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Can't connect to remote computer (desktop)


tprothro1

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two machines, one running 8.1 pro, the other 8.1... i can easily, very quickly, and reliably connect to the pro machine from the 8.1 machine, but for the life of me i can't do the opposite, i can't connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine, and i'm running out of google sought solutions. when i attempt to connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine i can never get beyond the following error message:

remote.png

as far as i can tell the settings for both machines are identical, and include:

> allow remote connection enabled
> firewalls on both machines disabled
> all related services enabled
> a recommended gpedit.msc setting adjusted (lan authentication level)
> both machines actively connected to private network
> successful pings and tracerts to both machines
> ipconfig release/renew, flush dns, etc. attempted to no avail

ironically i don't even want to connect to the pro machine from the 8.1 machine, which works perfectly, i just did it to test and it passed with flying colors. what i want, which is to connect to the 8.1 machine from the pro machine, is a different story, just can't get it to work. any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

edit: the connection is through a router / private network, i.e. the machines are in the same location/building, the connection is not through the internet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp z1
    CPU
    xeon 1245
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 675m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    several: ssd, hybrid, ide, etc.
    Case
    aio
    Browser
    maxthon
    Antivirus
    defender/ mbam pro

Ztruker

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#2
I believe you have to have Pro or Ultimate to use Remote Desktop server/listener.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

tprothro1

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well it looks like the following post clearly explains why i can't connect to my 8.1 machine from my pro machine, yet why i can do the opposite... amazing how many google returned "solutions" never mentioned this, that only a 8.1 pro machine can act as a remote host when using remote desktop, alas... question: will windows 10, an apparently free upgrade for 8.1 owners, offer remote hosting using remote desktop? if so, i guess i'm better off waiting a few moths for the w10 release vs paying $99 today to upgrade my one non-pro machine to pro.

btw i've tried other remote desktop programs, teamviewer comes immediately to mind, but they were clunky and laggy compared to windows remote desktop... is there a 3rd party option out there that performs as well, or better, than windows remote desktop, one that doesn't cost more than the pro upgrade? thanks again.

w8.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp z1
    CPU
    xeon 1245
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 675m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    several: ssd, hybrid, ide, etc.
    Case
    aio
    Browser
    maxthon
    Antivirus
    defender/ mbam pro

tprothro1

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I believe you have to have Pro or Ultimate to use Remote Desktop server/listener.
yes, apparently that's the deal, which i discovered and and posted at the same time you were responding... anyway, thanks just the same!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp z1
    CPU
    xeon 1245
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 675m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    several: ssd, hybrid, ide, etc.
    Case
    aio
    Browser
    maxthon
    Antivirus
    defender/ mbam pro

tprothro1

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#5
well it looks like the following post clearly explains why i can't connect to my 8.1 machine from my pro machine, yet why i can do the opposite... amazing how many google returned "solutions" never mentioned this, that only a 8.1 pro machine can act as a remote host when using remote desktop, alas... question: will windows 10, an apparently free upgrade for 8.1 owners, offer remote hosting using remote desktop? if so, i guess i'm better off waiting a few moths for the w10 release vs paying $99 today to upgrade my one non-pro machine to pro.

btw i've tried other remote desktop programs, teamviewer comes immediately to mind, but they were clunky and laggy compared to windows remote desktop... is there a 3rd party option out there that performs as well, or better, than windows remote desktop, one that doesn't cost more than the pro upgrade? thanks again.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp z1
    CPU
    xeon 1245
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 675m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    several: ssd, hybrid, ide, etc.
    Case
    aio
    Browser
    maxthon
    Antivirus
    defender/ mbam pro

tprothro1

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btw i've tried other remote desktop programs, teamviewer comes immediately to mind, but they were clunky and laggy compared to windows remote desktop... is there a 3rd party option out there that performs as well, or better, than windows remote desktop, one that doesn't cost more than the pro upgrade? thanks again.
just downloaded teamviewer for a revisit and it has come a long way since i last used it, it's great, more than fast and responsive enough for my needs (altho i haven't tried it again using an internet connection, which was problematic the last time i tried to use it many years ago)... anyway, i no longer have a need for windows remote desktop, teamviewer work fine...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp z1
    CPU
    xeon 1245
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 675m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    several: ssd, hybrid, ide, etc.
    Case
    aio
    Browser
    maxthon
    Antivirus
    defender/ mbam pro

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