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Remote Desktop and NIS 2005 Issue on LAN

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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 4:40:19 PM

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

Hi All:

I have a Windows XP workgroup in my home and often log in remotely from
machine to machine. Let's say I have two XP machines - CHARLIE and DELTA -
on the local area network. I have remote desktop profiles saved on the
machines for easy access with the workgroup computer names (CHARLIE and
DELTA) as the Computer Name on the General properties sheet for the saved
Remote Desktop profile. This has always worked perfectly.

Yesterday, I installed Norton Internet Security 2005 on one of the machines
(DELTA) and opened port 3389 on the Norton software firewall. I noticed when
I was on CHARLIE and tried to log in to DELTA using DELTA as the computer
name, the behavior was erratic; most of the time it would not find DELTA.
After a lot of testing, this is what I discovered: The first time after
booting up CHARLIE, it would log me into DELTA - but never after the first
time. If I subsequently wanted to log into DELTA via Remote Desktop, I had
to edit the computer name and put the local IP address (e.g., 192.168.0.3
instead of DELTA). If I did that, it worked fine. This would be an OK
workaround, but I do use a DHCP system where locally assigned IP addresses
do change.

Any knowledge of this issue? Anyone know if this can be fixed?

Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 7:12:10 PM

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

Configure NIS from the firewall network tab to trust your local network and
see it that helps.


"Sid Joyner" <sid_joyner@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:11hjkfo9f7hh027@corp.supernews.com...
> Hi All:
>
> I have a Windows XP workgroup in my home and often log in remotely from
> machine to machine. Let's say I have two XP machines - CHARLIE and DELTA -
> on the local area network. I have remote desktop profiles saved on the
> machines for easy access with the workgroup computer names (CHARLIE and
> DELTA) as the Computer Name on the General properties sheet for the saved
> Remote Desktop profile. This has always worked perfectly.
>
> Yesterday, I installed Norton Internet Security 2005 on one of the
> machines (DELTA) and opened port 3389 on the Norton software firewall. I
> noticed when I was on CHARLIE and tried to log in to DELTA using DELTA as
> the computer name, the behavior was erratic; most of the time it would not
> find DELTA. After a lot of testing, this is what I discovered: The first
> time after booting up CHARLIE, it would log me into DELTA - but never
> after the first time. If I subsequently wanted to log into DELTA via
> Remote Desktop, I had to edit the computer name and put the local IP
> address (e.g., 192.168.0.3 instead of DELTA). If I did that, it worked
> fine. This would be an OK workaround, but I do use a DHCP system where
> locally assigned IP addresses do change.
>
> Any knowledge of this issue? Anyone know if this can be fixed?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 4:20:26 PM

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

Thanks. I didn't see the trusted network wizard the first time around. But I
used it (thanks to you) and that solved the problem.


"beb" <someone@someplace.com> wrote in message
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> Configure NIS from the firewall network tab to trust your local network
> and see it that helps.
>
>
> "Sid Joyner" <sid_joyner@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:11hjkfo9f7hh027@corp.supernews.com...
>> Hi All:
>>
>> I have a Windows XP workgroup in my home and often log in remotely from
>> machine to machine. Let's say I have two XP machines - CHARLIE and
>> DELTA - on the local area network. I have remote desktop profiles saved
>> on the machines for easy access with the workgroup computer names
>> (CHARLIE and DELTA) as the Computer Name on the General properties sheet
>> for the saved Remote Desktop profile. This has always worked perfectly.
>>
>> Yesterday, I installed Norton Internet Security 2005 on one of the
>> machines (DELTA) and opened port 3389 on the Norton software firewall. I
>> noticed when I was on CHARLIE and tried to log in to DELTA using DELTA as
>> the computer name, the behavior was erratic; most of the time it would
>> not find DELTA. After a lot of testing, this is what I discovered: The
>> first time after booting up CHARLIE, it would log me into DELTA - but
>> never after the first time. If I subsequently wanted to log into DELTA
>> via Remote Desktop, I had to edit the computer name and put the local IP
>> address (e.g., 192.168.0.3 instead of DELTA). If I did that, it worked
>> fine. This would be an OK workaround, but I do use a DHCP system where
>> locally assigned IP addresses do change.
>>
>> Any knowledge of this issue? Anyone know if this can be fixed?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>
>
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