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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I've been using Jump Desktop to connect to my HTPC on both my normal Windows desktop and my Android device. I mainly use it to schedule programs I forgot to add (e.g. football games), so I don't connect that often. The HTPC is running Win7, and the normal Windows desktop used to connect is running Win8.

Now I can connect, but I can't get WMC to run via the connection. When connected through my desktop I just get the message right away that WMC stopped working. When connecting through Android I get a message that the color resolution isn't high enough.

I've made two changes recently.

First, I installed Win8 on the desktop on which I connect through. I did that the first day Win8 was available, and I don't remember whether I've connected since then or not.

Second, I've changed displays on the HTPC to a 1080p display (before it was 1080i).

Since it won't start WMC using either Win8 or Android, I assume it's not related to Win8 being added to the normal desktop used to connect.
post #2 of 11
Does it start as an admin (right click "run as admin)? If that's the case, then you can lower the access rights for HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\Rdp-Tcp (e.g. full access to authenticated users) to fix this.
post #3 of 11
I can't really answer your question, but why not just use the Ceton Companion App on your Android phone? It's much easier to just schedule missed recordings that way.
post #4 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

I can't really answer your question, but why not just use the Ceton Companion App on your Android phone? It's much easier to just schedule missed recordings that way.

Because I'd not heard of it. wink.gif

I'll give it a try.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I can't get port forwarding to work for that program. Reading through their forums, I suspect it's because I have two NICs, but their fixes don't work.

So that gets me back to the original question. Why can't I open WMC when connected?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Karyk View Post

Why can't I open WMC when connected?

Going from Windows 8 to Windows 7 (via Remote Connection) I have to run MC as Administrator.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll try that.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Going from Windows 8 to Windows 7 (via Remote Connection) I have to run MC as Administrator.
You don't have to do that (see my previous post above)
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
I found the answer to this question on a few websites. Apparently a security update in about October caused the problem.

I found a solution here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/media-center/261036-remote-desktop-wmc-stopped-working.html

It involves going into the regedit, finding the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\Rdp-Tcp

and then setting permissions for "Users" to read the key.

It seems to work. Does anyone see a problem with having done that?
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karyk View Post

I found the answer to this question on a few websites. Apparently a security update in about October caused the problem.

I found a solution here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/media-center/261036-remote-desktop-wmc-stopped-working.html

It involves going into the regedit, finding the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\Rdp-Tcp

and then setting permissions for "Users" to read the key.

It seems to work. Does anyone see a problem with having done that?

I think it was answered here in the second post and the one above yours...
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Sure enough. I may have been distracted by trying the Centon app, although I don't remember getting it to work properly running as an administrator, so maybe I did that wrong and then never tried the fix.
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