Remote Desktop Vista---X---->Vista woes.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Paul Bubbaski, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Not long ago, on a LAN not far away... I had successful XPpro -->XPpro
    remote desktop connection... ( home --> office )

    The two locations are remote to one another, connected via the Internet.
    Both locations are small LANs supported by Linksys routers and high speed
    Internet connection.

    My first change was to install a new Vista Ultimate box at home. With
    tremendous ease and success I had a successful Vista Ultimate ---> XPpro
    connection.... Hooray for our side!

    My next change was to install a new Vista Ultimate box at the office. This
    is where my plans fell the way-side.
    Vista Ultimate ----X----> Vista Ultimate. I enabled remote desktop at the
    office using the second radio button option.- "Allow connections from
    computers running any version of Remote Desktop." I changed the port
    forwarding on the office router to the Vista Ultimate box and attempted to
    connect from home. When I could not connect, the first thing I tried was to
    turn off the Vista firewall on the office computer. No luck. I am told by
    Vista that my credentials are bad. I am trying to log into the office box
    using my log in name and password that is an admin account at the office. I
    am at a total loss as to what could possibly be wrong. Any suggestions would
    be tremendously appreciated.


    Paul
     
    Paul Bubbaski, Mar 2, 2007
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  2. Can you telnet port 3389? Note: by default telnet is disable.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Not long ago, on a LAN not far away... I had successful XPpro -->XPpro
    remote desktop connection... ( home --> office )

    The two locations are remote to one another, connected via the Internet.
    Both locations are small LANs supported by Linksys routers and high speed
    Internet connection.

    My first change was to install a new Vista Ultimate box at home. With
    tremendous ease and success I had a successful Vista Ultimate ---> XPpro
    connection.... Hooray for our side!

    My next change was to install a new Vista Ultimate box at the office. This
    is where my plans fell the way-side.
    Vista Ultimate ----X----> Vista Ultimate. I enabled remote desktop at the
    office using the second radio button option.- "Allow connections from
    computers running any version of Remote Desktop." I changed the port
    forwarding on the office router to the Vista Ultimate box and attempted to
    connect from home. When I could not connect, the first thing I tried was to
    turn off the Vista firewall on the office computer. No luck. I am told by
    Vista that my credentials are bad. I am trying to log into the office box
    using my log in name and password that is an admin account at the office. I
    am at a total loss as to what could possibly be wrong. Any suggestions would
    be tremendously appreciated.


    Paul
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Mar 2, 2007
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  3. Robert, than you for the kind reply. I am not sure how to Telnet 3389. That
    is the port that I forward from the office router to the office IP that I am
    desirous of connecting to from home. I have disabled the firewall on the
    Vista box during my tests.

    I have to set it at the work router, then drive 40 minutes to test it...
    Makes it rough... I am using static IP's at work and when I forward that
    port to the XP Pro box, it works like a champ. When I forward it to the
    Vista box, I can't seem to get on. I have a suspicion that I am getting to
    the Vista box, but it's not accepting my credentials. I think that is where
    my problem lies. I have the name and password I log onto the computer at
    work but they don't seem to work remotely.

    I am now at home for the weekend and trying to get my XP boxes at home to
    print on a printer "shared" by the Vista box at home and am also having
    problems. I hope this is related to a more sophisticated security system in
    Vista, not poor planning or programming. At this point I would trade pretty
    aero for easy networking.


    Paul


    Can you telnet port 3389? Note: by default telnet is disable.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
     
    Paul Bubbaski, Mar 3, 2007
    #3
  4. from the VPN client do: telnet VPNSERVERIP 3389.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Robert, than you for the kind reply. I am not sure how to Telnet 3389. That
    is the port that I forward from the office router to the office IP that I am
    desirous of connecting to from home. I have disabled the firewall on the
    Vista box during my tests.

    I have to set it at the work router, then drive 40 minutes to test it...
    Makes it rough... I am using static IP's at work and when I forward that
    port to the XP Pro box, it works like a champ. When I forward it to the
    Vista box, I can't seem to get on. I have a suspicion that I am getting to
    the Vista box, but it's not accepting my credentials. I think that is where
    my problem lies. I have the name and password I log onto the computer at
    work but they don't seem to work remotely.

    I am now at home for the weekend and trying to get my XP boxes at home to
    print on a printer "shared" by the Vista box at home and am also having
    problems. I hope this is related to a more sophisticated security system in
    Vista, not poor planning or programming. At this point I would trade pretty
    aero for easy networking.


    Paul


    Can you telnet port 3389? Note: by default telnet is disable.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Mar 4, 2007
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