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

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by A4orce84, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    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.



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