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cannot remote desktop using computer name

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I cannot remote desktop to my computer at work using the computer name.  I  create a VPN connection to my work but get a 733 error.  I can remote desktop using the IP address of my server, but get the error "cannot find computer..." when I try to remote desktop direclty into my computer at work (which does not have a static IP)
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Open C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hosts for editing. Add an entry for <remote PC name>  <IP you can connect with> Save and close. Now retry your RDP session and make sure that if the remote Ip changes to change the hosts file entry.
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Well I just re-read your question and realized I misread your whole post.
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First try this to resolve the vpn 733 issue. http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/trbl_w2k_tcpre733.htm

Second When you say "I can remote desktop using the IP address of my server, but get the error "cannot find computer..." when I try to remote desktop direclty into my computer at work (which does not have a static IP)". Does that mean you can connect via RDP using the public static IP of your server at work?

Once you have a working VPN connection my original post may work depending on your network infrastructure at work.
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