cannot get onto SURFACE from my PC

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  1. judyac

    judyac New Member

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    Hello
    I have a 64GB SURFACE, a Dell 8500 PC running Windows 8 and some other computers on a home network. I can access the other computers from the SURFACE but am unable to access the SURFACE from the other computers. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Judyac
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll assume this is the Surface running Windows RT, so this is by design. RT can only act as a client not a server - meaning that the Surface can connect to other computer's resources but will not allow for peers to connect to it.

    I use a Network Attached Storage Device on my Home Network for this very reason.
     
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    Thank you very much for this information Jeff. The Surface I have is called 64RT so I guess it is running Windows RT. I received it as a Christmas gift and am not into mobile devices at all.
    I don't really have a reason for wanting to get into the Surface from my PC. I just thought I should be able to. Now I can stop worrying about it.
    Judyac
     
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    Take some time to read the Help and Tips app. Will help you greatly.
     

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