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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:53 AM

I have a L/top + a D/top, both have remote desktop installed + Vista H P 32bit. How do I connect to D/T from L/T. I have tried various settings on both and input various computer name/IP address. Help and Support did'nt help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

What error message do you get when you try to connect the remote desktop?

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:32 AM

Hi again CaveDweller2, all it says is it cant connect, try again or contact desktop administrator (ME). I had taken a snip but this section does not have attachment properties.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:13 AM

So I imagine you are running Remote Desktop from the Start Menu or by typing in mstsc and hitting enter. At this point, you are typing in hostname or IP address of the desktop computer, correct? If you type in the right hostname/IP address it will prompt you for credentials, you will need to use credentials from and "administrator" account on the desktop computer, not the laptop.

Please let us know if this is how you are trying to remote in.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:31 PM

swagger, I looked in remote settings and there is only remote assistance permission. It looks as if RDC is installed but not active.
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You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic N, or Windows Vista Home Premium. You can, however, connect from those editions of Windows Vista to computers running other versions of Windows.

Edited by Roderunner, 17 April 2010 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:29 PM

Sounds like you have your answer. Sorry :thumbsup: Those versions of Vista were piss poor. Glad they reduced the number of them in Windows 7

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:31 AM

Those versions of Vista were piss poor.


Dont you mean 'still are' instead of were :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

True :thumbsup: But, with 7 out I used past tense since no one should use Vista anymore although I know some do.




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