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Remote Desktop Connection (Windows)

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Remote Desktop Connection is a way to run your computer, access files, etc. through another computer in another location. Your computer needs to be plugged into the Middlebury network and be left running in order for you to connect successfully.

Requirements

  1. Valid internet connection on both computers.
  2. Have the right settings on the host computer.
  3. Have Remote Desktop Connection application on the other computer.
  4. Have permissions.
  5. Knowing Computer name or ip address.

Common Problems

Internet does not work on one of the computers

You can search the wiki for more info on how to have an internet connection.

Remote Desktop Connection is not enabled

Fix:

  1. Right click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Choose the "Remote Tab" and enable Remote Desktop Connection.

Firewall Blocks it

  1. Go to control panel and choose Windows Firewall.
  2. Click on the "Exceptions" tag and make sure that "Remote Desktop Connection" is checked on the list.

User does not have Permissions

On the college computers, the use has permissions by default, if it is not a college computer it may not be set. To give permissions:

  1. Right click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Choose the "Remote Tab" and enable Remote Desktop Connection.
  3. Click on "Select Remote Users" and then "Add" and then you can add users either from the directory or just manually.

Error: Can not connect, please contact the owner of the computer

Try to connect using the IP address, sometimes using the name does not work. And if IP address works, go back to the original computer and change its name to something new, restart and it should work.

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