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Q: Connect to another machine using remote desktop


I dont think there is away for this, but can you connect to another machine that can still be used, but under a different setting on Windows XP Pro, like you can with Windows Servers?

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I am trying to RD into a machine that I can ping. RD fails with the generic "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" message. I checked and the remote machine does have the "allow other to connect to this machine via RD" checkbox checked. Furthermore I was able to RD to it about a month ago. Not sure what has changed since then. Where should I look? Thanks.

A:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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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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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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Ive followed the instructions to a T, & cannot get a remote access connection to my computer using the "Microsoft remote desktop connection" app for iOS. Ive watched youtube videos and followed other directions only to no avail. When I signed up for internet & installed the modem/router(s), the first thing i did was alter my routers default wireless gateway from a 192.168.x.x to my own gateway for security reasons. I also changed the default web interface login credentials. So i am familiar with the web UI of routers & I have spent many hours looking up most of the options that can be configured in the web UI of the many routers I have used & I dont think it has to do with the web UI, I think its something that involves my PC settings. I have another remote desktop app that flawlessly connects to my PC & is extremely fluid in its access, but its a third party app on an inactive andriod device. I'd really like to use the "official" Microsoft remote desktop connection app on my active iOS device &, just as important, know & understand what is preventing access to my computer with this app. I also use the "mobile mouse" app as a remote mouse & keyboard for my computer & its on my active iOS device. So any help is much appreciated

A:remote desktop connect issue via MS remote desktop app

You have to be able to open the ports for RDP on your router/gateway, along with if you have a Dynamic IP that may change, have to use a Dynamic DNS option like OpenDNS. You would really be better off using Teamviewer.

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I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you

A:Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?

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Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.


A:Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.

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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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Issue: I have a Windows 7 client that will not activate via the command slmgr.vbs /ato nor through the Volume Activation Management Tool.

Error: 0x800706BA Unable to connect to the WMI service on the remote machine
Troubleshooting:  I have added the workstation via ip address and tried to activate since I read that it could be a DNS issue. I also ran a script that was supposed to repair the WMI.  Neither tries fixed it.

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I am here at the office attempting to use remote desktop to connect into my Vista Ultimate SP1 laptop.

I get connected and logon, get the desktop and everything drawn on screen, the it totally freezes.

After a minute or so I get the dialog box showing that I have been disconnected and it will attempt to reconnect.

Attempting to logon at the console of that laptop now, I put in my password, it says Welcome, then a message comes up stating , "This network connection does not exist."

If I click on OK and attempt to logon again, it gives me the same message.

If I wait about 5 minutes, I am able to logon again.

In the event log I am seeing from source TermDD an event 56 stating, "The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client."

Is this because I am using SP2 on the XP machine instead of SP3 ?

I've seen similar issues but only on occasion when connecting from the same XP box to my home desktop running Ultimate SP1. Every attempt I may to get into this laptop results in the same thing.

Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input!


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I guess nobody else has seen this?

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I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm trying to setup to allow Remote Desktop connections so that I can access my machine when I'm away from home. I used this method in the past with other machines and always enjoyed the convenience of working at my home PC when away on vacation, etc.

After setting it up, I can access the machine using Remote Desktop Connection from within the local LAN network using the computer name. However, I cannot access it using my external IP address which should be the router which should forward it to my personal computer. The error I get says "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled, 2) The remote computer is turned off, 3) The remote computer is not available on the network."

Here is everything I've done so far:

I've enabled Remote Assistance connections via the System Properties and Allowed connects from any version of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop services (3 of them I think) are all enabled and started.

I've checked and Windows Firewall is allowing port 3389 through

I have an Asus RT-N66R router which I've added a Port Forwarding rule to forward that port to the LocalIP of my personal machine.

A:Can't get Remote Desktop working on my machine - help

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

I understand i am not answering your question directly with this reply but have you considered using TeamViewer to do this task?
Download Here - TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

It is free for personal use and i've never come across an issue using this method of a remote connection from outside my home in all the years i have used it (within my home i use remote desktop).

