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Remote Desktop Connection Not Connecting

In the built-in Remote Desktop Connection Software in Windows XP Professional, I used to be able to connect to remote computers on my LAN.  There is one computer that I mainly connected to.  It is my Dell Dimension 2400.  I have a slow laptop that I use as a window to use my Dell.  It would connect fine before but now it wont.  When it is trying to connect, the close button turns to a cancel button.  Then, after about one second, the button switches back to a Close button with the password field cleared.  It acts like when you get an error message, except there is no error message.  Help please!  I have searched on two other forums and still can't find an answer!  Thanks!

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  • techguywill Jan 04, 2009

    I looked but the IP Address did not change on either computers. I tried re-entering the info but to no avail. I know that it is not my laptop because I can't access it on any computer on the LAN.

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The IP Address (local) may have changed. Go to the computer you are having problems connecting to, and into cmd.exe and type :
ipconfig /all
Then try that IP you get from ipconfig

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How to Connect a Windows 7 Computer to a Windows XP


Even though Windows XP and 7 are different versions of Windows, you can still connect a computer running Windows 7 to an XP computer using Remote Desktop Connection. Remote Desktop Connection is a utility in Windows that allows you to log in to a remote computer directly from your computer's desktop. However, before you can use the utility on your Windows 7 computer, you must enable it on the Windows XP computer. To connect to the Windows XP computer, you also need to know the XP computer's name.

Instructions

Enable Remote Desktop on the Windows XP Computer
  1. Click "Start" on the Windows XP computer, and then right-click "My Computer."
  2. Click "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click the "Remote" tab, and then click the "Allow Users to Connect Remotely to This Computer" check box.
  4. Click "OK" to confirm the change when prompted on the pop-up window. Click "OK" on the open windows to close them.

Connect to the Windows XP Computer
  1. Click "Start" on the Windows 7 computer, and then type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search box. Press "Enter."
  2. Click "Remote Desktop Connection" from the results list.
  3. Type the name of the XP computer in the "Computer" box, and then click "Connect" to connect to the XP computer.


References
  • ( Microsoft Support ) How to Use the Remote Desktop Feature of Windows XP Professional
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  • ( Microsoft Windows ) Connect to Another Computer Using Remote Desktop Connection
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  • ( Microsoft Windows ) Remote Desktop Connection: Frequently Asked Questions
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Check this out - under "Remote Desktop Connection" you might find the solution you're looking for.
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm

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