1. holzlondon's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm having trouble setting up remote destop on my Dell XPS 12 running Win8. I want to control it from my Surface RT, on which I have installed the Remote Desktop app from the store, but when I type in the compter name of my XPS, it cannot be found on the Surface.

    I have enabled remote connections on the XPS through

    control panel -> system -> remote settings

    no problem. It has McAfee running on it, including the firewall. I disabled the firewall just to test it, but it remains unidentifiable on the Surface.

    Maybe someone out there has a step-by-step setup tutorial?
    Thanks in advance!
    Attached Thumbnails settings-1.jpg   settings-2.jpg  
    05-05-2013 09:10 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Remote Assistance is completely different from remote desktop. Remote Desktop isn't on according to that tab. Is the image from the Dell?
    Last edited by stmav; 05-05-2013 at 10:54 AM.
    05-05-2013 10:43 AM
  3. holzlondon's Avatar
    Remote Assistance is completely different from remote desktop. Remote Desktop isn't on according to that tab. Is the image from the Dell?
    Yes, that's from the Dell settings. Is there actually a component missing in Win8?
    05-05-2013 03:10 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Only the Pro and Enterprise version of Windows 8 can host Remote Desktop.
    05-05-2013 03:18 PM
  5. holzlondon's Avatar
    Only the Pro and Enterprise version of Windows 8 can host Remote Desktop.
    Grrrr!!! Only has normal Win8. May have to upgrade....
    05-05-2013 04:32 PM
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