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

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

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.

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

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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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Is there anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs where it doesn't require logging on as the users themselves but to use an admin account to login to the users current active sessions?
Kind regards,

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i cant believe i cant make this work

followed every tut out there..
checked all allow options on Remote Settings..
added user "Everyone"..

my network is: modem->PC1->PC2

while attempting to connect, for 'computer' i tried using public IP, internal IP, computer name (even localhost)..
for 'user name' also tried several combinations, but mainly computername\user..

im using PC2(WinXP) to attempt connection to PC1(Win7)..

any thoughts?

A:trying to get Windows Remote Desktop to work :\

Go to your modem settings and port forward port 3389 on both UDP and TCP on the host's private LAN IP. That should do 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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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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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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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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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 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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Windows 8 Remote Desktop Metro App will not let me copy and paste documents from the remote machine to my local machine. If I login using the desktop version it works just fine. My settings for the Metro App are correct.
I need two things:
1. A way to report bugs like this to Microsoft.
2. A possible solution to this very annoying problem.

A:Windows 8 Remote Desktop Metro App - Clipboard sharing doesn't work

Hej Guys,
I hit the same snag.
What helped me was to kill the rdpclip program on the remote machine and start a new one and then copy-paste started working. So in short:
1. login to remote machine
2. In task manager find the rdpclip.exe running with your username
3. end process
4. file -> new task and type "rdpclip.exe"
Try copying and pasting now. It worked for me with Windows Server 2008 R2.Taavik

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I search a free remote-desktop software to control 2-3 pcs (on Windows).
I need it for personal use only. So I need a maximum of options but I don't need a simple program.
I don't need a tool like teamviewer because it need a password (so a preson is needed to give the password).

A:A free remote desktop software

Have you tried out AnyDesk?

AnyDesk - The World's Fastest Remote Desktop Application

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TeamViewer, TightVNC, VNCFree, etc.

Which one would be the best for home use? Anyone used any of that software?

A:What is best free remote desktop application?

I'd go with Ultra VNC

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Ive followed the instructions to a T, & cannot get a remote access connection to my computer using the "Microsoft remote desktop connection" app for iOS. Ive watched youtube videos and followed other directions only to no avail. When I signed up for internet & installed the modem/router(s), the first thing i did was alter my routers default wireless gateway from a 192.168.x.x to my own gateway for security reasons. I also changed the default web interface login credentials. So i am familiar with the web UI of routers & I have spent many hours looking up most of the options that can be configured in the web UI of the many routers I have used & I dont think it has to do with the web UI, I think its something that involves my PC settings. I have another remote desktop app that flawlessly connects to my PC & is extremely fluid in its access, but its a third party app on an inactive andriod device. I'd really like to use the "official" Microsoft remote desktop connection app on my active iOS device &, just as important, know & understand what is preventing access to my computer with this app. I also use the "mobile mouse" app as a remote mouse & keyboard for my computer & its on my active iOS device. So any help is much appreciated

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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Is there any free tool like lanvisor ???
I have 50 computers in my lan and wish to monitor all those computers during their online examinations ... I need a free tool which will autostart in all clients so that i can sit in one computer monitoring everyone.

I NEED ONLY FREEWARE ... Someone please help me with a free tool to do this ....

A:ANY FREE Remote Desktop Monitoring System

Not the type of activity in which we want to get involved. Closing.

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I would like to use remote desktop to control a home computer from work. Particularly, i want to check on my account on a 3d MMORPG. I have tried RealVNC, but that chokes when i start the game - soon as i start the game client, which uses its own animated cursor, i can no longer get proper responce from the mouse. I see a cursor that looks like a little black square, and the cursor on the other comp (looking at it while testing at home - comp is a few feet away) moves about 100 pixels when i move the mouse enough that it should move one pixel. Its one of those games that monopolizes the mouse, so the mouse cant move off game window.
So i tried Remote Desktop (which i hadnt known about before). That seems a better solution in theory, but the game wont even start, because it requires D3D. The game graphics set up program shows no options for what graphics to use when am conencted remotely.
Game is Ragnarok Online (iro.ragnarokonline.com)

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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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I have been using TeamViewer as a remote-control program for a few years to help friends and friends of friends and never charged anyone for this help; but, Teamviewer is now blocking me from using their program, saying I am using it commercially.

Teamviewer costs $600 per year so I can't afford that for free work.

