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Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

Q: Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

I am having trouble establishing how to make a remote desktop connection using RDP from my home computer which is on a workgroup to my work laptop which is on a domain. I work from home occasionally and would like to be able to use RDP in order to use my keyboard mouse and monitor without buying a KVM switch. I am able to establish a remote desktop connection FROM my domain (work) laptop TO my workgroup (home) PC, but not vice versa, i.e. FROM workgroup TO domain computer.

I have searched online and found information about going from domain to workgroup, but not the other way around. Most online information was focused on IT professional server management that I am not completely familiar with such as active directory etc...

I have checked My Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings > System Properties > Remote tab on both computers. Both computers are set to allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop. I ran network connection statistics cmd "netstat -a" and both computers show listening state for port 3389. I ran remote desktop query session cmd "qwinsta" which lists rdp-tcp.

After going to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > see full map > Network Map, I am able to see both computers on the network from either machine. Under Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allowed Programs, for the workgroup computer Remote Desktop is allowed for home networks, and for the domain computer Remote Desktop is allowed for domain networks and home networks.

When I try to connect to the domain computer from the workgroup computer using Remote Desktop Connection, if I enter in the IP address of the domain computer, Remote Desktop says that it 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

If I enter in the name of the domain computer, Remote Desktop says that it can't find the computer.

I have tried pinging the IP address of the domain computer using cmd "ping" and the request timed out. I have also turned on the Telnet Client under Windows Features and tried the cmd "telnet 3389" and the connect failed and could not open connection to the host.

I am not sure if the following information is relevant since I am not trying to go outside my home network but I will include it anyway. I am using OpenDNS domain name system filtering. I have an ASUS RT-AC66U router that has the WAN DNS settings to use the OpenDNS DNS servers and and made sure that the LAN DNS server setting is blank. I have AT&T U-verse that uses a 2WIRE 3600HGV gateway that I have set to use DMZPlus mode so that all inbound traffic goes to my router. After my router I have a Cisco switch that everything is connected to.

I ran the internet protocol config cmd "ipconfig /all" on both machines. Both state that DHCP is enabled and auto-configuration is enabled. Both list the same Default Gateway, DHCP Server, and DNS Server IP address of (which is the IP address of my router). Both show that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled. The main difference I saw was that the domain machine has a primary DNS suffix and DNS suffix search list entries.

I went to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings on both machines and made sure that the settings were the same. Network discovery is on, file and printer sharing is on, public folder sharing is on, media streaming is off, file sharing connections use 128-bit encryption, password protected sharing is on, and uses user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers. My home workgroup computer user account has a password.

I read somewhere that I might be able to get it to work if I created a local user account on my domain computer, although that kind of defeats the purpose since all of my settings would be different, and am not sure if that would even work. Is it even possible for my home computer to establish a RDP session with my work domain laptop since it is not in the active directory and does not have the correct security identifier? Since I am not an IT professional and don't have access to any group policy settings, I am not sure if what I am asking is even feasible.

Any help or clarification would be appreciated. Thanks.

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A: Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Do you have either VPN or Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) setup? Your Network Admin should be able to assist you. We use RDS at work and works well for me and everybody.

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I have an office with two computers (Windows 7 Pro) on the same router connected by a workgroup I set up so they can share Hard Drives.

I'm trying to use remote desktop to work at home but it's not able to connect. I have the correct IP address to the office computer, and it's settings are
"Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer"
"Allow Connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop" Which I would like to change to the more secure option.
How can I set up remote desktop to work on the office computer from home?


Is their anyway I can have my Home computer join the Workgroup I created at the Office?


Please note I can't use Teamviewer because if I'm not at the office, no one else will be.

A:Remote Desktop to My Work (office) Computer not on a Domain

Hi Mike, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The key is TCP port forwarding. At office, you need to change your router's settings by adding TCP port forwarding (by default port 3389) rule to allow RDP to connect to the destination computer.

