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Old 08-17-2005, 09:40 AM
James A. Farrugia
 
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I'm trying to get to my desktop PC in my library office from a remote
desktop connection from my laptop (which is currently also in the office).

I'm guessing I don't have my PC set up to accept Remote Desktop connections and that's why I'm failing.

I go to http://proxy.drew.edu/rdp, follow the prompts and get to the point where it says "When connecting with your Remote Desktop client, enter
proxy.drew.edu:xxxxx when asked for a computer name" (real numbers in
place of the x's).

I open Remote Desktop on my laptop (which does work to get me to other
machines on campus), enter the appropriate computer name as indicated,
and get this error:

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THe client could not establish a connection to the remote computer.

The most likely causes for this error are:
1) Remote connections might not be enabled at the remote computer.
2) The maximum number of connections was exceeded at the remote
computer.
3) A network error occurred while establishing the connection.
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Suggestions?

Thanks,

Jim
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:13 AM
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Right click on "My Computer", click "Properties", and click the "Remote" tab. On that page, make sure that "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" is checked. Then click "Select Remote Users". A window should pop up with a blank list of who can connect to the computer. Beneath that, it should say "DREW-AD\yourusername already has access." Once you've confirmed that you have access, click "Ok", "Ok", and you should be all set.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:14 AM
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I'll give it a try.

Jim
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:44 PM
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Also, when on-campus, you do not need to use the Remote Desktop proxy, you can just connect directly to the IP address of the computer in question.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:48 PM
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I didn't know that.

Jim
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:46 PM
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Also, when on-campus, you do not need to use the Remote Desktop proxy, you can just connect directly to the IP address of the computer in question.
And if you dont know the IP address, if you know the name of the computer (right click my computer --> properties --> computer name tab) on the network, that works as well. Just go to Start --> All programs --> accessories --> communications --> remote desktop connection. enter in the name of the computer in the dialogue box and it will connect.
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