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Remote Desktop Connection will not accept password

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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Gregg011299
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Dicanio37Commented:
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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Gregg011299Author Commented:
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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Dicanio37Commented:
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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Gregg011299Author Commented:
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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briggs1Commented:
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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