An example: the first PC (PC1) at office has a private IP and your router's public IP is You need to tell the router to forward all incoming RDP connections to Now when you give RDP at home the IP, it connects to your office router and forwards the connection to PC1

If you need to access both office computers over RDP, you need to change the default RDP port in registry on the second PC. They cannot use the same port. The value (port number) can be found in following registry key:

Let's say you changed the default RDP port number 3389 on your second PC (PC2) to 3390 and it has a private IP Once again create a TCP port forwarding rule on your office router, this time forwarding traffic from port 3390 to IP

Using RDP from your home and simply giving the IP will take you to PC1 which is using the default RDP port. To connect to your PC2 you need to add the non-default port after IP address, separated by colon, giving it as

See the RDP tutorial, Option Two steps 7 and 8: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Netwo... Read more

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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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My laptop is currently set up for my network domain at work. I have just installed a wireless network at home -- a workgroup -- and want to be able to share files from my laptop when I get home.

When I try to set up a workgroup on the laptop, I'm told by Windows that this can't be done on a domain computer. Is there any way to use my work laptop as part of my home network? Again, my primary goal is sharing files.

I would have thought that there were many people in my situation, wanting to use a work laptop with their home network.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm over my head here.

Tom Whedbee

A:Add workgroup to domain computer

Some people have suggested using the domain name as the workgroup name on the other computers. But I don't know if this actually works.

Workgroups are handy, but the only thing they really do, using XP terminology, is let you use "My Network Places" and 'view workgroup computers.'

You can view the shares on another computer (on the same network) with

Start - Run - \\otherPC - OK

where "otherPC" is the Computer Name or the IP address of the other computer. IP address always works (assuming file sharing on the other computer and no firewall blocking) and Computer Name usually works.

Many work laptops are configured with firewalls and security policies that prevent them from being accessed by other computers. But you can still use the work PC to access your other computers.

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I have a personal laptop that my employer has loaded Novell logon and connected to their domain.

Our home computers are in a different workgroup, and the printer is connected to the main computer for our wireless router system.

Every time I turn the computer on at home I have to search My Network Places, find the main computer and connect to the printer.

Do you have any advice concerning how to configure the laptop computer to remain in the work domain, but also to be a part of the home workgroup?

A:Computer Domain and Workgroup Connections

They are running a Windows Domain environment and a Netware environment? When I worked for the School District we just had all the computers set to one workgroup. It didn't really matter what it was because no printers or applications relied on being in a specific workgroup.

I really wouldn't mess with the settings your work has on your computer. If you remove it from the Domain, you won't be able to put it back on the Domain.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8122 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 467 GB (67 GB Free); H: 931 GB (66 GB Free); M: 452 GB (433 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, B75MA-E33 (MS-7808)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Trying to get rid of an old user profile which became disconnected from its account months ago. It has very similar name to Computer Name and main Admin Account created by my husband in 2013 when we bought a new Mesh Computer with OEM Windows Home Premium ready installed.

I have created a new User Account with Admin privileges and a password named
nee W..........

I have transferred the files from the floating User Profile (Marie) and am about to try emptying the User Profile associated with the main Admin Account (Marie-PC) to the Public Folders preparatory to copying them to the new User Admin Account.

The trouble is that I cannot delete the Marie User Profile and I really need to because my computer seems to think the two accounts are somehow identified with each other and installed programmes and other stuff keep turning up in it. When I first tried to delete it, I found I was actually deleting a lot of the Marie-PC Admin User Profile contents as well.

At present I need the old Admin Account to use Win... Read more

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I use a Dell D800 laptop at work which is on a domain. When I hook up the notebook to my local area network at home I can not access the XP computer that is one of the computers on my workgroup network at home. The laptop can hook up to the other Windows 2000 professional computers on the workgroup network and all of these computers can also hook up to the Windows XP system. I use a Linksys wireless router to access my home workgroup network. All other aspects of the network function properly I can even VPN into my domain network at work. The workgroup IP for router is with a Linksys router is set up as a DHCP server a signing IP addresses in the range of through 150. A router subnet is If I go into the router set up I can find the IP address assigned to the XP computer by looking in the DHCP client table. If I then search for the computer using this IP address I can find and access the XP computer. However I cannot find it when I search for the computer by its name. Any assistance in resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:Win2K domain computer can not see XP machine on workgroup LAN

lets keep this simple, Windows 2k and Windows XP, dont work well together..

