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  Windows Server Hacks: Remotely Enable Remote Desktop
Subject:   I was able to do this on one machine, but now I get this error.
Date:   2005-02-10 16:44:23
From:   zxfiles
"Make sure that this computer is on the network, has remote administration enabled, and that both computers are running the remote registry service."


Why would this stop? All machines are Windows XP Pro running on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller. The computers are on the network. As far as the other two settings go, how would I verify this? Would it matter than some of these machines used to run Windows 2000 and were upgraded at one time?


Thanks.

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  • I was able to do this on one machine, but now I get this error.
    2005-02-10 16:53:34  zxfiles [View]

    Update:

    I just verified on one machine that the remote registry service is started. But it would not let me connect. Same error message. However, I can already remote desktop into the machine. I was just testing this feature. Any ideas? Something to do with service pack 2's firewall maybe?
    • I was able to do this on one machine, but now I get this error.
      2005-02-10 16:56:36  zxfiles [View]

      Well crap! :) I should comment more often as it helps me fix the problem. Hehe. Apparently File and Print Sharing has to be turned on in the Exceptions for the SP2 firewall. It should have already been turned on I guess for the network, but anyway. I just did it on this test machine and the remote registry connected fine.

      I hope this helps others.
      • I was able to do this on one machine, but now I get this error.
        2006-02-02 04:52:49  mbusor [View]

        i had the same problem the workaround
        -make the user(e.g XP machine) as part of administrators on the remote machine
        it worked for me hope it also does for you.
        good luck