[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Can't connect to the server through Remote Desktop

Posted on 2004-11-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

The user is getting the message that the remote access connection have reached its maximum limit. Whereas the user is not connected to the server from anywhere else. This I can verify through the TaskManager/Users. The remote access policy on the network is set such that a user can connect to the server with one session at a time. Multiple users can coonect at a time aswell. I don't want to disable that in order to solve this problem.

From the machine where the user is trying to connect, the other users can connect normally and the administrator can also connect to the server from the same machine. The user is unable to connect from the other machines aswell. There has been no change of properties for the user as he can connect normally before. I have looked at the remote access settings on the server they are fine. Infact the user settings is also same as the other user who can connect remotely to the server. This all activity is taking place internally within the network.

The server is Windows 2003 and the client is Windows XP. Access to the server is through Remote Desktop Connection.

Any one got the idea as to what has gone wrong ?

Quick solution would be highly appreciable.
Question by:humayuns80

Accepted Solution

jamesreddy earned 375 total points
ID: 12645110
It is likely simply a matter of sessions that were disconnected improperly.  Go to the Windows 2003 Server and open Terminal Service Manager (under Administrative tools).  Right-click on on the sessions and disconnect/reset them.  You should then be allowed to log on remotely again.


Author Comment

ID: 12673296


Featured Post

Get quick recovery of individual SharePoint items

Free tool – Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, enables fast, easy restores of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists — all with no agents to manage and no additional licenses to buy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
In a question here at Experts Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29062564/Adobe-acrobat-reader-DC.html), a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat produ…
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question