5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2009 10:07 AM by Bernard Stimac
Railion Level 1 Level 1
Hey there,
I'm messing around atm with this Remote Desktop-thing.
I've tried many things yet I still haven't succeeded in connecting to a Windows 7 computer from my MacBook. Every time I try, I just get this message:
"+The Mac cannot connect to the Windows-based computer.+
+The problem can occur if: (then it lists three things+)"

Does any of you have any experience with connecting to a Windows 7 computer from your Mac?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    I haven't tried it with Windows 7 but am having pretty good luck with a Windows XP Professional machine. What I did was just found the IP address to the Windows machine by:

    Command Prompt, type ipconfig and locate the IP address.
    Start RD, enter the IP address of the Windows machine, if the machine has a user name and password you have to enter that and then it works.

    At least that's all I had to do. The key is knowing the IP Address and login and password of the Windows machine.
  • Railion Level 1 Level 1
    That's absolutely perfect - it works now - what I did before was typing my computername instead of the IP adress of the Windows PC - even though RD said I could write that it didn't worked - Microsoft as we know them, lol.

    Thanks a lot, buddy

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    Your welcome!
  • Tozaki Level 1 Level 1
    Try CoRD. We are experiencing the same problems when coming from off campus to on campus to a Windows 7 machine. We use Leopard 10.5.7 and 10.5.8. It use to work in Tiger. We worked around it and started using CoRD which works without any issues.
  • Bernard Stimac Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for suggestion, CoRD solved my problem connecting from OSX 10.6.1 to Windows 7.
    Before that, using Microsoft RDC client, I was able to connect only on XP machine. Thanks a lot!

    Message was edited by: Bernard Stimac