Say you use multiple users on your local client, but find switching user back and forth between them cumbersome. One option then is to use Remote Desktop (RDP). Unfortunately, it is not completely straight forward to connect to your own machine.
Of course, where there is a problem (and I’m writing about it) there exists a solution. The solution this time is called RDP Wrapper Library.
- Start by downloading and extracting the library from the RDP Wrapper Releases page. (See links below for a local copy.)
- In the folder you should find the following files:
- A UAC prompt may request administrator access.
- Wait until the installation is successfully completed.
- Upon completion run
- Another UAC prompt may request administrator access.
Enable Remote Desktopand press Apply.
The configuration screen should be like the picture below:
Wrapper state: Installed Service State: Running Listener state: Listening
Press OK to close
Upon completion run
Another UAC prompt may request administrator access.
A remote desktop prompt will show, press Connect.
If the library was successfully installed a window should pop up with a login screen to your local client requesting password.
Let us now try to connect to
localhostagain using Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
But we get the same error as above?
AS far as I have been able to understand, there is a limitation in Windows Remote Desktop Connection program which disallows connection to either
localhostor the loopback address
There is fortunately a simple workaround; connect to the server