Cannot remote connect to Win 8.1?

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  1. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    On my server I had Windows home server 2011 which I removed to installed Win 8.1 Pro. All working great apart from I cannot connect via my Mac Mini so I can transfer files over.
    I used to use Remote Desktop Connection for Mac before and it worked fine but now I cannot seem to connect to it. I have checked the Windows side of things and it should let RD connections. I can connect through Teamviewer but not anything else.

    Any ideas?
    Cheers
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    It sounds like an issue on the windows side and not the Mac side.

    How are you connecting to the server via RDC. IP address or name?
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Are you using the old version which used to come with Microsoft Office for Mac, or the newer version from the App Store?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    To that point, I prefer CoRD over MS's RDP app for OSX. Its a much more robust product that works well.
     
  5. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    connecting by ip address.

    I have tried Microsoft remote desktop from the app store aswell.
     
  6. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Did you enable file sharing via the Network and Sharing Center?
     
  7. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There was a drive issue with the server, updated the network card drivers and then turned on WOL settings, works now :)
     

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