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Topic # 94804 19-Dec-2011 13:33
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Might be something obvious I'm overlooking.

I'm trying to remote desktop connect one of the pcs on my network (all windows 7) and it wants a password from the remote pc. The remote pc isnt set up with one though. When i login, i enter the pc name (no other users on remote pc other than admin) and leave password blank, but it wont accept it.

Any ideas?



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  Reply # 559561 19-Dec-2011 13:39
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From memory, W7 RDP has a PW policy set.

You will have to give it a password, even if its set to auto-login/not ask for password just to keep it happy

It also has to be pro/ultimate

"You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a computer using Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium."

Quick google suggests this has your answer.

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  Reply # 559563 19-Dec-2011 13:42
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In Windows XP, and I presume in later versions, not having a Windows user password was the main way to prevent someone remotely logging into your system.

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  Reply # 559565 19-Dec-2011 13:44
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could you have a password on your administrator account?

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  Reply # 559571 19-Dec-2011 13:54
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Instead of a username of just 'username', try 'machinename/username'

That is, set the domain of the username to the remote machine.

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  Reply # 559596 19-Dec-2011 14:34
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You have to have a password on the user account that you are trying to connect to remotely.

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  Reply # 559597 19-Dec-2011 14:40
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+1 to having to have a password on the RDPable account.

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