Network / Sharing :: Remote Desktop Connects Once On Windows 8.1 Then Restore
Feb 1, 2014
I did NOT create a restore point before doing the upgrade.
About a week ago, I updated my Windows 8 laptop (a year-old Lenovo Ideapad) to Windows 8.1. At first, it appeared that the upgrade went flawlessly. After a couple of hours though, the crack started showing. I found two issues:
1. I could connect to the internet after a reboot, but if I didn't ACTIVELY continue working on the internet, the connection would die. The only way that I could get it to 'resume' was to reboot. I was using a wireless connection. Tried a wired connection with the same issue. No other machine on the network were experiencing the issue.
2. I use Remote Desktop EXTENSIVELY to connect to client machines. All connections work EXCEPT for one which uses an RD Gateway within the connection. That connection will appear to start connecting after I enter the credentials, then simply close. No error. No message. The RDP connection simply closes. I tried building the connection again from scratch. Same issue.
3. Meanwhile, I noticed that my email (via Outlook 2010) never stopped...THAT part of the internet connection remains 'solid'. Very odd.
No matter what troubleshooting I did, I couldn't solve the problem. So, I decided to see if it was Windows 8.1 or my machine.
I went out an purchased (albeit probably temporarily) a brand new Toshiba Satellite (L55-A5284) with Windows 8.1 ALREADY INSTALLED. No upgrade required. I turned on the machine, and did NOTHING ELSE, but create a Remote Desktop connection to my client. I was able to connect instantly. YEAH! Must be MY upgrade on the Lenovo, not Windows 8.1.
Then, things get REALLY weird (or weirder). I signed off of the client site (I mean, after all, I'd proven that it was my old machine and NOT Windows 8.1, hadn't I?). Almost as soon as I'd signed off and shut the computer off, I realized that I needed something from the client machine. Since it will take me a while to restore my Lenovo, I figured that I'd get work taken care of first, and went to turn on and use the new laptop (Toshiba). Well, imagine my surprise when I could NOT CONNECT again via RDP on the new Toshiba with nothing additional installed on it except for the Remote Desktop connection.
I had let the system update Windows when I shut down and figured that it must be the update that was just installed, so I restored the machine back to factory (I mean why not...I had only created one Remote Desktop connection on the machine). After the restore THE CONNECTION WORKED AGAIN. Sign on, check. Sign off, check. Sign on again, NOPE. Restore computer (again), Sign on, check. Sign off, check. Sign on again, NOPE. So, while I am far from being a hardware specialist, it seems to me that something isn't 'releasing' when I sign off. EVEN A REBOOT (hard or restart) doesn't work. The only thing which solves the issue is a RESTORE - either the kind that saves your files or the one that resets to factory...either one 'resets' the connection, so that I can get on again ONE TIME.
I'm guessing that whatever's the issue with the new laptop (Toshiba) is also causing the internet instability AND the RDP problem on the old laptop (Lenovo).
I'm a Windows 8. I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network
As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...
- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.
- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.
- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.
Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.
I have a Windows 8 laptop. Windows 8 came pre-installed means it is Windows 8 Core/ OEM version, if that matters.
my other two laptops are Windows 7 laptop and Macbook Pro plus android handset.
sometimes all the three laptops are ON and operational and are connected through WiFi.
I have Remote Desktop Sharing enabled in my Windows 7 laptop I have installed third party RDP server in my Macbook Pro I have enabled Remote Desktop Sharing in Windows 8 laptop
Chart below shows kind of working sketch
Client Device Server Device Result Windows 8 Laptop Windows 7 Laptop OK Macbook Pro Windows 7 Laptop OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 7 Laptop OK Windows 7 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 8 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 7 Laptop Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Macbook Pro Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 8 Laptop No Responce I tried using both IP and netBIOS name. Ping works just fine in both ways.
Now, One thing is clear. something is wrong in Windows 8 settings or something.
assuming that Remote Support is allowed in here... is there something I am missing in Windows 8 configuration?
