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Are you using the built in Remote Desktop app on Windows 7?
Has each machine that you want to connect to been configured to accept remote desktop connections.
Open Control Panel>>System
in the upper left click Remote Settings and make click
"Allow connections from computer running any version of
Remote Desktop (less secure)
and click Apply.
Once that has been done on each target machine, when you connect and are
asked for a username and password, you must enter the username and password ***** the account that is logged in on the target machine.
What happens if you enter only the username and leave the password *****?
That's the security built in to the program. It won't allow access with empty passwords.
You'll need to set passwords on the user accounts of the target machines.
It will. Once a password ***** ***** on the account it doesn't matter if you try to access it over remote desktop
or if you're sitting at the computer.
It's part of Windows security and in my opinion it's a good thing to have.
Hi. Are these computer you are trying to connect to via Remote Desktop running the Pro version of Windows?
Your easiest solution may be to download a free-for-home use connection program like TeamViewer
It's not dependent on the version of Windows installed on the computer
Install it on each machine. You can set up the software to automatically accept incoming connections
or leave it at the default of requiring a password.