Running Small Business Server 2008 domain. The domain consists of 3 computers running Windows 7 Pro, 1 computer running Windows XP and one ML350 server running Small Business Server 2008.
The problem: Remote desktop from the Windows 7 Pro pc's cannot connect to the XP machine. Remote desktop from the ML350 server cannot connect.
Things I have done:
- On the XP machine : right clicked on My Computer, left clicked on the Remote tab, left clicked on “select Remote Users” and added the administrator user and a user name. Entered these using the domain\Username format . The application recognized the users I entered (you know, it will uppercase the domain name).
- On the XP machine , when I start a command prompt and type in the command “ping Connect” it displays the correct ip address of the server.
- On the xp machine, when the command “ping ml350” is entered, it displays the correct ip address of the server.
The XP machine was connected to the Small Business Server 2008 domain using the http://Connect
Now for the strange item: The name of the XP machine is W24. When I open a command prompt on any Windows 7 Pro machine and execute the command “ ping w24” the system does not recognize the w24 computer and will not display any ip address. If I ping any Windows 7 pc from any pc including the XP machine, the correct ip address appears.
I checked the Windows Firewall settings on the XP machine. Remote desktop is checked but it is greyed out. Next to it is a column called “group policy” In there it is set to Yes
Because this XP machine belongs to a domain, there is no way I know of to turn off the Windows firewall.
What needs to be done to enable the XP machine to be recognized?
What dns setting needs to be changed so the XP machine is recognized?
What gpo setting needs to change?