I am running windows 8 pro, I have the "alow remote access" checked as I should and I have read plenty of threads on how to do it. Now, when I am at work, I want to remote into my home desktop. My work pc is win 7 pro. When I enter my home ip it gives the "cannot connect" either the computer is this or that etc.
I followed the guide but to no avail. AS long as my home pc is set to accept remote connections, why am I having this issue.?
I had a PC running Windows 7 Pro with SP1, in a remote location, that I would wake up using WOL and then operate using Remote Desktop. At the conclusion of the session I would shut down the pc until I needed it again. I upgraded that PC and now find that WOL using Windows 8.1 will only work if the PC is in the Hibernate mode. That's fine but I can't find a way to put it in Hibernate using Remote Desktop. While using Remote Desktop my choices are limited to Disconnect and Sign out. There is no command line command to put the Windows 8.1 pc in hibernate mode.
How I can put the remote Windows 8.1 pc into hibernate at the end of a remote desktop session so I can restart it with WOL when needed again?
My old desktop (upstairs) and my laptop are both running Windows 7. I can very easily use remote desktop connection from my laptop to the upstairs computer. My new desktop (downstairs) runs Windows 8.1. I use a local login, not the Microsoft login. My user name and password are the same on all three computers, and all three are on the same home network.
When I launch remote desktop connection from the Windows 8 machine, and enter the name of the Windows 7 machine, along with my User name and password (same on all three computers), the Windows 7 screen (from the upstairs machine) appears along with "The user name or password is incorrect".
I have been trying to remote into my Windows 8.1 desktop from outside my home network using the RDC program for Apple.
The basic setup from within the home network works fine. I turned on the port forwarding and DNS stuff on my ASUS router and that worked fine from within my homework network. When I go outside my home network, it get to the certificate message and then throws a tsl1_alert_internal_error and dies.
Potential client running Windows 8.0 (trying to avoid 8.1) Pavilion g6
Potential host running Win7 pro (fully updated) and the same desktop is the host of the wifi I'm using.
So far working: -Remote desktop from Windows 8 into win7 (wireless). -Folder sharing both ways (no homegroup, but direct sharing) (wireless).
Allthough, while uploading from Win7 into Windows 8 it occassionally looses connection, failing upload. However downloading same files from Windows 8 using same network works flawless. Also again using win7 sometimes doesn't find folders until using premade shortcuts. Maybe relevant, or not.
Problem: While trying to use Remote Desktop from Win7 desktop into Windows 8 Pavilion laptop I get that "...one of these reasons" error.
This while rightclicking on the Windows 8 pc in the win7 view of the network (choosing remote desktop option), so I know that the name is spelled right, it's in the network!!!
So far tried: Setting up Windows 8 to receive remote desktop as given here in these forums, allthough while on SystemProperties-->Remote-->Advanced I do NOT get the remote desktop menu view, only Remote Assistant settings with hour setup and such.
Tried to connect: -Both firewalls down, also client Avast down. -From the network with right mouse click. -Manually inputting the computer name into Remote Desktop
These PC's are not on the same WIFI, only same network. I Don't know how to get the network host into it's own wifi network. For example, I can't get my iPhone to connect wireless into iTunes because they are not connected into the same wifi, only Windows 8 is "connected" in the wifi, win7 is "merely" sending it, at least that's how I've understood the problem why I must upload/download stuff with manual wire connection with my phone.
I recently bought Dell Inspiron with i5 4th generation and preloaded Win 8 on it.
I upgraded it to Win 8.1. Am trying to login to my works station through IE11. am able to successfully login to web vpn website and when i try to give my IP and hit submit,
Java tries to load for a brief moment and am getting a message.
Error: click here for more details in a split window.
However am able to launch remote desktop using IE8 from my XP box. IE11 does not support.
1) make remote desktop work on IE11 or 2) in installing IE8 on Win 8.1
Stuff tried so for, for making it work:
-uninstalled IE11 and tried installing IE8 (failed) IE9 (it says already installed though it is not) -tried developer tool and changed browser mode to IE8 ( internet stopped working- unable to load any page from internet.)
