Remote Desktop : Connecting to a WinXP machine ?

Christopher Nelson chris at
Thu Mar 16 00:34:45 UTC 2006

On 2006-03-16, Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 01:02 +0100, federico granara wrote:
>> Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>> > BTW, is there anything my WinXP friend should do in order to let
>> > me/Ubuntu connect to his machine, or is Win XP configured by default to
>> > accept request from remote machine ? If not, where in Windows are the
>> > options to configure this ?
>> My computer (right click) --> Properties --> Remote --> enable remote
>> desktop
> Thanks Federico, that's indeed what I was looking for. :o)
> I enable it, but when I try to connect to it with Ubuntu, Windows asks
> me for a password !? :-/
> Strange, I didn't set any password when I installed Windows, so I have
> no idea what password it's asking for...
> Any idea ? 

I had a similar problem accessing samba shares on a WinXP machine.  What
I eventually did was just hit enter, and that actually worked.  Perhaps
it may also work in your situation.

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