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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection, credentials did not work, non domain

16 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Remote Desktop Connection, credentials did not work, non domain

I need help getting my Remote Desktop Connection to work. I have followed every tutorial on this site to no avail. My pc is WORKGROUP, there is no domain. I feel like I have tried everything and still it says my credentials did not work.

I am trying to set this pc up for WOL. I have activated Remote Device Access through the Control Panel and in the BIOS. I have followed through with everything to achieve waking my pc through WOL Magic Packet sending. I just can't get the Remote Desktop Connection to work to see if I can actually access the pc and get into my files.
I am setting it up to be an offsite storage unit for my place of business.

I am very computer literate, but feel stupid because I can't get this to work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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16 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

This is IMO, is one of MS worst attempts to remote access another PC. Some can follow the suggested guides and have no problem making a connection while others like you and myself have all kinds of problems. For me, I used team-viewer. It's very simple and GUI friendly. I'm not one to promote products or software but this one wins hands down.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet
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