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Cannot connect through remote desktop connection or to any network shares over vpn in Windows 10 Home RRS feed

  • Question

  • I check the comparison chart and it says Windows 10 Home doesn't come with domain join services. Is this the reason I can't connect to any workstations via remote desktop over vpn, or map to any network shares? This is especially frustrating because I had Windows .1 Home and it didn't have this problem.

    The Innanets are broken.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:53 PM

Answers

  • Any "Home" version of Windows could never join a domain (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)  As for how you had mapped drives working before with a home version, my guess is when the drive mapping was created you (or someone on your behalf) had to enter credentials to authenticate to the share.  Yes, looking at the comparison chart you can't use RDP either.  As I see it you have two choices:

    1. Upgrade to Win 10 Pro

    2. Use a 3rd party remote app to connect to the remote PC; this is assuming you can still VPN into that remote network and it doesn't address the network drives.

    I think it's pretty obvious that the best answer is to upgrade to Win 10 Pro.  It will cost you $99.99; here's a link to walk you through the upgrade should you choose that path.  Good luck.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-easily-upgrade-windows-10-home-windows-10-pro


    Remember to mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:05 PM

All replies

  • On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:53:06 +0000, OffBeatBop wrote:

    I check the comparison chart and it says Windows 10 Home doesn't come with domain join services. Is this the reason I can't connect to any workstations via remote desktop over vpn, or map to any network shares? This is especially frustrating because I had Windows .1 Home and it didn't have this problem.

    This is not a virtualization issue which is what this forum is for. Repost
    your question to:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=win10itpronetworking


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:29 AM
  • Hi,

    How can you connect to workstation?

    Windows 10 Home edition is not supported initiate remote desktop connection based on the official information below:

    Compare Windows 10 Editions         

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare


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    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:09 AM
    Moderator
  • On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:53:06 +0000, OffBeatBop wrote:

    I check the comparison chart and it says Windows 10 Home doesn't come with domain join services. Is this the reason I can't connect to any workstations via remote desktop over vpn, or map to any network shares? This is especially frustrating because I had Windows .1 Home and it didn't have this problem.

    This is not a virtualization issue which is what this forum is for. Repost
    your question to:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=win10itpronetworking


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP


    It has to do with connecting through a Virtual Private Network which is why I chose this forum. Where should it be?

    The Innanets are broken.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:53 AM
  • Hi,

    How can you connect to workstation?

    Windows 10 Home edition is not supported initiate remote desktop connection based on the official information below:

    Compare Windows 10 Editions         

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    It's working with IP addresses instead of dns host names.

    The Innanets are broken.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:54 AM
  • It should be in the forum Paul suggested, Pro Networking as it's a network
    issue.
     
     
     

    Bob Comer
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:50 PM
  • Any "Home" version of Windows could never join a domain (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)  As for how you had mapped drives working before with a home version, my guess is when the drive mapping was created you (or someone on your behalf) had to enter credentials to authenticate to the share.  Yes, looking at the comparison chart you can't use RDP either.  As I see it you have two choices:

    1. Upgrade to Win 10 Pro

    2. Use a 3rd party remote app to connect to the remote PC; this is assuming you can still VPN into that remote network and it doesn't address the network drives.

    I think it's pretty obvious that the best answer is to upgrade to Win 10 Pro.  It will cost you $99.99; here's a link to walk you through the upgrade should you choose that path.  Good luck.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-easily-upgrade-windows-10-home-windows-10-pro


    Remember to mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:05 PM
  • On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:53:00 +0000, OffBeatBop wrote:

    It has to do with connecting through a Virtual Private Network which is why I chose this forum. Where should it be?

    I provided a URL to the forum in which you should have posted.
    Virtualization refers to Hyper-V, it does not refer to virtual private
    networking.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP

    Saturday, August 15, 2015 5:08 AM