Unable to ping or RDP to windows 7 from XP

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by pbtampawolf, May 3, 2011.

  1. pbtampawolf

    pbtampawolf New Member

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    Hoping someone can help

    I have 2 laptops both running widows 7 pro and enterprise and a desktop running windows CP pro service pack 3. I am unable to ping
    and of course remote to the Windows 7 laptops from the XP desktop. I have enabled RDP in the setting on all PC's. Any advise?
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    Are you trying to ping/rdp by machine name (netbios) or by IP address?
     
  3. pbtampawolf

    pbtampawolf New Member

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    Thanks for your reply!

    Althought I dont know a lot about homegroups I joined all machines to the same home group and I am able to ping / RDP all machines.
    This helps as I am studying for my windows 7 cert and a networked enviroment is key. I think home grouple may be a little limited in waht I want to get done.
    So once I install server 2008 on this extra box I will have to move away from the home group.
     

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