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Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

Q: Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

Now, I understand that there is a strong likelihood this can't be done Ė firing .exe or .bat files from within an html page is obviously something that is typically frowned-upon, and for good reason (viruses and other malware would love this kind of functionality). That said, Iím trying to find a solution to a problemÖ

Iíve created a webpage for my companyís intranet which displays the status (i.e. in-use/not-in-use) of four server PCs which staff members can log onto remotely should they need a little more oomph than their desktop machines can provide.

Iíve now been asked to include a link/button on the page to allow users to directly remote log onto servers which are not in-use from the ďserver-statusĒ web page. It seems a little lazy to me as itís really not that hard to click START and type mstsc, but who am I to complain?

Iíve therefore been trying to get my html code to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe upon the click of a button, but having searched the web, Iíve not managed to find anything that works. (I did find lots of references to some javascript code which purportedly does this, but it didnít seem to work for me.)

Iíve also tried creating a .bat file which launches mstsc Ė double-clicking on the file itself fires-up the remote desktop client nicely, but I cannot get it to launch from my webpage Ė understandably IE appears just as jittery about launching .bat files as it is launching .exe files!

As mentioned earlier, I suspect that this simply cannot be done, but do any of you have any ideas for a solution to this problem?

Any help, as always, is greatly appreciated.

p.s. Desktop machines are running a mixture of XP pro and Windows 7. Must users are running IE8, some firefox (don't know which version).

A: Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

I've come-up with a fix - simply included a link that takes the user to a network folder containing batch files that automatically connect to the relevant server PC when you double-click on them.

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I am having an issue with a windows xp professional workstation. I believe the issue is related to possibly a corrupt registry setting? When I attempt to open an rdp session, it does nothing. No error message at all or behavior like it is attempting to open. I tried to re-install hoping I can just repair but i got an error indicating that the program was already installed and did not get a repair option. I ran a malware program to see if I can fix any infections. That did not seem to help after the infections were removed.

Any ideas?

A:Can't launch Remote Desktop Connection

With Windows XP Professional, you can boot to the WXPP install or recovery disk, and then look for the choice or R for Repair (not R for Repair Console) and reinstall Windows XP without damaging the rest of the install.
However it is always very wise to attempt to make a backup first.

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I have Googled this to death. Unable to resolve.

Originally, user got the fake virus alert 2010. User updated and ran Malwarebytes and removed over 700 issues. PC was now "clean". I arrived on site, and updated and ran MBAM and Spybot in safe mode. removed a couple of minor issues.

Only one issue / damage from malware. User cannot run RDP. It will not launch / start from the command line or the GUI. From the command line, after hitting enter, nothing happens. From the GUI, the icon will flicker for a fraction of a second, and that is it. No error message is logged in event viewer.

What I have done so far. Full boot scan with Avast!. No issues. ERD Commander, system file check. No issues found. Ran SFC from Windows Xp itself. Nothing found. Went to do a system restore. All restore points had been wiped. System had been running on Service Pack 2, installed SP3, which has updates to RDP. Also did nothing.

The few issues I found with RDP from Internet searches did not apply to this system, but I tried the fixes anyway. i.e. installing older mstsc and mstscax files and registering the older dll file. Removing everything and allowing system to automatically reinstall the files. Applying the file association registry patch for ".rdp" files. Ensuring all required services and dependecies are running.

Also, cannot do an edit of any of the ".rdp" file extension shortcuts. There is an interface that allows you to edit ".... Read more

A:RDP remote desktop connection will not launch / start

Issue fixed. Closed.

Ran ComboFix. Was always scared of this because all the websites that offer it use the same boilerplate language as when Microsoft talks about editing the registry... i.e. "Do not use this unless you are a genuis! Only do what you are told to do! Do not go off track and think you can use this sophisticated app on your own! you are too dumb to understand the technical density of ComboFix, so knock it off!"

Well, ran it. Just did what it said to do. And now RDP works. This is going into my arsenal of tools on my USB drive.

Thank you ComboFix!

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I don't if has to do with proxy settings or not but my local intranet page doesn't load properly in IE only

it works in Chrome.

I proxy settings is only one meaning same for both so IE shoud work but it doesn't load any Images or Flash just text

plz help

here is error


HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:38:58 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET Content-Length: 22567 Content-Type: text/html Set-Cookie: ACDSESSIONIDSATDSCDD=GHLFJBHAMBJKGDPEAEGNCEAW; path=/ Cache-control: private X-OSSProxy: OSSProxy 1.3.333.307 (Build 333.307 Win32 en-us)(Feb 22 2012 18:20:37) Connection: close

A:[SOLVED] Local Intranet page load in IE fully

I found the problem
it was auto clicker I installed or some ad ware called Relevant Knowledge .

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Hi, I have a user who's IE 6/7 will cut off parts of the page when looking through the departments page on the company's intranet. It only happens when he is on that particular page, otherwise it works fine. If he moves his mouse on the page, it will cut off most of what's being displayed, but part of it will still be displayed. I have tried resetting the browser settings in Internet Options and lowering the security for the Local Intranet, neither has worked.

Also, I uninstalled IE6 and tried to reinstall 7, but when IE7 gets done with the setup, nothing happens (doesn't show IE7 icon or prompt for restart) and if I restart, IE 6 still shows. If I try to go to the Windows Update page, it says I need to restart and offers possible "solutions" to my problem, such as a regedit, which don't work.

Hope all this makes sense, thanks in advance.


A:[SOLVED] Problem reinstalling IE 7 & Viewing Intranet Page

try firefox. its much better than ie.

