Remote Desktop Connection..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ScrewzLuse, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. ScrewzLuse

    ScrewzLuse Guest

    I'm not positive, but I think this should go here. Well, I'm trying to use Remote Desktop using a Win XP Pro machine and a Windows 2000 Pro machine. I have the following set up on my windows xp maching

    Comp Name: eloxly
    User: *****
    Password: *****

    I type all that information into the connection box on the 2000 machine and try to connect. I recieve an error saying:

    "The specified remote computer could not be found. Verify that you have typed the correct computer name or ip address, and then try connecting again."

    I know I have typed the correct computer name and I know that the Windows XP machine is on and connected to the internet. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Trying to connect to the XP machine from a laptop using a 56k modem.

    Thank you,
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    If I'm not mistaken, both PC's need to be running XP
  3. ScrewzLuse

    ScrewzLuse Guest

    I'm able to connect to it from a computer running 98 on a LAN with it.
  4. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    how about if you type an IP adress in stead of the comp's name?

    just a suggestion.

    (only the 'host' pc needs to run xp)
  5. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Jewelzz, you are mistaken.

    What your problem is, is differing versions. In order to connect to RDC on XP (which, incidentally, is a 1-session license of terminal server, a la win2k) you must be using the RDC client, which you can download from Microsoft or install off your WinXP CD-ROM. You can, however, go the other way around and connect to Win2K TS using XP's RDC. (If I lost ya, just say so)