why i can not log on to Term server

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

we just built a server 2008. My laptop win Xp pro can not log onto the server with terminal services. However, right next to it, i also have my win 7 laptop, and it has no problem loggin on....
it must be something with that laptop..

what could it be.?
Question by:intelogent
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    Vista and Later Terminal Servers (Including 2008 and 2008 R2) have an extra layer of security in which it will not allow an older version client (which it deems less secure) to connect.  This may be your problem.

    If you go into Remote Settings where you first enabled Remote Acces, you'll see 3 options under Remote Desktop where in XP and 2003 there was only 1 checkbox.  You want to make sure you have the middle option selected which says "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure).

    Hope this helps!

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    is this on the terminal server or on the XP machine?
    i need to know excatly where you think i will find this on both server 2003 and server 2008 please.. as i am not familiar.
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    It is on the Terminal Server (Remote Desktop) for Vista, 7, or 2008.

    From the start menu, type in "System" and choose the System from the Control Panel
    On the left pane choose Remote Settings
    This is basically the same screen from Windows XP, but the options for Remote Desktop now have 3 choices instead of 1 - you should pick the middle option which says "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure).

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