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Remote desktop not working once Win2k machine installed on network

Q: Remote desktop not working once Win2k machine installed on network

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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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 have recently set up a desktop computer at a new office to allow remote desktop. I had my laptop with me and after working thru a few things, it worked (from my laptop to connect to the desktop when I was there working online off the same router). It is a very simple set up there with only 4 computers and a netgear wireless router. I was on the same network at the time..

Now I am home with the same laptop and it is not working --- "THe client could not connect to the remote computer..." I am using the Windows REmote Desktop.

I am wondering if it has to do with the IP address that I am using...since I am attempting to use the same one that worked at the office - the IP of the speciifc computer behind the router...I don't know much about how IPs work. I remember reading something somewhere about how you have to use a different IP that the router at the office is generating.....??

Thank you for any help you can offer!

A:remote desktop-only working on same network

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Hi all, I've been having some issues with Remote Desktop Connections, and I can't seem to find an answer after googling and looking through previous threads. Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on what I may be missing out on.

There are 5 computers within my work place -
Desktop (D), connected via LAN cable
Spare laptop (S), connected to wifi
Laptop 1,2,3 (1,2,3), connected via LAN cable and wifi

I hope to remotely control the desktop unit D from the Spare unit S, but when I try to I encounter the standard error: "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons". I am able to remotely connect to D using Laptops 1-3, but unfortunately these 3 laptops are often used for other reasons so I would still need to use S most of the time.

Between Laptops 1-3 and S, S seems to be able to remotely connect to laptop 3, but the same error appears for laptops 1 and 2.

Connecting from D to the other units, the standard error appears in each scenario. I find this strange but it's not important; I do not have to remotely control the laptops from my desktop.
When I try to ping the various units, this was what I observed.
S ping to D : timed out
1,2,3 ping to D: 0% lost
S ping to 1: 0% lost
S ping to 2: timed out
S ping to 3: 0% lost

In the other direction,
D ping to 1,3: 0% lostt
D ping to 2: timed out
D ping to S: timed out

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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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I know there is a client program that you can download so if you are sitting at a win2k machine, you can run Remote Desktop. I assume this means you can only run the client remote desktop and connect to a computer than is XP Pro. Is this correct?

I was wondering if there was a way to connect to a win2k or lower machine from a winxp pro machine using Remote Desktop? Thanks

A:Running remote desktop on win2k

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

A:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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I've got a corporate laptop I'll have to turn in by week's end.

I've got a number of large files on the laptop that I need to keep - and once the laptop is gone, so are they.

I've attempted to add the laptop to my home network (Linksys router) with no luck. All I managed to do was delete my laptop from the corporate domain.

Any suggestions on connecting the two machines to do some simple file sharing?

A:Network Win2k laptop to WinXP machine

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

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

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

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

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

A:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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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!


A:Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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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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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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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

I receive error image attached.

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

1. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
US Providers - At&T

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 am running a wireless Network with D-Link 714P+ Router. My PC is wired to the Router, with 2 other computers running wireless. I am running XP Pro.

When accessing my PC (or at least attempting to) from a remote Computer using Remote Desktop, I think I have to add something after the IP Address when typing in the Computer Name/IP Address. I have RD working successfully within my Network. Can someone clarify what I need to do here to access my PC through the Internet then Network

(Even though I have got this far with setting up my network, please go easy on me with the computer lingo)

A:Solved: How do I access my PC in a network using Remote Desktop from remote PC

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Hi all,

So, I have scoured every resource I could find to resolve this, and am just flat out stumped....hoping someone here can shed some light on my problem. Here is my situation:

* I have a SBS 2003 R2 Standard machine running (domain controller, exchange, etc)
* I have 7 XP SP2 clients that are part of the domain
* I have an ASA 5505 firewall running, with an ADSL modem connected to that for WAN access

My problem is related to RWW. From the internet (non-lan connection), I can connect without any issues to the RWW homepage (either as a domain user or an administrator). When I click on "connect to work computer", I am presented with a list of the domain PCs. However, once I click on any of them, I receive the following "VB Script: Remote Desktop Disconnected" error window:

"The client could not establish a connection to the remote computer. The most likely causes for this error are:

1) Remote connections might not be established at the remote computer
2) The max number of connections might be exceded at the remote computer
3) A network error might have occurred while establishing the connection
4) The Remote Web Workplace designated port might be blocked by a firewall

Here is what I have confirmed so far:
1) I have opened ports 3389 and 4125 on the ASA
2) I CAN remote desktop directly to the SBS itself (not using RWW)
3) I CAN access OWA via the internet
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A:Remote Desktop Conection through Remote Web Workplace (RWW) stopped working

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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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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:
None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications from working?

