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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Access over the internet: "can't connect to the server"

03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
Remote Desktop Access over the internet: "can't connect to the server"


I am trying to configure Remote Desktop Access to work over the internet.
Remote Desktop Access works on my local network.

Both of my computers are on Windows 7 Professionnal. My router is a Belkin F9K1002.

I followed the official widows tutorial. I forwarded the necessary port on my router (I switched from port 3389 to 50000, in case 3389 was blocked by my isp).

Every time I try to connect I get

"Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1)Remote access to the server is not enabled
2)The remote computer is turned off
1)The remote computer is not available on the network
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled."

Any ideas as to where the problem could be coming from?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2011   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to SF,

Please verify your RDC configuration, pls. see how.

Disable any Firewall (built-in or Software) from both computers for now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

This is why I don't use MicroSofts built in bassackwards remote connection never works...for me any way. I prefer's free and so very simple to use.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet
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 Remote Desktop Access over the internet: "can't connect to the server"

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