So now I need a replacement. I need a program that will:

Remain on standby 24/7 so that I can log in at any time at will.
It needs to give me complete control of the remote system just as though I were sitting in front of the remote computer.
It needs to allow me to reboot the system and allow me to log in again after the reboot.
Since I don't charge for this work, it needs to be very low cost or free.
If you have personal first-hand experience with a program that meet these requirements, please tell me about it.

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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 saw fairly similar topics posted but some of them referred to playing video games via remote desktop. I was interested in playing video from my PC via another PC using a remote desktop program. If this is not possible (i.e. wont keep up with the frame rate), then what is the fastest means of transferring video or other large files over the internet? Thanks much.


A:Fastest Remote Desktop Program

what is the fastest means of transferring video or other large files over the internet? Thanks much.d3k0yA cable connection or T3 line would be my guess.

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I am having lots of trouble connecting to my friends IP with the Remote Desktop control program. And his IP address is That is his IP address right there. So I created a new account and stuff like that, and that worked well for me. So I add his IP address in the direct connection tab. And then I click on connect, and it won't connect to his computer at all! Every time I click on connect, it keeps saying Disconnected. And I already port forwarded my ports to my router, but I still had no luck with it. Oh well! So can you explain to me what the problem is? I mean I must be doing something wrong with this. So please explain to me why I cannot connect to his computer.

Now I tried using Remote Desktop Connection with his IP, and it works just fine with no problem at all. But he removed one of his accounts from me that let me go into his computer, and that made me really upset and mad, bigtime! And I think that I am annoying my friend a lot, that's for sure. So is there any way to get back one of his accounts, like when he doesn't know it? Please let me know much more about this. And try to cheer me up on this awful situation that I am in. Well anyway, so please get back to me as soon as possible, and let me know what to do about this terrible situation that I am. And also explain to me on how to make his IP work in the Remote Desktop Control program. And also, let me know on how to get back his account that deleted from me. Maybe there is a way I can get it back wi... Read more

A:I need some help using the Remote Desktop Control program

If he doesnt want you on his computer thats his business, there are no ways around this.

He probably finds it annoying because everytime you RD onto his machine it logs him out. Only one user can use a machine at one time.

If he wants you on the machine speak to him and get the account set back up, if he doesnt you are out of luck.

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I have a computer at home i'd like to access thru my laptop at work but the problem is my computer at home has XP home on it and my laptop at work has xp media center edition which is equivalent to pro (or so i hear). From what i read u can only access the computer with xp pro on it from home, but not visa versa. Is there any 3rd party program that will allow me to do the same thing without the limitations of xp home/pro? Freeware would be the best

A:remote desktop 3rd party program?

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This may sound like a stupid question (it sorta is) but I was wondering if there was any 'secure' remote desktop program - and I know what you're thinking, "theres no such thing as a secure remote desktop program", however, I know that there's pretty close to being secure programs out there....
I want to be able to control my computer from another place, yet, not have some noob script kiddie using that to their advantage and gain access to my computer.

Any suggestions on a pretty secure remote desktop program? Thanks!

A:Secure Remote Desktop Program?

PCAnywhere 11.0 Is one of the best. Just my opinion...


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I'm searching for a program that i can use remoting other computers/desktops, but all the programs i have found is programs that have a icon in the systemtray. If someone knows of a invisible Remotecontrol program, plz write.

A:Invisible Remote desktop program

Hum.. And what would be the purpose of this? IMHO everyone has the right to know that they are being monitored and in fact, they should be reminded of it constantly.

No one here is going to help you to spy on people.

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I have 4 computers in my LAN, they share the same workgroup. I am having a problem with a Windows XP Professional SP2 machine. I enabled remote desktop and i cannot connect to it from another computer.
When i try to connect from another computer, i first type in the IP or NetBios name of the computer in question. I get a prompt to enter credentials (username and password). Next i get a prompt because the computer i am trying to connect from is Windows Vista (i tried from another XP computer and it didn't work there eihter), which basically says that it can't verify the identity of the computer and i click yes to continue. After that, the prompt disappears and the Computer input box and the Connect, Help and Options >> buttons in the remote desktop client are greyed out for about 2 seconds, then it just becomes editable\clickable and it doesn't connect, neither does it give any error message. I just can't connect to the remote machine. From the problematic machine i can connect to other machines in my network via remote desktop and it works fine.

