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Remote Desktop connection through VPN

Posted on 2004-08-13
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IT gave me the VPN address: tunnel.externaldomain.com

Also gave me the address of the computer I want to RD to:  comp11.externaldomain.com

I can create the VPN connection no problem (New Connextion Wizard, etc.), but I can't connect with Remote Desktop.

Do I need to tweak my VPN settings, or what have I missed?
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by:infotrader
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We need more information.  What error messages are you getting?  Did you turn on RD on the computer, and make sure the access list /rights are set correctly?

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Make sure port 3389 is unblocked on all devices between you and remote desktop machine.  This would include any router/frewall that you connect to the internet through, as well as the devices as the remote location.
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by:cphansen
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infotrader, you're on the right track.  RD was not enabled.  Is now.

Now I get login prompt at RD, and see the slogin screen of the remote PC, but on logon, get the following msg:

"The user DOMAIN/coopadmin is currently logged on to this comp.  Only current user or admin can log on."

Is someone on at the other end?
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What Operating System is this computer you are trying to enable RD on?

If it's a Server, and you are running Administration mode, then only Administrators of the server can access the computer.  Go to "Manage Computer" mmc  --> Local Users and Groups --> Groups" and add whoever you want access to the computer via RD Local Administrator prev.

You can also try to go to the computer properties  --> Remote TAB, and select the users you want allowed to the Remote Desktop session.

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Both are XP Pro.

I'll have to drop in there and see what's happening.

Thanks guys.
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by:cphansen
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Bah - the only problem was that someone was logged on at the other end.

Points awarded and distributed anyway.  Thanks for the help, guys.
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