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Windows 7: Problems setting up a remote desktop connection

27 Dec 2009   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

When you RDP to the destination machine, which username/password did you use?


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28 Dec 2009   #12
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
When you RDP to the destination machine, which username/password did you use?
I can get to the login screen on my host (Win7) machine from my laptop (XP Pro) without issues, then I click on a username & it asks for the password & I enter the password for the account on the host machine. No matter which of the 3-4 users I try it always says it's a wrong password when I know for a fact it isn't. I have also tried the password to my laptop (the machine I'm using to access the host) & that obviously doesn't work either.

I'm pretty much at the end of my rope with this issue so I'm considering re-installing Win7 & start from scratch. I haven't customized anything so it wouldn't be a loss since I've been waiting to get this issue worked out before I really customize things.
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28 Dec 2009   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The host machine's password? The machine you are doing the RDP from?

Authentication is with username and password from the remote machine, not host machine (unless the machines are on a domain with domain accounts, and enough permissions)
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28 Dec 2009   #14
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
The host machine's password? The machine you are doing the RDP from?

Authentication is with username and password from the remote machine, not host machine (unless the machines are on a domain with domain accounts, and enough permissions)
I just changed the password for both machines to the same four letter word & it still says it's wrong.

The way I've always understood it was that you enter the password for the machine you are trying to access/connect TO. Changing the password on both machines to the same thing should eliminate that as being the issue.
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28 Dec 2009   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

lol, yes indeed.

Have you tried putting the computername in from of the username. ie computername\username.?
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28 Dec 2009   #16
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
lol, yes indeed.

Have you tried putting the computername in from of the username. ie computername\username.?
Yep, it gets me to the login screen for whatever user I enter & then denies my password when entered.
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28 Dec 2009   #17
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Lets check your Xp machine with this

Windows XP: Get Started Using Remote Desktop
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28 Dec 2009   #18
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Lets check your Xp machine with this

Windows XP: Get Started Using Remote Desktop
LOL.
I was literally on that exact same page 20min ago. I've been over those steps so many times in the past week that I feel like I was the one who wrote that page. I think I'm going to wipe my C: drive clean & re-install Win7 on the new machine. It has to be the machine I'm trying to access since I'm having the same problem when trying to log on from both my laptop & my other PC. What would be the best way to go about wiping out the C: for a fresh install? I've never uninstalled an OS before. Do I just go to My Computer & right click on the C: & reformat???
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28 Dec 2009   #19
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Well, im not sure it's the OS or machine but if you want to do it, lets do it.

Best way to wipe out your C: is to install over the top of it (clean install with full format), or use fdisk, gpart, acronis disk director, parition magic..the list goes on.
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29 Dec 2009   #20
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just figured it out!!!
Such an easy solution & now I'm going to go take an aptitude test tomorrow to confirm whether or not I'm legally mentally handicapped. The keyboard I'm running on my Win7 (host) machine is styled after a laptop keyboard with a touchpad & no 10-key. So there's a numlock to use the 10-key which falls over the "U, I, O, P, J, K, L & M" keys. Every password I created during attempts to get this to work contained at least one of those letter & by default the numlock key must be on at login screens so I was getting random numbers in my passwords. There's no real way to tell because for security reasons when you enter your password you just get bulletpoints rather than characters. So basically I changed the password to "fast" which doesn't contain one of those letters & POOF, it worked. I did re-install Win7 with no luck & that's when this came to me.

THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS AEM & ANYONE ELSE THAT ATTEMPTED TO HELP ME BE LESS DENSE.
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