Remote Access Nightmare
Posted on 2006-05-29
I want to access a computer in another state that is running XP Pro. It is connected to a wireless router that is connected to a cable modem. I am a member of the remote desktop users local group because I have an administrator account on the remote computer. The computer is part of a workgroup and it has a generic IP address of 192.168.1.101. When I try to access the computer using remote desktop it doesn't work. I entered the IP address of the computer and my Log In Name and Password. I also tried using the IP address of the cable modem and that doesn't work either. WHAT ADDITIONAL STEPS SHOULD I TAKE?
Currently the computer IS NOT part of a domain but I have a primary domain controller next to me. I think adding the remote computer to my domain would help me connect remotely. CAN I ADD A REMOTE XP PRO COMPUTER TO MY LOCAL W2K ADV SERVER DOMAIN CONTROLLER? IF SO, HOW? I CAN ARRANGE FOR SOMEONE TO CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON THE REMOTE COMPUTER IF NECESSARY. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?