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Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

Q: Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!

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A: Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.

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The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.



A:Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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I haI have been accessing one of my windows 7 remotely using RDC. For some reasons  I can’t access it any more with this message:  
"Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference
between your computer and the remote computer. Make sure your computer's clock is set to the corr... Read more

A:Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

Ours was a DNS issue.  Someone put an entry in the wrong firewall.

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So, I had remote desktop working on my computer for about two years and now it doesn't work anymore. Every time I try to access it from another computer (I don't have and don't know how to get a domain name, so I just use my IP address, which I get from whatismyip.com), I get an error message saying I cannot connect to the remote computer.

As far as I know, I have done everything right. I enabled remote desktop in system properties, I created a static IP address in TCP/IP properties, and I configured my router to forward the default port (3389) to the correct local IP address I specified. I have disabled windows firewall and put mstsc on my list of exceptions for the firewall that I use (BitDefender). I also pinged my IP address and received all packets sent.

I am running windows xp professional with sp3.

Any suggestions?

A:remote desktop problem: cannot connect to remote computer

try using the computer name to connect right click on the my computer icon and select properties and then the computer name use the full computer name. while your in there check the remote tab make sure the allow user to connect remotely to this computer is checked. on both pc's. also make sure both machines have xp pro i know you can only go one way between pro and home edition can't remember which.

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I'm using Remote Desktop Connection from a Windows XP SP2 machine to control a Windows 2000 Terminal machine. How can I share my local files in Windows XP SP2 machine so they can be copied or used for installation in the Windows 2000 Terminal machine?

I have tried by checking the Disk drives option in the Local Resources page of the Remote Desktop Connection and then connect but I cannot see my local drives in the Windows 2000 Terminal machine using Windows Explorer.

A:How to share local files with remote computer?

I don't know that RDC has file transfer capability, I use UltraVNC for remote console applications.

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I have two computers running Windows XP. Let's call them Acquiring and Processing.

Processing has SP3. Acquiring has SP2 and is behind a hardware firewall/router. (cannot upgrade to SP3 due to some software it has to run that will crap out if the computer is upgraded, hence the firewall.)

I configured the firewall/router to give Acquiring a specific address, and to open the port for remote desktop, and to forward anything coming in on that port to the Acquiring computer, which is the only device on that router in any case.

When I go to the Processing computer and try to Remote Desktop to the Acquiring computer, the login window comes up without a hitch. Once I type in the username and password and try to login, however, the desktop of the remote computer won't load. I get the little bar at the top of the screen with the computer name and the option to minimize or close, I can see and move the mouse, but the rest of the screen is completely black. Eventually I just end up closing the remote session (without logging off though, since I am not given that option)

Over on the Acquiring computer, the screen hasn't been locked as per usual. I can still see the desktop, but the computer is frozen. I have no mouse, and I can't even get the keyboard to toggle the lights for numlock and capslock. I then have to do a hard reboot of the Acquiring computer to get it un-frozen.

Can anyone help me try and figure out why this connection isn't working, and what I ... Read more

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I have two systems, "desktop" and "laptop", peer-to-peer networked on my home LAN both running Vista Ultimate SP1. I routinely use Remote Desktop from desktop to laptop. I am accustomed to simply closing the RDP window on desktop (and perhaps reopening it one or more times) and then if I want to use laptop directly, logging back into it from the Windows login window.

Recently (I apologize, but I can't be more specific) I find that (1) I cannot log back into a session after I have closed the RDP window on desktop, (2) I cannot log back into laptop from its logon window. I also find logging out of the RDP session rather than merely closing the window makes no difference. In either case, when I look at the logon window on laptop I see the message saying a remote user is logged in, and if I try to log in anyway, it hangs indefinitely at the "Welcome" window and must be restarted.

I cannot identify any software change to this system that might be responsible. In fact with the exception of Windows Updates I don't think there have been any. The system is a Dell Latitude D830 and all its drivers are the most current.