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I have run into an issue where psexec is not working on one of my remote clients. However, it is working on other remote clients. When I execute the psexec \\computername it returns with the error (Error communicating with PsExec service on the remote computer:
no process is on the other end of the pipe). I then am able to perform a pslist on the remote computer and I do see the PSEXESVC process, then I can run a pskill and end that process which I have seen by other people that this works and then they can execute
a psexec with no issue, this does not work for me still. I have also tried deleting the service on the remote computer using sc.exe \\computername delete PSEXESVC which completes successfully. I then run a psexec again and the service creates and starts but
the same error occurred. I can also confirm that the PSEXESVC application is running in the %WINDIR% directory on the remote machine. Has anyone else experienced this issue has is there a resolution to this issue. 

Thank you,


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Our networks have Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger computers.
Before our company did the switch and router upgrades, I am able to access a remote machine at IP (altered IP for posting)

After traceroute, I get these results for good and bad machines for comparison.

Good machine:

Admin$: root$ traceroute

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 ( 1.238 ms 0.551 ms 0.425 ms

2 ( 1.678 ms 1.241 ms 1.097 ms

3 ( 1.174 ms 0.949 ms 0.994 ms

4 ( 194.156 ms 184.046 ms 203.759 ms

5 ( 208.150 ms 199.042 ms 172.366 ms

6 ( 148.200 ms 172.827 ms 189.678 ms

7 ( 200.725 ms 184.572 ms 215.703 ms

8 app.com ( 179.973 ms 172.189 ms 177.798 ms

Bad machine:

admin$ traceroute

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 ( 1.562 ms 0.553 ms 0.440 ms

2 ( 1.533 ms 1.201 ms 1.028 ms

3 ( 6.138 ms 0.954 ms 0.907 ms

4 ( 69.614 ms 19.054 ms 23.255 ms

5 ( 35.453 ms 48.921 ms 48.752 ms

6 * * *

7 * * *

8 * * *

9 * * *

10 * * *


On Intel Mac terminal (Tiger 10.4.11), I ran these commands:

sudo arp -d –a

sudo lookupd –flushcache

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

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

Any help or ideas on that would be greatly appreciated!

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


Please check if this post can help:

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

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

If this cannot help,
I recommend to post in Server Forum to get more insights.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/threadsTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Can someone tell me how to set up a home network with this configuration:
HP Laptop with winME/ethernet card
HP Desktop with win2k-this computer connects via a linksys router to the net.
I would like to know how I can access files on my desktop from the laptop.
Thank you so much!

A:Home network winMe laptop/win2k desktop

Here's a link that should help: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/fileprnt.asp

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

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Tech support team,
I have already posted this in Microsoft community, since they asked us to check with the tech team, I posting this thread again :

Please advise on the below issue :
We have a requirement to create web service in Windows desktop with stand alone gateway which is explained in the link below

Trying to communicate from SAP server ( Linux OS ) to Windows Remote desktop to trigger a batch file in the windows machine based on User demand meaning  when ever user wants to trigger the batch, the communication should happen from SAP to Windows.

Windows machine is a remote desktop and we installed stand alone gateway for communication. Is this sufficient to create a webservice ?"

Please suggest and provide guidelines to  create web service in windows machine . . . . . . .
1. We are running SAP BW server and using SAP ABAP program , we are trying to give the trigger to the batch file placed in windows machine .

2. It is not windows server, it is Windows desktop installed with
Windows 7 Enterprise  OS , Our SAP Basis consultant has installed Stand alone gateway server in order to communicate

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Just joined the forum, so I have this is the correct subforum for my question. Here goes.

