Windows Remote Desktop Connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tom3097, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. tom3097 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I recently got a new iMac G5 and have been try to access my old Windows Box using Remote Desktop Connection.

    However its not working, is there a simple thing that i am missing? :(
     
  2. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    more information would be needed to answer your question.

    is the computer turned on?

    are the correct log in options configured?

    the term "it is not working" is a very general term...
     
  3. tom3097 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks redAPPLE but i figured out what was wrong.

    The PC i want to access remotely is not running XP Pro.
     
  4. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    Use RealVNC instead

    Hey Tom, I wanted to do the exact same thing a few months back. What I had to do in the end was download RealVNC for the PC (which is free) and Chicken of the VNC for the Mac. I set it up and it works flawlessly! The image is a little laggey because I use the wireless connection on my mac, but it still works.

    An even better solution (and the one that I use now) is to run RealVNC on the PC the same way, and then use a program call X to X on the Mac which lets me move my mouse off of my Mac desktop, right on to the PC desktop (I have two monitors side by side). It works a lot like synergy, but I could never get synergy to work properly. Hope this helps.

    Sorry for not posting any links, but if you do a google search for any of those programs they will be in the top few listings.
     
  5. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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  6. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Ya I realy like RealVNC and make heavy use of it myself expecialy because its multiplatform working on mac, linux, windows, what have you. I dont even use microsofts remote desktop crap anymore :p
     
  7. tom3097 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks just as you recommended this i found the RealVNC site, its good like you said, but slow over the wireless connection i have.

    Still allright just to check up on it.
     

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