As i know. If you don't have install base SAS on local mashine, you can't connect to the local through EG. EG is only client. It don't have all power of SAS.
You can connect to the remote server, even if you don't have installed base SAS on local mashine. But in first post on this thread, you say about connect to local...?
Any explain in details of error? Wich settings you use to connect?
Tools -> Options -> Server and Repository?
Give more details :-) I'm not psychic :-)
As variant. Try to search you error on support.sas.com.
check the following:
Did MetadataServer up on remote mashine. Did ObjectSpawner up on remote mashine.
Did WorkspaceServer depend on ObjectSpawner.
Do you enter correct settings (srever, port, user, password) in you connect in EG.
And write details of error generated in the EG.