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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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Hi everybody,

i am new to these forums and i have a problem...

until now in my office we had computers that were a part of a workgroup meaning personal computers for everyone...but recently my boss has said that all these computers will now use a domain account and local accounts on the systems will be deleted and only administrator accounts will be kept on the system....which we dont get access to........

the problem is that he also said that he can even take screenshots of what we are doing from the server.....ALL my colleagues are worried that if that happens all our privacy hits the bucket....

i know he does have the right to know what we are doing on HIS COMPUTERS but taking screenshots would be too much...

so please guys can u tell me is that possible or he is really bluffing??????

we have windows xp on the work compyters and the server is using windows server 2003

Please could u also tell what all he can from that server so that we might as well avoid it all together...


A:Solved: Privacy issue for computer moved from workgroup to Domain

Actually, he does have the right to take screen shots or anything else he should desire for company computers. With the proper tools, he can see anything that happens on those computers, and if you're doing company work, that shouldn't be an issue.

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I would like quidance on the best way of deleting an old domain user account.
The user account (call it domact1) does not show up in the User Accounts Control Panel.  The local users do, (I expected that) but is still listed in the directory.  Many of the files and folders have been deleted, but it is still there. 
The computer is no longer in the domain, in fact the domain does not exhist any longer.
Domact1 does not appear in the Local Account listing (as expected).  It does appear in c:\users\  Information is normally hidden (you can change the view settings and permissions).  I would expect that deleting a local account also deletes
registry information for the user account.  How should I delete the account.  I suspect that I can just delete the C:USERS\DOMACT1 directory and  subdirectories (I have not tried that) or is there a way to also delete all the registry entries
also?  I also have the local domain administrator account.
Running Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
Thanks is advance.

A:What is the correct way to delete a Domain Profile (user acct) from a WorkGroup computer?

Right click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings. On the Advanced tab, choose the Settings-button under User Profiles. Delete the profile you want deleted.

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It's impossible to even understand how unbelievably pissed off I am right now. You know, when you tell a network administrator, that "access is denied" to his own home PCs? Hmm? Do you? You can't even imagine. I DO NOT take kindly to my computers giving
me an error saying "Access denied". With that said, let's continue.
Enter computer name.

This is not difficult. This is standard functionality in Windows. All admin accounts. Forced login via "net use" before connecting. Stored credentials. Same passwords and logins on each. Everything. Exactly. As. It. Should. Be.

3 computers, all cannot manage each other. 2 Win7 Pro x64 and 1 Win7 Home x64.
Comp1 -> Comp3 [FAIL]
Comp3 -> Comp1 [FAIL]
Comp2 -> Comp3 [FAIL]
Comp3 -> Comp2 [FAIL]
Comp2 -> Comp1 [FAIL]
Comp1 -> Comp2 [FAIL]

All firewalls are disabled. No matter what, if I do it from Computer Management, or from Services, or from Regedit... EVERY SINGLE ONE fails. I simply CANNOT ACCESS these remote services and it's pissing me right off.
And above all, how the hell has nobody on the internet ever even tried using this functionality before? How? Please tell me. There are zero relevant google results for this situation. Not a single person using Windows 7 has ever had this issue before. Has
nobody even tried? Does nobody use "Connect to a... Read more

A:Cannot access remote computer management (MMC) between two workgroup Win7 PCs

The last few posts in this topic (using Easy Transfer from a good system, export Shared Windows Settings only, import on broken PC), worked to fix the DCOM issue,
but I still... yeah, still couldn't access Services on ZBOX. 

error when trying to access COM+ applications under Component Services

Then, with the help of some virtual machines and fresh installs, I got it nailed. UAC.

I set up identical Win7 RTM x64 Home Premium virtual machines* and I saw exactly the same behavior there too, on brand new systems. So I knew it wasn't a problem with my system. And, recalling the event log from auditing failures, it seems that my user
account was being denied access to the services DB. As it should be with UAC without elevation.

See, when UAC is enabled, the "admin user account" is not an admin. The system utilizes "UAC virtualization", which basically "RunAs"'s a process with elevated privileges as needed. Since network access uses the local user account, that's why you don't
get (and never will get) share access to your Program Files and Windows folders.

