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Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

Q: Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

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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A: Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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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 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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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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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.

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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?

A:Connect to another machine using remote desktop

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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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2. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

3. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Router AT&T Uverse 3801HGV

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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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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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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Sergei Biliarski

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
TechNet Community Support

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I think this is some new security feature, but for some reason if I try to do remote desktop from one Vista machine to another, the credentials do not get saved, despite selecting the option to save them.

Has anyone found out how to make things stick with this option.. or does it require some sort of certficate on each end?


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I have tried to connect to PC with Vista Business 32 from PC Vista Ultimate 64 via Remote desktop connection but it doesn't work!


It tells me that my credentials (username and password) are not valid even though they are.

A:Remote desktop connection from Vista 64 to Vista 32

If I may, assume these 2 computers are on a network. If so you can try the following.

1. On Vista Bis32 go to Control Panel > Select Classic View on the left side of the screen > System icon > Advanced System Settings> Remote Tab and select the "allow connection". Pick which one suits your needs. Then click Select Users button and add your name in the list so it know to allow you.

2. On the Vista 64 bit start the RDP session and then click the options button and adjust that as you like. I usually click on Advanced Tab then under the Authentication options I usualy select "always connect even if authentication fails".

I need to read up more on RDP that comes with Vista to better answer RDP questions

Hope this helps!


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My connection for Remote Desktop is extremely slow. It will be quick for about 30- 60 seconds, then all of the sudden it grinds to a halt and will not move for another 5 to 10 seconds. Sometimes the connection is lost.

Both computers are communicating via my local router (LAN connection). This should be lightning quick with my modern computers and both having Vista right?

I have disabled my auto-tunning on both computers just like so many forums have told me to do. This does not help at all!
I am connecting to a Vista Ultimate 32-bit Computer (1.5 Ghz) from a Vista Home Premium 64-bit Computer (2.23 Ghz with 4 GB of Ram) via Remote Desktop Connection (RDC).

Anyone out there that knows what I should do? I have also tried disabling all of the graphics sounds and themes in the RDC options.

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I am able to connect to the machine but after I log in as a user I am immediately disconnected from the machine, logged off and remote desktop app is closed. This happens with all users on the computer and they are all admin users?

This happens from all machines that I've tried. I've upgraded my video card as well as rolled it back to try to connect.

Mick, MCP

A:Vista Remote Desktop...able to log on, but.....

wow awesome help guys......fail

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I have a Vista Home Premium machine. My mom has a laptop with XP Home. I had used remote desktop before when we both had XP, my question is, will it work with a Vista/XP setup or not? Can I go from the XP to the Vista?

A:Remote Desktop Vista and XP

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Would I be able to connect a Vista in Fresno, CA to a XP Pro in San Jose, CA using remote desktop? how do I set that up?

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Am i right to say, only VISTA ULTIMATE will have this feature?
Just like only XP Pro.
I ask because i use this feature alot.

Also, i know i shouldn't say this but.
Vista Ultimate will cost 300GBP+/600USD+ in the UK.
will i be able to use one cd to install on a PC & a Laptop?
I ask because, that would be me spending 600+GBP/1200USD jus for an OS....
(remove if unapropriate here)

A:Remote Desktop in VISTA

from memory the only version that allows it to be installed on a laptop as well is the enterprise edition which is only available through a corporate account
i cannot remember how to bring up the eula

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I have been trying to get this up and running between two Vista machines for a few weeks now and it is doing my head in.

Both machines are set to accept remote assistance and both firewalls are set to accept remote desktop.

Both machines are running Home Premium SP2.

Each time I try and connect from one to the other I just get an error after about a minute saying the remote computer cannot accept connections and this is in either irection.

All machines in the house are connected through a ST585V7 running the latest firmware with the firewall disabled.

Both machines in question are connected to the network via a Devolo Homeplug setup.

When I look on the net, I find stuff about RDP not working on Vista and how to get around it but, if you see the following link:


I get the top part of the dialogue box but no "Remote Desktop" heading or options.

Do I need to install something?

