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My Windows 8 Pro seems to be isolated ?

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    My Windows 8 Pro seems to be isolated ?

    Hello guys !

    I've recently got Windows 8 Pro thanks to my company but I'm experiencing some issue. In fact I had the same problem when I was testing the Release Preview. Anyway, straight to the facts : My windows 8 "ignores" the whole home network, I mean, my computer local IP is but I'd like to connect to my Win server 2008 and the other PCs which are on the same network by using the remote desktop connection. But I know the problem isn't from RDC settings because on my previous install (Windows 7), I could access everything from here, and the same problem happens when I'm trying to join my local Minecraft server. Something is definitely wrong, but I have no idea what.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,

    i've seen that before. never resolved it. on an earlier release - pretty well stumped everyone i tried to get help from
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    I'm sure you've enabled remote desktop on the remote machines you want to connect to - note do the same in the Windows 8 machine if you want top connect to IT from other machines (setting in control panel==>system==remote settings)

    Now what you can try is to start it in the COMMAND LINE (via a dos prompt)

    that way you can pass it all the parameters

    however a simple command with no parameters will throw up the dialog box where you can enter the IP address of the computer you want to connect to.

    Windows 8 RP starts RDP by default in full screen metro mode so in any case you'll need the cmd line version to get the "Proper" RDP to run -- with all the options like resolution, local disks, sounds etc.

    Windows 8 enterprise fortunately seems to run the standard version so I'm not sure which version of W8 you are using -- the cmd line version works in all versions of W8.


    parameters (optional)
    mstsc [<connection file>] [/v:<server[ort]>] [/admin] [/f[ullscreen]] [/w:<width>] [/h:<height>] [/public] | [/span] [/edit "connection file"] [/migrate] [/?]
    Command line parameters for Remote Desktop Connection

    Parameter Description
    /v:<server[ort]> Specifies the remote computer that you want to connect to.
    /admin Is used for administration of a Remote Desktop Session Host server. In this version of Remote Desktop Connection, if the Remote Desktop Session Host role service is installed on the remote computer, running mstsc /admin will do the following (for the current connection only):

    • Disable Remote Desktop Services client access licensing
    • Disable time zone redirection
    • Disable RD Connection Broker redirection
    • Disable Remote Desktop Easy Print

    /admin also does the following on connections to Windows Server 2008 R2 with the RD Session Host role service installed:

    • Disables Plug and Play device redirection for this connection only.
    • Changes the remote session theme to Windows Classic View (if it's available) for this connection only.

    To connect to a remote computer with the RD Session Host role service installed, follow these steps:

    • Open the Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Command Prompt, and then, in the list of results, click Command Prompt.
    • Type mstsc /v:server /admin.

    /f Starts Remote Desktop Connection in full-screen mode.
    /w:<width> Specifies the width of the Remote Desktop Connection window.
    /h:<height> Specifies the height of the Remote Desktop window.
    /public Runs Remote Desktop Connection in public mode.
    /span Matches the remote desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors if necessary. To span across monitors, the monitors must be arranged to form a rectangle.
    /multimon Configures the Remote Desktop session monitor layout to be identical to the current client-side configuration.
    /edit "connection file" Opens the specified .rdp connection file for editing.
    /migrate Migrates older connection files that were created with Client Connection Manager to new .rdp connection files.
    /? Lists these parameters.

    This might work.

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