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Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Q: Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Hi. I'm a Windows 8 newbie, so go easy on me .

I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...

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

As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...

- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.

- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.

- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.

Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.

Thanx in advance for any suggestions to diagnose and resolve this.


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A: Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Kari explains about the tricks and problems associated with remote desktop. > problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7

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

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

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

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

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In the near future I'm going to university. For that I'll need a laptop, but I have a very small budget.
So I was looking at the possibilities and stumbled upon the possibilities of a remote desktop connection. But I'm not sure if this will work and I can;t find enough information about it on the net.
I got an awesome desktop at home, but if I make a remote connection to that computer from a cheap, crappy, laptop, would the connection then use the resources at the home computer or do I still need a good laptop for such a connection to work? And is there huge lag with a remote connection or is this not that bad?
The internet speed is no problem as I've got a glassfibre copnenction at both the university and at home with speeds around 100 and 200 mbps.

Hope you guys can help me!

A:Windows Remote Desktop & laptop questions

Remote desktop is not meant for that purpose. It is meant for technicians at a remote site work with a computer in another location to diagnose a problem

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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My employer just transitioned all office-based PCs to Windows 8. I'm running Widows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (SP1) on a laptop that hasn't been able to remotely access the upgraded work computer. The error message [when attempting to access 8.1 machines]
"An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x80004005)."

It is still able to access XP-based computers. The laptop is on Remote Desktop Connection Shell Version 6.3.9600 (same control version). NLA is supported. Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 supported. I'm able to remote into the work desktop from my two
other home computers. 

Our very large tech team is stumped by this too. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

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I have 2 users 2 laptops both windows 7 Prof 64 bit - connecting to a Windows 2008
Server via Terminal Server, mainly one laptop gets an occasional black screen, when minimizing the session, working on the laptop and then goes back to the session it sometimes takes 30 sec to 2 min and then the user is back connected to the server like nothing
happens, the other laptop has an occasional a black screen but not as much and does the same all day, minimizing working on the desktop going back to the remote session etc.
I had Dell Support look at all the settings on the server and everything looks fine. 

The connection is not disconnected when it comes back up.

Any ideas what could cause this issue ?

Our ISP is Comcast 

thanks for any feedback 

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Hi guys,

i have a question about remote connection, but i don't know exactly what kind of solution i'm looking for...

i have a desktop with quad-cpu and much bigger memory, and i have another laptop which is old and slow. My thinking is to make a server on the desktop, so that the laptop could share the cpu time and memory from desktop.

That is to say: there could be two persons in front of both computers, they log in using own username and they should not interrupt each others work, but all the programs should run on the desktop computer.

So Remote Desktop, VNC or TeamViewer etc. don't really match my needs...

I don't really know what we call this technology, but i know that citrix have this kind of business solution, what i wanna know is if there are any usable free or inexpensive solutions for personal/non-commercial use?

Thanks a lot!

Btw., my desktop is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Laptop is running Windows XP Pro 32bit.

A:Which Solution: Remote Desktop? Virtual Desktop? Remote Terminal?

There may be alternatives to Citrix, but the concept is basically to access a remote desktop on server where you run applications installed on server. If the performance is adequate you will gain in bandwidth and licensing costs, but the scenario you describe implies that the laptop should somehow share the resources of the server, physically(?)...

I am currently unaware of any inexpensive "citrix" solutions but I would think that is what you are after. Logging on the server, starting an app on server, but managing it on the laptop.

Have you looked in to a HDD and RAM upgrade of the Laptop?

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Hi all,
I am trying to connect to a remote server but all I get is the error that the Remote Desktop Gateway is not available. I have tried accessing the same remote server from another PC (windows 8.1) and it is working.
I tried connecting to other remote server and get same error. I have not usde remote desktop before until now.
It seems only this particular laptop is having this problem.

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i installed the remote desktop app for android , it said it's necessary to have Pro or Ultimate versions of windows
i headed to PC settings i got this
can i run it ?

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If you want to control remotely a PC I would use Teamviewer app instead of any other. It works on HTTP layer, meaning you can save router table updates, etc etc. and it usually works fine. That would be my first option.