A:Remote Desktop & Vista

Important note: Remote desktop is only included in the Professional, Business, or Ultimate versions of Windows. Home editions do not have remote desktop.

After searching Geeks website, I found this link.



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Hello. I remote desktop from my laptop running W7 Home Premium 64bit to my desktop running Vista Ultimate 64bit. Everything runs alright but the graphic appearance of Vista is not good at all. Would anyone know if this can be optimized somehow - for example by changing default font on Vista? ... or does my laptop graphic card cause the problem (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series)? ... or is it usual that graphic appearance of remote connection is generally worse than the original? Many thanks

A:Remote Desktop from W7 to Vista

:-) Really worked. The graphic appearance is flawless now. Many thanks again

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I can remote desktop into my Vista PC, but whenever I do this when someone else is logged in, I get prompted to basically kick them off.

If I say yes, they get a pop-up that says I want to use the computer, and gives them 30 seconds to respond before forcing them off, letting me get in.

I immediately got the same pop-up on my end because my daughter wanted to use the machine (from the console).

Is there a way to either allow or disallow certain users/groups from kicking someone off?

Basically, I kicked my daughter off because it's past her bed time (she's 5.) I don't want her to be able to kick me back off. I already have the "login time" restriction set, but somehow she got past that (maybe because she was still logged in, but "locked" when I kicked her off.)

What I would like to do is force a logoff when logon hours expire (this is set in my domain policy, but doesn't work), and to be able to kick someone off the computer if I want to use it remotely (preferrably with no pop-up, just kick them off), and for them not to be able to do this to me.

I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1, attached to a 2003 Domain.

Thanks in advance!

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I have a desktop with Windows XP Pro and am considering buying a notebook with VISTA on it... (1) can I use Remote Desktop to login to my XP Pro Desktop from a Vista notebook through a wireless connection, and (2) What version of Vista will I need in order to do this?


A:Remote Desktop between XP and Vista

Yes, you can (remote desktop) and (remote assist) XP machine using a Vista machine. I'm have Vista Enterprise and remote XP machines all the time. Not really sure what and if other versions support that.

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Hi all. I already have a home network that works great, but I want to use remote desktop to control my XP machine from my Vista laptop in the other room. It would be nice to use it over the internet but all I need to do is access it from one room away so I can cue my recording software on my XP machine from my laptop where my instruments are. I guess all i really need to know is what software I need and what I have to do to make the two OSs computable.


A:Vista to XP remote desktop

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I have a new Dell 1720 with Vista and I am attempting to have it connect to my downstairs Desktop XP machine that has a 'shared' printer. When I select "Control Panel"..."Network and Sharing Center"...I see the two other laptops that are connected to my network. I do not see the Desktop XP machine. Is there something I need to do in order to see the desktop? Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:New Vista Machine not seeing Desktop on Network


If you read this from Microsoft it will show you how to set up vista so it will be able to see XP.


It does work (well it should)


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Hi There,

I have remote desktop enabled in my Vista x 64 computer allowing accepting connection from any remote client version but I have a wear issue when I try to connect to this computer from another computer running XP.

The vista computer reboot without reason when I try to connect to my Vista Machine from a XP machine. The error message that I get is:

A critical system process, C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code 255. The machine must now be restarted.

A:Vista x64 Remote Desktop issue

Without LSASS, the OS cannot continue to operate. Therefore, the reboot is only a side-effect of the LSASS crash and it's the latter which ought to be your focus.

Is this machine a domain member or standalone? If it's part of a domain, does the same LSASS crash happen to other Vista clients in similar circumstances?

What version of the Terminal Services client are you using to connect from XP? If it's not the latest, you might want to test the effects of upgrading. Even an old TSC shouldn't cause crashes by itself, but little is known about your situation presently.

Are there any events logged on Vista as a result of the LSASS crash (the reboot event is not interesting)?

The most likely explanation is non-default code (an extra DLL or two) in LSASS on the Vista box which is causing a crash, but presumably only when an older TSC (from XP) is doing the connecting.