Is there a reason for needing Remote Desktop?


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As the topic states...Trying to log into my W7 desktop from my W8 laptop and it keeps saying wrong password. I can login fine using the exact same username and password from another W7 machine..

What am I doing wrong here?


A:Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

You have to use the same username & password that is on the machine you are trying to connect to. Otherwise use Teamviewer to do Remote Desktop.

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Hello everyone,

I want to be able to connect to my Vista Home Premium 32bit machine through an XP machine and print using a printer connected via USB on the XP machine. A little history: I had XP Pro and used remote desktop and printing worked fine. We upgraded the computer and OS to Vista Home Premium 32bit. I understand this version doesn't have remote desktop, but I found a way to get it to work online and now we can connect remotely to the desktop using Remote Desktop.

However, when I try to print something while being connected remotely, it won't print. It doesn't find the USB printer. Please I just want to figure this out. We are using the Vista machine as a remote desktop that houses our excel files and Quickbooks. We connect to this remotely from an XP laptop and 2 Macbook Pro's. Printing doesn't work on either of these computers. They are also on separate networks if that changes anything.

I have read a lot on this and everything points to the same answer -> go to Local Resources in Remote Desktop before you log in remotely and check mark the "select the devices and resources you want to use in your remote session: Printers and Clipboard". Both are checked. Still nothing.

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I just spent like 2 hrs with no success to be able to access my Windows 8.1 machine (which I will call machine2) remotely using my Windows 7 machine (I will call it machine 1). Please help.

What I want to do: be able to access machine2 from machine1 remotely using remote desktop connection.

Step followed:
1- Enabled the Remote desktop connection on machine2 (image attached)
2- Disabled machine2 firewall (windows firewall)
3- Enabled DMZPlus mode on the router
4- Configured the Port number for machine2 in the router firewall section.
5- got the ip address of the router
6- tried to remotely connect from machine1 using the ip address to machine2, but didnt work.

I receive error image attached.

Please help. what should I do from here to make this work.

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4. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer?

A:Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have basic network connectivity between the two computers? Your post does not make this clear.

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I have VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but remote desktop to the machine's NAT'ed address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do it that way and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but it can't see that either.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

A:VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

The home network subnet is using DHCP (with the home machine statically keeping it's x.x.x.147 address) and the VPN pool consists of two addresses of and Network sharing and discovery is all turned on for the Win7 home machine, as well as the XP machine.

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Since June 14th 2019, about 5 computers whom have staff login from home through a VPN > Remote desktop to their windows 7 computer, can't re-login after a disconnect. 
They login, do their work, disconnect, and if they try to reconnect to remote desktop it sits at configuring remote session and eventually throw the internal error has occurred. I then have to hard reboot the system in the office because the login screen
has hung up. This is the same issue for all 5. I uninstalled any updates that happened in and around the time the issue first came up. To no avail. Any tips??

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I have a home network set up, with my primary computer being a WinXP Pro machine. I used to have a Win95 and a Win98 machine hooked up in the network as well. I was previously able to remote desktop into my WinXP machine without an issue. I am using the Windows remote desktop feature, but I'm using a non-standard port, with the port open on my router, and my WinXP machine. Last week, I replaced the Win98 machine with a Win2k machine, and I am now not able to remote desktop into my XP machine. Is there something I need to do on the 2k machine? Could it be blocking remote access to my XP machine somehow?

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We have a strange issue going on with a couple of freshly imaged Windows 7 workstations over here.

At first we were unable to remote in to them because of a message that the remote computer does not support NLA. Setting the option to Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) works, but then RDP goes directly
to the remote machine and authentications happens there, which would be the case with a XP (or other non-NLA-capable) machine.
I tried troubleshooting the issue by opening the Certificates snap-in in mmc and deleting the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate but I seem to be unable to reissue/recreate it again...
I have read that i need to restart the Remote Desktop Configuration service in order for the certificate to recreate itself, but whenever I try to do this, Event Viewer logs the following error:
Log Name: System
Source: TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager 
Event ID: 1057
The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate to be used for Terminal Server authentication on SSL connections. The relevant status code was An internal error occurred.