Back during the XP days, in a domain setting, you could browse to a remote computer and view what printers were installed on that machine, local printers via usb/etc AND printers who's queue reside on a print server.

I cannot do that in a Windows 7 environment. Win7 clients, Win 2008 R2 print server.

Turned off the firewall on the clients and server.
Put test machines and print server in an OU that doesn't get any Group Policy.
Turned on Network Discovery
Turned on file/print sharing
Turned on public folder sharing
(there's no antivirus, 3rd party firewall, etc in place).

On my test machine, I installed a printer. \\printserver\testprinter

On my work machine I browsed to my test machine by opening Windows Explorer: \\testmachine
Click on 'View remote printer'
I can see the default local printers (Fax, Microsoft XPS Doc Writer, etc) but I do NOT see the printer I installed who's queue is on the print server.

I've been googling and testing this all day. Is there something I'm missing here?


A:Viewing installed network printers on a remote Win7 Ent. remotely.

What does net view \\testmachine from a Command Prompt show you?

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but yet laptops are able to connect to the wireless g router.

has anyone any idea why this may be and how i can get the main computer to connect to the internet?

thanks for any help

A:internet not connecting on desktop pc where desktop network pci card was installed...

If you provide some information about the "desktop", like the version/patch level of Windows, the indications in Device Manager for the NIC, etc. we might be able to help.

In addition, open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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I reinstalled XP SP3 on my wife's desktop, now I cannot get an internet connection. When I run diagnostics it tells me "Windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards..." so I checked the diagnostic log which tells me "This machine doesn't have any installed network adapters. The required device drivers may not have been installed." So I checked the device manager and there are no exclamation marks and all divices are working properly. So I ran cmd and typed ipconfig/all which produced "Windows IP Configuration" and nothing else! Please tell me what to do next.

A:Solved: This machine doesn't have any installed network adapters. The required device

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I followed these instructions to get it working :

And a couple of months after I got it working it just stopped working all of a sudden, and the "terminal services" disappeared out of the services manager, and I tried to reinstall in twice and it still will not show up, I don't know what to do besides reformat.

I have windows Xp Home SP2 (I didn't upgrade past that because it works and works better than last time I had sp3, So I'm just going to leave it for now.

A:Remote desktop stoped working on XP Home (I did have it working)

Use ultraVNC server and viewer. Works much better and less of a lag on system. I also think you need netframework.

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My home setup consists of one desktop computer running Windows 7 Professional (no network).  The ISP cable comes out of the wall, into the cable modem, then out of the cable modem and into the computer.  In this setup, I have always been able (while
traveling) to use MS Remote Desktop on my notebook computer to remotely log in to my home computer.
I recently purchased a NetGear R6400 WIFI router.  This changed my setup at home by introducing the router in between the cable modem and my home computer.  Although the WIFI part of the router is working just fine (by allowing wireless devices
to connect to the Internet), I am no longer able to use my notebook computer while traveling to remotely log in to my home computer use MS Remote Desktop.  I called tech. support at NetGear, and they spent 2-3 hours trying to troubleshoot this issue (by
changing many configuration options on the router), but were ultimately unsuccessful.  They suggested that I contact MS to see whether there are any settings that need to be changed within the Control Panel of Windows 7 in order to fixed this problem. 
I'd appreciate any help with this.

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I have a small office that is using a Netgear router to access the internet. I have been able to setup one pc for Remote Desktop, through port 3389. In the router configuration, it asks me which ports to forward to which ip addresses. My problem is with the other pcs. I cannot have them also on port 3389 so what do I need to do on the router and each pc to enable them each to have remote desktop.

Thank you.

A:Remote Desktop - Several PCs on network

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I was wondering. What is a good remote desktop program for networking use.

A:remote desktop on network

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How to remote desktop under different network, what are the ports need to forward?

I've have a computer at home and I would like to remote desktop, I've forwarded port 3389 to the destination computer in the router, but I still cannot remote. But when I am in the same network, I can remote.