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I have a laptop with Vista and when I use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to an XP system - I connect, but then it drops the connection over and over again. I use a VPN to connect to my Office Server 2003 and I use the Remote Desktop to connect to my PC. I have heard that there is an issue with the Vista operating system where Remote Desktop drops connections. I have searched everywhere for an answer and cannot get a solution. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.


A:Remote Desktop Connection with Vista

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Hi all,

I've been trying some time to get remote desktop working between two laptops running vista (one home & one pro). They are on the same workgroup connected via a wireless router.

I am able to browse each laptops files from the other and also see each all devices correctly on the map.

I have tried disabling all firewalls for the purpose of getting this to work, with no success.

One problem which i've seen is that my 'remote options' screen contains a limited number of options:Attachment 60235

Any ideas?

A:vista remote desktop problem

Hi all,

I've been trying some time to get remote desktop working between two laptops running vista (one home & one pro). They are on the same workgroup connected via a wireless router.

I am able to browse each laptops files from the other and also see each all devices correctly on the map.

I have tried disabling all firewalls for the purpose of getting this to work, with no success.

One problem which i've seen is that my 'remote options' screen contains a limited number of options: Attachment 60235

Any ideas?

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We run a windows 2003 server setup that we connect to using windows remote desktop connection. When trying to print from the server to the local client at a home office some of our printers (HP LaserJet 1320) use a DOT4 port and windows remote desktop wont forward printers not using COM LPT or USB ports.

I managed to find a nice fix for this for Windows XP here. We just recently bought 2 systems running Windows Vista Home Premium and after hours of looking i have not been able to find a similar fix to the way remote desktop forwards printer ports that will work for Vista.

Are there any known fixes to get Vista to forward other printer ports when using Remote Desktop Connection? Any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Remote Desktop Printing in Vista

I had the same issue as you and solved it with TSPrint. I also
reviewed other applications but they where to expensive. This application
works fine.

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Hi Guys,

Good night to every one around here, i am new member in your exciting side and also new with windows vista (just one week and so far so good).

I have a question relate with remote desktop setup and vista firewall, i'm a cisco guy and i have DSL with a cisco router, in my router i'm running firewall, NAT, DHCP and all that stuff, I already change the default port, allow access through access list and Natted to my public address so i have access from the outside to my vista internal host. i'm setting up remote desktop and windows vista is asking me to enable the firewall which i had desable (got one running in my cisco router), my question is, do i have to run the windows firewall to be able to use remote desktop?, if not how can i do it?.

I almost forgot, i'm running Vista Ultimate 32-Bit.

I'll appreciate all your help and Thanks in advance.

Here's the error:

A:Remote Desktop and Vista Firewall

Hi Guys,

Doing some googling i found the solution, Vista need the firewall service to be started and running to enable remote desktop so, i enabled it but keep the firewall options off and viola, i got remote desktop running, tomorrow i'll try to connect from my remote laptop and see if is working.

Thanks anyway guys.

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Hi There,

I have remote desktop enabled in my Vista x 64 computer allowing accepting connection from any remote client version but I have a wear issue when I try to connect to this computer from another computer running XP.

The vista computer reboot without reason when I try to connect to my Vista Machine from a XP machine. The error message that I get is:

A critical system process, C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code 255. The machine must now be restarted.

I will appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks a lot

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I have just found that Vista Home Basic does not include "Remote Desktop". Does anyone know of a way to add it to Basic? I do not want to use a third party system if possible. I have setup a VPN network okay, but would like to add Remote Desktop to the system.


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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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So I tried to do the hack outlined in a post I found which enables concurrent remote sessions in Vista (all versions except home basic). The hack worked pre SP1, and I updated to SP1 and now the Remote Desktop will not work externally. I can remote from the Vista machine but not to it.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Anyone else had this issue? I tried searching but couldn't find anything.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Vista x64 Remote Desktop Broken

Originally Posted by rcaryl

So I tried to do the hack outlined in a post I found which enables concurrent remote sessions in Vista (all versions except home basic). The hack worked pre SP1, and I updated to SP1 and now the Remote Desktop will not work externally. I can remote from the Vista machine but not to it.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Anyone else had this issue? I tried searching but couldn't find anything.