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I have a shared folder on my server.
I copy files from a shared folder from another computer. The files total size is approximately ~120MB.
This takes ~ 30 seconds or so. Ihaven't measured the time. It is a bit slow, but that's not the main problem.
The server gets unresponsive while the files are copied. It looks like it has stopped completely.

Is there a way to lower the priority for the file transfer, on the server, so that remote computers doesn't affect it that much.

There are several (2 to 3) remote computers that will copy files from the server at random times. We do not want the server to "stop" when this happens.

It's not a windows server. It's a win 7 pro x64 (or similar).

A:Copying files from remote computer slows down local computer

Can I set some kind of priority for a shared folder?
The priority should make sure that when other computers read from the shared folder, it should be done with a lower priority.

The remote computers are using a c# program with impersonation when fetching the files.

Do I have to change the whole architecture so that the remote computer connects to a software on the local computer. The software on the local computer could have a lower priority and fetch the files and send them to the remote computer.

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We have several remote systems that can all connect fine. I am having an issue with one box. It is a windows 7 home premium machine with netgear wireless nic. When I open mstsc to connect to a remote machine I put in the ip address and click on connect. I receive an immediate failure with the text "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again...blah blah"

I have a server 2008 r2 with Network level authentication enabled. I have 8 other systems that are hardwired, at different geographic locations and all connect fine.

I have not made any changes on the server side since this problem seems to be local to this client only.

On the client I have made the following changes/observations. I have disabled the firewall, cleared the remote desktop cache, remove the MRU entries from the registry, verified that port 3389 is open via telnet. I have been bashing my head for days trying to figure out why this one box is not working. The problem occurs for every user on the box including the admin.

I don't receive the box that prompts for warning if there is a server authentication issue but I think that is because I selected ignore at some point and said yes to continue. I'm not sure where that cache resides to delete that selection. I'm not sure if that is where my problem lies or not. Can anyone please assist?

A:Remote Desktop Client 6.1 Cannot connect to remote computer

Welcome to SF,

From the Remote computer please try this, if unsuccessful please post back.
Click on Start and type secpol.msc. Then go to Local Security Policy=> Local Policies=> User Rights Assigment=> Choose Allow Log on Locally and select the User or Group that needs to access this computer remotely. Also select Allow Logon to Remote Desktop Services (if you have RDS or Terminal Services configured in your Win08 Server). Try to remote connect after.

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Remote Desktop Connection wants the IP or name of the remote computer to connect to. But suppose the remote computer is behind a router. The router has one WAN IP, say, which will be the same for all the computers connected off of that router, (when you google "my ip" from any of them) and then each computer connected off of the router will have a LAN IP, something like So if I want to help the person connected to the computer (and not the person connected at off of this router what do I tell Remote Desktop Connection at my computer to reach them?


A:Identifying remote computer for Remote Desktop Connection

I would use teanviewer its a lot simpler to setup

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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:

None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications?

A:Remote features not working -remote desktop, WMC, iTunes remote, etc.

Let's focus on "remote desktop". Can someone remotely access it from the internet?
If not: Can someone remotely access it from same LAN?

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I am facing an issue while attempting Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 7 Professional machine.
When trying to take an RDP of a Windows 2016 Server using "MSTSC - Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection" I get an error " This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner
of the remote computer or your network administrator."
However, when I select the "Connect and don't warn me" option in the advanced section of Server Authentication Tab (MSTSC), it connects.
Can anyone please guide me to resolve this problem ? Do I need to make changes at the server end or the Desktop level ?
The version of Remote Desktop Connection I am using is "Shell Version 6.2.9200, Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Supported"

Swapnil Malpani

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Is there any way for me to map a drive from my home computer running Remote Desktop to my work computer? I noticed that when I go into Map Network Drive and click Browse, Microsoft Windows Terminal Services appears in the list, but nothing shows up (even though I'm connected to my home computer at the time which has shared drives on it.)

Any ideas??