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We have deployed IE11 via IEAK and have a proxy set which currently set to return direct for all sites. This means IE is seeing all external sites in the intranet zone due to the setting 'include all sites that bypass the proxy server' being enabled. If
I manually untick this then everything works as all external sites are in the internet zone and the setting is permanent.
However, I need to deploy this setting site wide and the group policy "Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Internet Control Panel/Security Page - Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server" (both computer and user) set to disable
only greys out the box unticked but does not actually move external sites into the internet zone.
I've tried using GPP to delete the registry key HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Proxybypass which does work but as soon as I re-launch IE the setting is written back with the value 1 and it is back in the wrong state
Using process monitor I can see it is iexplore.exe that sets this key back to 1 on launch and when I manually untick the box all it does it delete the Proxybypass key and nothing else. Has anyone seen this before and managed to work around it?  It seems
very similar to

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When I launch Remote Desktop Connection on a Windows 7 SP1 64-bit machine, I receive an error:

mstsc.exe - Bad Image

C:\Windows\System32\msxml6.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.
Repeats twice, then:

Remote Desktop Connection
An internal error has occurred.

I have uninstalled, and reinstalled Windows6.1-KB2592687-x64.msu, but the issue remains.
I have performed a SFC /scannnow, and the issue remains.
I have performed a system restore, and the issue remains.

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

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

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

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

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I can access internet sites but can't get the default intranet company web page. It was working fine and then suddenly the intranet stopped working... getting "page not found."
I am on Windows Small Business Server 2003. I checked and unchecked the internet connection settings hoping something would work and nothing has helped. Only one workstation can access intranet, the other 3 can't.

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I would like to publish an internal In/Out calendar to our company Intranet page, it is a very basic page with some simple links but I would like to have a graphic display of who is going to be out for the week from the shared in/out calendar and have not had a lot of luck trying to find a good way to implement it. Thank you.
We run Outlook Exchange 2003 with Windows Server 2003 32 bit on our mail server, and Outlook 2007 from the end users running windows xp pro 32 bit, the Intranet is hosted on a server running Windows Server 2008 64 bit.

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I have a bit of as stumper (at least for me). An employee's laptop is connected to the network just fine, she sees her mapped drives, gets to the Exchange server and browses the internet. But when she tries to access our internal-only intranet website, she gets a 404 error.

I noticed when she gets the 404 error, the address changes in the bar. We have our intranet set by group policy in the browser options as, but when the 404 error displays the address in the bar is http;// I have no idea where that is coming from. I checked with our web guys and they don't know what that address is either.

IE is locked down by group policy, nothing in the options window can be changed by the user. I have uninstalled all other browsers and toolbars (thank you Adobe) and cleared all caches. This employee is the only one having the problem.

The laptop is Win7 Pro with IE11

Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me a hint on where or what to look at?

A:User Getting 404 Error for Intranet Home Page

If the settings are locked down I don't see allot you can do or us for that matter ?
First thing would be to clear the cache Alt+TD Delete browser history/ Uncheck the top box and check all others.

If you found a bunch of third party crap,
I'd use some scanners to remove anything else that might of slipped in,
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
Uncheck the box to Activate the Free trial from the final install options,
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,
Select the drive to scan usually C,
If your really infected check the box to scan for Rootkits = this scan option will take several hours to complete,
Never use your machine while scans are running for best results,
Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,

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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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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'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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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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How do I get that button back on my quick lauch bar? I deleted it and now I miss it so much........

A:[SOLVED] show desktop button in quick launch

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Hello,I need help, my Desktop icon in Quick Launch is deleted, how to restore it? Someone please help. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Desktop icon in Quick Launch deleted, Help!

Please try the "Fix it" button on the above web page under 'solution'. I'm intrigued.

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The quick launch toolbar used to have a desktop button which has now disappeared. My operating system is Windows XP. Can someone please tell me how to get it back?

A:Solved: Quick Launch missing desktop button

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My internet explorer won't launch from the desktop and it keeps putting short cuts on my desktop for other web sites. Here is my hijack log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:05:41 AM, on 11/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\InFocus\Projector Manager\Projmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\System Files\System.exe
C:\Program Files\Topo USA 2.0\America Online 8.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton... Read more

A:Solved: Internet explorer won't launch from desktop plus popups

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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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I'm new to remote desktop and I have a few questions.

1. Do you have to be on a LAN to remote desktop?

2. My friend lives on the other end of the city. Could I connect to her machine if I have her IP?


A:Solved: Remote desktop

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This got me a bit perplexed.

You know if you use the Remote Desktop Connection toolto connect to another PC, it will remember the address, username and other details of the connection.
When you open the tool again, it has the previous info already typed in. Well, in this case, I need to CLEAR this list for security reasons.

Microsoft has this in KB article 312169:

However, as you might have guessed, this didn't work. I mean, the entry was there (because I had done a search in the reg before looking up this article). But that didn't remove the history, it is still there.
I ran the latest crap cleaner making sure to remove the 48 hour check. I restarted the PC. The history list still shows it. It won't go away!

So what do you recon?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop!

hi i found this which may help
1. Open My Documents
2. Go to Tools > Folder Options > under View tab, choose to Show Hidden File and Folder..
3. And delete the Remote Desktop Connection File (See pic attached)
4. This should solve your problem without messing around with registry
but i would retry the ms method as i have seen posts elsewhere and this worked
Start --> Run --> Regedit

Navigate down to....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default

you'll see keys that begin with MRU

Delete the entry you don't want

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Following a knock to the head recently, I'm being very forgetful in some networking stuff, namely Remote Desktop. I have set my machine to allow Remote Desktop, and made sure that my account is in Remote Desktop Users, as well as the Administrators Group, but I still get the "Cannot log in due to account restrictions". What am I missing here?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop

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hello all,
i am trying to gain access to my girlfriend computer, but the problem is that we are on to different networks, and I was wondering if there is anyway I can connect to her computer through VNC/Remote Desktop.


