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Allow local user control in RDP?

Q: Allow local user control in RDP?

In our network we have many remote sites. We are currently all WinXP Pro but are starting to transition to Windows 7 (64-bit) when we cycle PCs out.

We have been using RealVNC for years instead of RDP because RealVNC allows shared control of the PC between you and the local user (ie: "Show me what you are talking about"). I've tried Tight (which leaves lots remnants after uninstalling), Real (simply does not work unless you buy the Enterprise version, for ~800 computers that just isn't going to work) and Ultra (works, but randomly resets its options and closes down once you log out of a profile).

Is there a way to allow shared control during RDP? If not, is there another VNC-ish program I can try (freeware) that's as reliable as RealVNC has been under XP?
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Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer
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A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

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If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name
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A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

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A:user delete on home premium. no local user or groups??

Welcome to the Forum

Sorry that you are having a problem. If there is a separate user account,
Possibly this excellent tutorial can help.
Reset User Account Password[11]=User Accounts

It will not be easy, but it should work.
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A:I have created local User in my systems but when i login to that user

Is "C:\Users\Default" folder still there?

Try logging with your account and then switching users?
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A:Missing user picture and icons in User Acct control panel

I've tried logging in under another user and I have the same problem. Here's a screenshot of the issue. Notice the red X's and the blank user picture box in the start menu.
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.
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Yeap, that is possible. Please check this out.
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A:Proper (Safe) way to change from "" User to Local User

Settings>>Accounts>>Under your Microsoft Account listing, click on "Change to a Local account instead".

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10
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A:Local Network connections not found by Control Panel

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The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

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A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
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A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

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I can login with a Microsoft Online Account fine. But I don't want to (and shouldn't have to) use this option. I have also tried converting the Online account to a Local account but once I do this and log off I am told again that my password is incorrect, which it isn't.
The local administrator account can login fine.
Does anyone know why this could be happening and how can I fix it so I can logon locally.

A:Local user accounts on 8.1

Hello Toby, and welcome to Eight Forums.

As a test, while signed in to the administrator account that works, see if using Option Two in the tutorial below to change the password of a local account will allow you to sign in to it afterwards.

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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A:Local System To User Pop-ups

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A:Can not create a new local user ?

Hello Bob,

It seems that you are not alone. Many people have been reporting issues after doing an upgrade install to Windows 8. I would recommend for anyone to do a clean install with their Windows 8 upgrade instead to avoid remnants of the previous OS possibly causing issues.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Hope this helps,
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A:Restricting Local User

Did you run gpupdate /force and allow for at least 2 logins? also run gpresult to see if they are applying or not.
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A:W8.1 - Local User Account

I just created a Local Account to try it out and encountered no problems as you described. But, I am running 8.1. Probably MS fixed a few things in this new release.
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A:Can't log on to a local user account PLEASE HELP

I have a corporate PC as well. The only way I know to work around this "fully" is to contact your network administrator. There is something you can try though.

If you know your domain name from work try typing this into your user id field:

<domain name>\<user id>

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A:Can't figure out how to add a non-local user for RDP access.

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Please do not create more than one thread for the same issue.

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I suggest you to have a look at the MS Support for Windows 7:
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Quote: Originally Posted by JTNKTZ

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Please define "everything". We get Users of varying ability here.

Updates ? SP2 ? AV Updates ?

One Googled thread suggests simply "Refreshing" the page. Please post back if this works or not.

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Yes, it's safe to delete your temp files.
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A:changing user/local folder location

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Why do you need different user accounts like this? The explanation doesn't make sense.
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Hi there,

To log on locally try Computer Name\User Name. If still didn't help try creating a new User Name from Computer Management (see attached image) and see if it helps. I have switched back and forth many times between domain and local and I never experienced an issue logging on either way.

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The following is only a partial solution, as the boot-up time is still very slow.
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Delayed PIN log on when full start up - Microsoft Community

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Hi ogreus,

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So, I googled your problem and it appears that others are experiencing a similar issue and the common denominator appears to be an Adobe Acrobat product. So, you might want to check out these links if you have Acrobat installed:

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Hello chockfullof,

No worries. When you purchase apps in the Store, you will always be able to download and install it again without having to purchase it again.

If you like, here's a workaround if you wanted your current local account to be your Microsoft account, but your current Microsoft account will be switched and deleted.

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Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 StoreYou may need to create shortcuts for any desktop programs that you don't have from the old Microsoft account now local account in the now Microsoft account.Copy anything else you wanted form the old Microsoft account now local account in the now Microsoft account.When everything checks out, you could delete the old Microsoft account now local account from first step.
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