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RDP to windows 7 doesnt work

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Dear experts,

I have a very strange problem. I try to RDP from a windows 7 laptop to a windows 7 desktop. But whatever i do, it seems to fail.

- I opened port 3389 on the windows firewall.
- Unistalled every peace of anti-virus / firewall software i could find.
- Checked all services.
- Made sure that remote connection is allowed.
- even tried disabling the windows firewall.

Nothing worked. Can anyone help me?
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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right click computer - properties - remote
select the second option as in the image below
1also, press select users and add users allowed to connect (try with everyone and grant all access)
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by:tailoreddigital
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Are you trying to remote via the LAN or WAN?
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by:mspren
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Dear experts,

i try it on LAN. And the settings in the screenshot are correctly set.
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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Once I had the same problem, I stopped the RDP Service by saying "Dont Allow to this computer".

And restart the PC.

We then come back to enable remote access.
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by:mspren
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Where did you do that?
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by:ded9
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Did you forward ports on the router.

You can also follow the steps mentioned in this article

http://www.sysprobs.com/connect-remote-desktop-windows-7-fix



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by:mspren
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Ded9 thanks i found this link already but it did not help me.
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by:ded9
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Run this command on both compute to find out whether the rdp port is listening


netstat -a | find "3389"


or netstat -aon | more



Post screenshot of both systems.



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by:mspren
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ok i did that. 1 screenshot is pc i try to rdp to second screenshot is pc i try to rdp from.
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2.png
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by:ded9
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In the above screenshot 1.png rdp is not listening you need to enable rdp here.

In 2.png the rdp is listening ..try rdp from 1 to 2.

Post results.



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by:mspren
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where do i do that? is it a service or can i do it any other way?
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by:ded9
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Launch services.msc and make sure terminal services is started and set automatic on 1st pc

Also did you first try connecting from  from 1 to 2.


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by:mspren
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i cant find the service. can you tell me the cmd command?
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by:ded9
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Post the version of windows 7 on pc 1. RDP feature is not supported in windows 7 home premium.

You can connect from pc1 to pc2 but not pc2 to pc1 based on the screenshot that you have uploaded.

Also make sure all RDP related services are started and running. You can use teamviewer for free for personal use.

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx



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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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@mspren

Under System Properties -> Remote Tab

Basically turn off RDP Access, restart and turn it back on :)

HTH

Imtiaz
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by:mspren
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I started the termservice but i still is not working.
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by:ded9
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After starting termservice run the netstat -a | find "3389" ..post screenshot.

Post the version of windows 7 you are using.

Is it windows 7, home, premium, professional etc.

RDP feature is not supported in windows 7 home premium



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by:mspren
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output is still the same and the version is windows 7 professional 32bit
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by:ded9
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Run this from cmd


reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSCo
nnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Run this from cmd and post screenshot

reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTS
Connections

Restart pc and then run this

netstat -a | find "3389"



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by:mspren
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I did not make a screenshot cause everything is in german. I hate it. adding the registry keys was succesfull but after reboor it still doesnt find the 3389 port.
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by:ded9
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Make sure are Rdp services are running ..terminal services.
Make sure you have allowed rdp in windows firewall.

First ..run this command

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

then run this

reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTS
Connections

it doesnt matter if its in german..post screenshot.

then run this ...no need to reboot the system

netstat -a | find "3389"

and this

netsh firewall show state

post screenshot.


Reboot is not required.



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by:mspren
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here the requested screenshots
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4.png
5.png
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Solved it:D:D

https://jackkb.net/securing-remote-desktop-on-windows-8-and-windows-7/

part 4 was the solution. Somehow the port was 3390 instead of 3389. thanks for all the good help.
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by:ded9
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Glad to know your issue is fixed :)



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by:mspren
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Ded9 was of great help!
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