Any help or ideas on that would be greatly appreciated!

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A:How can I reissue the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate for a standard Windows 7 client machine?


Please check if this post can help:

Meanwhile, you can try the following:
Check the MachineKeys directory.

Copy the keys to a different directory by taking a backup and go into the file system and also delete the files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys\.
After deletion log off and log in to see how it works.

If this cannot help,
I recommend to post in Server Forum to get more insights.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/threadsTracy Cai
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I have a desktop HP (windows 7) and a new macbook pro 15 on which i am running both mac os x and windows 7. I can connect from my desktop to my laptop using remote desktop connection but not the other way around. I have a network set up and can see the computers are connected. I opened port 3389, enabled remote access on both machines, turned off firewall, avg, everything but nothing works. Whenever i try to connect it says initiating remote connection for a while then says 1) remote access is to the server is not enabled 2) the remote computer is turned off, 3) the remote computer is not available on the network. Btw both machines have Win 7 Ultimate. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Remote desktop wont connect to desktop.

I would try downloading this application and see if you still have the same problems.

Connect Across Platforms with Remote Desktop Connection | Mactopia

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I have a desktop computer at home running windows 7 ultimate, and I'd like to be able to access it with my laptop, running windows XP home edition. I've configured my desktop to allow being connected to by all versions of remote desktop, and indeed I can connect to it with my laptop while at home (that is, when both desktop and laptop are in the same network). I do that by entering either the desktop computer's name or its private IP address (the one assigned by the router). I've made sure to forward the 3889 port to that specific computer.
Of course, the whole idea is to be able to access my desktop while not at home, but I can't seem to be able to do that. I enter the IP provided to me by my ISP, and I get the message that "this computer could not connect to the remote computer. try connecting again. if the problem persists, contact the owners of the remote computer or the network administrator" (I'm translating, my XP is in Hebrew). Trying again does not help.
Also, I don't know whether this is significant or not, but if I try to connect to my desktop with my laptop while at home, I can't do that by using the gateway's IP. I have to use the private IP address.
just to be sure, I've tried disabling the resident windows firewall and my antivirus, but it did not help.
I'd appreciate your help!

A:Can't connect with remote desktop across the net

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I am having problems connecting to my PC using (MS) Remote Desktop.
When I run netstat -a I cannot see any service listening on port 3389.

I did have pcAnywhere installed (which I have since removed) and I am wondering if this has kicked off the problem.

I have tried everything, all the usual options are selected (My Computer > Remotes > Allow Users To Connect To This PC etc.) and Terminal Services are active in Services but I just CANNOT get a remote connection.

Is there any way I can get the RD service to run (via a DOS command or otherwise) so that it listens on port 3389 for incoming TCP connections?
Any ideas?

A:Remote Desktop will NOT connect

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Getting "Unable to connect to remote PC. Please verify Remote Desktop is enabled, the remote PC is turned on and available on the network, and then try again" error when I am trying from MacBook

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I have three computers that I use as "servers" that connect to during the day. One of them work perfectly. No matter what, I am able to connect all the time without issue. For the second, I can connect most of the time. But sometimes it just hangs and I am unable to log in. The third one, which I am asking about in this thread, I just tried to connect the first time and have not yet been able to do so.

1. I enabled remote desktop under system/remote settings
2. I enabled remote desktop through my firewall. I created a new rule that enabled incoming connections to 3391.
3. I enabled remote desktop services via services.msc
4. I programmed my router to forward port 3391 to my computers IP address
5. I am using no-ip to give me a static address (i.e., xxx.serveftp.com:3391) to use with remote desktop.

But after all that, I am unable to get this to work. Any ideas on how to fix the problem? Thanks.

