3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2011 5:27 PM by }bee{
benjoschen Level 1 (0 points)

I have tried using both Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection ("RDC") as well as CoRD (a Sourceforge option).  I have never been able to connect to my PC with RDC.  Sometimes I am able to connect to my desktop with CoRD, most of the time I am not. 

My settings on my PC are correct and are configured to allow remote access.

I am able to connect to my PC via RDP from my iPhone when I am not able to connect through my MacBook Pro.

My sense is that it has something to do with the network settings on my MacBook Pro, but I have no idea what most of the advanced options mean.

My VPN connection is fine.

I would love it if someone could help me out here.  It is very frustrating to not be able to connect to work.


  • benjoschen Level 1 (0 points)

    Crickets. Is there anyone out there?  I have tried talking to Genius Bar, Macology and Microsoft and no one seems to know what the problem is.  How can this be.  The issue isn't just with Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.  I now can't connect with CoRD, either.  Maybe it's a Windows 7 issue?  There were about 500 different exceptions available.  I created the recommended exception for Remote Desktop.

    Someone help!

  • marlanw Level 1 (0 points)



    I can't answer your problem, but maybe can provide some color commentary.


    I use the RDP from Microsoft too and it has been working very well. Recently, though, I've only been able to connect to my work Windows computer (XP Pro) ONE TIME. After I exit RDP, then I can't connect to my work computer.


    In fact, I can't even PING my work computer after I disconnect which I find a bit odd. After I have a co-worker (who is going to start ignoring my calls) reboot, all works fine. I have a workaround, I'll simply reboot my computer JUST BEFORE logging out.


    I'm using Cisco VPN on Macbook. Perhaps our problems are similar.



  • }bee{ Level 1 (0 points)

    teamviewer works for me.