Any help is appreciated.

I have the same problem....Anyone have an idea what to do?


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Hello Everyone!
I have tried to get Remote Desktop to work without any luck. Here is how I have done it: I have a router D-Link-604. I went to my registry in the window and change the port (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber) to 4000.
Next I logged in to the router D-link 604. Selected Advanced and enabled a new virtual setting as follow:
Private IP: 192.168.0.(here I entered three digits after getting the ip number from ipconfig for my computer).
Protocol Type: TCP
Private Port: 4000 (Since I changed this in the windows registry)
Public Port:4000
Schedule: Always

Then I enabled remote to this computer by right clicking on Computer-Properties-Remote Settings and checking the box -Allow Remote Assistance Connection to the computer. And in the same dialog I checked "Allow connection from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.

Then I left the computer running and tried from outside to remote to the desktop. I got my ip number by checking on the internet "whats my ip" i.e. the ip TO the router.

When I open the Remote Desktop dialog from outside and try to connect to the computer at home, I entered the ip number on the Computer field. But it fails to connect. I also tried to enter the ip number followed by the port number like this: 195.XXX.XXX.66:4000

4000 is the port number that was opened. This failed also. Please I neeed some help to get this working. any guidance wou... Read more

A:Solved: Remote desktop in Vista.

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I have been thinking about buying a new computer. It appears that all home computers come with Vista.

Currently, I have Windows XP home. My employer allows me to work from home 2 days a week via remote desktop. My computer at work is Windows XP pro.

I connect to a VPN first. Then after I enter my network credentials, I can establish the remote desktop connection.

Will I still be able to do this in Vista Home Premium? This is a key feature in my life and I would not want to lose it considering the 35 mile drive into the office. Any help would be appreciated. My tech guy at work said he is not very familiar with Vista, but thinks I still could (I work at a small non for profit agency). I am very confused with what Vista does and doesn't do.
Thanks to anyone who can help.

A:Vista Remote Desktop Question

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Hello, for the past few weeks i have been having a problem attempting to remotely connect my windows and my mac Via:

VNC/TightVNC : On the Vista

Remote Desktop Connection Client 2.0 Beta: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (Leopard)

I have read in many a forums that it is possible to remotely connect from windows to mac and vise versa. I have been trying to use the RDC Client 2.0 on Mac to connect to my windows vista home premium but for some reason my PC is not allowing it to connect. I have gone to the Remote settings on my PC and Checked the box "Allow Remote Assistance Connections to this computer". I also attempted to allow the Remote Desktop program from my Windows Firewall but for some reason its not on the list. I have been searching all over the net for a solution on how to get my Mac to connect to my Windows Remotely but i just cant get it to work.

When i attempt to using the RDC Client 2.0 beta it gives me an error message reading:

"This problem can occur if:
-The Windows-based computer is not set up to accept remote connectios.
-The Windows based computer is not turned on.
-The Mac, or the Windows-based computer is not experiencing network problems."

I am completely out of Ideas. I have PINGed my Mac IP on my PC and it picked it up and vise versa, so for some odd reason its not allowing my mac to connect. Something on the Vista is not allowing the program to work properly. Im not sure if it could be that i am missing an option on the windo... Read more

A:Vista/remote desktop/mac issue


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I have a friend who has Vista Home - not sure if it's Basic or Premium. She is definitely not computer savvy and has issues from time to time that I would like to be able to remotely assist her with using my XP Pro. In the past I have used Cross Loop with other friends, but now it is no longer free. I need something like that, but the alternatives I have seen all seem to require some kind of subscription. I do not want that, I just want to be able to have her install something simple, with no trial periods because I envision my friend needing ongoing occasional assistance. I did a quick search through these forums and found one possibility: TightVNC. I am going to test that on my little VirtualBox network, but in the meantime I would welcome advice. íMuchas gracias!