I want to be able to remote control my moms PC. Both our PC's are Windows 8 pro. I used a pro android app called jump remote desktop from my android tablet which allowed me to control my moms PC but it logged her out of her PC so she got a blank display while I controlled it. If I use the integrated Windows 8 pro remote desktop would my mom also be logged out and get a blank screen? How about the chrome web browser remote desktop extension? Am I right this is the only way that I can control her PC while she can still see what I'm doing. Does chrome extension log her out of windows? Another problem with having her log out of windows is then the next time she turns on her PC she will be asked for windows password even though we have it setup to start windows without asking for sign in info. Is chrome extension best solution for me? Easy to setup?
I am trying to write a DVD over RDP but my writer is not recognised. After searching the internet, I found out that Windows disallows this as a security precaution. I did find a fix for Windows 7, which is to go into GPedit.msc and change the setting for 'All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions' to enabled. However, this setting is not there in Windows 8. Has it been removed for Windows 8 and if so is there another fix.
Trying to get Remote Desktop access functioning on my new win 8 pro PC. I have closed firewalls/virus protection etc, I have enabled remote access anywhere and everywhere. I assume port 3389 is okay as I can remote connect with my win7/xp/win 8 pro laptop to many other PC's over the internet. I can connect to the said PC over the local lan using the name convention but not over internet address 110.143.xxx.x
Never thought it would be this hard after so easily using xp and win 7. otherwise win 8 pro is out the door!
I have tried to find older topics and tutorials on this without success. This is new to me so hopefully there's something very simple to address the issue.
I have 3 computers. 1 x Win 8 Pro and 2 x Win 8 Standard.
I know only the Win 8 Pro machine can be a Remote Desktop host.
In System Properties I have checked the box to "allow Remote Assistance to this computer" (I don't know detail, but I am aware this is something different to Remote Desktop).
Also in System Properties, I have selected to "Allow remote connections to this computer". I have also tried to check the sub-section of that "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)".
All computers are set up at home, connected to a regular home router.
When I try to connect to the host machine I get an error (I don't have details of that right now, but its some generic "no connection" error).
I cannot get my 8.1 PRO system to establish a Remote Desktop connection on either the Internet or my home LAN. Router has port 3389 set for port forwarding, aVast Firewall allows port 3389 in and out. Have even tried with aVast turned off but can't get it to work. Have run a number of Port Checkers and all show 3389 as locked or unavailable, but unfortunately do not detect whether it is an issue with the router firewall or aVast firewall. However, all is not lost; have discovered a free application named Team Viewer which does the job very nicely and is a lot easier to set up.
how can i set up windows 8 to allow 2 or more of users to connect to my windows 8 desktop by remote desktop connection i know there must be some way to use as when i was work experience every one one was connecting to the same comptere buy that a windows xp comptuer
My old computer was running Win 8.1. The new Computer came with 8. I only have one monitor so I was using Remote Desktop to access the old computer and transfer things over. At some point I decided to upgrade the new one to 8.1. Now they're both on 8.1 That's the only thing that changed, but Remote Desktop stopped connecting. I can access folders and such across the network. I can log into the old one with Team Viewer but Remote Desktop will not connect. It keeps saying the other computer is offline or does not allow remote connections (it does, I checked multiple times) is there something that changed in 8.1 that would stop Remote Desktop from working?
Out of curiosity I tried using Remote Desktop from my laptop and it connected to the old computer fine. So it must be something on the new one.
Edit: I've now also tried connecting from the new PC to the laptop with RD and it gave me the same error about the laptop being offline or something
Edit 2: Now I tried it again so I could get a screenshot of the error message and it worked fine.
When I start a remote desktop connection it all works fine. After a random period of time the desktop icons, taskbar icons disappear, can not access metro, shortcuts do not work etc.. The whole screen starts flickering, desktop image as well.
A restart and reconnect fixes the problem for a while then it happens again and again.
I tried the connection from a macbook, another win 8 laptop, and iphone, all with the same result.
