.

Can someone tell me what GP (computer or user) to use and whether or not it's loopback.


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Hi Experts,

My server is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
I am following the steps of  https://poweruphosting.com/blog/setup-vnc-server-on-ubuntu/ to set up the VNC server.
However, I fail in the last step like below. Can you please help me with this VNC configuration.

hsu@hcavfb11:~$ sudo systemctl status vncserver@1
● vncserver@1.service - Start TightVNC server at startup
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/vncserver@.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2017-11-24 10:31:34 JST; 18min ago

Nov 24 10:31:34 hcavfb11 systemd[1]: Starting Start TightVNC server at startup...
Nov 24 10:31:34 hcavfb11 systemd[1]: vncserver@1.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=217
Nov 24 10:31:34 hcavfb11 systemd[1]: Failed to start Start TightVNC server at startup.
Nov 24 10:31:34 hcavfb11 systemd[1]: vncserver@1.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 24 10:31:34 hcavfb11 systemd[1]: vncserver@1.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

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I have a lab environment based on vmware ESXi. Part of that is a number of virtual Kali 2017.2 machines that needs to be remotely accessible. Users on internet must be able to access the console GUI of the Kali, the desktop. Security is not an issue since they will use VPN.

I have tried using the built-in tightvncserver but whenever I connect the VM will freeze. I have reinstalled Kali numeous of times but it´s still the same issue. Probably something inside of the Kali distribution and/or my vmware environment that behaves strangely...

I have also tried installing xrdp but it seems not to be available for Kali 2017.2. Also, when reading about it I see that it depends on the same tightvncserver and I don´t think that´s the solution for me.

What other options do I have? I want inbound connection from the clients, which means that all cloud based solutions like Teamviewer is out of the question.

vmware has its built-in remote console application that can be used from vcenter web frontend but it requires both installation of the client software as well as flash in order to work properly so I have ruled that out aswell.

What other options do I have?
If I configure sonic wall tz300 to get WAN ip from Comcast GW DHCP, will I still be able to configure the VPN for remote access?   I am mulling several different topologies, and if this could work this seems like the easiest way.
We use SCCM 2012 to remote our user computers.
RDP works on all computers but Remote Control only works on some ones.
I check some of these failing computers and SCCM client is installed and the Remote Control setting enable.
If I run "Msiexec /i Client.msi SMSFULLREMOTETOOLS=1" this fix the problem.  Apparently the Remote Tool component is missing in these computers.
Is it a way to fix this problem remotely?
i want FULL permission to a folder located in C:\Windows but have a problem,,when i try to log says: wroong user or pass,why?logged in in RDP with: CTRLWS05\admin2:pass
what domain??
i don't understand, i have administartors rights

someone have a scirpt to do this automatically?
Good morning. I’m trying to mimic a Remote Desktop gateway and session broker without using Microsoft.

We are going to have about 30 windows 10 desktops in azure. I don’t want to setup a RDG/Session broker. I’ve thought about kemp but I don’t know if other options exist.

I would like the user to be able to use RDC and put in the computer name and the gateway. Trying to make it simple.

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.