Fixing Issue of Windows® XP Remote Desktop Not Working
What are the various tips to fix the issue of remote desktop connection not working in Windows XP?
Windows XP is an Operating System that provides continuous access through distributed services, GUI, or via terminal servers. Windows XP is normally based on client server architecture. It has two additional architectures. They are Windows XP 64-bit Edition for IA-64 (Itanium) processors and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition for x86-64. Windows XP can be used in personal computers, laptops, and media centers. It is authorized by Microsoft. XP means "eXPerience". There are two desktop versions of Windows XP. They are Windows XP professional and Windows XP personal. Windows XP is reliable, portable, a good performer etc. Windows XP Professional has some additional features such as support for Windows Server domains and two physical processors. The maximum limit of physical memory of XP differs according to the Windows version and between 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The maximum limit of the primary memory of 32 bit of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center edition and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is 4GB while Windows XP Starter Edition has a memory of 512MB. The 64-bit Windows XP Professional has a primary memory of 128 GB.
Discussed below are some points that would help the users to know about the remote desktop connection problem:
- Ways to fix the problem
The messages shown by the system when there is any problem with the connection of remote desktop are the symptoms for showing the user that something is wrong with the connection to the remote desktop. The first one is "Memory not enough" message. When you see this message, close all the programs that are open; then try to connect. If that does not work, then restart the system even if it is not responding. Then consult network administrator. The next is the "Network failure" message. Then check whether your router is on, your Ethernet cable is connected to the adapter, your switch for wireless is on and whether your adapter is in a working condition. The last one is "Remote computer not found" message. For this, try through IP address or ask the administrator.
The remote computer can be connected using the Internet as well. For doing this, one must be aware of the configuration of the router, port mappings, and the IP addresses. After the authentication is enabled, you have to type the full computer name on the 'General' tab of the dialog box. There are many possible reasons for connection problem. The First one is that the port for the remote desktop might be blocked by the firewall. The other one could be that the connection on the remote computer might not be enabled. The other reasons are the user account you are using does not have a password; for that, add a password to your account. The next is the remote computer may be asleep or in a hibernating state or the remote computer may be too busy presently to accept any more connection. If it is so, wait for a while and then try again.
Perform the following steps if you are using firewall of Windows. Click the 'Start' button for opening the Windows firewall. Then click 'Control panel', 'Security' and finally 'Windows firewall'. Now click on ‘Allow a program through Windows firewall’. Type the password or provide confirmation if asked. Lastly, select the check box for remote desktop. The next step is enabling the remote connection on the remote system. Click the 'Start' button on the remote system. Now right-click on computer and then click on 'Properties'. Click on the 'Remote' settings in the left pane. Type the password or provide confirmation if you are asked to. Click on any one of the options, ‘Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop or Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication’ which is shown below the remote desktop. Sleep and hibernation settings should be set in a way that they are never used again.