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After installing an update for QuickBooks it needed to restart the computer. After doing so I could no longer connect to this computer via remote desktop. This computer is a workstation in an Active Directory domain. Remote Desktop Access is controlled by
Group Policy. All other Windows computers in this domain can be accessed via Remote Desktop. This computer can also remote desktop to these other computers. On the settings, Remote Desktop is set to "Allow connections from computers running any version
of Remote Desktop." I've verified the Remote Desktop port is enabled in the firewall. I've taken down the firewall completely. I powered off and back on the computer several times. I've run 'gpupdate /Force'. This computer can access the network, including
shared drives, can access the Internet and can Remote Desktop to other computers. This computer can ping other computers, but other computers cannot ping it. Other computers can no longer mount this computer's shared drive. In case there was some update-culprit
lurking that didn't take effect until I restarted, I rebooted other workstations in the office to see if the same thing would happen. It didn't. Only this computer.
I've spent hours on this and search for all kinds of solutions. I've out of ideas. Anybody?

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Hi - I'm a PC & Vista rookie & having a network issue I'm hoping to find some help with. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64 bit on a new HP pavilion laptop. I'm trying to log into my work system remotely. The error I'm getting is "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Remote desktop cannot find the remote computer. Type the computer name or IP address again, and then try connecting" I've tried the help desk at work, they say they know there has been issues with people loggin in with Vista, but its been resolved. But they have not actually been able to help me log in. They are running Windows NT.

Thanks for any help,

A:Remote desktop can not find remote computer

Your work machine is almost certainly behind some sort of firewall or router which makes direct access to it from the internet impossible. At least, that's how it _should_ be protected!

I assume that you've got to log on to a work VPN server first? Is that successful and are you able to access other resources on the work network such as file servers?

What OS is the target (work) machine you're trying to access? It may not have remote desktop functionality enabled.

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I know there are other products out there, like vnc, ultravnc, teamviewer etc etc, but really nothing beats the sheer speed of remote desktop, it's like sitting in front of the actual computer. I also know about Remote Assistance built into Windows 7.

I would like to use remote desktop to do the following if possible.

1. I would like to know if there is a way, to not lock the host machine that you are connected to?, so the user can see what you are doing?.

2. Is there a way that Remote desktop can be used without logging off the logged in account?, or just use the logged in account?

I would like to use Remote Desktop for a remote helpdesk solution if possible. If anyone knows how to do this things I am asking it would be the people on this board.

A:Using Remote Desktop instead of Remote Assistance for remote helpdesk?

Might be possible to do it. I think you need some sort of security.

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Here's the command:
shutdown -r -t 1 -m \\computername
I can ping computername
Windows Firewall is disabled
3rd-party antivirus firewall is not installed
Any ideas how to fix this?

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I am desperate!! I am working from home via remote desktop, and need to print my reports on the local printer here. However, all 3 of my printers have usb connections, and the remote desktop link does not recognize them. Any time I print it goes to the default printer for the server in my office 10 miles away! 2 of the printers are all-in-one printers and one is printer only....I can however, print w/an old parallel port printer, but the quality is poor. What am I missing? How can a SAP or SAP pro supported program like remote desktop only have the capability to use an ancient printer?

A:Local Printing W/remote Desktop

Have you thought about using a print server for your printer? This would make them available to the entire LAN\intranet.USB Print ServerWireless USB3 port USB Server

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I am trying to set up a remote computer to access a computer on my home network. Within my home network (locally) I can access everything with no problems. Remotely, though (using my public ip address) I am unable to log on.

Several things may be factors, but I can't seem to pinpoint the actual problem. I have a linksys router acting as a bridge and a zyxel modem acting as my router. I have been able to enable port forwarding on the zyxel for remote desktop program (no need for RD web, I don't believe), but don't know if I need to do the same to my linksys. If I do, how do I find the address to access that?

Also, when I try to access the networked host computer, do I need to specify that address/name in the username field when trying to connect? If so, would it be formatted: "\\computername\username" or "\\localipaddress\username" ?

