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Unable to access window xp via apple remote desktop 3.2

Hi Experts

I am unable to connect remotely to my xp system. via apple remote desktop 3.2(running on macpro)
macpro leopard 10.5
Mac ipaddress -Aiprot
window xp pro -network card

internet --router----lan--windowxp
                wireless/aiport----- macpro

Window firewall is disabled.
remote access is enable/added to user

Am i missing any setting ?

PS:I am able to connect via vnc

Javeed Abdul

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Authentification Failed suggests you are using the wrong user name or password.

Make sure numlock and capslock are not on as that will screw up the password. Double check by typing the password into the username box so you can read it then cut and paste into the password box.
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:

Yes i have check the password/username. They are correct
Did also check the caplock ..
still i am getting the same issue.

Unable to figure out

Is there any possibility that you have more than one device on your network with IP address You might try changing the PC's IP address to see if that makes a difference.
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Are you using OS 10.5.7?
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:
I changed the window xp ip address to and instead lan Now using it on wireless card

disabled lan network port
still no luck

yes I am using 10.5.7
I can't think of any reason it wouldn't work if the Windows firewall is disabled (also disable the Norton firewall if you are using Norton) other than a settings problem on the Windows computer or an incorrect username or password.
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:
Just realized  i had avast on.
I disabled  but still no luck .
i tried with Microsoft remote desktop program . That also do the same thing.

VNC work perfectly fine..
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:
ping from mac to window xp ..
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=2.163 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=2.988 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=2.389 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=2.351 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=6.181 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=42.907 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=128 time=2.302 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=128 time=2.475 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=128 time=2.586 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=128 time=2.583 ms

--- ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 2.163/6.893/42.907/12.057 ms
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:
Wow .
I just resolved it.

Solution :

>>>Authentication failed<<
I was using window xp username /password ,Instead of vnc password.

To access widowxp through Apple Remote Desktop 3.2
you need to install VNC program on window systems.

I use:

when you try to connect window box . you need to use VNC server  password.
note: never use window username/password

Hope this help for someone in future.

Thanks for your help. Much appreciate.

If you have XP Pro, you should be able to access it using the Windows RCP Client for Mac without using VNC provided you have Remote Desktop turn on on the PC . If you have XP Home, you need VNC.
javeedabdulAuthor Commented:
I tried with Window RCP first .. Didn't work for some reason.. (I will look into that later.. ):)
My aim is to use Apple Remote desktop app .. cause its cool
now its works fine..

Apple Remote desktop is a variant of VNC which is why you needed a VNC server on the PC.

If you have XP Pro, suggest you turn on RDC on the PC and use this:


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