I'm trying to configure my vista machine to run the Remote Desktop Server yet i'm having problems. I have configured it using the following instructions. Yet it doesn't work. I have disabled the firewall and antivirus software but to no avail. I know the client is set up properly as i can log in to my friend's Remote Desktop server. The client i am using is rdesktop. What else can I try?
Try to use protocol level 4, not the default protocol level 5.
Thus, the command should be:
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If your server is behind a router (i.e., if you are trying to make this connection over the internet, not locally), you will need to forward port 3389 TCP to the server.
If you are unsure how to do that with your model of router, check out http://portforward.com/
For example, this is how you configure a Linksys WRT54G (a quite common and popular router) to forward that port.