A:Remote Desktop won't work (XP)

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Ideally I'm trying to get remote desktop to work on my new phone (HTC Touch Diamond) but for troubleshooting purposes I'm going to use my laptop.

I'm on a LAN behind a common D-LINK router, with a 192.168.0.X /24 subnet
Network connectivity is working great, all the computers on the LAN can use windows file sharing perfectly. So basic network connectivity is not an issue.

My desktop on connected via the LAN adapter, and the notebook via the built in wireless. The phone also uses the wifi.

I created a new account with a password, and enabled Remote Desktop in the [Remote] tab of the System Properties. I've, of course, added the user I created in the "select remote users" window.

When I try the Remote Desktop Connection on my laptop it says "connecting..." for a short moment then blinks off. No error messages or anything. Just nothing. Same thing happends on my phone (when the phone is on the wifi network of course).

All pings work fine, and i've disabled ALL firewalls (inc. windows built in firewall)

Ive recently installed SP3 on the desktop machine, and its all up to date with windows updates.

Does anybody have any ideas what I could be missing here?

A:Can't get remote desktop to work

I've tried a few more things

"Telnet 3389" works

also the site http://www.canyouseeme.org/ gives me Success: I can see your service on *.*.*.* on port (3389)

but when i try remote desktop on my handheld or laptop i have no luck

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I have 2 PC's with Windows 10 Home version. One upgraded from Windows 7 and 1 upgraded from Windows 8.1. I need to connect over internet to a system for a work application using RDP. I can log into the remote system web page to download the Remote app on both PC's. On the Windows 7 upgraded box I run the RDP received from server, login with my crdentials and everything is fine. On the other PC when I run the RDP from server after I login it pops up a window stating Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working. I have checked that both systems have the same updates applied have the same services installed and still cannot figure out the problem. Pulling my hair out here. Any thoughts would be geatly appreciated.

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I used to always get this to work except for recently when I had to restore my computer.

I usually change the port number of remote desktop in the registry, open the port in the Windows firewall (and router firewall) and I would be able to connect

however, going from external to internal, this does not seem to be the case
I CAN remote desktop from the internal network.

Any ideas what is going on? How can I fix this?

the firewall log on the router shows that the rule does match and allows access.... so seems to be something on the computer itself?

A:Remote Desktop does not work

Just pointing out the obvious, but is "Remote Desktop" enabled?

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I have a Windows 7 network set up and whenever I connect remotely to another computer and lock their input such as their keyboard and mouse, the remote user still has the ability to press ctrl alt del, which then allows them to use their keyboard and mouse. My question is, is it possible to disable the ctrl alt del functionality in Windows 7 so that that Blue security screen does not appear? I have tried lots of remote desktop controlling software which has the option to lock the remote computer input, but they still can press ctrl alt del and unlock their keyboard and mouse. How do I stop this? Thanks!

Best regards,


A:Solved: Remote Desktop Control ends when remote user presses ctrl alt del

Let's try the Symantec Pc Anywhere.This a very Useful software for remote desktop sharing and file transfer and there is the locking feature...

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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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The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.



A:Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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We're using a Server 2008 r2 Terminal server environment.
I have one particular user (running windows 7 64bit) who's having an issue with a HP laserjet 400 M401 printer. She connects with her local printer set to follow her to the remote session but randomly through her session, programs like word or adobe reader
will pull up another random printer in our network instead of her local one.
For instance, today she pulled up a .pdf and it defaulted to one printer across the complex, then later within the same session she pulled up a Wordperfect document and it defaulted to a copier on the other side of the office.
She's the only person having this particular issue. So far my IT manager rebuilt her local profile (albeit sometime back) and I reinstalled drivers but I'm a bit stumped on which direction to take with this one.
I've ideated on it being an issue with USB cables, Printer memory, account data related, or maybe bandwidth?
Any help is appreciated.

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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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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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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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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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I have a home network of 4 Win 7 computers which I leave running when I'm away from home to provide data to my website, among other things. In the past, I've been using Remote Desktop to access my home computers. It works very well, but it's always a challenge getting everything set up to work right before I go. I was wondering if others who have used Remote Desktop as well as other means of remote access would care to share their experience and express a preference, if any.


A:Care to recommend a remote access method beside Remote Desktop?

Everyone seems to like > TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

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I haI have been accessing one of my windows 7 remotely using RDC. For some reasons  I can’t access it any more with this message:  
"Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference
between your computer and the remote computer. Make sure your computer's clock is set to the corr... Read more

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

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

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Since Remote Desktop doesn't work in Windows XP Home, does anyone know of a free alternative?

