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Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

Q: Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

I haI have been accessing one of my windows 7 remotely using RDC. For some reasons I can’t access it any more with this message:
"Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference
between your computer and the remote computer. Make sure your computer's clock is set to the correct time, and then try connecting again. If the problem occurs again, contact your network administrator or the owner of the remote computer."
I have tried to access this windows 7 from Vista and windows 7 workstation, but all get the same error. I
have checked the date and time are the same on all computers.
What could be the problem? Bob Lin, MVP, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on

How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on

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A: Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

Ours was a DNS issue. Someone put an entry in the wrong firewall.

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I am facing an issue while attempting Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 7 Professional machine.
When trying to take an RDP of a Windows 2016 Server using "MSTSC - Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection" I get an error " This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner
of the remote computer or your network administrator."
However, when I select the "Connect and don't warn me" option in the advanced section of Server Authentication Tab (MSTSC), it connects.
Can anyone please guide me to resolve this problem ? Do I need to make changes at the server end or the Desktop level ?
The version of Remote Desktop Connection I am using is "Shell Version 6.2.9200, Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Supported"

Swapnil Malpani

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hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!

A:Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.

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I have two computers running Windows XP. Let's call them Acquiring and Processing.

Processing has SP3. Acquiring has SP2 and is behind a hardware firewall/router. (cannot upgrade to SP3 due to some software it has to run that will crap out if the computer is upgraded, hence the firewall.)

I configured the firewall/router to give Acquiring a specific address, and to open the port for remote desktop, and to forward anything coming in on that port to the Acquiring computer, which is the only device on that router in any case.

When I go to the Processing computer and try to Remote Desktop to the Acquiring computer, the login window comes up without a hitch. Once I type in the username and password and try to login, however, the desktop of the remote computer won't load. I get the little bar at the top of the screen with the computer name and the option to minimize or close, I can see and move the mouse, but the rest of the screen is completely black. Eventually I just end up closing the remote session (without logging off though, since I am not given that option)

Over on the Acquiring computer, the screen hasn't been locked as per usual. I can still see the desktop, but the computer is frozen. I have no mouse, and I can't even get the keyboard to toggle the lights for numlock and capslock. I then have to do a hard reboot of the Acquiring computer to get it un-frozen.

Can anyone help me try and figure out why this connection isn't working, and what I ... Read more

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I have two systems, "desktop" and "laptop", peer-to-peer networked on my home LAN both running Vista Ultimate SP1. I routinely use Remote Desktop from desktop to laptop. I am accustomed to simply closing the RDP window on desktop (and perhaps reopening it one or more times) and then if I want to use laptop directly, logging back into it from the Windows login window.

Recently (I apologize, but I can't be more specific) I find that (1) I cannot log back into a session after I have closed the RDP window on desktop, (2) I cannot log back into laptop from its logon window. I also find logging out of the RDP session rather than merely closing the window makes no difference. In either case, when I look at the logon window on laptop I see the message saying a remote user is logged in, and if I try to log in anyway, it hangs indefinitely at the "Welcome" window and must be restarted.

I cannot identify any software change to this system that might be responsible. In fact with the exception of Windows Updates I don't think there have been any. The system is a Dell Latitude D830 and all its drivers are the most current.

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We have several remote systems that can all connect fine. I am having an issue with one box. It is a windows 7 home premium machine with netgear wireless nic. When I open mstsc to connect to a remote machine I put in the ip address and click on connect. I receive an immediate failure with the text "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again...blah blah"

I have a server 2008 r2 with Network level authentication enabled. I have 8 other systems that are hardwired, at different geographic locations and all connect fine.

I have not made any changes on the server side since this problem seems to be local to this client only.

On the client I have made the following changes/observations. I have disabled the firewall, cleared the remote desktop cache, remove the MRU entries from the registry, verified that port 3389 is open via telnet. I have been bashing my head for days trying to figure out why this one box is not working. The problem occurs for every user on the box including the admin.

I don't receive the box that prompts for warning if there is a server authentication issue but I think that is because I selected ignore at some point and said yes to continue. I'm not sure where that cache resides to delete that selection. I'm not sure if that is where my problem lies or not. Can anyone please assist?

A:Remote Desktop Client 6.1 Cannot connect to remote computer

Welcome to SF,

From the Remote computer please try this, if unsuccessful please post back.
Click on Start and type secpol.msc. Then go to Local Security Policy=> Local Policies=> User Rights Assigment=> Choose Allow Log on Locally and select the User or Group that needs to access this computer remotely. Also select Allow Logon to Remote Desktop Services (if you have RDS or Terminal Services configured in your Win08 Server). Try to remote connect after.

