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Windows 7: Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

08 Sep 2010   #1
Zain

Windows 7 pro
 
 
Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

Hi

I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you


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08 Sep 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?
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08 Sep 2010   #3
Zain

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Hi,

I have disabled the firewall on my win 7 PC. Do i need to disable it on the XP SP3?

I have run netstat -a on both machines and port 3389 is listening.
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08 Sep 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

try to disable on OS xp too. and if you try to ping with both OS.. is it reply ?
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08 Sep 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
XP version must be XP PRO. You can't RDP to XP home even if it is at SP3 level.
You CAN RDP FROM any version of XP though.

You don't say what version of XP you are running.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Sep 2010   #6
Zain

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Hi guys,

I can ping ok from both OS. I will turn firewall of on the XP too.

Jimbo45, It is XP pro. As i have mentioned before, i can Remote desktop to this machine form another XP but not from this windows 7 which suggests it may be something up with the windows 7 desktop.

any views?
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08 Sep 2010   #7
Zain

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Quick update, disabling the firewall on th XP OS has done the trick.

Obviously i cant keep it like this so how do i get around it with the firewall on?

thanks for your help
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08 Sep 2010   #8
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

try teamviewer?? Im not sure how closely it is to remote desktop though...
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08 Sep 2010   #9
Zain

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Guys, Ive answered my own question.

I have now switched the firewall back on for both machines and it works fine.
I had to add an exception in XP firewall.
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08 Sep 2010   #10
ryo

 
 

nice work.. glad can help you out..
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