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Topic # 147079 8-Jun-2014 16:18
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Hi,
Could someone explain how to get RDT working please?  I did have it going but had to reinstall Windows.

I can see the Server on the LAN and have ticked "Allow Users To Connect Remotely..."  in System properties.

When I try to connect I'm asked for a password. I read you must have one but don't know where to set it. Or if it's meant to be a password just for RDT or the whole machine. Instructions on Google don't give the right answers and show differences to my XP.

Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 1061304 8-Jun-2014 16:28
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The username/password required is the same as if you were in front of the machine using a standard keyboard/mouse.

If you have renamed a user, the rename doesn't always take effect as far as RDP is concerned.  Bring up a Command Prompt in Windows and see what the folder name is for the user (or look at the name of the User's profile folder in Windows Explorer).  Try using this as your username.

If you have told the computer to automatically login using a password you have told the computer to save, you will need to use this password.  If you have not set a password, RDP needs one.  Set a password and try using this.




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  Reply # 1061307 8-Jun-2014 16:35
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windows key + r
CMD
WHOAMI

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  Reply # 1061309 8-Jun-2014 16:40
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Thank you Nathan.  You would think after 20 years working with Windows I would remember that.

ADKM this will probably give you the username in the DOMAIN\username format.  In your case it is likely to be computername\username.  Using this whole string is strictly speaking the best username line to use when connecting via RDP.  Just the username will often be enough.  \username is often an acceptable second choice.




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  Reply # 1061311 8-Jun-2014 16:44
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Thanks for the replies.
The only user is me and as yet I haven't set a password.  I don't quite follow "see what the folder name is for the user". Ideally like before I'd see all folders.

Nathan, WHOAMI gave 'unrecognised as a command'.  If I did it right !



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  Reply # 1061313 8-Jun-2014 16:51
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Ah, if you mean the name after C:\Documents and Settings\...

I tried that and get

Unable to log you on because of an account restriction.

I presume it wants a password.

Last time I did have trouble setting it up so it's remember the details for each connect

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  Reply # 1061332 8-Jun-2014 17:12
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you need a user account that has a password so you can use RDT

if you do not have this it wont work



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  Reply # 1061336 8-Jun-2014 17:20
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Jase2985: you need a user account that has a password so you can use RDT

if you do not have this it wont work


Yes, I thought so too. But what I'm asking is *How* do i set that - and is it a password to login to Windows or just for RDT?

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  Reply # 1061337 8-Jun-2014 17:23
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password to login to windows



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  Reply # 1061363 8-Jun-2014 17:38
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Cool, thanks everyone. All sorted !

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  Reply # 1061412 8-Jun-2014 19:02
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Dynamic: Thank you Nathan.  You would think after 20 years working with Windows I would remember that.

ADKM this will probably give you the username in the DOMAIN\username format.  In your case it is likely to be computername\username.  Using this whole string is strictly speaking the best username line to use when connecting via RDP.  Just the username will often be enough.  \username is often an acceptable second choice.


".\username" instead too if you don't know the localhost name

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