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Kind regards,

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A:remote desktop connect issue via MS remote desktop app

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

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I wish to use MS Remote desktop to control my home desktop. My home desktop is setup with a four computer LAN. The LAN is connected to the internet through a router. I wish to use my laptop, on the road, to connect to my desktop at home. I have been told i will have to use some Dynamic DNS software and servers. Is this so? If so any suggestions?

A:Using Ms Remote Desktop For Laptop To Home Lan

Perhaps you should read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/using/m...emoteintro.mspxFWIW: Remote Desktop (using XP Pro) is just one method of making such contact, there are others.Louis

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Hi guys,

I'm a visual artist and I use a program called ArKaos for AV installations and nightclub visuals. I'm thinking of building a HTPC to take around with me as my laptop is not quite powerful enough for the work I do.

I was thinking of using the laptop as a reference monitor for the HTPC using Remote desktop over LAN but I've run into some issues trying to set it up at home on my main PC.

When I run Remote desktop I loose the ability to select which display is being used for full screen in ArKaos.

This is what the display preferences look like without Remote Desktop:

And this is what I see when I'm running Remote Desktop:

I have extremely little knowledge of Remote Desktop so I don't know how it handles display drivers but it would seem it uses it's own driver (RDPDD) when it's active.

Is there anyway around this, all I want to do is have my laptop displaying ArKaos' clip view and have my second GPU output running to a projector.

Hope I haven't confused anyone, I know this is probably not what Remote Desktop was designed for but I hope there's some way around this.

Thanks in advance,


A:Using my laptop as a display via Remote Desktop

If you wan't to have your remote desktop host act as a secondary monitor, it is impossible because remote desktop just doesn't work that way. If this is what your asking then I hope this helps but if not I have no other answers.

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missus recently purchased new laptop to go with her desktop. She wants access to desktop (with windows 2000 service pack 4) from laptop(xp) via wireless, (limited IPs etc etc). I set UP a wap, reconfigured firewall, downloaded MS client server to desktop, and set up remote access, (after some surfing). 3 days later, i CAN access laptop from desktop via remote access but CANNOTaccess desktop from laptop, what am i missing?

Any help much appreciated.

A:laptop remote access to desktop

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section of Windows 10.  Any advice?

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This morning, I heard a nationally syndicated computer expert state that some Chinese hackers were "getting into" Windows based computers through "Remote Access/Remote Desktop" even if the service is turned off. According to the guru, "They will turn it on for you."
Being very concrete, as well as, somewhat dull concerning computers, I find this hard to believe. Could someone, in layman's terms, tell me the circumstances needed that would allow a hacker to take control of someone's system when a necessary service is turned off ??

A:Infection Of Windows Through Remote Access/Remote Desktop

Easy to do and best NOT described here.

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I am using windows 7 - home premium

If I connect to a remote computer using RDP, I can all the features of remote computer. Likewise if someone connects to my computer from a remote computer using RDP, he has access to all programs on my computer. This person can assist me with any help I need by connecting remotely using RDP.

Same assistance can be provided using Remote Assistance, then whats the need of Remote Assistance when RDP provides required functionality ? What different does Remote Asistance do from RDP ?

Pls reply here rather than pointing to link.


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What I found by trial and error is that usually within 20 minutes of using Remote Desktop from the new machine, I would get the Aero Performance warning. I see dwm.exe consuming 100% CPU of a single core. This boggled me because I have a fast machine, with
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Once it happens, dragging Windows is a very hitchy experience. Nothing works to recover. If I start the Desktop Window Manager service, it'll go immediately to a high CPU state. I have to reboot to clear it up. If I dont use RDP, it never happens, but within
minutes of opening the RDP session, there it goes again. I can stop the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to workaround the problem.
One more symptom. Once, before rebooting, I decided to uninstall the nVidia drivers and try reinstalling them. The installer complained that no compatible display adapter was found. I had to reboot in order to reinstall them. This almost sounds like a flaky
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The problem I am having is that I cannot connect to a remote computer (windows Server) with Remote Desktop.
I know that everything is configured correctly in Remote Desktop. In fact, I was able to connect to the server using my Wife's Laptop after I moved the .rdp file from my computer to hers.