So, on the test virtual machines, I set them both to "Never prompt". Then rebooted. Then tested it. Both ways connected successfully to the Services manager. OK. So I enabled UAC on the first VM and left it off on the other, and rebooted. Now the second
VM (UAC disabled) couldn't access the first (UAC enabled) anymore. But the first (enabl... Read more

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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!!

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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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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Hi I want to pull the remote users media player history on domain computer. I have searched every where couldn't any useful information regarding this topic and I contacted the Microsoft Pro support and they have forwarded me to here to ask question.

Can someone please help me the upper issue. 
Thank you,

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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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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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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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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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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 have the problem,

the remote desktop i configured and work good in local,
but now we adds the domain, and if i try to remote from another PC to local user its successful, but if i try to do this with domain user, is not successful, some body can help?

and, another problem, in some PC what is added in domain cant log on with localuser too, if somebody already have session, and is necessary to do logoff to can remote it, how i can change the settings to close old session and open new without logoff?

Thank you.

A:Remote Desktop Domain

Welcome to TSF!

Might be helpful if we knew what error you get when you try to connect.
Is it The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively or is it something else?
You most likely need to add that User (or their Group) to the list of permitted Remote Desktop users.

On the client system:Right click My Computer, click Properties.
Click the Remote tab.
Click the Select Remote Users... button.
Click the Add... button.
Check the Select this object type: box.
Make sure it lists the type of object you want to add, either Users or Groups, or both.
If the desired type is not displayed:Click the Object Types... button.
Check or uncheck Users or Groups as desired.
Click OK.

Check the From this location: box
If it does not show the Domain/Location of the object you want to add:Click the Locations... button.
Find and highlight the desired PC, Domain, or AD container.
Click OK.

Click the Advanced... button.
Click the Find Now button.
Select the desired User(s) or Group(s) from the list.
Click OK until back at the Desktop.

Not sure if your second question is about Remote Desktop, or Fast User Switching.

Using Remote Desktop, you can only have one session to a client version of Windows. Anyone sitting at the system will not be able to see anything the Remote user is doing.
If a user is logged into the PC locally, only that user or an Administrative user can log in remotely.
If a user is logged in remotely, only that user or an Administrative use... Read more

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I have a desktop that is in a remote location that can ping back and forth between the domain controller at the main headquarters, but not by name.  I have added the DC to the hosts file of the remote PC and added the suffix of the domain to the list
of dns suffixes' to check, and added a DNS record on the DC for the remote PC.  They are on different subnets. and
The thing I am trying to do is add the remote PC to the domain.  When I try to join it says it cannot find a domain controller.

The DC is windows server 2012, the desktop is Win 7

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Alright so i hope this is the right spot to post this....

Anyways, we have a DSL line set up with a static IP address which runs from the DSL to a small 5 port router which has two computers connected on it.

Well i want to be able to set up one of the computers to have remote desktop which can be accessed from my house. I have camera software running on it so i need to be able to view video on a custom program running mpeg video. Anyways, i'm not sure how to go about setting up the remote desktop, considering that the computer gets its own ip and the other computer is

Well i know i cant connect to remote desktop through that ip but i want to be able to connect through my static ip on my dsl. Would i have to only have one computer running off the DSL box to actually be able to do this? Well thanks for the help guys...

Oh yeah, i tried www.logmein.com and that doesnt work because it wont display video
Thanks for any help or input~!

A:Remote Desktop With More Than One Computer?

Remote Desktop Using XP Pro .

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I am in a Computer Repair and Networking class at a local technical school. My teacher (who has been known to troll us students at times) has asked us to use Remote Desktop Connection to remote desktop to our own machines. Is this possible? He swears it is, but so far none of have it figured out and when I searched for it online I came up with bupkis. Every page said the same thing, that it is only for connecting to a different computer. The other day when we were messing around with Remote assistance, I remoted to another computer and took control, then used the other machine to remote to my own computer. It immediately froze remote assistance on my end, and to break the loop, I had to have the other guy close the connection and then I had to log off and log back in. Did I do it right the other day? I was just screwing around about it then but if I had stumbled on the solution, I get to be a hero.

A:Remote Desktop to my own computer?

We do not assist with school projects.

From the TSF Rules:


You may not ask for assistance with homework assignments, projects or book reports for school college or university

As far as I know though, I have never heard of a way to control your own computer remotely.

