I'm having a problem connecting my Dell Inspiron laptop to my new Dell XPS desktop. The laptop is running Windows 7 Professional and the XPS is running Windows 7 Home Premium. I bought the XPS to replace my Dell Dimension which is running windows XP SP 3. I've always been able to connect the laptop to the Dimension but cannot seem to connect to the XPS even though it's on the same network and hooked up to the same router, a Netgear WNR 2000. I see the XPS machine listed under the "network" icon in Windows Explorer and even if I right-click that and select "connect with remote desktop connection" I get an error message that states "remote desktop cannot connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons
1. Remote access to the server is not enabled
2. The remote computer is turned off
3. The remote computer is not available on the network
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled."
I read somewhere online about allowing access to remote file and printer sharing through the Windows firewall but still had the same problem after making that change. I also changed the Windows firewall to allow access from the following but still had the same problem:
Remote event log management
remote schedule tasks management
remote service management
remote volume management
routing and remote access
Are there any other settings I can change to fix this problem? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!
Dan G. in CT