Windows Remote Desktop problems

By jonxdoe ·
I finally upgraded my main home PC to an XP Pro box.
I am trying to set up Windows Remote Desktop to Win 2000. I can connect from the 2000 PC to my XP but not from my XP to 2000.
It is a peer network via a Belkin Cable router. I can ping both ways, I can see the workgroup PC's, map network drives, ... what am I missing???
I have been installing software and moving files for several hours and my brain has hit a bad sector!
Any ideas or links??

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Did you allow access?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Windows Remote Desktop pr ...

On the Win2K machine, did you allow access?

Instructions on how to allow remote.

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new user

by jonxdoe In reply to Did you allow access?

Yes, I added the new user. I even tried using my Admin log-in.
I keep getting the generic message "This computer can't connect to the remote computer"

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reread please

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to new user

Sorry, I must have been editing the other post while you were replying to it. I edited it to show the link to where instructions are located.

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by jonxdoe In reply to reread please
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by jonxdoe In reply to Did you allow access?

I am running Win 2000 Pro w/sp4 not 2K server.
I am trying to find access options.

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re: access

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Access?

Sorry, I had assumed that you had installed Terminal Services on the Win2K machine to allow remote access/control. As far as I know, if you don't have something running as a server, you can't remote into Win2K.

I guess I don't understand why, after re-reading your original post, if the computers are all on the same network/router (in home?) why you would want to remote desktop to one of them. Are you confusing remote desktop with simple file sharing?

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Remote desktop not file sharing

by jonxdoe In reply to re: access

I have 3 PC's I don't want to have 3 keyboards/monitors/mice/speaker/etc..
1). I have a KVM switch but sometimes I loose the keyboard or mouse functions when I switch between the PC's. I must then reboot the affected PC.
2). I have a few legacy Win '98 applications that won't run well in XP (even in Run As mode).
3). I am retiring the 2000 PC as the O/S is failing badly and I can't find the install disks for some of the programs I still use.
Remoting in is an easy solution to all my problems as my wife also uses the computer and forgets about the KVM switch and calls me 'cause the computer is not working.

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ok.... well then....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Remote desktop not file s ...

Were you able to remote into this particular Win2K machine before you upgraded the other one to WinXP?

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new pc

by jonxdoe In reply to ok.... well then....

This is a new XP PC.
I had 2 machines before, my w2k box is suffering a slow death and a 98 box I rarely use.
I was able to share files between the 2 machines over NetBEUI and the loss of the keyboard and/or mouse was not that big of a deal on the 98 box. The 2k box is having many problems, HDD full, OS crashing, but I still need the applications on it.
I am just trying to figure out why I can connect from my 2k box to my XP box but not from XP to 2k

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Because 2K isn't a server

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to new pc

"I am just trying to figure out why I can connect from my 2k box to my XP box but not from XP to 2k"

Because, if Terminal Services (that's what remote desktop was called before XP) isn't installed or enabled on the 2K machine to create the server, there's nothing for the XP remote desktop to connect to. Win2K alone can't do it.

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