A:Cannot connect using remote desktop

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Not sure where to post this but I've been having a problem connecting to the office server from one of my laptops. This problem has only occurred on this one laptop, meanwhile every other computer I have has been able to successfully connect when I tested them out so I think there's something I've forgotten to do? Every time I type in the server address and click connect on this laptop, I get a:

"Remote desktop can't connect to the remote desktop for one of the following reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled (which it is) 2) Remote computer is turned off (it's not) 3) remote computer is not available on the network (pretty sure it is) Please make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled."

I tried turning off the firewalls but still get same message. Not sure what to do at this point. This laptop I'm on has windows 7.

A:Can't connect using Remote Desktop

See if Hidden Admin user account can get through - Enable Hidden Admin Account - sysnative.com

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I was just trying to connect through Win7 to one of my systems using Remote Desktop Connection. I've done it several times before however something's wrong it's not working now. I even shut my AV Firewall and Windows Firewall off and I still can't connect. I checked to make sure RDC was enabled, I checked the services were up and running, I check to make sure the ports were properly forwarded, everything looks good. The one anomaly is when I ping the computer I'm trying to connect to I get "Request timed out." I just don't understand what has changed? I don't remember changing anything and it's been working. The system I'm trying to remote into is online connected to the net just fine. Anyone have any suggestions?

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We have a dlink di-524 wireless router connected to our surfboard sb4100 cable modem. This router has two different methods of accesses, four electrical ethernet ports and one wireless port. The problem only occurs when trying to access PC at the office using Windowís remote desktop. While this problem is occurring the laptop and desktop will still have access to the Internet. Thereís clearly something up with the router and hereís how Iíve been getting around it.

Power down dlink, make certain only PC#1 is powered up and connected to dlink. Power up the router, wait for the PC#1 to acquire IP address then launch browser and it navigates to google, next launch SonciWall VPN and it connects, open a remote desktop connection to office PC successfully. If all this works then Iíll make a record of the IP address. Then on PC#1 change LAN properties by un-checking DHCP, add IP data from >cmd ipconfig /all as static, recheck browser, reconnect VPN, reconnect RDC. Finally Iíll make similar static change to PC#2. As long as only one PC is powered or connected this crazy method works fine until the router looses power for whatever reason. Had our share of IP conflicts but this static process allows the RDC to work from multiple PC behind the same router.

Whatís a bit strange to me is my spouse uses the same router without experiencing this problem. Heís able to access multiple remote desktop computers from his office using wired or wireless. Heís had four Remote session... Read more

A:Only one IP can connect using remote desktop

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Hey Guys,

So I need some help. I currently work on a computer for a town, but I live 60 miles from there. I'm trying to get remote desktop to work to help me out with this.

The setup is as follows:

My computer: Windows Vista Home
The computer i'm trying to connect to: Windows XP Home SP2
Router: Belkin Wireless N

I've enabled remote desktop on both machines, obtained the IP addresses, and also went into virtual servers on the router and put in 3389 as the ports so that it is all enabled. I type in the IP address and after about 30 seconds of thinking it comes back as it can't connect. I've tried this from a Windows XP Pro to an XP Pro machine as well and still get the same result. I use it at work all the time, so i'm familiar with it, but its also used on a network at work. I could really use some help!

A:Remote Desktop still won't connect!

What has changed on your end or at the town computer. You said it had worked prior? I would use UltraVNC (free) in this case. http://www.uvnc.com/.

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Windows Vista to Vista (Home Premium). i have the ip address for remote computer, but it does not recognize it.

A:Remote Desktop won't connect

Maybe you did not enable the Remote Desktop correctly, take a look on how to enable Remote Desktop in Vista here.

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I am the administrator for my church's networked computers. My work computer is running Windows 7 Pro. I have a need to access my computer from home. My home computer is running Vista Ultimate 64. I sent an invitation from the work computer which I have received at home. When I double-click on the invitation file, the file opens in IE as html and I cannot connect to the remote computer. Any insight will be helpful.