Both computers are on the same network (Comcast Business, D-link router, only difference is that the PC is plugged in and the laptop uses WiFi).
Both computers have Norton 360 (the one that comes free with Comcast) and both computers use Windows 7 x64

Clearly, there is something running on my computer that prevents me from connecting using Remote Desktop. I have tried going after the usual suspects, like skype, Windows 7 firewall, etc. Nothing so far has allowed RDP to connect to the server. Meanwhile, from my wife's laptop it's easy as pie.

It's getting pretty frustrating and I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions in this regard or something I could use to test the connection.

Thank you.

A:Remote Desktop cannot connect from my PC to server but my laptop can

Hi from Sevenforums,

Are they both in the same subnet i.e yours maybe different.

If in the same subnet can you ping the Laptop's IP address?

Example: Open a cmd prompt ping

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Okay I have seen some machines where when you remote desktop into them from a single screen machine to a dual screen machine it will shuffle over all apps to the primary screen and you can keep working. I have seen others that will have dual screens and it will leave the app open on the toolbar but you can't get to it because it is on the 2nd screen and htings don't get shuffled over. Now I have a 3rd type of behavior and I need to figure out why PCs are not all behaving the same.

This new symptom is connecting into a Vista machine that has 2 screens. All the apps themseleves stay on the screen they were left on but the sidebar does squish to the First screen.

Some machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen both apps show on screen 1.

Other machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1.

New symptom Vista machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1 but sidebar.exe shuffles to screen 1.

Ultimately I would like them all to behave like the top option but I don't know where you force this behavior.

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My desktop computer is connected with my wifi router through an Ethernet cable. And my android device is accessing Internet from the same wifi. In this scenario, using Microsoft Remote
Desktop android app, I can access my desktop computer on my android device.
As DHCP is enabled in my router and my router gets different ip addresses. Using
https://www.whatismyip.com/, I checked actual public IP. It also changes.
Using Microsoft Remote Desktop android app,

Can I access my Desktop Computer through WAN or Internet outside my network?Can I do Wake on WAN or Internet outside my network?
Please guide me. What steps are required?

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I have Windows10 in my Laptop. I have a problem that whenever someone connects with my system via Remote Desktop, after that, the Desktop Icons dis-arrange i.e all the icons mixes with each other. Kindly guide how do i stop this.

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A:Desktop Share (remote desktop) software for IT Support.

hi there!i am a tech support guy in our office. i usually install the tightvnc server on our workstations so that i can control their desktop using the tightvnc viewer. now if you are planning to access your client's computers online, you should know their IPs.i have successfully remote accessed windows xp, ubuntu and vista.hope this helps!

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A:Installing wireless from laptop to desktop in remote building

Alright, correct me if I have misunderstood anything:
1.) Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses DSL - way faster than dial-up even though it is through your phone line.
2.) You have a wireless router and your laptop can wirelessly access the Internet through it.
3.) In a building separate from the house, you have a desktop PC, yet no direct line to connect to the Internet.
4.) You therefor want to connect your desktop PC to the Internet wirelessly.

To do so, you will need a wireless network adapter installed in your desktop PC. Note how some adapters have clearly visible antennas while others look strikingly similar to the typical flash drive. It is unlikely that your desktop PC already has a wireless adapter, but go ahead and look for antennas at the back of the computer and the USB ports as well.

Before buying a wireless networking adapter for your desktop PC, be sure that your router is broadcasting a strong enough signal to reach the building in which your desktop PC resides. Your laptop will not actually be involved in connecting your desktop PC to the Internet, but we can use your laptop to check the routers signal strength in remote building.

So go ahead and bring your laptop to the building in which your desktop PC currently is and see if your laptop can still access the Internet just fine. Try watching a few Youtube videos and see if it still loads at roughly the same speed it typically does when your laptop is in your house.

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The Goal: Network home desktop to remote laptop
Current Network: Desktop(XP Pro) is currently home networked to another desktop(XP Home)and don't want to mess any of that up. Laptop is not configured into home network.
Internet connection on home network is cable modem wired through Linksys WRT54GS.
Internet connection on laptop is Cingular wireless card with unlimited data pkg.
Would like to keep desktop as host and laptop to be client. There's no static IP set up yet.

