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Q: While trying to establish a remote desktop connect between Windows 7 and Windows XP it errors out.

Remote Desktop - Windows 7 to XP Pro

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and trying to use Remote Desktop to a XP Pro system. I am the admin on both boxes and have all necessary credentials. It errors out I'm wondering if there are some settings in 7 that I am missing. Any suggestions?

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Hi Caslon540. Here's something that might help you troubleshoot:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-connect-using-Remote-Desktop-Connection

Another thought is that you might need to download a later version of Remote Desktop Connection (version 6.0 or later) so that XP can handle the incoming connection from Windows 7 which uses Network Level Authentication.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=26F11F0C-0D18-4306-ABCF-D4F18C8F5DF9&displaylang=en

Hope that helps.

Thanks for posting,

Gloria Boyer
Microsoft

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