A:Remote Desktop does not connect

I've never been a fan of MS remote desktop connection because of the permissions and OS compatibility issues. This is why I like to use TeamViewer. A very simple and easy to use piece of software.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

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I can remote desktop from host PC to laptop, I can ping both ways, but everytime I run remote desktop from laptop to host I get the "your remote desktop connection has ended, possibly for one of the following reasons

- The administrator has ended the session
- An error occurred while the connection was being established
- A network problem occurred

- Host PC is running XP Pro
- Laptop is running windows XP media center edition

I have tried all the updates I could find. Ran all the microsoft updates it autodected was missing and still can't get the laptop to remote desktop to the host PC any ideas? Any help would be great I am completely stuck and out of options to try.

Laptop and Host both now have static IP's. I am using usernames in the admin groups with passwords. Both machines have ports open. Allow users to connect on both computers are checked to allow.

Again any help you could provide would be awesome.

A:Remote Desktop can only connect one way

Any 3rd party firewall on the "host PC"? If so, maybe it is blocking the connection.

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I am having problems connecting to my PC using (MS) Remote Desktop.
When I run netstat -a I cannot see any service listening on port 3389.

I did have pcAnywhere installed (which I have since removed) and I am wondering if this has kicked off the problem.

I have tried everything, all the usual options are selected (My Computer > Remotes > Allow Users To Connect To This PC etc.) and Terminal Services are active in Services but I just CANNOT get a remote connection.

Is there any way I can get the RD service to run (via a DOS command or otherwise) so that it listens on port 3389 for incoming TCP connections?
Any ideas?

A:Remote Desktop will NOT connect

im not promising that this will solve the problem but when i tried to use remote desktop. THIS WORKED FOR ME. and im not sure if it will work for you. i had to change something in the local security settings. I forgot what it was but i think this is it. Start > controll panel > adminstrative tools > local security policy . and under user rights assignments there is access this computer from a network and allow login thru terminal services. im not sure which one it is but i think its the 1st one. then under propertys do add user or group.. advanded... find now.... select all that are listed then OK. Also make sure that you have "Allow users toconnect to this computer remotly" enabled under system propertys. Then you should restart i guess. If this doesnet work than whatever... but thats what i did and it worked.

If i am wrong and it doesent work, then check out TightVNC. i use it to remotly controll computers over LAN you could use TightVNC as a alternitivate. I use it, its great. If your trying to connect over the internet. Use Radmin ... its the same as pcanywhere but smaller and easier to use. You have the choice to not use it, im not forcing you.
if im wrong im sorry

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Hello all,

Today I setup a new user on my computer, smartly named Server (with an equally easy password ). Basically this is for my house mates.

Now, I've setup everything so we can all remote desktop connect and login as user Server, however I would like to know if two users can be logged in at once.

Basically, I wish my administrator user "Wade" can be logged in, while somebody remote desktop connects to Server and can do so, without Wade having to logout.

OS: 7 Ultimate
PC: 3.0Ghz Dual Core
RAM: 8Gbs DDR3
HDD: 1.5TBs
GFX: NIVIDA 220 GT 1GBs DDR3 Dedicated

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I used to be able to log into Citrix and then go to my remote desktop. However, my computer was slow/family was complaining, so I downloaded MyFasterPC (I know bad thing to do) and after I ran the scan, my computer was faster, however, now I can't get to my remote desktop to the site that I work for. I can log into Citrix. My username/password work, however, when I go to click ont he V__remote desktop, it just makes a clicking sound and then nothing happens. I get this message:

Some of your resources cannot be reconnected even though they may be available for reconnection. If this message does not usually appear during your sessions, contact your system administrator.

I know this account works, because if I log on to my laptop and go to this site, everything works great.

I have goggled a lot of things, and it is to technical or don't really answer my question. I would like to get this working again on my home computer as it is quicker than going through the laptop wireless.

Any help is appreciated. I think something happened in my registry when I did the MYFASTERPC.

