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Windows 7: cannot rdp


29 Oct 2009   #1

 
 
cannot rdp

I freshly installed Windows 7 Home Premium on two of my laptops. I was always able to RDP from one to the other remotely (IP still the same) when I had Ultimate Beta installed. My router is configured fine and I have "allow remote access to this computer" enabled on both. I also have "allow this computer to be controlled remotely" enabled as well on both.

I am unable to RDP, getting connection errors.

Any ideas? I did not modify firewall or router. It should work fine. My laptops are always one 24/7 and do not go into sleep mode unless I hit the power button.

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29 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The machine you wish to connect to needs to be Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise.
Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter cannot act as Remote Desktop hosts.
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29 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Is there a possible work around / alternative to RDP then?
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29 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I find logmein to be rather useful myself.

https://secure.logmein.com/US/home.aspx
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29 Oct 2009   #5

 
 

Any free alternatives that also allow file sharing?

The comparison says nothing about remote connections
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e/default.aspx
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29 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have any further recommendations myself, hopefully someone else does.

Even the likes of Real VNC you would need to buy a license for Vista/2008 compatibility and for sharing files.

I agree that MS should mention this in their comparison chart!
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