View Full Version : RDP Question: Connecting to Win7 Desktop from Mac (Only IP works)

Jul 21, 2012, 04:07 PM
Hello Everyone,

I recently got my remote desktop working in my home network. I wanted to be able to connect to my Windows 7 desktop from my Macbook pro. I was able to get samba share working and remote dekstop working great.

However, I can ONLY connect to to my machine via its IP address. It refuses to connect through the actual computer-name as I would prefer to.

I'm assuming here that there is a possible issue with the IP is tied to the computer-name, aka some type of DNS issue. Keep in mind I am not trying to access my computer "globally" I am just trying to connect to via its computer name when I am at home and connected to my home network.

Also, when I'm on my desktop and I look at the network I see the following:

tsclient from what I read is my RDP connection from my mac to my Windows 7 desktop, since I have file sharing turned on...but shouldn't I see my MBP listed as well?

If anyone can offer any suggestions or help, it would be greatly appreciated.