What I'm missing to allow Remote Desktop connection?

What has changed in Windows 7 that is so complicated to get remote desktop connect to run on remote computers?  I have my wife's computer and my home theater computer, but also a 'home' server I managed with the DRC compression or at least I did.  Since the upgrade to windows 7, the only link of DRC, I can do now is my "home" Server (which is based windows2003 I think).

I've done the basics, I go to properties on my check for distance, computer, the box that says allow remote.  I looked at the firewall level, and he checked as enabled remote assistance.  I went up to build my own port 3389 to rule that it did not help.  I even looked through the services and on each service that is set to manual but not started with the word "remote" in there and started at all, still did not help.

DRC does everything just not in 7 Home premium?


You can run Remote Desktop [DRC] in client mode on any version of Windows 7. If you want to use to access remote Windows 7 PC then you need to run Windows 7 ultimate or professional. Home editions of Windows 7 may not act as a host DRC.

It is the same with Vista Home Edition or XP Home Edition. Nor can serve as hosts for DRC.

Remember that, although Remote Assistance uses the same port in remote desktop, they are completely different programs.



You could try TeamViewer as an alternative to control a PC Windows 7 Home. It's free for personal use and you can set it up, if you wish, use a local LAN IP address.


As an accompaniment, notes his best to administer the WHS Console against the DRC. Here's a WHS Advanced Admin very nice add-in that enhances this feature. I use this on my WHS...

http://mswhs.com/2008/01/22/Add-in-advanced-admin-console/ MS - MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "when everything has failed, read the operating instructions.

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