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Windows 7: Remote Desktop setup- 'Select users' not showing other PCs on network

09 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Remote Desktop setup- 'Select users' not showing other PCs on network


Trying to get remote desktop to work for our 2 desktops in the house (both Win 7).

Checked how online - went to Computer, turned on remote, turned on "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Auth..."

Then went to "select users".

the box there is empty and below that, it says "XXXX already has acccess" which is the user name on this PC i'm currently using.

I then hit 'Add'. Here's the issue.

When i see video tutorials, etc under locations they can find other names within their network (ie. 1 name for each pc on network, etc or that is what it appears like).

I can only see 'location' as this current PC. Not PC # 2. If i enter username in the Object box, OR the name of the other PC, it says it can't find it.

i'm sure i'm missing a step somewhere but not sure where.



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09 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

I'm guessing the videos showed computers part of a domain(business) network which means domain users. These are different to local users.

For a home setup when you connect with Remote Desktop you need to log on with an account on the remote computer, meaning a local account on the computer you want to connect to.

"Select users" means local users on that machine. That others connecting to it from another computer need to know the local password to.
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