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Anonymous
July 13, 2005 10:35:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

I cannot receive (ask) "remote assistance" but have no trouble
receiving a request for remote assistance and logging onto computers.
I have xp home & trying to connect to xp professional (also tried xp
home with same results). I have dial up and the xp professional has
cable. Both have firewalls and both have been disabled.
We are trying to connect through windows messenger. (email has also
failed).
I get no messages saying it cannot connect but the xp prof states
that "cannot resolve host name" I cannot find anything about the
message in microsofts knowlege base. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 4:42:10 AM

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offshrink <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:

> I cannot receive (ask) "remote assistance" but have no trouble
> receiving a request for remote assistance and logging onto computers.
> I have xp home & trying to connect to xp professional (also tried xp
> home with same results). I have dial up and the xp professional has
> cable. Both have firewalls and both have been disabled.
> We are trying to connect through windows messenger. (email has also
> failed).
> I get no messages saying it cannot connect but the xp prof states
> that "cannot resolve host name" I cannot find anything about the
> message in microsofts knowlege base.

If the requesting PC is behind a NAT router, then Remote Assistance requests
will fail unless the router has UPnP support enabled, and the requesting PC
has an Exception enabled in Windows Firewall for "UPnP framework".

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Robin Walker [MVP Networking]
rdhw@cam.ac.uk
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