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Remote Desktop Connection wants the IP or name of the remote computer to connect to. But suppose the remote computer is behind a router. The router has one WAN IP, say, which will be the same for all the computers connected off of that router, (when you google "my ip" from any of them) and then each computer connected off of the router will have a LAN IP, something like So if I want to help the person connected to the computer (and not the person connected at off of this router what do I tell Remote Desktop Connection at my computer to reach them?


A:Identifying remote computer for Remote Desktop Connection

I would use teanviewer its a lot simpler to setup

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So, I had remote desktop working on my computer for about two years and now it doesn't work anymore. Every time I try to access it from another computer (I don't have and don't know how to get a domain name, so I just use my IP address, which I get from whatismyip.com), I get an error message saying I cannot connect to the remote computer.

As far as I know, I have done everything right. I enabled remote desktop in system properties, I created a static IP address in TCP/IP properties, and I configured my router to forward the default port (3389) to the correct local IP address I specified. I have disabled windows firewall and put mstsc on my list of exceptions for the firewall that I use (BitDefender). I also pinged my IP address and received all packets sent.

I am running windows xp professional with sp3.

Any suggestions?

A:remote desktop problem: cannot connect to remote computer

try using the computer name to connect right click on the my computer icon and select properties and then the computer name use the full computer name. while your in there check the remote tab make sure the allow user to connect remotely to this computer is checked. on both pc's. also make sure both machines have xp pro i know you can only go one way between pro and home edition can't remember which.

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Is there any way for me to map a drive from my home computer running Remote Desktop to my work computer? I noticed that when I go into Map Network Drive and click Browse, Microsoft Windows Terminal Services appears in the list, but nothing shows up (even though I'm connected to my home computer at the time which has shared drives on it.)

Any ideas??

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After installing an update for QuickBooks it needed to restart the computer. After doing so I could no longer connect to this computer via remote desktop. This computer is a workstation in an Active Directory domain. Remote Desktop Access is controlled by
Group Policy. All other Windows computers in this domain can be accessed via Remote Desktop. This computer can also remote desktop to these other computers. On the settings, Remote Desktop is set to "Allow connections from computers running any version
of Remote Desktop." I've verified the Remote Desktop port is enabled in the firewall. I've taken down the firewall completely. I powered off and back on the computer several times. I've run 'gpupdate /Force'. This computer can access the network, including
shared drives, can access the Internet and can Remote Desktop to other computers. This computer can ping other computers, but other computers cannot ping it. Other computers can no longer mount this computer's shared drive. In case there was some update-culprit
lurking that didn't take effect until I restarted, I rebooted other workstations in the office to see if the same thing would happen. It didn't. Only this computer.
I've spent hours on this and search for all kinds of solutions. I've out of ideas. Anybody?

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Hi - I'm a PC & Vista rookie & having a network issue I'm hoping to find some help with. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64 bit on a new HP pavilion laptop. I'm trying to log into my work system remotely. The error I'm getting is "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Remote desktop cannot find the remote computer. Type the computer name or IP address again, and then try connecting" I've tried the help desk at work, they say they know there has been issues with people loggin in with Vista, but its been resolved. But they have not actually been able to help me log in. They are running Windows NT.

Thanks for any help,

A:Remote desktop can not find remote computer

Your work machine is almost certainly behind some sort of firewall or router which makes direct access to it from the internet impossible. At least, that's how it _should_ be protected!

I assume that you've got to log on to a work VPN server first? Is that successful and are you able to access other resources on the work network such as file servers?

What OS is the target (work) machine you're trying to access? It may not have remote desktop functionality enabled.

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Here's the command:
shutdown -r -t 1 -m \\computername
I can ping computername
Windows Firewall is disabled
3rd-party antivirus firewall is not installed
Any ideas how to fix this?

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I am trying to use my computer running Windows XP Home to remote desktop into my computer running Windows 7 Ultimate over the internet.

The computer I am trying to connect to is listening on port 3389, has all sort of firewall exceptions sorted and is enabled to accept remote connections. The computer I am trying to use to connect has no firewall currently (I have disabled it just to get this working).

And yet when I try and connect using the ip address of the host computer I receive the message "remote desktop cannot connect to the remote computer for one of the following reasons"... and so on.

What else do I need to do now to get this working?


A:"Remote desktop cannot connect to the remote computer"

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

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

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

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

A:Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

Welcome to Seven Forums!