Also, I did go and remote the Citrix plug in and then re-install the Citrix plug in. Again, I can log in, but can't get to my remote desktop

Thanks Again -

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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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Hello all,

When I try to connect remotely to my PC, I get the following error:
"The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled.......so on and so forth".

Here is a bit of history, I was able to connect once earlier in the day from a different PC, but now can't connect again from any PC, even the one I connected from earlier.

I checked all the settings on the remote computer and everything is configured correctly. I even rebooted the system. I am behind a Linksys router, but I double/triple checked the settings in there, and everything looks ok.

So, question is, why could I connect once, but never again? I seem to be getting to the PC, but then get that error. Is it the router? Something I am missing?

Need help fast!

Dave Green

A:Remote Desktop Error, Can't connect

Hi m8 just a quick question. What software are you using for the remote connection?

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two machines, one running 8.1 pro, the other 8.1... i can easily, very quickly, and reliably connect to the pro machine from the 8.1 machine, but for the life of me i can't do the opposite, i can't connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine, and i'm running out of google sought solutions. when i attempt to connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine i can never get beyond the following error message:

as far as i can tell the settings for both machines are identical, and include:

> allow remote connection enabled
> firewalls on both machines disabled
> all related services enabled
> a recommended gpedit.msc setting adjusted (lan authentication level)
> both machines actively connected to private network
> successful pings and tracerts to both machines
> ipconfig release/renew, flush dns, etc. attempted to no avail

ironically i don't even want to connect to the pro machine from the 8.1 machine, which works perfectly, i just did it to test and it passed with flying colors. what i want, which is to connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine, is a different story, just can't get it to work. any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

edit: the connection is through a router / private network, i.e. the machines are in the same location/building, the connection is not through the internet.

A:Can't connect to remote computer (desktop)

I believe you have to have Pro or Ultimate to use Remote Desktop server/listener.

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I want to connect to Remote Desktop from one Windows 8.1 to another.

On the 8.1 Machine to be connected remotely to:

Control Panel\System and Security\System\Remote Settings

Check - Allow Remote Assistance connection to this computer.

Check - Allow this computer to be controlled remotely.

6 Hours
Check - Create Invitations that can only be used from computers running Windows Vista or higher.

Firewall settings?

On the 8.1 computer remotely connected thru:
Remote Desktop Connection
User Name: Computer\User
**did not work**

A:Connect to Remote Desktop from one Windows 8.1 to another

One word "Teamviewer".

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can you Connect to MAC OSX from Windows XP via Remote Desktop? can you do it ? if so what program looking for mainly freeware or shareware and Vnc shitted up my apple so thats out of the question

A:Connect to MAC OSX from Windows XP via Remote Desktop?

Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac

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Hi everyone,

I am unable to connect to my computer through Remote Desktop using the name of my computer, but if I use the IP address, it works just fine. I searched the event logs for any clues and have the following, not sure if they are related to this problem at all, but figured I post them just in case. I gogoled both errors, on the first one, I found some posts that were way over my head. On the second one, I found a blog that said to run ipconfig /registerdns and reboot, but that didn't work. Here are the errors and thanks in advance for your help:

Source: W32time
Event ID: 29
Type: Error

The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible. No attempt to contact a source will be made for 29 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time.

Source: DnsApi
Event ID: 11165
Type: Warning

The system failed to register host (A) resource records (RRs) for network adapter
with settings:

Adapter Name : {3C756875-7578-4484-A448-F8995A4118BA}
Host Name : sharona
Primary Domain Suffix : ammcomm.local
DNS server list :
Sent update to server : <?>
IP Address(es) :

The reason the system could not register these RRs was because the DNS server contacted refused the update request. The reasons for this might be (a) you are not allowed to update the specified DNS domain name, or (b) because the DNS server authoritative for this name does not support the DN... Read more

A:Cannot connect to my computer via Remote Desktop

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I am having an issue where one specific website can't connect when I am on a remote desktop connection. It seems to work fine at first after I reboot the remote computer but eventually I always get the This page can't be displayed message and clearing the
cache or resetting IE doesn't do anything to remedy it. However if I reboot the machine it again works fine for a little while. It also appear to be just this site and over the remote connection when this happens if I am at the computer it works
I am on a 64 bit Windows 7 professional machine and running Internet Explorer and I have installed all the latest updates installed.The issue seems specific to Internet Explorer as I can reach the site from Chrome when this happens but I would prefer to
use IE because the way the site is set up in Chrome is a hole different interface and some of the features don't work the same.

