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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

Remote Desktop Protocol is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection.

Whenever you are faced with this kind of error “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”, please see the steps below to resolve it.

For a similar error, see the guide “Remote Desktop can not find the computer FQDN and this might mean that FQDN does not belong to the specified network“.

Here are the few ways to have this corrected, and please let me know in the comment section, if this solution was optimal for you as well.

As you can see from the error message, The Remote desktop Connection (RDP) was unable to find the Server Name
– Ensure the right names are given. 
– Also, if you are using FQDN, ensure the name is resolvable.
– Lastly, if the two steps above do not resolve the issue, ensure your firewall permits this connection.

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.

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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