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Here's how to fix "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because an error occurred on the remote computer..." in Windows 10/8/7.

Previously, we have shared you following guide to show how to connect Windows remotely to other machines:

How to use Remote Desktop feature to connect Windows to other devices

Well, recently we came around a strange issue regarding Remote Desktop feature. In this scenario, while connecting to other Windows 10 machines, we received following error:

Your computer can’t connect to the remote computer because an error occurred on the remote computer that you want to connect to. Contact your network administrator for assistance.

FIX Your Computer Can't Connect To The Remote Computer Error In Windows 10

This error is however one of the common errors with Remote Desktop feature. If you’re also facing this issue, you can try below mentioned registry tweak on client machine and see if it works you.

FIX: Your Computer Can’t Connect To The Remote Computer Error In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client

FIX Your Computer Can't Connect To The Remote Computer Error In Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of Terminal Server Client registry key, right click and select New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as RDGClientTransport. Double click on the DWORD to modify its Value data:

FIX Your Computer Can't Connect To The Remote Computer Error In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine.

After restarting your system, you’ll find that the error no longer occurs.

TIP: You can also apply this registry tweak from Command Prompt. Simply open administrative Command Prompt and type/paste reg.exe Add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client" /V "RDGClientTransport" /T REG_DWORD /D "1" and press Enter key. Once the command executed successfully, close Command Prompt and reboot to get fixed.

Hope this helps!


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