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If the firewall is enabled at the remote site then you also need to forward TCP Port 3389 through
the firewall for Remote Desktop to work. Did you do that?
Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
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"David Probett" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I wonder if anyone can walk me through a Remote Connection that I am
> trying to set up.
> Basically I am trying to administer my 77-y-o father and 13-y-o 1/2
> brother's PC which is 120 miles away.
> it takes far too much time and effort to go down there every time some
> things goes wrong on their PC.
> The are running Win XP Pro with a 512k ADSL connection. I am running
> Win XP Pro with a 1MB ADSL connection.
> Last time I was down there I made sure that the standard firewall was
> enabled but also that "Allow Remote Connections" was checked.
> It's the same on my PC.
> I know my father's PC's IP address. I have been putting those details
> in the box marked "Computer" but I may be wrong in doing this.
> I know their Usernames (Both in the category 'Administrator' because I
> set them up!) and passwords.
> I also have problems with the box marked 'Domain as I am unsure what
> to put in it - if anything.
> IS what I am trying to do possible and how should I go about it.?
> At my father's PC there is very little practical technical PC
> knowledge or ability lol
> Any advice appreciated.
> Many Thanks.
> David Probett