Network on my Lenovo Yoga running Windows 8.1 works fine over both wireless and Ethernet (USB dongle).
I have an iMac initiating a Remote Desktop connection to the Yoga via a direct Ethernet cable between the devices. Everything works fine on the Windows 8.1 device except the WiFi can no longer connect to any access points and thus the Yoga has no Internet/network access--it just fails immediately when I select an access point for connection.
I do see an Event ID 8000 from NETwNe64 around the time of this failure; not sure if it's the same cause.
If I log back into the Yoga (and thus break the Remote Desktop Ethernet connection and take over that session), wireless works perfectly again. Thus it is clear that WiFi is only down when the device is accessed via RDP over Ethernet.
I have had to reinstall my laptop and now i'm having some trouble finding the tweak to remove the "insert a smartcard" option from my logon box when i try to connect to an external computer with the remote desktop client.
I have two Win 8 Pro comps that will connect to one XP Pro computer but will not connect to another. They are online, on the web and can access data from our server but they are not able to access the non-server computers even though they show in the computers near me list. I never had an issue before and now no matter what I fix they will not connect to the other computers. The XP Pro I want to connect to has my counter dot matrix printer and if Win 8 is not connecting we cannot print. I CAN see and access the Win 8 computers FROM the XP PRo computer with the printer attached.
As a side note the two Win 8 comps see each other but will not connect to each other either.
I have an HP Pavilion g7-2233cl Laptop running Windows 8. I bought it new (refurbished) about a year and a half ago.
Until recently, I’ve had no problem connecting to the Internet via WiFi. But recently, although everything says I’m connected to our home WiFi and things are working swimmingly, I cannot access anything on the Internet. I get messages like “Unable to connect” or “Cannot show this page.”
We have other computers on the same WiFi, and none of them are having a problem.
I’ve tried several remedies based on tips I’ve seen on the Internet (using a different computer, of course). For example, I:
Deleted all the temp files.
Flushed a bunch of stuff using the Admin. Command Prompt: ipconfig /flushdns nbtstat –R nbtstat –RR netsh int ip reset c: esetlog.txt
My laptop is few months old HP Pavilion g6 OS: Windows 8 uses a ralink rt5390r 802.11bgn wifi adapter.
The wifi was working just fine suddenly it stopped. It detects my home network but every time it tries to connect ends up "unable to connect to this network". It connects to my friends wifi but not mine. And it connects with cable.
There is a red cross on the wifi network but it's green not GREY. It is not a modem problem because the other PC connects just fine. When I'm on wifi, cmd ipconfig gives me disconnected media for all the network cards on the laptop. Command netsh shows failure and access denied.
What I have tried to do for the past week :
I upgraded the adapter/ driver. My windows is fully updated. I re-installed the network card. I tried a USB wifi. I uninstalled the private server. I uninstalled my Norton because I thought it was blocking the connection I also deactivated the windows fire wall. I changed the SSID and PSW ... nothing worked. and of course I tried restarting, resetting, rebooting, deactivating and activating, disabling and enabling every single thing but nothing works.
i have a lenovo idea pad that will connect to wifi but says limited connection. I can use the iternet via ethernet cable with no issues. My ISP is comcast and I have one of their modems that came with wifi im guessing it doubles as a router seeing i direct connect to it with my laptop. however my wifi works for my xbox one, a nexus 7 tablet a xbox 360 ,a printer and two smartphones with no issues what so ever. They are not all on at once so max connections shouldnt be a issue. I've spent hours on the phone with comcast and they insist its the laptop and not the wifi, how to go about fixing the issue. I've checked the drivers and their up to date then uninstalled and reinstalled still no luck. i use firefox for browsing and AVG for antivirus.
We have a user without local admin rights, whenever he changes location or between wifi/lan on the office he gets an UAC prompt, it doesn't say anymore then "Network" but i assume it is for network profiles.
Why and how to get rid of it? it is an domain account with a microsoft account attached to it, syncing skydrive and som stuff.