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By deerek11 ·
I have a XP Pro system that will not allow me to remote to it i can ping the address but will not allow me to remote to it. I have check the firewall SP2 and it is set to allow remote desktop connection and I have turn on remote desktop and remote assistance and gave my self permissions to remote sesssion to the pc but still no luck when I remote to the system no connection any suggestion??

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by ippirate In reply to Remote Desktop

Ensure that you are signing on using an account on the remote machine. You have to have a physical account on the remote machine to access, you can't use the account on your local box like you would for accessing files remotely.


Create account on the remote machine RemoteAdmin

On local machine, setup remote desktop connection and sign on as \\RemoteMachineName\RemoteAdmin

Hope that helps,


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by dryflies In reply to Remote Desktop

Check your location firewall, for that matter all firewalls. you need to have port 3389 and 445 open in order to remote in. be carefull with 445, only open it for the specific IPs that need to use it and then only in stealth mode. Also, are you behind a router with non-routable IP addresses? if you are, you might need to use port forwarding to make it work. If you have a 192.168.*.* address or a 10.*.*.* address then you have this situation. those two address spaces are private spaces that anyone can use but the will not pass a router. Port forwarding is a rule in the router that says if I get a request on port 3389 I am going to forward it to the computer at (or whatever internal address you tell it) try pinging the machine also to see if you can get to it at all.
Do you get any response at all from the remote system?

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by dustyD In reply to Remote Desktop

In addition to the above, you must use a password for your user account in order to use remote desktop.

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