A:Solved: Remote desktop for Vista Home

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

Did you Google Vista Remote Desktop? If there is one, that's how I'd find it. Ultimate and Business have it, at least it works here.

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Hey all,
I have run into a problem connecting remotely from my vista home premium laptop to my xp pro sp2 pc whenever leave my home network.

When I am on my home network I can connect using vista's remote desktop application as well as the web connection via IE7. When I try to connect from school I can't connect using either method.

I am sure it must be a vista issue because I can make the web connection from a school pc running xp as well.

I have forwarded all the required ports and again I am sure my home pc is configured correctly because I can connect from other xp machines utside of my home network.

Any ideas?

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Hi guys... I have a series of questions about this topic:

I'm using Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 on my desktop PC... and on my laptop I have Home Premium 32-bit SP1... when I'm away from home and on my laptop (school, work, etc) I would like to connect to my desktop at home so I can run stuff, etc etc etc... but the problem is I don't know how to set these things up!! I don't even know if it's possible for a 32-bit to connect to a 64-bit.

As for the connection on the desktop, it is hooked up on a Linksys WRT54GL router running DSL. Laptop would connect mainly wirelessly. I don't have any "aftermarket" firewall programs on my desktop (only Windows Firewall enabled).

I've never done anything with remote desktop before except back in the days when I had dedicated servers (those had info provided with remote desktop connection etc etc). I'm desperate to find a way to do it with my own machines!!

Any help appreciated. Good day!


A:Using remote desktop with Vista Home Premium 64-bit

teamviewer is the easyest way to do that http://www.teamviewer.com/
its very very easy to set up jus launch on both ends and enter the ID and the password and it conacts and instantly schows you whats on the pc and it works very smooth
i think you can also set it up to run at startup so you can do stuf like restarting the computer ect...

logmein is a more complex one ut it has more options https://secure.logmein.com

windows has a build in tool to but i don't like it that much

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Hey -
This problem just started this morning...I am wondering if there is anyone else having the same issues:

I have a Vista Business workstation that I use for remote support. I have been able to connect everywhere I need to for about 6 months until this morning. I have a WS2003 server running terminal services on the LAN that I connect to with Remote Desktop and today I get the message:
"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."

I can still connect to this server on the LAN with XP machines, but the Vista machines can't.

Any clues?

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I have a Vista Ultimate desktop on a LAN at work. Set up for remote desktop and can connect okay. I use laptop with XP as client for remote. However, I cannot get client printer to work from remote desktop. Need help.


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Hello everyone. I'm trying to connect my home PC to my work PC.

Home - Vista Home Premium
Work - Windows 7 Ultimate

Given the two Operating Systems (Ultimate is the one being connected to), this should be possible. I changed the remote settings on my work PC to allow remote connections. I'm now home and trying to connect. When I input my work IP address (which I found with http://whatismyipaddress.com/) and user name and hit Connect, it asks me to enter my credentials. On this credentials screen, it shows my user account for the work computer with the correct login picture, so I know I have a connection.

My user name is already entered, but it still asks me for a password. I don't use a password at work, so I leave it blank and hit OK. It then gives me this error:

"An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x80090304)."

No idea what this means. Should I try making a login password at work, or should I change some settings around? It's my first post, so sorry if I'm asking about something that was already recently addressed. Thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop Connection - Vista to Windows 7

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Hi everyone,
I have scoured the web for a solution to this. Yes, I know MS built Vista HP not to be able to "receive" Remote Desktop.

Right now my Vista HP 64 can easily "send" Remote Desktop out to my Windows 7 Pro and XP Pro systems.
So! Is there a current tool/hack anywhere which I can use to RD "TO" VHP???

I am not interested in any third party tools such as LogMeIn where my credentials leave my house. I want to stay completely behind my firewall.

Any working solution will be really appreciated.


A:Remote Desktop TO Vista Home Premium(HP)

I am familiar with team viewer, and you are probably, too
It probably does not meet your criteria, however.
I do know that team viewer is a great product

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