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I am not able to take mstsc to a server from my system

In my network there are several win xp systems, but only 2 or 3 systems are able to take a remote control of the server.
How is this posible, is there some setting on the windows 2003 server, how can i check or change it, i am the windows system administrator.


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the only things require are :-
1) Remote Desktop enabled on Client machine for which you want to take remote desktop.You can enable it by right Clicking on My Computer>>Remote>>Remote Desktop>> Allow users to connect remotely to this computer check box should be checked
2) You should be member of Either Administrators or Remote Dekstop Users on that machine.
If both the things are in place then you need to check network connectivity part.You can try telent form source to target on port 3389
You should also check firewall settings on your server.

Do the client machines that can connect have a static or dynamic IP? How about those that can't connect?
Are all the machines in a Domain or in a Workgroup?
If all the machines are in a domain then Dynamic IP will not create any problem.
you just need to be domain admin or Remote desktop users group member to get MSTSC connection of client machines.
Also please check the windows firewall settings on client machines if windows firewall or any Group policy is blocking the port 3389 on those client machines.
Pranav_ITAuthor Commented:
Hi Team

Thanks a lot for the solution.


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