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Ive recently set up my home computer to use remote desktop and its GREAT!!!

Now, the only thing I want to do is be able to access all my files through my ip address?

Is this possible?

For instance, go into to firefox/ie type in my ip, connect with password and then simply drag and drop the files I want on a different comptuer

A:Solved: Remote Desktop...

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Hi every one,

I can't see remote desktop icon in start menu how can i get it back.

Thx and regards

A:Solved: Remote desktop

Create a shortcut to mstsc.exe.

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Guys can someone tell me if a remote desktop connection can be established on a system even if it is disabled in system properties in XP Pro and also what are the precautions that can be taken against it?I share a computer with some guys i dont trust?I was just wondering if using a bootable CD for a linux distro make my internet experience safe?

A:Solved: remote desktop

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Can't remote into my desktop from the laptop wirelessly. I can see the compter in my workgroup. Any help?


A:Solved: Remote Desktop

that is the same with me type in the computer name, if that dosnt work type in the computers ip.

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i want to connect to my friend pc's over the internet using windows xp remote desktop connection i know some other software that does this for me but i wanna know can i do this using whats already on my system with remote desktop can any 1 provide detailed steps to gettin it done???

A:[SOLVED] using remote desktop on xp?

I know you don't want to use any additional software but something like TeamViewer would be so much simpler.

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this is probably a really silly question. I want to RDP into my PC from another location. MMy Pc has a DHCP IP set by my router (192.168.x.x) I obviously cant type this IP to connect as it's a local IP. I cant get my cable IP and ping it from outside, but what will I need to setup in order for me to connect to the PC itself.


A:Solved: Remote Desktop

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Ive had remote desktop setup for a few weeks now..

It's been working great until recently my router changed my default ip address...

How do i configure my router to keep the same default ip address?

Example: it was now its

A:Solved: Remote Desktop...

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I am not able to connect to a pc on a remote desktop. It did work before but, suddenly, I don't know why, it stopped.

I can connect from PC2 (windows 8.1) to PC1 (windows 7) via rdc but it doesn't work the other way. The connection seems to start but it stops when it reaches the 'configuring remote session' bit. Why?

I have checked the firewalls/antivirus on both machines and they both are allowing remote connections so....why is it not working?

Please help.

A:[SOLVED] remote desktop

Hi there,

What versions of Windows Operating Systems do you have - Home or Business?

Have you tried disabling the Firewalls on both computer?

Have you considered using any Remote Software e.g. TeamViewer? It's an option and easy to setup.

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please anyone how help can i remotely use my frens i hav to install a differnt software or...what shud id do

A:Solved: remote desktop

Oo sounds like fun.

The easy way:
Install on yours and friends. He gives you a id number and password. Or you can set one of your choosing. Done. Works. Easy.

Hard way.
You won't be able to at your level of understanding. Go the easy way.

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I have a friend who knows nothing about computers, and she wants me to connect to her pc throught the remote desktop, so I can do a system restore on her system, as she has recently been hacked, and is now having lots of problems.

I have remote desktop on my pc (windows xp) and need to know how to connect to her pc.

Once connected I know how to do the rest, I just need to know how to connect to her (if that is possible).

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop - Need Help Please

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I have two computers; A Dell Laptop and a Dell Desktop. They are connected to the same DSL modem and I want to remote desktop the desktop so I do not need a monitor. I can do this now with some 3rd party software but I want to use windows software.
-The host is running XP Pro.
-The client is running XP Home.
I have the IP address for the host and when I go to connect an error message apperears.

"The client could not connect to the host computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is possible that network problems are preventing this connection."​
I have set up the host to accept remote connections, I believe so. I can't see what is wrong. One thing though is that when setting up it said i need a loggon password. I am using the administrator account and it has the generic password. Do i need to change this? cange useers? Any help would be appreciated. Back to trying to connect again. Thanks

A:Solved: Remote Desktop

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I am using remote desktop to sign onto a remote server. I need to transfer large files from that remote desktop account to my computer. I do not have permission to install programs onto the remote account and cannot change the settings on the server. I decided to use a stand alone ftp client to upload the files onto my local machine, however remote desktop keeps reaching its idle timeout limit before I can get even a small fraction of the files onto my ftp. Here's my question. Anyone know of an easy way to make remote desktop believe I am actively using the connection while my files upload (so I don't have to watch my computer for 8+ hours)?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Help

Why don't you use NetMeeting to transfer the files since it is already built into Windows. Just use remote desktop to access the remote computer and then click on START --> RUN --> CONF

When NetMeeting opens just fill in your name, email, etc. and click next. You will be prompted to enter information into several new prompts....just ignore them all and leave all other options as the default and continue to click Next until the client opens.

Repeat the process on the other computer.

Once the netmeeting client is open on both computers you can type the IP address of the other computer into the text box in the client and click the Phone icon to make a request to connect. Accept the request on the remote PC and the two clients will be connected. You can then transfer files via TOOLS --> FILE TRANSFER

If the computer continues to timeout maybe we can write a small VBS script that will run periodically in the background to trick the computer into thinking a particular program is being opened and used. You may also want to test whether the remote session will stay active if you use Windows built in scheduler (control panel) to open programs at your designated times.


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Hi everyone. Happy Holidays.

I have remote desktop working from within my network. I need to configure it for outside the network.

