Windows 10: Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my computer". This might mean that "name of...

Discus and support Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my computer". This might mean that "name of... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello everyone, I am having this issue that is really frustrating. I keep getting the message: "Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by abtlive, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. abtlive Win User

    Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my computer". This might mean that "name of...


    Hello everyone,


    I am having this issue that is really frustrating. I keep getting the message: "Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my computer". This might mean that "name of my computer" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to" whenever I try to connect my laptop to my work PC via the remote desktop connection.


    I checked on the Windows Defender Firewall panel under System and Security in the Control Panel and I found that it works when I am connected to the Domain network via ethernet cable at my office. However, it doesn't work through the private or the public network when I connect through wifi at both the office and at my home. It also doesn't work when I am connected directly to the modem at home so I know it's not the ethernet connection cause it would work at home too if that was the case.


    The thing is it was working just fine a month ago so this problem just started happening. If anybody knows the fix to this, please let me know!

    :)
     
    abtlive, Jan 14, 2021
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  2. tdehan Win User

    Unable to connect to Windows 10 computer via Remote Desktop

    I have 6 Windows 10 computers. All but one can connect to each other via Remote Desktop over my home network. When I try to Remote Desktop to the 6th computer I get the following error:

    Remote Desktop can't find the computer [computer name]. This might mean that [computer name] does not belong to the specific network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to.

    All 6 computers are on the same network and workgroup. Remote Desktop services are enabled. Desktop sharing is set to allowed.

    What am I missing here?
     
    tdehan, Jan 14, 2021
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  3. Rorikk Win User
    Cannot remote connect from a Domain computer into a nondomain computer

    I have been trying to get a computer in a domain to connect to a computer not part of the domain. I can easily connect from the nondomain pc into the domain pc, but not the other way around. Both pc's are running Windows 10. When I try to connect form the
    Domain computer to the Non-domain computer I get the following error, "Remote Desktop can't find the computer "(Computer's name)". This might mean that "(Computer Name)" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you
    are trying to connect to."

    I know how to get the computers name. The Domain computer has (Computer Name).(domain).local and I can remote into it super easy. The nondomain network is just (Computer Name) with no .(domain) as part of the full name.

    How to use Remote Desktop this works just fine for getting into the domain computer but the same steps dont work when going the other way around.

    Can computers in a domain remote into a non-domain computer or is there some setting that I need to change to make that work?
     
    Rorikk, Jan 14, 2021
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  4. Remote desktop can't find the computer "name of my computer". This might mean that "name of...

    Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer

    We suggest that you disable any security program on your computer and check if it resolves the issue.

    NOTE: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as
    soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    Then follow the steps below to ensure remote desktop is enabled:

    • Click Start.
    • Click on File Explorer.
    • Right-click This PC.
    • Select Properties.
    • Click Remote settings in the upper left hand corner.
    • Ensure the option Allow remote connection to this computer and
      Allow Remote Assistance connection to this computer is selected.
    • Click Apply and OK.
    • Reboot the PC for the changes to take effect.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Rafael Com, Jan 14, 2021
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