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

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I know there are other products out there, like vnc, ultravnc, teamviewer etc etc, but really nothing beats the sheer speed of remote desktop, it's like sitting in front of the actual computer. I also know about Remote Assistance built into Windows 7.

I would like to use remote desktop to do the following if possible.

1. I would like to know if there is a way, to not lock the host machine that you are connected to?, so the user can see what you are doing?.

2. Is there a way that Remote desktop can be used without logging off the logged in account?, or just use the logged in account?

I would like to use Remote Desktop for a remote helpdesk solution if possible. If anyone knows how to do this things I am asking it would be the people on this board.

A:Using Remote Desktop instead of Remote Assistance for remote helpdesk?

Might be possible to do it. I think you need some sort of security.

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Connection to remote computer

For some time I have been trying to establish a connection to a remote computer (Both Windows XP) in the way it could be accesed as a LAN computer...
I have tried bridge connections, but no luck there Can someone help me get rid of this problem?

A:Remote conection to remote computer

So you want to be able to acces one computer remotely from another, and both of them are inside your network or is the one that you are trying to access some where else?

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Hi There,
i have a situation where i have a client who has a graphic design workshop.
they currently bought a bunch of dell workstations with intel i5 and i7 cores with nvidia quado fx gpu cards.
now they want to give their user's the ability to do photoshop and illustrator work remotely, so far traditional rdp don't seem to work so well.
however, we are wondering if we can use remote fx on these workstations.
we tested using windows 2008r2 with nvidia card and hyper-v just to test the concept and windows 7 as a guest.  so our client were happy on the test concept of remote fx.
but now they want their users to access their workstations directly with remote fx via windows 7 as host on a real machine and not on hyper-v.
any help is greatly appreciated.MattLok

A:Can windows 7 host computer provide remote FX for remote users who need to connect to their windows 7 workstations?

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
As we know, Microsoft RemoteFX is a new feature that is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
For your question, I would like to share the following answer with you:
Q: Are you planning to introduce RemoteFX also for Windows 7 because there are many scenarios where the remote system is not a server but a high end workstation?
A: RemoteFX has been designed as a Windows Server capability to support the growing demand for multi-user, media-rich centralized desktop environments. Windows 7
will be supported as a virtual guest OS under Hyper-V.
Hope it helps.
For more information, please kindly refer to the following link:
Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX

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

A:Remote Desktop to my own computer?

We do not assist with school projects.

From the TSF Rules:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Remote Desktop With More Than One Computer?

Remote Desktop Using XP Pro .

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I 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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Hi everyone,

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

Source: W32time
Event ID: 29
Type: Error

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

Source: DnsApi
Event ID: 11165
Type: Warning

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

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

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

A:Cannot connect to my computer via Remote Desktop

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

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

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

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

Can you advise please?

A:Way to wake up computer from remote desktop?

Hello Allen,

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

Hope this helps,

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello Everyone,

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:New computer suggestions - Remote Desktop Connection

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


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I want to be able to connect to my machine using remote desktop windows client. I am not able to right now. My computers sit behind my router and port 3389 I have port fwd to my lan ip address of the computer I want to connect to. This is what happens: On my lan I have my computer I want to connect to and a laptop. From with in the lan I can connect to my computer using RDT from my laptop. I think this is working because my router internally is redirecting even tho I am using the WAN ip address when I am testing it.

I can not connect to my computer via the internet when I am outside my lan. The error I get is 'the client could not establish a connection to the
remote computer.
Any suggestions?

A:Unable to connect to my computer using remote desktop when outside my lan

check that your port forward in your router allows wan to lan connection, if the host machine has a firewall running check that the port is open so that it can be accessed from a different ip range and not just from the local range

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can i do this?

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

if so - how?

A:remote desktop and my work apple computer

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

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Dear Guru's,

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

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

Help me guys, i am need of it.


A:How to host my Computer for remote desktop connection

Hi suresh326

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

Keep us posted on your progress and hope this helps

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

A:Can Remote Desktop wake a sleeping computer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Shut down or restart computer via Remote Desktop?

Quote: Originally Posted by Oddish

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


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


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

Help appreciated,

A:computer freeze but works with remote desktop

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

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

A:how to remote desktop computer at diff locations

Hi javi77, welcome to the forums

You may find the following tutorial just what you need

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

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Dear TechNet Community,

I'm struggling with Remote Desktop. I have a Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro machine (server) on my network that I want to connect to from two other devices (clients) ? my iPhone and my MacBook. I'm having no issues connecting to the server from
my phone using the official Microsoft Remote Desktop app from App Store. However, I can't seem to connect from my MacBook (again, official app from the App Store). I keep getting this error message: "Unable to connect to remote PC. Please provide the
fully-qualified name or the IP address of the remote PC, and then try again."

