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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

29 Sep 2010   #1
mondo2891

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.

Thanks!


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30 Sep 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.
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30 Sep 2010   #3
mondo2891

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yup, RDP is turned on for Matt, I have the firewall exceptions set up for allowing both RDP settings needed. (something with the IIS I can't quite remember the exact exceptions) I am now experiencing problems with connecting in general. I get home later today so I'll check all my settings and IP to make sure they are all right.
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30 Sep 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

What happens if you turn the firewall off? Does it work?
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