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How to enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

In Windows 2012, the usual Remote Desktop window is not easily visible. To launch the Remote Desktop window, there are two methods: Command Line and Graphical User Interface.

Command Line

  1. Move your mouse to bottom right of the screen and you would see a bar, Charm Bar. Or to the left bottom to the windows logo.
  2. Enter CMD.
  3. In command prompt window, type SystemPropertiesRemote and hit Enter
  4. The above command would launch the System Properties windows.
  5. Select the appropriate option under Remote Desktop and click OK.


Why does Proxy access logs show requests for http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt?

Q: Why does my ProxySG access logs show many requests for http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt?

A: Windows Vista and 7 system includes a Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) check. What this workstation will do is make a request for http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt . If the OS gets a response, then it assumes that the PC has internet connectivity. If it cannot reach http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, then the OS will assume that internet connectivity is down.