Cannot connect to work PC w/Remote Desktop

Posted: 03-12-2007, 08:13 PM
I have XP Pro at home and XP Home at work. Both systems have the Remote
Desktop Connection found in: All Programs/Assesories/Communications

I'm also trying to connect to my XO Home system from my laptop running XP
Pro and have a connection problem.

I have a static IP on both PC's. Both are behind Linksys routers. Both
routers have port 3389 forwardrd to their respective XP System behind it.

I've even added remote Desktop to the exclusions in Windows Firewall but
cannot connect to it.

I verified the IP address I have just before I connect and my ISP says they
are not blocking any IP's.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tony

Cannot connect to work PC w/Remote Desktop


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Shenan Stanley
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Re: Cannot connect to work PC w/Remote Desktop
Posted: 03-12-2007, 09:02 PM
Tony wrote:
> I have XP Pro at home and XP Home at work. Both systems have the
> Remote Desktop Connection found in: All
> Programs/Assesories/Communications
>
> I'm also trying to connect to my XO Home system from my laptop
> running XP Pro and have a connection problem.
>
> I have a static IP on both PC's. Both are behind Linksys routers.
> Both routers have port 3389 forwardrd to their respective XP System
> behind it.
>
> I've even added remote Desktop to the exclusions in Windows
> Firewall but cannot connect to it.
>
> I verified the IP address I have just before I connect and my ISP
> says they are not blocking any IP's.
As I replied in the hijacked thread...

Windows XP Home Edition does not have the Remote Desktop component (Terminal
Services) needed to connect to the machine remotely in the manner you are
trying. Windows XP Home Edition does have Remote Assistance. Windows XP
Home Edition does come with the Remote Desktop Client - but it cannot be the
host/server.

If you want to remote into a Windows XP machine and have no one there to
grant you permission (Remote Assistance) - you need to use a third party
product like UltraVNC.

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