Solved

How do I connect to a Windows 7 machine via Remote Desktop?

Posted on 2011-09-14
7
301 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello,

I have two machines at home...a LENOVO running Windows XP, and a HP running Windows 7.

When I am on the HP, I can use Remote Desktop Connection to login to the LENOVO.

However, when I am on the LENOVO, when I try to connect to the HP using Remote Desktop Connection and enter the IP address, I get an error "this computer cannot connect to the remote computer".

I should also note that I am able to ping the HP's IP address from the LENOVO, I just cannot connect to the HP's IP address using Remote Desktop Connection from the LENOVO like I can the other way around.

Any suggestions on what I need to do to be able to establish a Remote Desktop Connection from the LENOVO into the HP?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:hpsuser
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:jbrown22
ID: 36537631
Get on the HP:

1) Go to Control Panel -> System -> Remote settings (you should now be under the Remote tab in System Properties dialog box).

2) Click the radio button marked "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop"

3) Make sure the user you're trying to connect as is listed in the list if you click "Select Users" from the dialog box (System Properties -> "Remote" tab)

4) Ensure that your Windows firewall allows incoming Remote Desktop requests.
 
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:*** Hopeleonie ***
ID: 36537643
You have to click under Remote Settings., "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop or Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication".

For more info read this part of this Tutorial:

The remote computer cannot be found.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-Remote-Desktop-problems
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Neil Russell earned 500 total points
ID: 36537859
IF It is Windows 7 HOME edition you can NOT use rdp.

0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 36537875
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Remote-Desktop-Connection-frequently-asked-questions

Which editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection?
All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.

•You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.

•You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.

•You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:hpsuser
ID: 36549263
looks like i can't do it because I have the home premium windows...i'll need to figure out what i need to do to switch it to professional
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jbrown22
ID: 36549992
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jbrown22
ID: 36550004
Or... get a 3rd party solution like LogMeIn - which is free if it's for personal use.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now