The Application: To setup realtime gps tracking on laptop in cross country
tractor trailer (that's the easy part) with access to the same screen display
from office desktop to reference coordinates and directions. For example it would
be easier for me to look on my screen to see where he is rather than calling him
on the cell phone. Or if he misses his turn he can callme and ask where is the next place to turn around. Yes he can look at his laptop screen himself but,he needs to pay attention to traffic since he's in an area he's not familiar with. This will all work on Google Earths satelite software.
Take a look at this link, very cool!--http://sites.onlinenw.com/goops/goops.php------I want to see what he's seeing on his laptop.
What type of network is best for this application?
Can I or should I set up a dual monitor just formonitoring the GPS? That might be stretching it but, it's worth asking. TIA
Wish List: Web cams, this might be another post.

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I am connecting to a remote desktop that I have been connecting to for months now but suddenly today the taskbar and start menu from the remote computer disappeared and I can only see my laptop's menu and taskbar. This means I can't get into the Computer or folders of the remote desktop as there is not a shortcut on the desktop. It is also generally annoying.

Any idea as to why this had suddenly happened?

A:Remote desktop - displaying my laptop taskbar and start menu instead

i have had exactly the same problem. did you ever discover how to get the remote start orb and toolbar back permanently?

i have found that you temporarily get them back using alt+home

the real question is how to switch the remote session from windowed to full screen? that's accomplished with ctl+alt+break

google 'win7 rdc keyboard shortcuts' and you'll find a bunch of goodies..

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A:Remote desktop wont connect to desktop.

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

Connect Across Platforms with Remote Desktop Connection | Mactopia

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I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right forum. Here is what I need help on if it can be done. After using remote desktop you either click logoff or disconnect. When you select logoff the xp client I believe is at the Ctrl, Alt, Del screen. If you select disconnect I believe it's at the screen that says your computer is locked press Ctrl, Alt, Del to unlock. Is there a way maybe using a group policy to actually just release the desktop so it's not locked or logged off? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Release desktop after using Remote Desktop?

Not sure, I'll look into it, in the meantine see if running this does the trick run at the command line on the remote computer, th

tscon.exe 0 /dest:console


%windir%\System32\tscon.exe 0 /dest:console

If so, maybe batch file or VBScript it

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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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By logging in to Windows 7 by Remote Desktop Connection from another computer, some times Windows does not select the correct user account. I can log in but all the specific user setting (programs, ODBC's etc.) can not be found. Does anyone have this or similar problem? Restarting Windows fixes this problem, but then it turns up again without any specific reason.

A:Remote Desktop to Windows 7

When using Remote Desktop, you have the option to choose your login credentials from the menu itself. Make sure those are set properly to remember the account/password you want to use.

To do so:

Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - Remote Desktop Connection.

Then, choose that little "Options" down arrow to access the additional login features. Uncheck "Always ask for credentials" first. Then, choose the computer you login to, and then choose Edit for your credentials. From there, it should prompt you for a Username and Password.

If you do this all correctly, it should save your login info for the particular destination PC you are connecting to remotely.

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I was wondering if it is possible to use the remote desktop connection on windows XP to connect to an Apple computer running Apple remote desktop.

Or anyway to connect to an apple computer using the windows remote desktop program.
Thank you,

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Since 2018-08 security and quality rollup for .net framework KB4345590 and 2018-08 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for windows 7 x64 kb4343900 we've been having issues getting onto our remote app desktop applications.

So basically what happens is the page goes black when you navigate to the remote app link.
Once you refresh the page - it works fine.
Any idea?
Kind regards

windows updates :''''(

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Our office and its wide area network uses XP Pro on all computers. I'm ordering two new desktops and have the option to go with Windows 7 Pro or XP Pro.

I absolutely need the capability to connect to remote sites that are on XP Pro computers (using windows remote desktop). And, I also need to be able to manage my desktop computer (potentially Windows 7 pro) from one of the XP Pro computers.Can I remote desktop to XP Pro computers from a W-7 (pro) system?
AND, Can I remote desktop connect to the W-7 (pro) system from an XP Pro desktop (and have full capability)?
Can I remotely access the W-7 pro Harddrive through DOS commands in the 'cmd' run function? (and visa-versa)???
I'm a relatively good computer user - no where near being an expert - but instructable.


