1.    14 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 x64

    Cannot connect to computer on LAN with Remote Desktop


    I have two Windows 10 computers, one PC and one laptop on the same LAN. Both were upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I am trying to connect to the PC through Remote Desktop from the laptop.

    I get the error message saying it can't connect. It says to make sure remote access is enabled, that the remote computer is on and that the remote computer is available on the network. I have checked all these things. The SMB share on the remote PC is accessible from my laptop so I know the laptop can see the PC.

    I have done a few other things like checking Windows Firewall settings on the PC but it seems that Remote Desktop is allowed to communicate through the firewall. In fact I disable Windows Firewall on both computers and the connection still fails.

    Not sure what else to do and would appreciate any help you can provide.
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  2.    15 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Is the computer you are trying to connect to a pro version, because if it's a home version it will not work.

    See if this tutorial on TenForums written by Kari helps.
    RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC
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  3.    15 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Yes, both computers are running Pro version.
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  4.    16 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home

    Have you tried using the IP address instead of the PC name, to connect?
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman68 View Post
    Have you tried using the IP address instead of the PC name, to connect?
    Yes. I get the same error message.
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