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I feel very stupid at the moment. I have a user who is restricted to specific machines on which he can log on to.
Fun issue 1:
* we have a Dell SonicWall, but to be able to use the SSL VPN feature of the sonic wall the user needs to be allowed to log on to the domain controllers being targeted by the firewall. That is just peachy :) but OK.

Fun issue 2:
* when trying to use the account of said user from my machine (he has no log on rights on my machine) to access a machine via RDP on which the account has admin rights.... I get a message saying the admin has restricted on which machine the user is allowed
to log on to... WTF

So, for issue 1, can't do much, but for issue 2, why does RDP act that way ? I mean why would the RDP application validates the credentials against the current machine ? I am baffled.

I'll welcome any insights and if this is the wrong forum, please move it to the right one.

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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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Hello Everyone,

I recently got my remote desktop working in my home LAN, but I can ONLY connect to to my machine via its IP address. It refuses to connect through the actual computer-name as I would prefer to.

I'm assuming here that there is a possible issue with the IP is tied to the computer-name, aka some type of DNS issue. Keep in mind I am not trying to access my computer "globally" I am just trying to connect to via its computer name when I am at home and connected to my home LAN.

If anyone can offer any suggestions or help, it would be greatly appreciated.



A:Remote Desktop - Only Connects With IP Not Computer Name?

What operating systems are the the computers on your LAN running? Do they belong to the same workgroup? Do the all have the same octet (192.168.0.xxx)?

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Brink, I have this on my 2 machines - 7HP x64 and workhorse XP Pro x86. Question: when I remote desktop from 7 to the workhorse (torrents, music server) and put it to sleep, is there a way to wake it up again? Remote desktop fails to connect as expected.

Can you advise please?

A:Way to wake up computer from remote desktop?

Hello Allen,

In Device Manager, double click on your actual network adapter listedunder "Network adapters". Next, double check to make sure that you have both items boxed in red below checked to see if that may be able to help wake it up.

Hope this helps,

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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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Like run a FTP program then use it to upload files, win10 has become a pain I need to reboot it alot and my upload speeds are 70k LOL

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Hello all,

I am currently looking for a solution to solve a surprisingly difficult task.

The environment: We have a computer who's sole purpose is to display a powerpoint slideshow in a lobby area.

The goal: To be able to have a small group of users remote into the system, update the slideshow presentation, and then resume the slideshow when they disconnect.

Challenges: Due to the system being a part of the corporate domain, we want to be able to accomplish this goal without giving the users administrator access to the system. We also want to do this without installing any third party software. I have been doing some research and found that there is a command that you can run that will disconnect you and resume what was happening on the local screen. (%windir%\System32\tscon.exe RDP-Tcp#0 /dest:console) This appears to work great - except you have to run the task as administrator for it to be successful.

The ultimate question: Is there a way to make this a batch file (or some other task) that I can automatically run as administrator without having to manually enter credentials each time? I'd like to be able to create a shortcut on the desktop that the user can click that will automatically disconnect the session and return the unlocked screen to the desktop (unlike the usual scenario where remote desktop leaves the local screen at the login screen.) Note I am willing to have this work with one account. We have a conferenceroom account that we use bas... Read more

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I have two computers; a Laptop running XP Pro and a Desktop running Vista Ultimate.

I have no-ip set up on the desktop and have configured my router for two ports (one for each computer).

I have no problem connecting remotely to the laptop, but I cannot connect to the Vista desktop.

I have the Windows firewall disabled.

I have Kaspersky Internet Security 7 installed, and have tried connecting with it closed completely and also disabling the firewall, but I cannot connect with remote desktop.

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I have several computers running Windows 7 Pro that are used by my research lab to run long simulations. These computers are currently stored in a closet and can only be accessed via remote desktop connection. I would like to allow users who are running a simulation that may last several hours to several days to be able to lock the computer and prevent others from starting another remote desktop session after the original user disconnects.

In Windows XP, when a user presses Ctrl+Alt+End and selects "Lock Computer" the session remains locked after disconnecting and no one else can connect to the computer remotely. In Windows 7, however, when a user presses Ctrl+Alt+End and selects "Lock this computer", the computer becomes unlocked as soon as the session is disconnected by clicking the "x" in the top right corner. This enables other users to connect remotely and could even allow multiple users to try and run simulations on the same machine simultaneously, severely impacting the performance.

