I use remote desktop on several networks for support and administration of machines.
I have one network however where I cannot for the life of me get remote access to work between client computers. It works between the clients and the server. The clients are all set up to accept remote connections, the users are all set up to properly be allowed to do remote access, but even inside the domain I cannot use rdp between clients. I have tried other solutions and they work fine (such as logmein etc)
The server is running 2003 and the clients are xp pro and win 7 pro. I am sure this is just a setting somewhere that I am missing but it has been driving me crazy and web searches have given me no clues.
Again the clients can access the server using rdp but the client computers themselves cannot be accessed.
Can the clients ping each other?
Can the server rdp a client?
Are you trying to connect with an IP address or name of the computer?
logmein doesn't count, because the client you are remote controlling talks to a logmein server out there somewhere then that talks to the client you are at. So as far as you network is concerned, there are two computer that are going to the internet, and not to each other.
I would use like Ultra VNC for a fair test.
Because if you use this means the session is short on the client going to have to stop contrairemnet UltraVNC!
Yes there is a limit on the client.
First you need to have a professional version on windows, he has XP pro and 7 Pro, so he is fine there.
Second, you can only have 1 user log on a single machine at a time. So if some one is already lodged on locally or remotely, it will not let a second user log in, until the first user logs off.
The only way around this is, get a server version on windows, it will let 2 users log in at a time, or a terminal server, that will let as many people log in as you have licenses for.