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Remote Desktop can not find the computer FQDN and this might mean that FQDN does not belong to the specified network

Remote Desktop Protocol, or just RDP is a special network protocol which allows a user to establish a connection between two computers and access the Desktop of a remote host.

For a similar error, see “Remote Desktop cannot find the computer this might mean that does not belong to the specified network: Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to”.

For other topics on RDP, see the following hyperlinks below
– How to allow saved credentials for RDP connection.
– How to remove saved RDP credentials entries in Windows 10.
– https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/17/how-to-remove-entries-histories-from-the-remote-desktop-connection/
– How to prevent the saving of Remote Desktop Credentials in Windows.
– How to disconnect a Remote Desktop User.
– How to resolve we could not connect to the remote PC with error code 0x204 and make sure the PC is turned on and connected to the network.

Error: Remote Desktop can’t find the computer “FQDN”.  This might mean that “FQDN” does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to.

Solution:  This could be as a result of many reasons. Here are some possible fix

  • First, the right computer-name wasn’t used
  • If this fails then the error is DNS related (that is the name you are trying to use is not resolvable)

To troubleshoot this, use the nslookup and ping utility to investigate further. Based on your findings, apply a fix 😉

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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