Need to finish the project today, so I don't have time to do my usual 'googling for dollars' --- any fast help will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop

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I want to run vnc remote desktop but i cant get the computers to connect. The connection kepps timeing out and i dont know what to do. I dont know if i need to configure it right or some router ports need to be opened or anything else.

~Da Bob~

A:Solved: VNC Remote Desktop Help Plz!!!!

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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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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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I have recently been set up on a VPN client and connect to a remote desktop to do my work.

My question is that I cannot cut and paste documents from my computer to the remote computer. Other people on other computers have been able to use my log in and use the cut and paste function. Therefore, we have concluded that there is something on my computer that is blocking this process.

I have tried putting the security at low, turned off the Windows firewall, and turned off the virus protection and none of these actions seem to be what is interfering.

Any thoughts or suggestions on what to try next would be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: VPN and Remote Desktop issue

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Is there a way to have multiuser during remote desktop. like me, while i am using my computer, allow another person to use their account?

A:Solved: Multiuser during Remote Desktop?

Yes, all flavors of unix do this very well. However, I assume you are wanting to do this on an XP/2000 system. The simple answer in this case is no. Not that I know of anyway.


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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Remote desktop in Vista.

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I am having a hell of a time trying to login remotely. I'm using remote desktop and dyndns. I have remote access enabled and the names of the users that can get access. I can get connected to the computer, i just can't login. It tells me that I am using the wrong username or password. Firewall not enable, ports forwarded etc.

I even tried logging in via the internal network and get the same result.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Can't login using remote desktop on XP

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Hi all,

Glad I found this forum and hope someone here can help me. I have a desktop computer (with Win XP SP3 installed) at home behind a Linksys router. My roommate's PC is also behind this same router.

I'm trying to connect to my desktop using Remote Desktop from a laptop that uses wi-fi. I'd like to be able to log in to my desktop using this laptop from my parents' place about 300 km from here. I've been trying to get it going here before i leave and have been successful, except that every time my roommate turns on his PC/connects to the internet, it no longer works, and i get an error message that says:

"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."

This is without changing any settings in either the host (my desktop) or the client (the laptop) from the time it worked for me (when my roommate's PC is not booted/connected). My hostname/userid is permanently in the field under where the IP address goes on the RDC window.

I have port 3389 forwarded to my IP ( correctly in the Linksys admin page, and i have the ports unblocked for TCP/UDP in my firewall settings on both host and client. Both systems have the 'allow remote connection' box checked in their system properties.

I'm not sure what i should do here...any way I can log into Remote Desktop while my roommate is usi... Read more

A:Solved: Remote Desktop behind a router

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hello forum, Thank you for the support!

I have a simple home network, linksys wireless router, 3 computers on the network: One windows 8 and two running 7. Problem is that I can not initiate a connection to any of the computers from any of the computers with Remote Desktop. I have gone in and made sure to allow RDP connections, etc. When nothing else worked, I uninstalled my anti virus and turned off my firewall(s) Still no connection; I'm receiving the error that says that either, the computer is not turned on, not on the network, blah blah blah. The computers are on, they can each ping each other and I've mapped drives back and forth on the computers. FOr the life of me I cant figure out my a simple remote desktop connection is failing. I don't think this matters, but each of the three computers is connected to the LAN wirelessly Any Ideas?

Thanks in advance guys/gals


A:Solved: Remote desktop connection

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I am on a Windows XP operating system at home. I am connecting to my work using Remote Desktop Connection. The problem is when I let is sit idle for more than 3 minutes and come back and I am booted out off the remote connection.

I have adjusted the settings on the Server at work for the Remote Connection to never expire for everyone at my company, but I am the only one having this booted out issue at home. Is there a hidden setting in Exchange to fix this??

Please help!

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

gumballs said:

I am on a Windows XP operating system at home. I am connecting to my work using Remote Desktop Connection. The problem is when I let is sit idle for more than 3 minutes and come back and I am booted out off the remote connection.

I have adjusted the settings on the Server at work for the Remote Connection to never expire for everyone at my company, but I am the only one having this booted out issue at home. Is there a hidden setting in Exchange to fix this??

Please help!Click to expand...

It may just be that your network link is not being automatically reconnected when temporarily lost - check the Group Policy Settings that affect Remote Decktop as follows:
On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in
In the Add/Revove Snap-in dialog box, click Add
In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, click Group Policy, click Add, and then click Finish
In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, click Close
In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, click Ok
In the console pane, double-click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates, click Windows Components, and then click Terminal Services
Check Automatic reconnection to be enabled

-- Tom

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I want to access my desktop with my laptop using Remote Desktop. However, when I followed the guide here, it said to go to Remote Desktop in the System Properties dialog box.
When I opened the System Properties box, I found no such field. Attached is a snipped picture of said dialog box.
This snipped picture was taken on my laptop, but I've checked on my desktop, and this dialog box is the exact same as the one on my desktop.
My question for the tech support community is: what happened to my Remote Desktop field?

A:[SOLVED] Remote Desktop is missing!

If you're trying to use the Win7 machine as the host it won't work because you don't have the correct version. I'd use teamviewer and bypass RDC all together.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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Problem: My Remote Desktop Connection is not working.

First of all, can Windows XP and Windows 7 connect in this way? because I don't want to waste time if they can't.

Second, isn't something missing in the attached screenshot? I think there is supposed to be something below the 'Advanced' button. In all the screenshots I see of the "Start/Control Panel/System/Remote" window, there are more features and input boxes, etc. than I have here.

Any help would be appreciated.

I wonder why Windows doesn't pick up on this-- problems with Remote Desktop Connection are reported all over the Internet, and it doesn't seem to be working for anyone.


