Restoring Remote Desktop from afar

Kathleen Atkins

Holidays can distract the mind in good ways and bad. When it’s the latter, any ensuing trouble can be prolonged while everyone is away — for the holidays.

That’s what happened to Lounge member LosFeliz when he disabled Remote Desktop in order to work undisturbed on his servers. When he restarted the servers, he neglected to re-enable Remote Desktop. Unhappily, the servers were far away in the Caribbean, and nobody there was there to help him. Fortunately, he got savvy advice in the Windows Server forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Can’t open doc or change restrictions
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Word Processing Word 2010 on Windows 7: Auto-recover hangs Word
Spreadsheets Sheet Change Event doesn’t fire
Databases Need all these SQL Server versions?
Presentation Apps PowerPoint 2003 macro error
Visual Basic for Apps Hide all labels and text boxes in user form
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Microsoft Outlook Setting up centralized Outlook server for home
Non-Outlook E-mail Purpose of the Drafts/Sent Items folders in WLM Storage Folder?
Other MS Apps Export Visio text to Word or Excel
Windows
General Windows Network-folder sharing outside domain
Windows 8 Looking for Start screen antidote?
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Windows 7 Trouble reading Windows icons
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  Laptop won’t reconnect automatically to hidden SSID
  New SSD not assigned drive letter
Windows Vista Vista won’t copy files
Windows XP Saving YouTube sound track
Windows Servers Need Remote Desktop help urgently
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Microsoft fix for IE flaw that could allow PC hijack
Third-Party Browsers Upgrading Firefox
Networking Help setting up shared printer on wireless network
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Social Media Google Sync question
Software Development
Web Design & Development Mystery gap at top of pages in some browsers
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Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Replacement for Windows
Security & Scams Opinions about new version of Malwarebytes?
Maintenance Looking for image app to run from self-booting USB HD
Hardware Where do you get your ink?
Graphics/Multimedia RealPlayer update
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Other Applications FileHippo: Update checker

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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.