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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine

25 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 8.1
Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine


I just spent like 2 hrs with no success to be able to access my Windows 8.1 machine (which I will call machine2) remotely using my Windows 7 machine (I will call it machine 1). Please help.

What I want to do: be able to access machine2 from machine1 remotely using remote desktop connection.

Step followed:
1- Enabled the Remote desktop connection on machine2 (image attached)
2- Disabled machine2 firewall (windows firewall)
3- Enabled DMZPlus mode on the router
4- Configured the Port number for machine2 in the router firewall section.
5- got the ip address of the router
6- tried to remotely connect from machine1 using the ip address to machine2, but didnt work.

I receive error image attached.

Please help. what should I do from here to make this work.

1. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
US Providers - At&T

2. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

3. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Router AT&T Uverse 3801HGV

4. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer?


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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine-remote-desktop-setting.jpg Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine-remote-desktop-connection-error.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have basic network connectivity between the two computers? Your post does not make this clear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 8.1

Thanks for the response.

Yes, Im able to connect to the internet with both these machines.

Im able to remotely connect both these machines using private IP addresses (when I'm at home). However when I travel, I want to connect to machine2 remotely using machine1. Machine1 is what I travel with.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Oct 2014   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Welcome nineVolt

Have you ever tried TeamViewer ?

I use it all the time from home to work, work to home, & out of town to both. And to help other with their computers remotely.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2014   #5

Windows 8.1

Thanks for that. Yes I have used Team viewer, but the issue here is that I dont have admin rights on Machine1. I have Remote Desktop Connection software installed so I thought of using it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine

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