A:[SOLVED] Remote Desktop Connection

so that is remote assistance not rdp. I believe if memory serves you need to download the mstsc for xp. Also I'm on my phone so I caant look up the link for you.

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Hi all,

I am looking for some advice no a remote desktop solution to help me if/when my mum has PC problems (not that uncommon haha).

I am currently running 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium and my mum is still running Windows XP Home edition. This will be done over the Internet as we live about 3 hours drive away from eachother.

I believe there are problems (or it just doesn't work) using Windows Remote Desktop into her PC, so thought I would ask about it here.

Anyone know of a good solution, preferably something that is relatively simple to setup. I want to be able to access her desktop so when a problem comes up and I remote in to fix and show her what to do. Thats a lot easier than trying to talk her through it on the phone, her describing the windows she sees (as I can't recall all the XP stuff from memory) then my trying to explain what to do!

Any help would be very much appreciated.


A:Solved: Looking for a remote desktop solution

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Why would someone use a VPN rather than just Remote Desktop on internet? I know that a VPN is easily more secure than things like VNC because there are worms and hacks that target VNC specifically and I would have thought the same for Remote Desktop. However, today I signed up a new client whose previous support people had the Remote Desktop port forwarded to the server through the router and I would not have ever imagined a setup like that for security reasons except for the most narrow of circumstances. After thinking about it I couldn't think of a reason why a VPN would be more secure. Remote Desktop traffic is encrypted, both suffer from any of the Microsoft security issues, and both are equally vulnerable to DOS.
Would anyone like to chime in on whether or not one is better than the other and why? Let's discount the convenience factor of Remote Desktop.


A:Solved: Why would someone use a VPN rather than just Remote Desktop on internet?

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i have enabled the option which is remote desktop connection by right clicking on mycomputer properties and also started the remote desktop services in services.msc in both system. still i am not able to get remote desktop or any shared folder by going run command and typing the ip address. pls tell me the what would be the issue.

A:Solved: Unable to take remote desktop

Work your way through this and post back if you still have problems please.

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HI: I am trying to remote into this windows xp computer from at home. I tried to get in from two computers. One is windows vista and the other windows xp home edition. Neither one worked. This computer is xp professional and i have the box to allow remoting in checked. At work I am on a network. At work I was able to connected from another computer to this one with no problem.What is the difference between local and outside the company? What am I missing?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Problems

Is the work computer connected directly to the internet? Probably not. If not, then assuming a router is the proper port forwarded to that computer?

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Hi there,

I have a client to whom we normally connect remotely via Remote Desktop Connection, after which some staff members need to access some Pastel documents. But suddenly none are able to connect to that specific pc using the same server/computer name we used to, and I've also tried to connect using that pc's IP address, but alas.

I then went to that client and tried to connect remotely from that specific pc to another one of our clients, and no problem, remote connection established instantly. I also connected to that pc from numerous other pc's on that same LAN network, with no problems. I can ping the IP address and everything.

So we don't have access to that pc remotely outside of that specific LAN and need to find the solution. Any ideas what the problem might be? It also uses staic IP address assignment, so it's not that we might be using the incorrect IP couldn't have anything to do with the gateway could it? And another I supposed to have access to any other pc on that specific LAN remotely using IP address?


A:[SOLVED] Remote Desktop Connection

for you to get to that pc from the outside the router has to port forward port 3389 to that pcs ip address.

Appears someone undid those router settings which is why its not working now.

only way for you to rdp to other pcs there would be to put the port forwarding in the router and to change the rdp port on the pc.

For example pc2 would have port 3390 to forward to pc2's static ip address.

so on and so forth for the rest.

Usually you would just rdp to one pc then from it rdp to the others on the lan.

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I am trying to get remote desktop working on my computer. I have two other computers that can"t remote desktop into my computer. I can remote desktop out from my computer to both of the other computers and they can also remote desktop to each other. I have had it working before on my computer. I have remote desktop enabled and firewalls down. I know im using the right ip address. The error i'm getting is:
The Client could not connect to the remote computer.
Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections.
It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection.
Please try connecting again later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your administrator.
Please help

A:Solved: Problems with remote desktop

We need more information. What operating systems are the computers using? How are they networked together?


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ok, i have my network set up, solved all the bugs and problems, now all i have to do is start the remote desktop connection.
so please tell me what should i do
thanks alot

A:Solved: remote desktop connection

try the link below. its from microsoft's site on how to use remote desktop connection. I'm sure they can explain it better than I can, haha.

good luck

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I'm using RDT to access my office desktop from home. However, my router keeps (unexplicably) changing the IP address for me to access the desktop. I am using a Netopia router (compliments of Bell South.) I can't find a way to set it to constant, but I set it to the longest period before it reassigns the IP - 999 hours. I even bought a UPS for the router, in case the problem was electrical. Regardless, something is resetting it to more often.

What I really want is to be able to alway log on remotely, and not have to worry about the IP address changing. How do I do this? Thanks!


A:Solved: Remote Desktop - need constant IP

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i have several saved remote desktop connections. I have remember login and password checked for all of them, but only one of them remembers the password. All of the other ones prompt me for a password when i try to connect. How can i fix this problem. I have Windows 2000 and remoting to a windows 2000 sever.

A:Solved: remote desktop password

Well since nobody has answered my question, i actually figured it out on my own, so i will post the solution for anyone else who may in counter this problem.

On the 2000/2003 Server:
Adminstrative Tools -> Terminal Services Configuration
RDP-tcp -> Properties
Logon Settings (tab)
"Always prompt for password" must be unchecked

That is usually enabled by default and cannot be overcome without making the change on the server itself.

