Connect to Client Desktops ...
Posted on 2004-10-13
I recently installed an SBS2003 server for a customer with 5 client PCs all running Windows XP. The whole installation went well and there haven't been any major problems.
My problem lies in the remote web workplace, and to cut a long story and steep learning curve in IP sub-nets and sub-net masks down to a manageable size, I can log on remotely via VPN to the server, facilitated by the connection disk provided by SBS2003. I am able to 'Connect to Server Desktops' perfectly, and subsequently log in and enjoy full remote control of the server, however, and despite being able to perform server based tasks on all the clients when logged in to the server, I am unable to 'Connect to Client Desktops'. I am presented with the list of client machines in the Remote Web Workplace, I select from that list and click connect, each time to be presented, after a few seconds, with the error ~ 'Connectivity to remote computer could not be established. Ensure that the computer is on and connected to the WSBS network' ~ I have checked all the clients, they are all well and truly online, I have ticked everything I can find that would seem facilitate remote control and everyone I have spoken to about it says 'Normally it just Works' ~ I have a feeling I am not too far away from a solution, but I cannot see the wood for the trees ~ and I could be in the same place months from now, ~ I would be grateful for any suggestions