I have no other ideas on what might be the problem, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

A:Remote Desktop - local ok, public not

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Ok I have a question....if I have an error pop up on my local computer. Is there a way using Windows Remote Desktop that I can see those popped up errors. I know I could check event viewer but some errors have generic errors while the error on the screen i.e. Windows Back throws a "media not ready" error which I can see locally. How would someone with RDP see that exact error? I know VNC I can see the desktop as the user sees it but remote desktop doesn't seem to be able.....any suggestions

A:Remote Desktop and Local PC Errors

When you login with Remote Desktop, it logs off the current user on that computer and you login with a fresh desktop again. VNC would be the only way to see the current desktop of the user.

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My Accountant is currently having problems printing. She is accessing our accounting software on our Win 2003 Server Machine. She needs to print to her local printer while accessing our server from her XP machine using Remote Desktop.

She has a local printer connect via USB.

We have installed her printer driver on our 2003 server.

I did the regedit Dword FFFFFFFF trick to redirect the printers, but we still cannot get a printout locally.
Any ideas, or resources we should try? Any help would be appreciated.

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I cannot see my local files whilst excessing remote desktop. Before connecting I went to > option > local resources > and checked all (disk drives, printers, serial ports) but still I cannot see the local c:

I can use tab or minimize and see but I cannot import a file on my local drive which I want using the RDC. Could someone help pls.

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Kind of an odd situation I'm in, my laptop's gpu has recently stopped working but besides the onboard video everything works. So I managed to set up a remote desktop connection to my pc from my iPhone. I need to do some web editing and the iPhone keyboard is pretty unpractical for that use so I was wondering:

Is it possible to use my laptop's keyboard while remotely logged in from my iPhone? Or maybe even just use said iphone as a sort of remote monitor?

I'd like to avoid having to pay multiple hundreds of dollars just for a new motherboard. Yikes
Any knowledge or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Using a local keyboard on remote desktop?

When you say 'GPU stopped working' by that I take it to mean you plugged in an external monitor and still had a blank screen?

Assuming that's true, and since you can access the computer remotely with your iPhone, I'd recommend you download one of the free remote control programs to the laptop and install it. I'm currently a fan of Logmein Free version.

With that installed you can use any available computer to log onto the defective laptop (as long as both have a internet connection), even if they are sharing the same modem. From any computer...even at the library. Only issue I have with Logmein is that it can be a resource hog (minor) when it's not running as it's always in the background, so I always uninstall it after I'm done with remote sessions.

Some others here on the forum might suggest you unplug the laptop from AC, remove the battery, press and hold the 'On' key for 25 seconds, plug it back in and see if that restores your video.

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How do I use the Windows XP Professional RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) from a computer that is outside the LAN? I have already been able to sucessfully use it from a computer in the LAN, but when I try to use it from a computer outside the LAN it does'int work. I've tried using the router's IP address and i've also made a No-IP.com account but still no luck.


A:RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) Outside local network

You mentioned above that you could not connect via RDC over the local lan. Try a
netstat -an|find "3389"
and see if its even listening on the port. Is the computer you're trying to connect to also connected to a router? Do you control both ends of the computer? Can you ping the ip of the other computer? Is the Windows XP firewall on? SP1a or SP2? I know alot of questions but it's necessary in order to narrow the problem.

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I have 7 home premium of my laptop and am networked with VPN to 7 ulimate and I cannot get my local printer to work. My IT guy suggested that I get an HP 2305 instead of my wireless HP Envy but neither one will print. In the remote connection box I have printers checked. If I print to the Envy it will print the work after I logout of the remote session. Any suggestions would be great. I am snowed in and can't get any work done.

A:How do I get my local printer to work while using a remote desktop?

Can you print using a wired connection? Also, you need to set up printer sharing for both computers. Is there aa special reason why \you are using a VPN, such as working from home to a remote location (ie. office). Windows 7 is very good with multiple versions of itself and using one machine as a host for printing. Your IT person should be able to get this done.
As an example: I have 5 machines running 2 versions of Windows 7. They can all print to my main computer's printer because I have fully enabled File and Printer sharing and the drivers auto install during the setup process (after putting them on the main machine that is hard-wired to the printer. This would hold true for a setup using a wireless printer as well.

