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I'm trying to connect to Windows 2008 via Remote Desktop on Windows 7. I get the error message saying: "this computer can't connect to remote computer".

The port is allowed in the firewall, remote service is up... I can connect with telnet to the machine on port 3389. Server is not local, it's on the internet, other people can connect to it.

Any idea what can cause this?

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3389 is not the ip but a port. Can you ping the server from the Win7? – Robert Jan 6 '12 at 15:21
<ip> 3389 .. better? everything works .. nothing uses 3389 ... – sinisa Jan 6 '12 at 15:26

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