Need help on this, I personally think that there is some settings I've overlook. My client computer is running win7 ultimate x86 build 7600, my destination computer is running the same version of OS. Please help~~ thank you

A:Remote Desktop under different network

Hi, remote desktop can be very very tricky to setup manually. It's much easier to use a solution such as Windows Live Mesh or Teamviewer

If you have any queries don't hesitate to ask.


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I have been trying to figure this one out for hours and hours now. I have 5 computer all running windows 7 professional x64.

I have followed EVERY instructions for the proper setup of Remote Desktop, I have my configured router to forward port 3389, I have also completely configured windows firewall to allow access to remote desktop.

While I am at home I don't have any issues connecting to any one of the 5 system. using Full System Name in the first field and the computer's username in the second field

Earlier today I went to my mother's house with the IP address my router was assigned by my ISP, (not the 192.168 numbers btw) Using another Windows 7 Pro x64 system I ran Remote Desktop Connection.

1.) I entered the IP in the first field and the user name of the computer I wanted to access in the second field

and got this message: 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

Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.

2 .) I entered the IP in the first field and Computer Full Name\Username
got the same message.

I have verified I still have the same IP address I can't figure out why I can't connect when outside the network if I am SURE I have the correct IP.

Can anyone advise me to what mistakes I am making?

A:Remote Desktop from Outside the Network

Then your router is not configured correctly. When forwarding ports you have to forward it/them to a specific IP address on you LAN. So if you want to reach a computer on your LAN that has an IP of then in the forwarding section you have to forward port 3389 to IP address

You can only connect to one PC at a time unless you change the RDC listening port on the other computers to something other then 3389 and be different for each PC. You could then setup port forwarding for all PCs on your LAN and connect to them by specifying (IP Address) XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:3395 or :3399 or whatever.

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hey guys, is there a way to get into the registry of a computer on my network and change it to "yes" so i dont have to go to each computer and check it to allow remote desktop connections.I dont want all of them to have it checked but id like it so i can remote in when i want to.
any thoughts?

A:Remote desktop over the network

Try regedt32, it only opens 2 hives, but perhaps that's enough. Go to Registry and Select Computer, enter computer name. Also make sure to close that registry or it will try to open it everytime you run regedt32.

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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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So I'm almost certain that somebody somehow is using my PC for questionable things and that I have a security problem.

2 questions:

1) Has anybody used the virgin media ISP filters that block questionable content? are they any good or are they usually overzealous?

2) Even when enabled that will not solve the underlying network security problem, just prevent a symptom. I run several remote desktop/VNC servers on this machine.


do you know if any of these keep a log of connected clients and how I can access them?

A:Network security and remote desktop/VNC

I do not use Splashtop or UltraVNC. But I do use TeamViewer and RealVNC.

TeamViewer does not use router-configuration and port-forwarding as RealVNC does, but has its own security handshake process that supports its peer-to-peer connections once the initial connection is security-checked and password-authorized between host and client through their website.

And of course RealVNC uses (by default) 5900/5800 ports, which therefore must be "opened" (via port-forwarding) in your router configuration in order to allow clients to access hosts.

I also have MalwareBytes Anti-Malware installed, which blocks (and logs) incoming requests from malicious websites. This is in addition to Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus which is also installed.
There definitely are "rogue" sites out there (seemingly in Germany, Netherlands, Korea, etc., based on analysis of the blocked IP addresses which may in fact be spoofs I supposed) which attempt to connect through these known open 5900-series ports used by VNC protocol. Thankfully, they are blocked (and logged) by Anti-Malware, which is what alerted me to this symptom.

I have seen this on a number of host machines I remotely connect to using RealVNC. My solution on all of them has been to change the configuration on those hosts to have RealVNC "listen" on much higher port numbers, like 5909/5809. Although the rogue sites seem to be probing on 5900 and 5901, I've not seen them just go "up the line&... Read more

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We recently purchased a new PC with Windows 7. My wife works from home 2 days a week, and for the life of me, I cannot get the Windows 7 PC to connect to her work PC via RDC. It works just fine on her old machine, running XP Pro. I currently have the Firewall turned OFF, and also have the Firewall on my Belkin router turned off. Where do I start? Thanks

A:Remote Desktop into a Corporate Network

Bump for the evening crowd

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Is there an easy way to remote access a 7 system from XP within a home network? (No 3rd party software plz)

I hear people are having problems with remote desktop away from home, but is it any different doing it between 2 pcs in the same house?