I'm using the very same settings (computer name, Microsoft account, password, no gateway) on both clients. It works on the phone, but doesn't work on the computer. I am connected to the same wireless network on both clients and the server.

Help much appreciated!

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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 have multiple machines on a local network, each running Windows Vista Ultimate x64, with Norton Internet Security installed. For simplicity's sake, let's say two of these computers are 'A' and 'B'. 'A' can remote desktop just fine into 'B' using 'B's name, however 'B' has to use the IP address of 'A' in order to remote desktop into 'A'. So while I'm able to remote desktop into my machines, I'm miffed that I can't use the name of one machine to remote desktop into it. Note that both machines have the same firewall software, so I'm not sure what may be the cause. Any ideas?


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When I try to connect from my Windows XP Home laptop (client) to my Windows XP Pro desktop (host) computer over my LAN, the desktop crashes with a blue screen saying it has a serious error and it is dumping physical memory. Windows error reporting says there is a driver problem, but does not list the driver. It has crashed two out of two tries. I have not yet successfully connected to my desktop with Remote Desktop. Any ideas?
Thanks, Lionman

A:Remote Desktop Connect Crashes Host Computer

I have never heard of anything like that, but try these two sites.



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Hi all
I need i little bit of help! lol
i have some files that are stored on my dads PC that is running windows 7 home and i would like to be able to get these files to my PC that runs windows 7 ultimate.
As i am in scotland at the minute and my dad lives in London this proposes a big problem.
Is it possible to connect my dads PC via remote desktop to my PC.
Thankyou and you help will be much apreciated.

A:Connecting to a computer runnig windows 7 HP though remote desktop

Hi there,

Use this free VPN service https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi2/ it might help you

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I have tried Splashtop, RealVNC, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC and none of them seem to replicate the remote desktop ability to extend the desktop to dual monitors at full resolution (many of them scraping only the laptop's low resolution).

Is there any other 3rd party tool? I've spend a lot of time looking and feel stuck. The only alternative is a very expensive dual head KVM switch.

The laptop is a corporate image that I can't change, even though I have access to Ultimate licenses.

A:Need dual monitor remote desktop to a Win7 Pro computer

So I think I found a viable workaround. While I couldn't use mstc /multimon with Win7 Pro I can use mstc /span. This gives me a silly desktop across both screens of 3840x1080.

I'm using 2 pieces of software to make this work more or less like mstc /multimon would.

1. SplitView - gives most of the functionality you need for free: keeps windows from appearing in the middle (many windows would appear there by default), stops windows from spanning both monitors, allows snapping the window to the top of the screen to maximize to one monitor.

2. Divvy - allows you to define a custom grid of snap areas. I went for 1 row by 4 columns. You can then assign shortcuts to these snap areas. For monitor 1 I chose win+alt+left and win+alt+right to snap to the left/right split on monitor 1. For monitor 2 I chose alt+left and alt+right to snap to the left/right split on monitor 2.

This sufficiently emulates the true multimon option without needing to spend €300 on a KVM switch.

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Finally did a RD. It was easy to set up, surprised me, and has done what I wanted as far as maintaining files on our other computer.

My question is Comp A is a new build, connects to Comp B, with RemoteDesktop, and works OK. When I leave the session, Comp B which I connected to, now wants a password typed in to get back in the system. It"s at the usual logon screen. Didn't before. Is this normal, and could it be changed, not requiring one like the main one I use (Comp A), and the 2nd. question

because the screen is bigger on Comp A now, even using the controls in the RD logon, when I close session, the icons stay where they are at for the Comp A screen size, which means I have to right click on the desktop on Comp B desktop, select from the menu restore desktop, to get it to go back to Comp B screen size. Any way to auto do this?


A:remote desktop-after session closed-question about other computer

When you login via Rd you log off the current user that's why you need to log back in you may like to try free TeamViewer you can connect via internet and share better

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I have a laptop at work wired to the network and a laptop at home which I normally connect to the network using a wireless router (Linksys BEFW 11S4 v2). Both are windows XP Pro 2007.

When I try and connect wirelessly to the work computer via Remote Desktop I cannot get a connection. But when I hardwire the home laptop to the router, I can. I'm using Watchgard VPN.

Any ideas would be great!

A:Accessing work computer from home with Remote Desktop

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