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I am trying to setup a remote desktop connection to a windows xp machine.

i have set up my port forwadring on my router by forwarding my public ip address to which is the ipa ddress i get from ip config on my xp machine under ethernet adapter local area connectio ip address to start and end port of 3389

i have enable remote connection on xp machine

when i try to connect from remote machine i get

remote desktop cant connect to the remote computer for one of these resons
remote access is not enabled
remote computer is off
remote computer not available on network

i have also tried connecting to ipaddress with the :3389 port on the end

i cant figure out where i have gone wrong.

if install logmein hamachi and run that on machine and use its ip address i can connect fine but i dont really want to use that.

any ideas???

Jul 2 '12 #1
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Seth Schrock
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Right click on My Computer and go to Properties and the Remote tab. Click on the Advanced button and make sure that the check box is checked to allows the computer to be controlled remotely. If this was already set, then it is possible that your firewall or anti-virus is blocking the connection.
Jul 21 '12 #2

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computer controlled remotely is checked and only using windows firewall and that is set ok, cant find aywhere in our sophos anti virus that would stop it

Jul 30 '12 #3

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Hi Colinid

Are you using XP Professional ?

Check out this Microsoft help page

Kind regards
Jul 30 '12 #4

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I am trying to connect to xp from windows 7
Jul 30 '12 #5

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XP Pro is the only XP version that can act as server. Have you tried connecting the other way round, however, you will still need professional or above for the Win7 part.

Kind regards
Jul 30 '12 #6

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Sorry yes I have xp pro for the remote computer and windows 7 home for local do I need 7 pro to connect to xp pro??

Jul 30 '12 #7

P: 50
Hi Colinod

Watch this video the guy unfortunately is too close to the microphone but it works.

Kind regards
Jul 30 '12 #8

Murat Bastas
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Why not use a program that helps? Exp, teamviewer...
Jul 30 '12 #9

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