rdc from window 7 domain cpu to windows 8 workgroup computer
Posted on 2014-08-26
My Windows 7 Laptop belongs to my employer's domain. I usually use My_W7_Laptop at the office, but this question is about home usage.
I cannot use remote desktop connection from My_W7_Laptop to my wife's Window 8 computer in the home Workgroup.
Is there any easy way to use RDC from a domain computer to a workgroup computer? (By the way, I know I have physical connectivity because I can EASILY view my wife files. I simply use Start > network > double click on Wifes_w8_CPU)
------ Here are the complicated details of what I have tried ----------------
First on Wifes_W8_cpu I enabled "allow remote access to your computer".
Windows 8 insisited I supply the administrator name which is different than my wife's.
Administrator name is Bob @ Bobsemail.com (it was setup when I bought her computer last year)
My wife's user name is JaneDoeLocal which she uses when she turns on her computer.
-------- the rest of the activity is on My_W7_laptop -----------------------------
NEXT, I went to My_W7_Laptop and tried
Start > network > right click on Wifes_w8_CPU > "connect with remote desktop connection"
I enter my wife's user name and password on the following Windows Security dialog
Enter your credentials
These credentials will be used to connect to the following computers:
1. 208.xx.xx.xx (RD Gateway server)
2. JaneDoeCpu (remote computer)
If I enter JaneDoeLocal the same security dialog is repeated 10 seconds later.
If i enter JaneDoeLocal@workgroup I get an error message.
"Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the remote desktop gateway server's certificate has expired or has been revoked. Contact your network administrator for assistance."
I view the certificate and see the certificate was issued by my employer 207.xx.xx.xx and expired 2 months ago.
I also tried using start > run > mstsc > 192.168.1.100 (the IP of Wifes_w8_cpu). I also tried options > advanced and fiddled with the settings but could not get things to work.
I hope someone can help.