Windows Vista and Remote Desktop problems

By gqstyles55 ·
Hi there everyone,

I have a question regarding remote desktop in Windows Vista RC2. I have been trying to get my remote desktop to work for over a week now and I can't seem to find any answers. Here's my problem...

I have setup (to the best of my knowledge) all the settings to enable access to my PC externally using remote desktop. I can connect remotely from my internal network, but not over the Internet (externally). Obviously this must mean that all the proper settings are in place for remote desktop to work, but I just can't seem to get it working. I thought maybe it was my router causing the problem. But I have the same IP addesss on the same NIC that I was using on my PC before I loaded Vista using XP. So nothing has changed there. Is there some kind of new security in Vista that is causing this not to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank a lot.


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Sme Problem With Win XP Pro SP2

by support05 In reply to Windows Vista and Remote ...

I have the exact same problem with Win XP Pro SP2 (only with a new computer being added to my LAN). Any Ideas for me?

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Port Forwarding

by phil01810 In reply to Sme Problem With Win XP P ...

Check your port forwarding settings on the router
It may have been assigned a new ip address

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Vista and remote desktop

by yasky In reply to Windows Vista and Remote ...

I have found I had to disable the UAC. here are the steps I took. hope it helps.

Launch MSCONFIG from the Run menu.
Click on the Tools tab. Scroll down till you find Disable UAC. Click on that line.
Press the Launch button.
A CMD window will open. When the command is done, you can close the window.
Close MSCONFIG. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.

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