Is there any way to make the Windows 7 remote desktop lock function behave the same as in Windows XP? I have already changed the Group Policy to limit the number of connections to a single user, but this has no effect once the user disconnects as he/she is no longer considered active.

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I have been looking online and other different forums for a solution but none seemed to have worked. I apologize in advance if someone has asked this question before in this forum. 
We have Domain A and Domain B, both in different states. We are trying to use remote desktop connection to access a computer in domain B from domain A. If I use a local user account to remote to the computer on domain B from domain A, remote desktop connection
works fine. If I try to use a user profile that exists on domain B from domain A, remote desktop fails and tells the logon failed. This just happens when I try to use a computer from domain A to try to connect to a computer on domain B using a profile that
exists on domain B. If I use a computer that's part of domain B to try to connect to the computer on domain B using a profile that exists on domain B, the connection is successful. Any feedback is much appreciated. 

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I need help getting my Remote Desktop Connection to work. I have followed every tutorial on this site to no avail. My pc is WORKGROUP, there is no domain. I feel like I have tried everything and still it says my credentials did not work.

I am trying to set this pc up for WOL. I have activated Remote Device Access through the Control Panel and in the BIOS. I have followed through with everything to achieve waking my pc through WOL Magic Packet sending. I just can't get the Remote Desktop Connection to work to see if I can actually access the pc and get into my files.
I am setting it up to be an offsite storage unit for my place of business.

I am very computer literate, but feel stupid because I can't get this to work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Remote Desktop Connection, credentials did not work, non domain

This is IMO, is one of MS worst attempts to remote access another PC. Some can follow the suggested guides and have no problem making a connection while others like you and myself have all kinds of problems. For me, I used team-viewer. It's very simple and GUI friendly. I'm not one to promote products or software but this one wins hands down.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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Dear Guru's,

I am new to networking world, and I am trying to setup my computer as a host, so that i can access it using a different machine over the internet.

Host Computer OS: Windows 7 Ultimate N
My Router is D-Link: DIR 615

Help me guys, i am need of it.


A:How to host my Computer for remote desktop connection

Hi suresh326

Welcome to Seven Forums
First take a look at this Seven Forums tutorial for you PC configuration.
Have a look at this in relation to the router.

Keep us posted on your progress and hope this helps

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Hey, i have 3 offices at 3 different locations. now i wana connect all three locations usin remote desktop. the os for 3 locations is windows 7 ultimate a dn also i have purchased dyndns. can anyone give me step by step guidance as wat to do
Thanks Javi

A:how to remote desktop computer at diff locations

Hi javi77, welcome to the forums

You may find the following tutorial just what you need

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

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On XP I always used to bring up the task manager on the remote computer and choose "shut down" or "restart" in one of the toolbar menus, but there's no such menu on 7. Anyone got an idea of how I can shut down or restart a Windows 7 machine via Remote Desktop?

A:Shut down or restart computer via Remote Desktop?

Quote: Originally Posted by Oddish

On XP I always used to bring up the task manager on the remote computer and choose "shut down" or "restart" in one of the toolbar menus, but there's no such menu on 7. Anyone got an idea of how I can shut down or restart a Windows 7 machine via Remote Desktop?


I dont use remote desktop, but instead use teamviewer and Im assuming you mean other than start>shutdown>restart, right? Then there is the Contro;>alt>del and right box to shutdown or re-start.


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I would like to be able to keep my computer in a sleeping state and THEN be able to access it using remote desktop. Will RD wake the sleeping computer? I know there are options for wake on land etc. but does this work? Is it a feature of Windows 7?Jimmy Fallon
Computer Assistance

A:Can Remote Desktop wake a sleeping computer?

RD will not wakeup ur network card  but you can use this solution
Wake On LAN from hibernate or off mode
One way to do this is the following.

