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Remote Desktop Connection will not accept password

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Recently, when trying to use RDC to connect to another PC, it will not accept my password.  However, when going to the PC, the password I try is correct.  This is happening from any PC I use to try to connect to the PC in question.  I get to the connect window just fine, but after entering the Username and Password, I receive the message that the credentials are in error.  The PC I am trying to connect to is running Vista and the others run either Vista or XP.  I have successfully used PDC prior to this problem on all PCs.

What should I do to rectify this problem?

Thanks!
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Question by:Gregg011299
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by:Dicanio37
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It depends which crudentials you are using?
You will either need to be a domain admin or a user with the right to log via RDP.
It should also work if you use crudentials of the local machinne user accounts.
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by:Gregg011299
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You are correct--it SHOULD work--that is the problem.  I have used RDC on a daily basis from 2 different PCs until it quit working.  I have changed nothing on the PC that I am logging into, including user name and password.  It is on a P2P LAN and the correct IP address comes up when starting RDC.  I have gone to the remote machine and logged in with the same user name and password that I am trying to use from the local machines.
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by:Dicanio37
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If your using vista then that could be the issue. When you enter in your user name via RDP you need to enter the Full domain crudentials i.e. name@domain.local and then the password..
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I solved it myself.  Since my network is not domain based, I use IP addresses to connect.  The PC that I was logging into changed its IP address. The IP addresses seldom change, but it did this time.  So, once I entered the correct IP adress for the PC, the password worked properly.  What had me fooled is that I never received an error message when using the former IP address--the connection window opened up as before, but would not accept the password.

Thanks for your attempts at helping!
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by:briggs1
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Thanks Gregg!

This just happened to me as well.  The remote desktop login window came up and it looked like I was connected even though I wasn't.  The pc just changed its IP.
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