Remote Desktop:can't add remoteuser

March 1, 2009 at 10:03:57
Specs: Windows XP Pro 32bit, P4 2.8ghz 768mb RAM
I am trying to set up Remote Desktop so my gf can access her desktop via her laptop (Over our secured WiFi network)

Here's what I've done on the desktop:
-Created a password on the Windows account
-Went to "My Computer>Properties>Remote tab>Remote Desktop>"
-Checked the box for "Allow users to connect to this computer"
-Click on "Select Remote Users"
-Click "Add"
-Click "Locations"

The problem is that in the "Locations" window, it only shows the desktop computer's name. I can't select the network's name so I can select a different computer.

Why isn't there other computers showing up in there? I have successfully set up Remote Desktop in the past, but not this time.

-Both computers are XP pro, and have Remote Desktop installed.
-We are sharing folders over the network in "My Network Places". Works perfectly fine in all directions.

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March 1, 2009 at 13:03:40
Unless you're running a Domain, you'll need to add a Local account for your girlfriend and add that to the Remote Users Group.


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March 1, 2009 at 18:32:09
Not sure what you mean, Jennifer.

Add the host desktop or client laptop local account? I added her desktop local account to it, but that doesn't allow the laptop to connect.

When I hit "Locations", and even "Advanced", it did not show any network locations, only accounts on the local (desktop) computer.

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March 2, 2009 at 05:16:36

Wht jennifer meant is ..

currently ur in a Workgroup , u can select other users in the network only if u r havind and active directory infrastructure..

So if ur need is too give acces to a system x.x.x.x to ur girl friend..

just Create user account in the local PC for her with password and add that user to remote desktop users of x.x.x.x computer..

with out bothering location tab...

so that she can acces that PC via network /remote desktop..

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