To use a local user account, you use the machine's name before the \. If
that part isn't specified, the machine assumes -- either local accounts if
it's not domain-joined, or its domain if it is. The new version of RD tries
to catch the default case; if you don't specify a domain, RD assumes it's a
local account and does the prefacing for you. If the machine doesn't
recognize itself by that name, however (IP address, for example), then it
"Lancorp" <Lancorp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Is it just me, or is this new version of Remote Desktop software that
> with Vista broken?
> When I use an IP address to connect to a remote server, the RD software
> me the "favor" of assuming it is the domain name, and using it in the
> username login field!!
> So, for instance, when I say I want to connect to 192.168.1.2 and to use
> "administrator" and "password", what it tries to use at the server is
> "192.168.1.2\administrator" and then the password. The problem is...this
> does not work, and I have to wait for it to error out, then remove the
> "192.168.1.2\" from the username and log in manually.
> Why, when I am specifying the IP address as the computer is it using it
> a domain name?
> Am I doing something wrong?
> BTW, this same behavior happens with XP when I do the Windows Update and
> update the Remote Desktop software to the new version.
> Any ideas?