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woody345

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I've read several posts here and elsewhere and still can't seem to get this problem resolved. I have two computers running Windows 8.1 on my network, one is my main PC and the other is a HTPC in the living room. On the HTPC I am logged into a local account named Bob and I have a few programs running 24/7 on them I wish to access/alter settings now and then using my main PC where I am logged in with a MS account called Ralph.

I have remote desktop allowed on both computers and both computers only have one user account on them, Bob for the htpc and ralph for the main pc. In windows explorer on the main pc I select the htpc and hit the connect with remote desktop and enter bob and the password for that account but it won't log in. The same thing happens when I log off user bob and try to remote connect from the main PC using the bob account, it won't let me log in.

So my question is just how can I make changes to those programs running on the htpc using remote desktop or should I just try something else?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
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broe23

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Try using Teamviewer. To really get RDP to work properly, you would have to be running Pro versions on all units.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Name
    Greg
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
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    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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woody345

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Thanks Broe23, both are running pro but for the life of me I can't get them to connect and MS help really is vague and lacks specifics. I'll give Teamviewer a try and see how that works for me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    On board
    State/Region Flag
    us michigan

broe23

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TV is all I use on all of my devices. The good side is that you can do file transfer & video chat with the latest edition.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Name
    Greg
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Occupation
    Retired
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us illinois

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