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Windows 7: Can i have some advice setting up RDC?

11 Mar 2012   #1
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Can i have some advice setting up RDC?

Hi everyone

Just wondering if someone wouldn't mind lending me some advice. I have a windows 7 have desktop machine and a windows vista home laptop machine, i wanted to have a play around with RDC as i have never used it before. The problem is i just cant get the machines to connect to each other. I have just read that RDC is not available on "Home Premium" versions of windows is this correct? I have RDC loaded up so that kind of threw me abit as it is on the machine.

Anyway if the above is not true, i have tried pinging my laptop from my dekstop via IP and node name and it see's it fine. I have checked RDC is enabled on both machines which it is and i have also check the registry to make sure its showing the correct port which it is.

Am i missing a very easy step here?

Hope you can help

Thanks a mill

Liam


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11 Mar 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Hi everyone

Just wondering if someone wouldn't mind lending me some advice. I have a windows 7 have desktop machine and a windows vista home laptop machine, i wanted to have a play around with RDC as i have never used it before. The problem is i just cant get the machines to connect to each other. I have just read that RDC is not available on "Home Premium" versions of windows is this correct? I have RDC loaded up so that kind of threw me abit as it is on the machine.

Anyway if the above is not true, i have tried pinging my laptop from my dekstop via IP and node name and it see's it fine. I have checked RDC is enabled on both machines which it is and i have also check the registry to make sure its showing the correct port which it is.

Am i missing a very easy step here?

Hope you can help

Thanks a mill

Liam
Liam, you are correct in that the home versions are not able to act as a rdc server. I..e.. you can not connect to them but you can use them as a client to connect to other computers running the pro versions and above or a server.

Of course you have to authorize a user to access via rdp on the machine that you wish to connect to.

Rich
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11 Mar 2012   #3
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Cheers for clearing that up mate. The reason i was looking at trying RDC was i am trying to get my head around VPN's and i was going to try and setup my billion 7800n router to allow me to access my files from anywhere from any machine. I then thought i could perhaps use RDC to then remote to any of the machines on the network if i needed to. I have used apps like logmein, teamviewer etc but cant help but think these 3rd parties are 100% secure and i wanted to try out VPN as well but its killing my brain lol

Thanks again
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