Whenever I try to login into my Windows 2011 server through remote desktop connection on a Windows XP computer I am unable to. Whenever I attempt to, it tries to "sync" for a while, and then displays a message 'unable to connect'. Does anyone know how to fix this so I can log into my server through XP computers. Is there any settings on the server I need to change?
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Check your Remote Desktop Settings on the server and see if you are using the setting Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) or if the default setting of Allow connections only from computer running Remote Desktop with network Level Authentication (more secure)
If you don't have the updated Remote Desktop client installed the more secure option won't allow a Windows XP host to connect.
I only have access to a Windows 2008 server at my current location so your interface may be different to that pictured.
Forgot to mention that you may also need to perform the following on your XP client (I have it set up by default via group policy in my XP boxes.)
To enable NLA in XP machines; first install XP SP3, then edit the registry settings on the XP client machine to allow NLA
• Configure Network Level Authentication