A:Solved: Free Remote Desktop alternative for WinXP Home?

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In the Remote Desktop Connection app (in Accessories) that comes with Windows 7, there is a tab called "Programs". Under that tab are two fields, "Program path and file name:", and "Start in the following folder". I'd like to use this option to start an initial program when I connect to a Windows 7 Enterprise RDP host.

* Windows XP RDP hosts support the option to start an initial program
* Windows Server 2003 terminal server hosts support the option to start an initial program
* Windows Server 2008 terminal server hosts support the option to start an initial program if you authorize the program (I can't remember which tool you use, but it had something to do with RemoteApp)
* I can't find a way to make Windows 7 Enterprise hosts support this option. Obviously, there's no RemoteApp host configuration since that's only on 2008 Server.

Has anyone else been able to start an initial program on a Windows 7 RDP host?

The reason I'm trying to do this is so that I can use SeamlessRDP (Cendio AB - SeamlessRDP) with rdesktop from a RHEL4 machine. I've tried this combination and it works under: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.



A:Remote Desktop 'Start program on connection'

Welcome to SF!

Are either of these two things what you are looking for?

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Hi everybody...I've noticed quite a few problems with this around here, but my situation is far less complex. See I have a Surface Pro that I'm trying to use to remote access my desktop. My desktop is running Win Professional and has Norton 360 on it for
security. I'm just running over my home network at the moment so I'm operating within the same WLAN. When I try to connect via my Surface Pro, after putting in my desktops computer name, I come to the point where I have to enter the credentials. This was pretty
simple as I only have the one, So I put in my Admin log on info (just as I would to log on to my desktop normally). but after I do I get the dreaded "Your credentials didn't work" page. I've tried over and over again but It simply wont work. I have
both PCs set up to accept Remote access, I have Remote Display cleared thru the Firewall, I even tried at one point to use the non- NLA just to see if it would work, but to no avail. I can't connect from my desktop rig to my surface either. When I try that
I get "an authentication error has occured. The Local Security Authority could not be contacted", I saw in another forum that this could be due to an expired password, and even tho I assumed that was for a VPN access I ensured m,y passwords were
new and that I was no longer using a PIN to unlock my Surface. I'm kind of expelled my options here, I thought this would be a simple click-n-play  considering I'm in home and not using any other ... Read more

A:Remote desktop credentials did not work

okay so I solved the issue. I was eventually able to access my surface from my desktop by doing the user name in the new Win8 RDC format :

"MicosoftAccount/[email protected]" and then using my MS account password
Getting things done that way didn't work in the opposite direction tho, so I hunted down what I considered to be the simple solutions....a misplaced number, an unchecked box, a improperly installed driver/software...anything really. Then I finally ran across
the clue that solved it all, and ofcourse it was a stupid little thing. My user name on my Desktop is HoboFist, thats what I sign in under...thats whats listed under users in the control panel. So I went to my HoboFist user folder (the one with the link from
the start menu), but when I went up one folder (now in c:/users/) I saw that the folder that had said "HoboFist" was actually addressed as ****(my name). See when the computer was built the original Admin account was created under my name for quickness...then
the account was later changed to HoboFist thru the control panel. Apparently this DOESN'T alter the credential info for the RDC...so the user name I was trying never existed according to the software. When I logged on with the original user name and current
password, it connected no problem.
Sorry to have caused you guys  grief over a stupid mix up. Thanks so much and I hope this can help someone else in the future.

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I cannot connect to my computer at home. Ive got all the settings correct. I have never done it before.The error says: This computer cannot connect to the remote computer. try connecting again. If the problem cotinues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator.
Iam in Australia and the remote comp is in slovakia.

thank you

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I have a Win 8.1 Pro X64 system that I'm trying to RDT (remote Desktop) to but can't seem to make it work. I have it working fine to my Win 7 Pro X64 system sitting right next to it.

I've setup Port Forwarding in the Router the same as it's set for the Win 7 system, just using a different port. When I then try to make a RDT connection to it, it never connects. I've tried it from within my home LAN (192.168.1.x) and from a public network. Both work correctly to the Win 7 Pro X64 system but not to the Win 8.1 Pro X64 system.

Looking for some way to debug this and see what it going wrong.

