Vista Home Premium Remote Desktop to Windows Server 2003 Not Working
Posted on 2007-11-18
Alright so i hope someone on here has ran into this problem I have done hours of research into the problem and can come up with nothing.
I am attempting to use remote desktop on a new Windows Vista Home Premium laptop to gain remote access to my Windows Server 2003 server.
For starters I know the server is running properly I can connect and do everything I need from a XP Pro SP2 laptop to the same server using the same login information. I can also, if I take the laptop to the server and put it on the same network using the same login information gain access to and remotely run the server.
The problem occurs when I try to connect with the laptop running Vista Home Premium from outside the network over the internet. The VPN connection connects successfully. From there I run Remote Desktop Connection and input the internal IP of the server. This brings up the new Vista username and password box where I enter the username and password that has always worked before and works from XP and internal network connections. The remote desktop screen comes up on the Vista machine with a second login appearance. however, strangely this login is a windows xp login screen, not a windows server 2003 login screen......anyway if I then put in the information I get the error:
The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain name are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed in the correct case.
For clarification let me say the server does not use a domain it is a simple file sharing and vpn server. The user name i am using is an administrator on the machine and a member of the remote access group. And like I said all of this works fine from an XP laptop over the internet, and this EXACT laptop can also connect to it if it is within the network. The Vista laptop has no virus protection on it, remote desktop is allowed through the firewall.
I am wondering if the router I have at work maybe has Vista issues if this is possible or any other suggestions?