Excellent! This is the issue I thought. For some reasons (perhaps by design but not sure why), Vista Remote Desktop auto assigns or remembers the host name/ip + username. You may or may not have a problem to logon. If you do have an issue to logon, we may have 3 solutions. 1. As you mentioned to change/remove the hostname/ip if you can. 2. select Other users. 3. In the Remote Desktop Connection (before logon), click Option and then delete the domain\hostname.
Thank you for the update.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Melissa" <Melissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F6933E12-3A1B-433B-8D74-BA127FD0DE5D@microsoft.com...
It kept asking me to verify my username and domain name. I was able to
figure out the problem. It shows my username: serverip address\username
To connect to the windows 2003 server, I remove the IP address from the
username and I am able to connect.
Is there anyway to remove the IP address from the username so i don't have
to wait for the connection to time out and then remove the IP address so I
"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
> What's the symptom or error?
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Melissa" <Melissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83F98683-59A8-4704-8B31-B634433D44C0@microsoft.com...
> Hi - I connected to my work network via network cable. To access my virtual
> desktop I need to use the Remote Desktop connection. I can ping the server
> (windows 2003) and get to the login screen where it asks me to verify my
> login name and domain and then enter my password. I have verified all the
> settings and still can't get to the virtual desktop.
> I was able to use this type of connection from a WIndows XP Home edition
> without any problems. I am running Windows VIsta Premium Home Edition on a
> new laptop. I don't want to have to install XP in order to connect to the
> Any thoughts?