Both machines have the Windows Firewall setup to Pass Remote Desktop and Remote Desktop Connection.
As I said, the router port forwarding is setup the same for both, just using different ports (3390 for W7 and 33390 for W8).

All ideas greatly appreciated.

Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I made the W8 system use 3390 (the default port for RDT) and 33390 for the W7 system? Guess I'll give that a try.

A:Can't get Remote Desktop to work to Win 8.1 Pro X64 system

Just use Teamviewer. Delete the ipen ports in the router you put in.

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Hi all... I'm usually pretty comfortable with networking support, but recently got stuck on a project for a client of mine, and could use a little help.

First, the rather simple goal: to be able for an office employee to use MS Remote Desktop at home to access a work computer.

As I understand it, in order to use RDC from an off-site computer, one will first need to establish a VPN connection to the office network (RDC has been tested within the office environment and works fine)

The office I am supporting has an AT&T broadband connection with 8 static IP's (5 usable) running off of a Netopia 3347-02 (firmware 7.81r2). The Netopia gateway is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.30 and the computer I have set up as the VPN server (by doing basically this http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm) is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.20.

I would like to simply VPN to the 7x.xxx.xxx.20 machine, and then RDC into that and 3-4 other machines once on VPN. I have accessed the Netopia settings and set up pinholes for port 1723 on TCP, but repeatedly get an "Error 800" when trying to establish the Windows VPN.

From a topic at another forum (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19949739-Help-with-3347NWG006-remote-desktopVPN-issue) I attempted to set up a pinhole for PPTP, but like the user in that topic, do not have such an option in my firmware. And after perusing Moto's support page (http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/index.html) I didn't come across... Read more

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I have a labtop at home running xp pro with service pack 2 and all the latest updates from microsoft. I have activated all of the remote desktop features on the labtop. I am able to establish a connection from my home desktop as a test. However I am not able to establish a connection from any other computer outside of my house specificly my work computer. I also tried connecting from my friends computer witch is not connected to a server like my work computer. This test was unsuccessful. My set up at home---- I have a cable modem attached to a dlink router witch is unincrypted for open access and my desk top is wired to the router and the labtop is connected wirelessly. Remembering that the labtop is the one i want access to. I really want to know how to connect to my labtop from work. according to the microsoft site this is possibly. well what am i doing wrong.

A:remote desktop wont work

Do you have a static IP address on the computer?
Have you done the appropriate port mapping on the router to that IP address?

Information for how to configure the host can be found at:

Information for how to configure the client can be found at:

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Hello I have been trying to get my friends computer but I can't get it, he e-mailed me the file I needed to get on to his computer, however when it asked for his password it says its wrong... Why? I typed his password from his computer.... that he uses to log on to the computer.. His computer is Windows Vista Home premium My computer is Windows 7 home premium... Its frustrating me, I live about 500 miles away.. from his comptuer's location..

Here is what I get..

Then I try this invitation,

I Enter his computer log in

and it comes back wrong... He does have Remote desktop enabled

A:I can't get Remote desktop connection to work

When he sends you the Login Invite and then restarts the Remote desktop it changes the Details and password, He needs to leave it on and then do it,

Also, I never use this feature its slow and annoying. Goto http://www.logmein.com and create a account and send him a deployment link. Once installed on his/her PC you can get in when ever you want belonging that its enabled on there PC.

See Pic's for IE:

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I'm trying to connect from one W7 netbook to another W7 laptop, two different networks (two different IP addresses to further clarify)

It is not working. I did infact enable remote assistance and remote desktop connection on both computers.

What would cause this problem? On the netbook I'm connecting from, I use RDP software from accessories folder and input the correct IP (I'm 100% positive). It tells me the other computer is either off, not on the network or remote connection disabled - but all is false.

If it helps, I'm using Dlink DIR-655 router and Avira antivirus. I doubt they would interfere.

I'm trying to figure out where in the router interface I'd enable remote connection, but not sure what area would cover this. Under "tools > admin" I enabled what is called "Enable Remote Management" on port 8080, restarted router. Same problem.

A:w7 / remote desktop connection won't work

Double check to make sure you have Remote desktop enable on both PC's. If you are connecting through your Lan you dont have to worry about having the ports opened in your Router. Open your command prompt on both computers and type: nestat -a and look for TCP port 3389 to be opened. If that port is opened you should be good to go. Also if you have any software firewall OTHER than Window Firewall disable that incase its causing any interference.

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