XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by Shenan Sta » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 06:58:43



I assume the Media Center is the machine you are trying to remote INTO?

The description you have given would indicate the problem to be on the end
of the machine you are trying to remote into - not the side you are remoting
from.

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XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by eV9tY » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 09:48:01

No, XP Pro at my workplace is the host, XP Media center is the client. I have
another client (W2K workstation, which I installed remote client software
last night) can rdp to the host, XP Media center failed every time.

 
 
 

XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by Shenan Sta » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:36:51


Given that...
There is nothing special in Windows XP Media Center that keeps it from
remoting in.
Can you - in fact - use the client from the Windows XP Media Center to
remote into other machines on the same network as the Media Center Edition?

If you desire - you can install the Remote Desktop Client v6.0 instead:

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP
(KB925876)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And since there are v5.1 clients (at least) for other operating systems
(like Win 9x, etc...) then it is doubtful it is the actual client software -
but more of a routing issue or you typing in an invalid address or some
third party software you might have installed on the Media Center Edition
machine that blocks certain things/applications?

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XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by eV9tY » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 11:29:00

Thanks for answering my questions.

Unfortunately, it failed again after I installed remote client 6.0.
I didn't install any program myself, all the software came from compaq/HP, I
called yesterday, they said it's microsoft issue; I called microsoft, they
said please contact HP, or pay for the service from microsoft.

I am pretty sure it's a setting on my pc. BTW, I don't have another Media
Center PC to dial in this one.

Thanks for your help.
 
 
 

XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by Shenan Sta » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 13:42:15


We need to test if it is a setting with the Media Center/software installed
on it OR something else.

I asked if you could you use the Media Center Edition Remote Desktop to get
to another computer on the same network as the Media Center Edition? Do you
have another computer (other than the Windows 2000) on that network? Like a
laptop? Any Windows XP Professional machine? (Know that Windows Media
Center Edition is Windows XP Professional without the ability to join
domains and the Media Center stuff thrown on. Not much more/less.)

What firewall/Internet Security suite might have come installed on this
system?

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XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by eV9tY » Wed, 13 Dec 2006 13:26:00

Thanks for helping me with this problem.
You mentioned that "
Know that Windows Media

Is this "without the ability to join domains" the issue, since I VPNed in my
employer's network with is Microsoft network (domain based)?

I don't have particular Internet security software installed. All softwares
came from HP/Compaq.
I also contacted HP through email, they even asked me change one Registry
key setting which is "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM> WPA >
MedCtrUpg>IsLegacyMCE". But it still failed. Hp seems threw in the towel,
they asked me to contact ISP (which I don't think it's the issue).

Thanks for your kindly help.
 
 
 

XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by Shenan Sta » Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:20:12


No - has nothing to do with it.
Joining a domain and connecting to machine remotely are completely two
different things. =)



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XP Media center PC can't remote desktop

Post by eV9tY » Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:17:00

Thank Nill for pointing me on this. I checked, Yes it cames with Norton
Internet Security, but I don't have the gold/blue icon you mentioned. I have
sent an email to compaq on how to disable it.

Thanks again.