SOLVED: How To Change Your Password While Remoted To a Server 2012 or 2016

In the old days, being Server 2008 and back, you could simply click START > WINDOWS SECURITY when you were remoted to a Server and wanted to change your password.  For some reason Microsoft removed that applet in 2012 and newer.  Worse, you still can not click FILE > SEND CTRL ALT DEL from the RDP window, which is quite annoying. If you press CTRL ALT DEL on your keyboard while remoted to a server, that…

SOLVED: Windows 10 RDP The connection cannot proceed because authentication is not enabled

If you are using a Microsoft RDP client to remote to other PC’s, you likely will not have a problem but if you are using third party tools, like Juniper’s RDP client you may error out with: The connection cannot proceed because authentication is not enabled: The solution is to reduce the security level through the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp set “SecurityLayer” to a zero I have confirmed with “Watson” of Microsoft Partner Support that…

Solved: What Is The Maximum Resolution of an RDP Session with Multiple Screens

RDP client version 6 and above have a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2048. The RDP 5 and lower clients supported a maximum resolution of only 1600 x 1200 in a 4:3 ratio.  RDP 6 client has been substantially improved from previous versions. To get spanning to work, just add /SPAN to your MTSC.EXE shortcut, or click START and type MTSC.EXE /SPAN. Monitor spanning has the following requirements: All monitors must use the same resolution. For example,…

SOLVED: How to Add Users To REMOTE DESKTOP Using Group Policy

If you need to specify the users (or groups) that can REMOTE DESKTOP (RDP) to a PC and you want to do this with Group Policy, you are in the right place: In Group Policy Management Console (GPMC.MSC) select Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Restricted Groups\ Right-click Restricted Groups and then click Add Group. Click the Browse button, type Remote and click the Check Names and you should see REMOTE DESKTOP USERS come up. Click OK in the…

SOLVED: BITMAP DISK CACHE FAILURE: Your disk is full or the cache directory is missing or corrupted

When you use Remote Desktop Connections you may see the following error: BITMAP DISK CACHE FAILURE: Your disk is full or the cache directory is missing or corrupted.  Some bitmaps may not appear. You then have three real options: Do nothing.  Your RDP session will function but will “lock up” from time to time, which is annoying Disable Caching – Open your Remote Desktop Client, click OPTIONS, then EXPERIENCE, uncheck PERSISTANT BITMAP CACHING.  See the…

SOLVED: How to Shutdown or Restart a Windows 8 PC from a Remote Desktop (RDP) Session

In Windows 7 and Vista you could do this by clicking START, WINDOWS SECURITY and then RESTART.  Apparently WINDOWS SECURITY link has been removed from Win8 sooo I can think of just two ways to easily reboot a Win8 machine from an RDP session: on the tile page type RUN (select APPS on the top right) and click RUN, then enter: shutdown -r -f Reboot shutdown -f Shutdown Press ALT+F4 (i.e. close) and then select RESTART…

SOLVED: AN AUTHENICATION ERROR HAS OCCURED. THE ENCRYPTION TYPE REQUESTED IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE KDC

Solution: If you are seeing this error, go to ALL of you Domain Controllers and restart the KERBEROS DISTRIBUTION KEY (KDC) service.  I have done this on live DC’s without any errors or disruption in service.   Details: I found the An Authentication Error Has Occured.  The Encryption Type Requested Is not Supported by the KDC, intermittantly when trying to RDP to various Server 2008 and R2 servers. Last week, I moved the Forest and…