Ok, we use Remote Desktop to work on the computer at our office. I set it up following instructions on MS's site. Remote connections are enabled on the office PC and the PC here uses RD Connection to connect to it. The ports are forwarded to the right local PC, the accounts have correct access and so on. We connect via the static IP address at the office.
Now it does actually work, but the problem is that it only works once, twice or a few times. So, for example, we log on remotely, run a program and open a file maybe print it off and eventually disconnect. After we've done that it just won't connect again. As I said, sometimes we can do it more than once, but never more than a few times. The problem seems to be with logging on - RD connects, but it can't log on even though the settings are correct. It spits out the generic 'please check your username and password are correct' crap. And they are.
If we go to the office the computer is fine. It's logged off like it should be and works fine locally.
Anyone got any ideas? We've been using RealVNC for a while but it's slow as hell and (as far as I can see) lacks a few features that are quite important.
Sorted it, nevermind. It was mucking up the account name with the IP address. Instead of logging on with just 'Steve', it was adding the IP address to it and trying to log on as 'Steve@184.108.40.206', and since there isn't an account called that on the computer, it was denying the login. And that isn't our IP address (or the account name), so don't bother. :p
Sorry, would have added this to the top of that post but I missed the edit window.