Check whether the network adapter on the target computer supports Wake On LAN. Enable the function in the network adapter settings or in any special management program that came with it. If the network adapter is integrated on the motherboard, enable Wake On LAN in the motherboard BIOS.
Download and install WakeOnLanGui from www.depicus.com.
On the target computer, i.e. the one to be woken up, open a command line window and enter the command: ipconfig /all
Note the physical address (sometimes called MAC = Media Access Control address) of your Ethernet adapter from the ipconfig output. Example: 00-E0-18-90-A5-44
Run WakeOnLanGui on the computer from which you want to wake the other computer and type the physical address into the proper field in WakeOnLanGui. The other two fields are filled with, and the port is 7 or actually any other port. Port 9 is sometimes used.
Shut down the computer to be waked.
Test WakeOnLanGui.

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I've am helping a friend buy a new desktop computer. She will use it only to connect to her office using Remote Desktop Connection. All the software she will be using is on that server computer. Does the processor power make much of a difference, or is it using the processor on the server computer for most of the heavy lifting? I am looking at Lenovo desktops, wondering if the Intel I3 processor (6GB RAM) is good enough, or if an I5 (8GB RAM) will give better performance.


A:New computer suggestions - Remote Desktop Connection

I do the same thing. It is the processor on the server computer doing all the work. If that's all she'll be doing the i3 and 6g will do the job.


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I'm having problem getting Remote Desktop to connect any computer to the outside world.   I can remote into my own computer with no problem  .  I upgraded to Windows 10 and
the same problem.  I even downloaded from the Microsoft Store the new Remote Desktop app and the same problem keeps coming up  
" initiating remote connection "  hangs forever 
.  It's like something has blocked the communication to the remote desktop program  .  I rolled back to Windows 7 and same problem.    The only thing I can do is remote to my own machine from the outside .  
I'm a computer tech so been at this for several hours but thinking there got to be a way to refresh the remote desktop program in Windows 7 or 10 back to its defaults.  Can somebody help !! 

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can i do this?

enable remote desktop on my vista home basic, (does it even have it?) and then be able to access my computer from work (we use emacs at work)

if so - how?

A:remote desktop and my work apple computer

By default, Vista machines have RDP enabled to accept incoming connections.
You can check this by going to: Control Panel > System > Remote Settings link.
Not sure about anything on the mac.

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I am having a very strange issue with my Computer. It is a Lenovo workstation with CoreDuo processor and 3G of RAM, running WinXP. When I open a couple of applications (Eclipse and another Java app), the system freezes. I have to reboot and I can reproduce this problem every time. However when I connect to this system using a remote desktop, the system runs fine and never freezes. Can someone let me know if they have encountered this scenario and how it can be fixed?

Help appreciated,

A:computer freeze but works with remote desktop

Open up the case and blow out all the fans with Compressed air. Start the computer up and make sure all fans are spinning. Check the Voltages, Temperatures and Fan Speeds in the Bios.

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I am trying to connect remotely to a machine running Windows 7 Pro, let's call it C1, using Remote Desktop on a mac laptop (C2). It stopped working a couple of days ago, without me being aware of any change in the systems. The message I receive is just:
" 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".
I can connect to another machine in the same office also running Windows 7 Pro (C3). When I connect C2 to the same network as C1 and C3, I can connect to both machines using Remote Desktop, but when outside of that network I can only connect to C3 but not
C1. The setting for both Windows Machines seem to be the same. I can ping C3 from the outside network, but Remote Desktop does not run.
- I have checked disabling the Firewall on C1 but still doesn't work (still, Remote Desktop is allowed in the firewall).
- I have enabled and disabled Network discovery, still doesn't work.
- Looking at the port 3389, it appears to have the same state on both windows machines C1 and C3, and they're being used by the same processes.
Does anyone have any idea, or is there a way to do a "fresh" start or install of Remote Desktop on C1?
Thank you in advance for your help,


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When I connect to my home computer through Remote Desktop does my computer have to be logged in?

Or can somebody just boot it to the login screen and then I connect and login through Remote Desktop.

I've already set it up, I'm just wondering if a user needs to be logged in to allow remote desktop.

A:Remote Desktop- Does target computer have to be logged in?

Do I just enter the IP address of my Internet Service Provider and the port number? No LAN IP address? I can't login. I only have wifi and it's kind of laggy where I am right now could that be a problem?

I'm sure I set it up right, I forwarded a port to allow TCP, I checked the "allow remote users" option in Computer> Properties> Remote tab.

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