Windows 10 Remote Desktop - The connection was denied because the user account is not authorized for remote logon

I get this message when i try to access my Win 10 Pro computer from my Win 10 Home computer using the Remote Desktop Connection App.  I can access the Pro computer from a Win 7 computer i have and i can access a Win 7 Pro computer from my Win 10 Home computer.

Please help; thanks.

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Hi Bill,

I would suggest you to check the suggestions provided in the section "Why can’t I connect using Remote Desktop Connection?" in this article:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/remote-desktop-connection-faq#1TC=windows-8

Note: Though this article is for Windows 8.1, the steps mentioned are similar in Windows 10.

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go to

1-gpedit.msc

2-click computer configuration

3-click windows settings

4-then to security settings

5- click local policies

6- click security options

7- then disable the function with name "limit local account to use blank passwords "

8- logout and re login and try again ....hope you will be connected

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I did this but i still get the same message.

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then try this.. on the computer you want to connect to.

1-computer management from administrative tools

2-local users and groups from left pane

3-groups

4-double click remote management user ( also use same procedure for remote desktop user). 

5-click add button

6-click advance button

7- click find now 

8-select the user you want to give right to .

9-press ok .ok .ok

hope you will get connected .

if not contact me via team viewer 

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I did this and am still getting the same message.

What is Team Viewer?

Thanks.

Bill

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"open secpol.msc

go to \Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

double-click on Allow log on through Remote Desktop

Services --> Add Users or Group --> enter Remote Desktop Users

Start-->Run-->services.msc

Look for Remote Desktop Services and make sure the Log on account is Network System, not Local Service.

Check your event logs."

team viewer is a screen share and remote desktop tool via internet

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Same thing is still happening.  I'd be glad to use team viewer if you told me what to do.

Thanks.

Bill

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activate administrator account and connect via it ..

you can activate administrator account via computer management or via cmd by typing this command 

net user administrator /active:yes

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Ok, I activated it.  What now?

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login to your administrator account and connect to the other computer 

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