Any suggestions on something I might look for or try to sort this out would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi. First, thanks for any help you can provide.

I know that RDP can be started from the command line with the mstsc command, and that you can use .rdp files to store the information for the connection.

What I'd like to be able to do is to create a batch file that will prompt for a username and password, and pass that information into the computer it is connecting to. I've got 20+ users that all need to connect to the same group of machines throughout the day, and I can't store their passwords or create .rdp files for each person due to security restrictions.

I'm hoping to write one batch file that will get the users name and password, then connect them to each of the computers using that login information. I haven't been able to find any switches that allow me to pass in a user name and password, nor do I see any method of using a variable in RDP files.

Anyone know if this is possible, and how?

Thanks for any information you can provide!

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I'm unable to connect my PDA, using Remote Desktop Mobile , to my Vista PC ( Vista Ultimate - 32 bit ). Note: I'm connected to the internet through a wireless router. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Running a windows 10 computer.Running headless controling with I Pad Air with Remote Desktop.On start up Remote Desktop takes a extremely long time to connect.Any way to speed up connection ?Thanks

A:Remote Desktop Slow To Connect

Are you connecting on your network or through a remote connection? iOS is not meant to use RDP. You can use VNC or Team Viewer, but it will still be slow if you do not have a really fast Wifi network, along with the fact that rendering the GUI from Windows through a remote connection is going to make it slow as molasses in Winter in the Northern edge of Montana at Canada.

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I have a XP pro SP3 system that I can't connect to a Win7 64bit system. It just fails to connect at all. I've read through a Windows 7 pdf book on setup for remote and checked all the settings. Does anyone have any ideas?


A:Remote Desktop Can't connect XP to Win7

Welcome coolecho

If you want a really easy way to connect remotely, try TeamViewer.

I use it daily from work to home & from home to work.


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Earlier today i disocvered how to set up a remote desktop. I connected my laptop to my server and an employee's computer easily/quickly with no problems.. but i can't do the same when i'm @ my home network.

Please note. that when i was able to connect i was on the work network, but i was connected wirelessly.. but it was using the same IP "family" if you will as the server and the other workstation

I am wondering if there is something i need to configure to get this fixed?

A:Remote Desktop - Cannot Connect from Home

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I have a laptop running Win 7 Home Premium that will connect to my desktop (Win7 Professional) while connected to the LAN but won't make the same connection over the Internet using the IP address. I'm able to connect both machines with remote assistance over the Internet but not the Remote desktop.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Remote desktop won't connect over internet

Quote: Originally Posted by woodart

I have a laptop running Win 7 Home Premium that will connect to my desktop (Win7 Professional) while connected to the LAN but won't make the same connection over the Internet using the IP address. I'm able to connect both machines with remote assistance over the Internet but not the Remote desktop.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

If the target machine to which you want to connect is behind a router, does that router have the correct "port forwarding" configuration to let Remote Desktop from your PC to the target PC through the router's firewall (from outside its LAN)?

Remote Desktop uses port 3389.

Furthermore, if you are running with Windows Firewall also active then it, too, needs to be configured to allow Remote Desktop to reach it. I'm guessing it already does, since you say you can get to the desktop from the laptop when both are behind the router on your LAN.

So my guess is that you simply need to add port forwarding for 3389 (call that service "Remote Desktop" in the ADD dialog for the router) to the IP address of your desktop. Hopefully that IP address for the desktop remains constant, but otherwise you can set fixed IP addresses for your PC desktop in the router and then the port forwarding for 3389 to that IP will never fail.

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