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I have 2 laptops and 1 pc all networked all using vista. I was wondering if anyone could recommend an app for remote access to use on 1 machine to control the others. Preferably something that can give access via the net also

A:Solved: remote control Desktop

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Ive been set up for remote desktop at work but cant get in, heres the set up. First at work, in our network my boss also has remote desktop so Ive changed my port to 3390 on my machine. Our network admin entered my home static IP to be allowed in the firewall. At home, I have a static IP on a dsl connection and a Linksys wrt54g wireless router. Weve tested the remote desktop at work locally and it works if I leave it on the default port (3389) but not on others. It doesnt work either way from home. Any suggestions, or if I need to supply more info....

A:Solved: Remote Desktop question

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I have a DLink DIR-655 router; I have a one PC running Window's Vista 32-bit and another running Windows XP-Professional 32-bit; both are enabled for remote desktop and both firewalls are configured to allow this program. I have tried enabling port forwarding and virtual server, neither works. I need access to the Windows XP PC so that I can access programs from there.

I've been at this for two days and nothing works. I need some help, please...

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Nightmare

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Okay this is making NO sense to me whatsoever.

I have a W2k3 server and quite a few workstations (7 wired and unwired) all are on the same subnet and all can remote desktop to each other with no problem.

The W2K3 server I changed the port from the standard port to 3398 for security reasons and I forwarded port 3398 in my router to my servers static IP.

Also in the mix I am using an eternal DNS service to keep my ISP's info static. It is a DNS.

Again remember any of these will work by remote controllng IP OR Machine Name in the Lan.

the problem is outside the lan even when doing IPort I can't get connected. I have tried DNSort as well with no result. The error is the generic "The client cannot connect to the remote computer" error.

Also I did move it back to the default port of 3389 with no change in the error.

One last piece of tidbit info - The computer I am trying to connect in on is on another LAN but the port is not blocked and it is open to my IP (as I can connect ot my running FTP on the same machine).

Why won't remote desktop work? Any ideas?

A:Solved: Remote desktop being a PITA!

Just an FYI after talking to the admin I found out port 3398 is indeed blocked on this LAN. I changed my port at home to something not blocked here and it works fine.

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Does anybody have any good recommendations for some software that will allow me to actually view other user's screens on my domain and make changes and fix problems on their computer? Many times I have users calling in with problems that could easily be solved over the phone but they lack the technical experience to follow the directions. If I could just remote to their system and see the screen this would be so much easier.

Thanks for your help!

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Software

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I can't seem to get this damn RDC working. I've got a PC at home behind a router that I'm trying to connect to from another location. I am able to connect to that PC via RDC on my LAN. As per some suggestions I've read about on the site, this is what I have tried so far. In the "Computer name" field of the RDC I put in my IP address. For the username and password I type in my Windows XP login. On my home PC I permitted that specific login to access my PC via RDC.
Another suggestion I tried to implement was to port forward 3389 to my home pc. For some reason my router is not allowing me to do so. I'm not sure if I'm doing this right though. By the way, both ISP's I'm using are not blocking port 3389. I can remote manage my router to try any suggestions ya'll might have. Attached below you will find a few screenshots of my router settings and the error message in RDC. The first pic is the error message. The 2nd is a top half of my UPnP Forwarding page. The 3rd is the other half where I try to implement port forwarding. The 4th pic is what happened after I applied the settings. For some reason, it goes to 15629??? Am I not port forwarding in the right screen?? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the specs of everything involved:

PC 1 (Home PC) - Windows XP SP1 behind a Linksys NR041 router. I have ezTrust Armor w/ firewall enabled.
PC 1 has a static IP of

PC 2 (Friend's PC) - Windows... Read more

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

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Hello I am using Win XP and I want to know how could i establish a remote desktop connection with a remote computer if i know his ip address. when i tried to connect it through windows remote desktop connection i got an error message
could not connect to the remote computer the computer might be busy or the remote desktop connection is not enable.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

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Hi everybody,
I do have the following question:

Can anyone tell me (STEP-BY-STEP) how to setup a "Remote Desktop Connection", so I can connect from my first laptop to my second one?
(they are both next to each other but I still need often access to the other).
Both run on WINXP Prof. I tried the following already, which didn't work out.
- I setup my first laptop as a: "Remote Desktop Server" (the host), by activating under "Remote Desktop Connection" the box: "Allow users to connect remotley to this computer". (It's only me anyway and my status is of course: "Administrator").
Further, a manual I have, tells me, that i can easily log into the remote host computer by using the regular Windows "User-Name" and "Password".
That's where I do have the problem.
What is my Windows User-ID? Is is the name of my computer? Where do I find it?
I do have a Windows PW of course but I have no glue how to find out the User-ID, which I need to use at the "Remote System"

Can anyone give me a really STEP-BY-STEP guide how to setup BOTH of my laptops and the exactly settings in every section, so I can get this accomplished?

Thank you very much in advance

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

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I have just installed XP pro SP3 and all is fine except that remote desktop connection gives me an error when I open it. 'the pre release version has expired, download full version or contact administrator' I have downloaded the full version but get told when installing it that XP already has RDC pre installed, is there a problem with SP3? and can I fix this without having to reinstall OS?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

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I was just wondering..lets say ur in school...and u want to connect to ur house using that would you do it?Ive tried many the microsoft page and this kinda stuff,im a bit slow.

Thank you!