Let us know if this idea works.

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Why is it that on some computers xp to xp the local drives will show and others it wont. Same config, no firewalls, local drives checked in the remote desktop client.


A:local drives missing in remote desktop

It's the typical XP browsing issue. If you don't have a server with DNS services running locally, computer browsing with XP is a hit-or-miss proposition. There are two things you can do.

Make sure that in the TCP/IP properties, that NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled for all the XP machines.

Install NETBEUI protocol on all machines. This is usually the Silver Bullet that gets them talking. NETBEUI is on the CD in the ValueAdd directory.

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I am connecting to a client's server via a VPN connection using Remote Desktop Connection on my XP home system.

I have to run reports, convert to excel and then need to either print the report or transfer it to my local drive or a USB stick. I have checked access to local drives and printers, like I have in the past, but I can't get the file to print or transfer. My printers aren't listed as installed and when I copy and attempt to past on the local machine, I get an error that the source and file disk are not available.

I have to do this on a daily basis from here on, so I really need to get a good solid and quick fix for this.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

Have you ever used VNC. It allows you to actually connect to the remote machine and actually be on the desktop. You can then do everything on that machine and transfer the file back to your machine. Just a suggestion if you have further issues with VPN. I use VNC to support my customers.

Tim Brown

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Hi everyone -
I apologize if this has been addressed; I did a search, and couldn't find an answer that worked.

I am attempting to connect two computer via Remote Desktop. Both are running Windows 7 Professional, and they are not on the same network so this is going over the internet.

Although I have all of the appropriate boxes checked in the Remote Desktop's options, I am unable to get my local resources to become available on the remote machine. I cannot see the local drives, access the local printers, or share items with the clipboard.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these to work?


A:Remote Desktop - Local Resources Not Working

I use TeamViewer to access my work computers from home. Able to access computers & printers on the network.


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I am having trouble using a locally networked printer when I use Remote Desktop to connect to a Vista machine. Under the local resources tab for RD, I have checked printers. The only thing I can figure is that my printer is networked locally, not connected directly to my machine. Every time I try to print during my remote desktop session, I can't access my locally networked printer.

I installed the printer drivers on the remote computer and when I try to locate the printer, I get the following error: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Server print spooler service is not running..." but the spooler service IS runing.

I also tried to plug in my printer to a local USB port this morning. Still would not work. I keep getting the same spooling error. The drivers are not corrupt, as others have indicated may be the cause. They work fine on my system locally with 7.

I also found a post elsewhere that discussed setting 'share permissions' and 'network permissons' to resovle the spooler error. Still no go.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've spent a few hours on this one and am at a loss at this point.

Please help. I really need to print locally.

A:Remote Desktop Not Working with Local Printer

You might want to try and enable some of the remote services in the services window. Just type services in the command prompt and hit enter then scroll down to enable them.

I'm not sure which one would effect remote print spooling but changing them from manual to automatic might help.

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I work from home and use a VPN connection and for this client, we are using the remote desktop connection through XP.

I found out how to have access to my local drives by clicking on options, before I log in and making sure local drives are checked. But, it doesn't always work. I have spreadsheets on the remote desktop I need to get to my computer drive.

Sometimes when I save the spreadsheet my local drives are there and sometimes they aren't. I have rebooted completely and still no access. I am desperate to get this resolved, because I have people waiting on these sheets. For now all the reports are on the remote desktop, until I can get them to my local drive.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

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I think I have major issue...will explain the scenario below
We had old Windows 2008 server (named xyz) added as client only in main domain abc. So, there is no AD or anything on it. It just hosts our CRM.
Yday, we unplugged xyz server and added a new server Win-2012 (new-xyz) into the network and it worked fine.
Pls. note that the IP and computer name for new server are same as old, its mandatory for our CRM needs.
However, I plugged the old server again and changed the IP and computer name and made sure it doesn't conflict.
But somehow, after that I keep getting this error when I try to login via RDC, which was working fine before.
Can I do below?
1) remove the new-xyz server from the domain and add in workgroup,
2) delete the computer from AD on domain
3) add new-xyz server into the domain.
Will above strategy work? 
do you suggest changing IP, just in case if I have the flexibility to change?
After the above scenario, I had one of the client which had some trust relation issue and did the above procedure, but it still didn't work. Further read about kerberos, etc..
Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
Pls. note that I am not a experienced networking or server administrator, but just a self-learner.

