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    AvatarMLyman
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    I cannot get NoMachine (version:6.12.3_7) to work; I am trying to connect an Android tablet to my Windows 7 PC so I can mirror my tablet onto my monitor screen. I might be missing something and could use some help. I get stuck at the password screen; is the password that’s being requested for my PC or Android tablet? (I don’t use a password to access either of them). Is it for my internet router? Which password is being requested??? How do I get past this??

    My PC: Windows 7 w/ Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @3.40 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 64-bit op. system
    Android tablet: Galaxy Tab A (2016), Android version 8.1.0

    Steps I have taken:
    1. Following the instructions, I Installed NoMachine “to the computer that you want to control remotely” (I assume this is my PC; I want to have the tablet screen appear on my PC monitor while using my tablet)
    2. Re-started my PC after installation
    3. Opened NM and made note of the 2 IP addresses:
    nx://xxx.xxx.x.xxx (my PC’s IP address) and nx://xx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx (unknown IP address, not sure what this is for)
    4. Closed NoMachine on my PC
    5. Started my Android tablet, installed NoMachine; have not connected it to my PC via cable yet
    6. Per the instructions, re-opened NM on my PC, reaching the screen that gives me 3 choices: Insert service URL or IP, Click New or Edit, Let others use an IP from this list. I click CONTINUE
    7. Screen says “No computers were found on your local network”. On the PC, I click NEW to create a connection. using NX option, click CONTINUE
    8. On the PC I enter the PC’s IP address, leaving “Use UDP communication for multimedia data” checked. I hit CONTINUE
    9. I use the password method, and “Don’t Use A Proxy”.
    10. The IP address is filled out in the field, I click CONNECT and receive the following message: “Remote host identification has changed. This can indicate that someone is trying to hijack the network connection, or the SSL certificate has been replaced due to a reinstallation of the NoMachine server. Do you want to proceed anyway and replace the old SSL certificate in the list of known hosts?”
    11. I select YES, receiving the following message: “The authenticity of host xxx.xxx.x.xxx [my PC’s IP address] can’t be established. The certificate fingerprint is: SHA256 AE 17 A7 46 8A E9 83 B6 09 5D 7E AA F9 B2 39 9D 66 9C 8C A2 7E 8A 1D 07 06 A8 A6 70 BE B6 DE 96. Are you sure you want to continue connecting?”
    12. I select YES
    13. I reach the user name and password field. This is where I get stuck. is the password that’s being requested for my PC or Android tablet? (I don’t use a password to access either of them). Is it for my internet router? Which password is being requested??? How do I get past this??

    #29962
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    I reach the user name and password field. ……Which password is being requested? How do I get past this?

    To access any computer using NoMachine, you need the usual password and username of the account credentials for that machine (i.e the username of your profile on the Windows computer). Windows policies mean a local system account is limited to use an empty password to console logon only. If you don’t want a password to be requested over a remote desktop connection, you must configure your Windows to open the appropriate policy.

    References:
    No empty passwords are allowed (see this article for more information about that:
    https://www.nomachine.com/AR05L00802)

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