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

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I have a peer to peer connection with two computers sharing an adsl connection at home. I am trying to connect remotely to a desktop computer at work. The computer (Home server) with the direct internet connection can connect through vpn and remote desktop to the work computer only when the peer to peer connection is disconnected. On the other computer (Home Client) that is sharing the internet connection, I can connect to the office computer via vpn but the remote desktop connect would not work and will not accept username and password. I don't want to reconfigure, but I would like to connect through the Home client computer with vpn and remote desktop to the office computer. Is there anyway I can do that?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop not connecting

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To use Remote Desktop Connection, is it really this easy:

Open up remote desktop connection on your Host PC --- type the IP of the computer you want to access, then click connect --- As long as "Allow Remote Desktop" is enabled on the PC you are trying to connect to, your attempt will be successful

A:Solved: Using Remote Desktop Connection

You have it backwards. "Allow Remote Desktop" must be enabled on the Host (remote) computer for you to access it from a client computer. Otherwise, yes, it is that easy.

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My friend and I are attempting to use the Remote Destop feature in Windows. We have not been able to get it to work.

Both of us are using Windows XP Home Edition.

Now... I searched on a search engine to find help for the connection problems and I found the following FAQ:

Q. Is Remote Desktop available on Windows XP Home Edition?
A. No, however you can upgrade from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Professional to get Remote Desktop. You can use Windows XP Home Edition as the client for accessing your Windows XP Professional computer running Remote Desktop.

If that answer is correct, that would mean that Remote Desktop Connection will NOT work in Windows XP Home Edition.

If so, then why can I access it?

If that answer is correct then that would mean that I have it, but I just can't use it. Does anyone know if this is true. I'd like to know for sure before I spend more time troubleshooting.

Thanks for any replies.


A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection

You can use Remote Dekstop to access the desktop of a computer running XP Professional from a computer running XP home.

You cannot access the desktop of a computer running XP Home from a computer running XP Home.

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Where are the credentials for my Vista Ultimate PC? I have Windows 7 Ultimate as well on another PC which I am trying to connect to. Both machines ask me for the credentials of the machine I am trying to connect to. Where the hell do I get those credentials??? How do I establish or input credentials that will be accepted by the other machine? Theres ZERO info on this in Windows help and support, all it says is to input your credentials when you want to connect remotely but not a damn clue as to what to do if you have not established any credentials in the first place or how to do so.

A:Solved: Remote desktop credentials. Where are they?

hiya buddy read this see if any use

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Hi guys

(Obligatory apology if this is a double post. I have scoured the nets for a solution to this problem and so far nothing has worked, but sorry if some super-clear walkthrough exists that I've missed ).

I'm trying to set up my laptop (XP Pro, SP2) for remote access while I'm away. I have enabled the computer for remote access, assigned it a static IP address from my router, changed the remote desktop listener port in the registry (which was recommended for safety reasons and in the case of ISP blocking) and unblocked the listener port in my firewall. Using the missus's laptop I can connect from within our LAN no problem. So far so good.

Everything goes to hell, however, when I try to connect in from the outside. I have configured my router to forward the appropriate (newly configured) port to my laptop's IP. However, when I tested the connection (by RDC'ing into my university's server from the missus's laptop and then trying to RDC back into my laptop using the global IP address) I could not. The error msg was:

"The client could not connect to the remote computer.

Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection."

One potential snag is that my LAN consists of a wired router (Thomson ST706) with a wireless box behind it (Sitecom WL607). Having found out that this can create port forwarding iss... Read more

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Hell

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Hi There,

Firstly I would like to say thanks for taking the time out to read my post. I've googled for days and have read through countless threads here and I'm still stumped.

I would like to create a remote desktop connection between my computers.

The setup I have is as follows:

ADSL Modem (Huawei SmartAX 882a) ---> Router (TP-Link TL-WR941N ) -----> PC 1

Router ip (static ip): 192.168.0.XX
PC ip:

I looked at and have forwarded port 3389 in the modem with the ip address set to the router's address. I've also forwarded 3389 in the router to the pc's address.

From an entirely different computer I've tried to use the Remote Desktop Connection to access PC 1 and no luck. I've checked to see that window's firewall has allowed remote access on both computers.

What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop behind a router

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Is there a way to log when users use Remote Desktop to log into a PC?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop logs

We are running Windows XP Pro on all of the PCs in a domain environment. We would like to know when a home user remotes into their work PC. Thanks!

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My Remote Assistance wont launch when I accept invitations..???
Ive have all the necessary services running and its not the Firewall blocking the connection
it just simply wont open...rcimlby.exe is running in the services when i click on accept,
it doesnt launch the Remote Assistance on the requesting PC either (I thought it may still open on the other PC but it doesnt) I have tried another PC to be sure its not the PC requesting assistance that has the error.

Can any1 help....?

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I have two different computers both running Windows XP professional. I am trying to connect to one remotely using the Remote Desktop Connection. I have enabled the remote computer for remote logins but for some reason I cannot connect with it. I get the error message that the client could not connect to the remote session. I have 50 other computers on this network all set up the same way and have never had a problem. Everything seems to be configured exactly the same. I can ping the remote computer and I can connect using Computer Management and I can even access the c$ (\\computername\c$). I even tried using the RDC connecting to the IP address but still not working. Any ideas???

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection problem

any ideas?

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Hey guys, I can't seem to figure this out.. I'm trying to set up a remote connection with Remote Desktop. My port (3389) is forwarded and I can tell my remote machine is connecting to my PC because it's bringing up my user profile icon for my Vista user account, but its prompting for authnetication. I don't use Windows authentication locally and I've tried my DNS password, my network WPA password, and nothing is working. Any ideas?


A:[SOLVED] Vista Remote Desktop Authnetication

Try COMPUTERNAME\username.

That way you can use the user account from that computer. Mine for example is ICUTE\Jason.

