help adding users

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Hi there,

I have a local home network and I would like to be able to connect my lap
top to my main system using remote desktop. I follow the steps to set up my
main system as the server but when I go in to add users, the only system I
see is the one I'm trying to set up as the server. The only users I can see
are the ones on that same computer.

Does it matter if all the computers are on a "workgroup" instead of logging
into a domain? Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?


Thanks,

Carlo.
 
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In a work group environment, like I use at home and like most home users use, the user Ids you add
are local to the machine that is acting as the Remote Desktop host. Example...

PC A (Remote Desktop host)

Administrator A
User 1
User 2

PC B (Remote Desktop client)

Administrator B
User 3
User 4

In this case you would need to login to PC A from PC B, using Remote Desktop, with a user Id of
Administrator A or User 1 or User 2. This presumes User 1 and/or User 2 have been added to the
Remote Desktop Users Group on PC A...

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"carlor" <carlor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:59A8F170-B17C-4F13-861E-8FEDB22708D1@microsoft.com...
> Hi there,
>
> I have a local home network and I would like to be able to connect my lap
> top to my main system using remote desktop. I follow the steps to set up my
> main system as the server but when I go in to add users, the only system I
> see is the one I'm trying to set up as the server. The only users I can see
> are the ones on that same computer.
>
> Does it matter if all the computers are on a "workgroup" instead of logging
> into a domain? Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Carlo.