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rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

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TwoProc
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rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

I just patched up my Windows desktop about 2 weeks ago with their patch o' the week, and since then, I've not been able to use rdesktop from Fedora 11 to connect to that desktop.

Anyone else having/have had this issue on Fedora or Redhat or other Linii?

We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett
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P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

Hi John,

>> I've not been able to use rdesktop from Fedora 11 to connect to that desktop.
What is the error that you are getting.
Can you provide the error message.
How about telnet/ping ... are they working to the remote machine ?

Also, links that might be useful (in case error message is same)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/itproxpsp/thread/164d1e0b-51e6-4201-9dc2-3f4a0ccb14e5
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/d9d81430-cf50-458b-b3e8-c1aca5a22084

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

hi,

one question, check the firewall if its enabled, some patches from MS are enabling it during patches.

mikap
Steven E. Protter
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

Shalom John,

I've seen microsoft updates trip the firewall on XP before.

Try windows to windows rdp and confirm that its a firewall issue.

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TwoProc
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

I'll try it later this evening, thanks all. I'll post back here with results.
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TwoProc
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

Wow, Steven your advice was correct, but I wonder if it was for the right reason. :-)

It seems that all I needed to do was use the remote desktop from a Windows system, and the Linux "rdesktop" tool started working after I logged off from the new Windows client login.

It seems to just have been confused somehow.
We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett
TwoProc
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Re: rdesktop no longer works against Windows XP

see above
We are the people our parents warned us about --Jimmy Buffett