Also make sure that account is a member of Remote Desktop Users under Local Users and Groups.

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Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having with my remote desktop connection, everytime I try to connect to another ip address with the user name and password I get "Your Credentials Did Not Work" I then tried from my daughters laptop from the same location and it does work. Obviously there is something going on with my laptop that's blocking it - does anyone know what I should do??

A:[SOLVED] Remote Desktop Connection Question


Try entering in the IP address first, then connecting; don't enter in the credentials until you are connected to the other computer.

What OS is installed on:

- The remote computer?
- The computer you are having trouble with?
- Your daughter's computer?

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Hi, well as I'm kinda new to linux (Ubuntu) itself, I wonder how can I do something like this:

Connect from work to my linux server on port 3389 (default remote desktop port), and then redirected to my home IP and port 61000

if I understand it correctly, I need to do something like this:

in etc/sysctl.conf uncomment line net/ipv4/ip_forward=1

iptables -A input -i eth0 -p 3389 -p ACCEPT

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 3389 -j DNAT --to-destination
... but its not working, so, what I'm doing wrong?

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The otherday Windows automatically updated, and somehow my remote desktop connection got lost.

I searched it, copied and pasted the shortcut on the desktop, and it worked.
It was working fine this morning.
Now it will not connect.

Any input?

Do yall need a screencap?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection Error.

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Maybe someone can help me with this. My domain is 2003 server with XP as the clients. I also use Group Policies. I can only remote desktop into a client machine if they are already logged in. If their machine is at the Ctrl Alt Del screen I get this msg "You do not have access to logon to this session". Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Can't Remote Desktop when at the Ctrl, Alt, Del Screen

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I have a WinXP computer on a LAN that I occasionally connect to with
Remote Desktop. I also have a Wake-on-Lan program to bootup and shutdown
this particular remote machine. Because RD requires a password to connect
I have enabled one for an administrator user account. I have also enabled
AutoLogon for this user so I don't get the welcome screen on the remote
computer waiting for a user and password selection. As long as I don't
start a Desktop Remote session connection to the remote computer, I can
shut down the remote with the WOL program. However, if I enter a Desktop
session, the welcome screen appears on the remote and it can't be shutdown
unless I enter a password for the admnistrative user and shutdown as usual
at the remote.

I have noticed that the instant I enter the RD session and am logged in
the welcome screen appears on the remote computer prompting for the password.
If I shutdown the remote session and switch to the remote computer and
just click Shutdown the Computer on the welcome screen, I get a
message saying that there are other users logged on and shutting down
might result in data loss. Do you still want to shutdown? If I click yes,
it may shut down it may not.

Also, if I enter a remote sesson and switch to the remote computer and enter
the password, I am logged onto the remote but the RD session is terminated.

I have also enabled ShutdownWithoutLogon but that did nothing.

I am trying to completely automate the bootup/shutdown procedure... Read more

A:Solved: Trouble with Remote Desktop and AutoLogon

Not sure if this autologon tool helps, but you can try

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My friend and I (nvolex) are having mad problems. He has a computer at his house running Windows Server 2003. We're trying to figure out why noone outside of his Home network can connect to his computer. We can get to the Remote Desktop Connection screen, but after that it states the computer cannot be found..BUT ONLY when we're not at his house on his network. If you need more information, ask away. This is 2 days now we cannot get it working. Thanks

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection Problems

SOLVED. We removed "Server Name" from the server field and hit connect and it worked. No clue why it worked...but it

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Hi guys,

my boss had the idea to work one day at home for special employees at our office.

I have good experiences with the program teamviewer and we would consider buying it since it's only freeware for private use.

In the office we are connected to a server pc and with some help (I'm a beginner in networking, my skills are more related to setting up hardware components) I would be able to establish a remote desktop connection offered by XP itself.

But is it worth it?

I heard that the connection isn't encrypted.

So better using teamviewer or something else?

A:Solved: Teamviewer or Remote Desktop Connection?

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Please remove this thread. Thanks!!

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Once I install this on my Win2k machine, I'll be able to connect to WinXP machines but can WinXP machines connect to the Win2k machine ?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection Software

You can only connect to Windows XP Pro machines! If you want to remote control other Windows Computers I sugguest use a VNC application. I recommend using UltraVNC

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I am unable to log into the remote desktop of one of our clients, I get the licensing protocol error. Their support staff says it is on my end and keeps sending me things to try. I log into their VPN, then RDC. If the remote computer is the one having the licensing protocol issues, doesn't that mean there is nothing on my end that can be done?

I have searched all morning and found similar issues, people deleting the registry key, tried that and it didn't work. They told me to right click on the connection and log in as admin. I am using VISTA, by the way. I don't have that choice. They said then I am not an administrator. But, it shows I am the admin.

I went to the microsoft support site and did the Mr. Fix It thing and that didn't fix it. I might be crazy, but I was thinking the problem at to be on their end. I think I have gotten this before or some of our employees. I was working in there fine yesterday, logged out and now can't get back in. I tried another facility from that same client, but a totally different region and was able to log in. I am thinking that the problem is specifically on their end. She insists it's not because no one else has complained. One other person (from our company) who works using that same connection is able to log in fine, so I don't know.

This is beyond frustrating. Any ideas?



A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection trouble

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I have a vista machine that I connect to via an XP machine. I have a printer attached locally to my XP machine. When I connect to my Vista machine remotely, I cannot use the local printer or hard drives. I have configured my RDC options to use local printers and hard drives but no luck. I have also tried to download the Vista driver for my printer but it will not intall on the XP machine and I have shared the printer. How can I use the local resources?

Any ideas??

A:Solved: Remote desktop printer - Vista

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