Windows 10: Unable to use Remote Desktop after connecting to a network share

  1.    01 Jan 2018 #1

    Unable to use Remote Desktop after connecting to a network share


    I'm using a Windows 8.1 machine to connect to a Windows 10 machine for the purpose of accessing shared media content. In addition to using HomeGroup, I have created a share on this computer.... you know, the the traditional (no BS, time tested) way that has worked for 3 decades...

    From time to time I need to connect to the Windows 10 computer using RDC. However, every time I map a network drive to the share from my Win8.1 machine (i.e. net use z: \\Win10\share) using the same or different credentials (it doesn't matter), it breaks RDC's ability to connect to the same machine. The error message (below) is complaining about restricted types of logons - Which is BS. No where on this PC are types of logon restricted (I've checked the local GP and registry) and I can make the message go away by doing something to the Windows 8.1 machine (read on)...



    I can make it work again by deleting the Windows Enterprise credentials that are stored against the Windows 10 computer from my Windows 8.1 machine within Credentials Manager, so I do have a workaround. But my question is why? Why is Windows Credentials Manager getting in the way of this sort of thing? Is this normal behavior?
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  2.    01 Jan 2018 #2

    Already tried typing the IP of the device instead of mapping the drive on the network?
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  3.    02 Jan 2018 #3

    Hi there

    Have you tried in the Control Panel (It's still there in W10) setting W10 Computer to allow remote access and allow all versions of RDP to access it (you need that for some earlier versions of Windows to access the latest W10 Windows (with latest updates). I usually have all sorts of problems with Windows networking but Windows to Windows connections seem to work just fine --even XP to W10. You do need W10 PRO or above though to accept incoming connections and you might have to change something on Firewall and any security package you have running.

    Personally I tend to find Windows defender OK and just the basic (default) settings on Windows firewall. I use the ROUTER's firewall for keeping out "Unwanted Guests" etc - for home computers of course security is important but too much is often worse than none at all !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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