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RDP to Windows in iMac running Bootcamp

Posted on 2015-02-21
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Hello all,

Have an iMac running Windows 7 through bootcamp. I need to RDP to this from another Windows machines or a mac using Microsoft Remote Desktop (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12).

Is there a way I can do that?

Any pointers is highly appreciated.

Thanks
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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If the iMac is running under bootcamp .. then in effect it should behave EXACTLY the same as any other Windows 7 PC .. you simply need to know the IP or computer name as you would with any other RDP connection.

The computer you are using to connect must either be on the same LAN via ethernet or wifi or else you need to have passthrough enabled on your modem/router to allow the RDP ports to communicate.
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by:veltec
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Thanks for your input. I have covered all the basic steps. Since it is the Experts forum, I didn't think explaining them was necessary here.

On the iMac, RDP is enabled and firewall is open for the RDP. The windows or mac I am trying to connect from are on the same LAN. Trying to RDP to the IP address.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 500 total points
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RDP uses port 3389 .. can you ping the Windows7 system running on the iMac?  Can you portscan to see if 3389 is responding using Network Utilities app on OSX or IPScanner on Windows?
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by:veltec
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Thank you. IP Scanner helped me in identifying the problem.

Even though RDP was allowed in the Windows firewall, it was not allowing connections. I was trying from the same LAN (& subnet), but had to turn off both private and public to make it work.
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