A:Windows Remote Desktop between W-7 Pro & XP Pro

Here you go: Remote desktop Software

Please don't post in multiple threads with the same issue. It makes things hard to keep track of.

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Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble getting remote desktop working from my windows xp netbook. The netbook is running Windows XP Home and the laptop I want to connect to is running Windows 7 Ultimate.

The error I keep getting is the standard "Remote Desktop cannot connect to the remote computer...". I know it is not a problem with the host end because I have some other computers all running 7 Ultimate too which can connect no problem to it.

The netbook is sitting behind a wireless router with port forwarding enabled on port 3389. I have disabled the firewall on the netbook until I get this working. Not sure if it is required, but the netbook is listening on port 3389 too. Don't know what else i need to do. I can successfully ping the ip address of the laptop, just can't remote desktop into it.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Windows XP cannot remote desktop

Just as a thought, this might be of help:


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I have visited the ms website and read the book but obviously missed somethings along the way.

I connected to my DSL router/modem and updated the two "thread" items to allow RD to work. Checked my ms and comodo firewalls for access through them.

Still cannot get RD to work. I have spent "DAYS" working on this and running around in little circles with it. I have now restored my computers to an earlier happier time and would like to humbly ask for assistance from someone that "really" knows this application and understands where I may have gone wrong.

Other than not asking for help first. They (MS) make it sound so easy to do, I thought I could do it myself. NOT so however.

Lane Stafford

A:Remote Desktop for Windows XP PRO

Why do you want to use RD? If your computers are networked together and have Simple File Sharing turned on, you can share files between the 2 computers. Is that what you want to do? The only reason to use RD is to access another computer remotely that you don't have physical access to.
You can also use a remote program like Team Viewer or CrossLoop if you want.

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Hi All

I have recently followed a guide on the net relating to setting up IIS on my Xp pro machine to allow remote desktop connections to be made to it through a web browser. I followed the guide to a T but i still cant connect through my web browser both inside or outside the LAN.
I type in htp://computer_name/tsweb from inside the lan but nothing comes up.

When I try to connect to the XP machine using remote desktop on another machine inside the LAN then the connection works. I can also connect to the other computer using the xp machine.

Any ideas what I need to do to get it all running so I have remote desktop access through my IE browser (latest version)?

A:Windows XP Pro Remote Desktop

Try this from Start-->Run--> CMD window (followed by enter key on each line)

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /renew
net stop "DNS Client"
net start "DNS Client"

Or remove any TCP/IP settings in your network (make sure to write them all down first, in case of reverting back)

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We are three people in a county tech support department. We all use XP pro on our desktop pc's here at the office. Two of us have XP pro at home and the other has XP Home. We use a Cisco VPN client to securely connect to our network from home, then use Remote Desktop or pcAnywhere to connect to individual machines. We prefer using Remote Desktop because it runs must faster over the VPN connection than pcAnywhere.

Up until about three weeks ago, we all could connect flawlessly using the above procedure and were able to work from home whenever the need arose. We got hit by the Sasser worm on the first Monday in May and spent a week or two fighting it and getting all our pc's countywide (app 300-350 in multiple locations) updated, cleaned and secured. We had been behind in getting all machines current on Windows updates due to staff shortages, etc. (a hard lesson to learn). Anyhow, after the smoke cleared and we got all clients back in action, including our own desktops, we discovered that our connections from home no longer worked as before. We can still use the VPN to connect to the network, we can use pcAnywhere to access individual machines, but we can only connect using Remote Desktop if the individual machine is NOT running XP.

We can remote desktop to any server or desktop that is running NT or 2000, but those running XP give the following error: "The client was unable to establish a connection with the remote computer" when trying to connect in fr... Read more

A:Windows XP and Remote Desktop

Is the Group Policy on the computer of the remote user configured to enable Remote Assistance offers?

Are both host and client members of the same domain, or members of trusted domains?

