Configuring RDP in a workgroup
Posted on 2013-11-08
I have and always have run a domain network. Setting up RDP, on Win 7 Pro machines has always been easy both on the LAN and remotely. Using SBS 2008 Standard.
I am trying to help a friend who is using a workgroup and trying to connect from a Win 7 Pro machine to a Win 7 Pro machine, but he is getting the error message:
This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator.
He currently has Windows Firewall turned off. So, my questions revolve around some of the names that would be put in compared to a domain setup. And, he is an automatically an accepted remote user.
Allow connections from computers running any version of RD is checked.
Here is where I get confused in trying to help.
In my RDP in the computer name: I have server_name.riverside.local
Under user, I have: riverside\user_name
In his, he has Computer: Office
Under user, he has: Office\user_name (could he use just his user_name?)
That just seems completely different than domain name\user_name (Obviously, his is a workgroup.
I haven't looked at his Advanced settings yet.
Sorry if confusing. I read somewhere that in Workgroups, you don't have to configure RDP?