A:Remote Desktop - The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

Before doing anything, have you checked this thread? It will give you a few easy options to test.
Best regards
Andreas MolinAndreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

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I was wondering how the local drive mapping in Remote Desktop works. I use it because it's very convenient, but I'm concerned about the privacy of it, i.e. that other people might see this drive as well.

I need to be absolutely sure before I'm going to continue using a mapped drive.

A:How does local drive sharing in Remote Desktop work?

Safe to use if you're doing it through the RDP app where you go and share local resources and manually select the HDD you wish to share. However if you're mapping it manually, there may be issues - but generally if you are password protected and not openly sharing that file you shouldn't have a problem.

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Hello, so I am using a Windows 10 Pro and I am using Remote Desktop to work on a Windows 7 machine at work. I am attempting to print to my local machine which I have connected to my computer via USB. I've installed the drivers on both my laptop and on the
Windows 7 machine. I've tested to make sure that my computer detects and can print to the local USB connected printer and it works.

When I use Remote Desktop, I make sure to use local resources while remoted in. I check the computers devices and printers and it sees my local printer. But when I go to print. It sends the job not to my local printer that I told it to. But to another printer
at another worksite. So the print job just holds until I plug into the network at that job site and sends my print job out. I checked the printer properties for the local printer to see why it is not printing. And it says the port is not active. Then I check
to see if that other printer from the other worksite is listed as a possible printer on the computer I have remoted in and it is not visible.

I am confused on how to proceed. What are your thoughts and solutions?

 Thank you!

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whenever i am taking remote Desktop connection of computer that time printer is not responding every time client machine is windows7 professional 32 bit & server machine is  windows server 2008 standard  edition please  give the needful
solution on it 

A:Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not responding every time


I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advice may help you, please refer to the link:

Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not Working:

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I am running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on both my local and remote systems.

My local system uses a brother HL-5250DN printer hooked up via a network cable (otherwards, it's not directly connected).

My remote computer was running Visa Ultimate and when I connected from home, it would see the Brother printer from the Windows 7 machine.

Since I upgraded the remote system to Windows 7, the printer is no longer seen remotely.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Connection doesn't see local printer

Have you configured your remote desktop connection?

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - SP 1
Java Version 8 / Update 60 (Build 1.8.0_60-b27)

After the last Java update to Version 8 the local drives do not show up anymore when establishing an RDP connection. When I shut off Java it works.

I would be happy to get a work-around to this problem as we, unfortunately, still need Java for some applications.

Thanks a lot for any tips and tricks!

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit at home. Am wanting to create a remote desktop session to a Windows XP desktop at work. (This is done via SSL VPN). This had been functioning well for many months, but recently stopped working in the following way. I can still reach the network at work, and can open the remote desktop session to my PC at work. However, when I attempt to login to my work PC in the RDP session, I get the following error:"The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively"
Several questions:
- I assume this is referring to the policy on the local client machine (the one at home)?
- I had not knowingly made any changes to my home PC, so unsure why this happened.
- Home Premium, from what I understand, should be able to act as client to any Windows 7/XP?
- I've read that my local user Id group policy might have become 'corrupted', or inadvertently been set to 'deny' in terms of being able to act as a remote desktop user. Is this possible? The problem is: Home Premium doesn't offer Remote Desktop configuration? The Remote tab on System properties is blank on the bottom.
... Is there any way for me to check (and set) my local user as being allowed to use remote desktop services?

- Greg

A:Remote Desktop: "The local policy of this system does not permit you t

Welcome to SF,

You are trying to connect from your home to your work's computer, an IT person from your work should take care of this task for you. Is this a possible request from your work?

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Hi all,

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