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One of the servers i'm responsible for runs Win2000 SMB SP4. this servers also hosts our main software that everybody in the company telnets to. the company that supports our software uses VPN to get on our network then remote desktop to get to the servers if they need to o any changes or support. lately, most of the time when their techs ( which i know they're using Win XP but not sure what version of Remote desktop on their machines) tried to RDP to the server, the network connection of the server gets completely severed. i checked the server, it isn't locked up at all, nothing on the event viewer, plus when that happens , from the server i can't see any other computer in the network or ping it or access the internet. the only way to fix this is i have to restart the server, which is another 10 minutes of dead time that nobody is pleased with. I'm running out of time since the software on the server, needs certain changes done to it immediately. looked online, couldn't find any relevant info to this issue, talked to couple of my friends that are in IT, they never encountered something like this, i'm at a dead end Here.

Please Help.


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I have a computer at work with windows xp on it, it is also connected to a domain. Now the porblem that i am having is, whenever I connect into my work computer from home, I can connect the first time, but when I log out, my work computer will log out after a few minutes. then someone at the office has to log into my computer, and then i can log into my system via remote desktop. not sure why this is doing this. looking for some answers.


A:Remote Desktop with windows xp.

Can you lock the computer when you leave? "Window key + L" Then it will not log off, it will just be locked. Although I don't understand why you have to have someone log onto it to let you log onto it remotely.

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when I try to open remote desktop I get this error:  C:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc000012f. after which I get error: Could not load the Remote Desktop Services Activex control.  Make sure mstscax.dll is in the path.
I have run scans with eset, malwarebytes, emsisoft, and roguekiller. all clean. I also restored to 5 months earlier. When I check properties on c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll the details page is almost empty.
Not sure where to head next.

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hi guys, i am trying to connect to remote desktop over the intenet via my windows mobile 6.5 device.
when all on my home group wifi, i.e 192.168.x.xxx all works as it should no problems at all however when trying to connect via ip outside of my homegrouop wifi i get no connection everytime
i have port forwarded 3389 as it should be, i know it works as i wake on lan via windows mobile via the ip on this port (81.xxx.xx.xxx:3389) but never on any other machine, laptop or windows mobile, can i remote online to my desktop
i also have the firewall set to accept private and public incoming connections and still no joy (no joy even when the firewall is off either)
i know the problem is with remote desktop accepting incoming connections from outside of my homegroup what can i do to allow my windows mobile phone to acheive this, it cannot be done by allowing specific ips as i will be using different ips all the time on 3g and wifi roaming so is there an option to allow my phone access that i have missed in windows 7
do i need to add a remote desktop user for my mobile if so what should it be called?

A:windows remote desktop

Make sure your port forwarding is set up something like this:

Also, make sure remote desktop is configured for Less Secure:

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I'm trying to use the app to connect using only an IP address and I have no idea what might be wrong or not right with my settings but the app does not work and neither does the one installed on the pc itself. Please I will lose the chance at a great job if I can't set up this remote desktop stuff.

A:Using Windows 8 remote desktop app

One of the Remote Desktop Apps shown in my screen shot attached?

What exactly happens when you try to connect? Is the remote computer on your LAN or on the internet? What operating system is the remote computer running?

I doubt that I will be able to help on this, but I think the above is requesting the minimum information needed for somebody to start helping.

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I have a few computers ive setup just for Remote desktoping into. Now the issue I am running into is my new build will only allow a log off but will not allow a full shut down. I am running windows 7 pro 64 on my workstations and the computer I am remoting to is a windows 7 32 bit. any tutorials would be great.


A:Windows 7 remote desktop

yes I am familiar with cmd shutdown -i but would rather be allowed to do it other than an admin

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One of the servers i'm responsible for runs Win2000 SMB SP4. this servers also hosts our main software that everybody in the company telnets to. the company that supports our software uses VPN to get on our network then remote desktop to get to the servers if they need to o any changes or support. lately, most of the time when their techs ( which i know they're using Win XP but not sure what version of Remote desktop on their machines) tried to RDP to the server, the network connection of the server gets completely severed. i checked the server, it isn't locked up at all, nothing on the event viewer, plus when that happens , from the server i can't see any other computer in the network or ping it or access the internet. the only way to fix this is i have to restart the server, which is another 10 minutes of dead time that nobody is pleased with. I'm running out of time since the software on the server, needs certain changes done to it immediately. looked online, couldn't find any relevant info to this issue, talked to couple of my friends that are in IT, they never encountered something like this, i'm at a dead end Here.

Please Help.


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