Can I prevent people outside the network from attempting remote connection?

(EDIT: nvm, I was thinking of putting the remote PC to sleep when not connected, and waking it up to save power. Looks like you can't even wake up the remote PC remotely...)

A:Remote desktop within home network?

I know you have said no 3rd party software but I've been using TeamViewer v7 for years set to accept LAN connections exclusively and have complete control over three other LAN connected computers, including XP. I can't see how TV could be improved upon for this situation.

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Right, I have a problem trying to externally remote desktop into a PC within an office network using Windows 7 Pro.

Ports have been open on the firewall/router for Remote Desktop and each of the PC's static IP addresses have been assigned for it to port forward to the Remote Desktop port. Also assigned are the users who are able to remote into their computers. All PCs are on and are also on Windows 7 Pro.

Unfortunately I can not connect to any of the PCs. I can however connect to the server with no problems and even connect to the other PCs using the Small Business Server 2008 control panel.

Is there anything else that's missing in setting up Remote Desktop that I haven't tried?

A:RDP/Remote Desktop - Can't access other PCs in network

Maybe this tutorial will give you some ideas on what the problem might be.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

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Okay, guys... I'm stumped. How do I use Windows Remote Desktop through a hub to get to my internal networked computers?

Here's my setup: One Internet\Network "Server" with two NICs - one NIC is connected to DSL modem, the other NIC connects to the hub. The "server" is running XP Pro\SP2. I have three other machines in my internal network, each connected to the hub. One is on XP Pro\SP2, the other two are on XP Home\SP2. The internet connection sharing and internal network file\printer sharing runs just fine.

I can easily use Remote Desktop to my "server" using the IP address given to it by my DSL provider. But........

How do I get to the other machines on the other side of the hub? Is there some sort of routing or bridging or some port thing I need to configure?

Please don't tell me to get a router - I realize that is a solution, too, but I would like to know how to resolve this with my current configuration.

Any ideas??

Thanks for your help!!

A:Remote Desktop through Hub to Internal Network

The first step is make sure your Hub/NAT is Upnp compatible . this was just an update to firmware for my Lynksis.Everything worked immediately after that.

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I have two computers at a business in another town that I frequently need to get into. I have the main computer set up with remote desktop, that way I can log in and make changes updates and so on from time to time. We just installed another new computer with winxp pro on it. I would like to be able to access either computer when I want to. They are connected by a linksys router, and is connected to the new by dsl. The router does have a fire wall built into it, and I have enabled the main computer to be accessed by remote desktop, by opening port 3389.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Remote desktop on 2 cpus one network

I know that tightVNC will handle multiple computers behind a firewall without difficulty, but I don't know about Remote Desktop. You'll have to be able to change the port it listens on to get it to work, since you can only translate a port behind the NAT to one destination.

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My host machine has stopped responding when I try to log into it.
Win 7 Pro, 64 bit, latest service pack.
The only different thing I've done is changes the listening port to 9833, but that has been working for years
I recently added bullguard security instead of Norton but I think it was working for a few days before this issue started. I've tried turning off the firewall altogether and that hasn't made a difference.
Typically when remote desktop stops responding, I reboot the machine and everything is good, but I've done that 4 times now with shut downs, not just restarts.
I have confirmed under computer properties that Remote desktop is activated.
Please help
I've been digging further and it seems as though window firewall was back in play along with bullguard and that was blocking it.  I turned off windows firewall and turned back on bullguard and was able to log in.
1- if I have the bullguard firewall running do I need the windows firewall?
2- If I should have the windows firewall running too, how do I change the port in windows firewall?  While remote desktop is listening fine on 9983, windows firewall is showing the original 3389 as the port.  I have to machines here that I get
into and use the ports to determine which machine I am accessing.


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