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RDC Stopped Working

Plucka
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi,

Have been using RDC to a Windows 2003 server here for ages and it just stopped working.

Can't understand why, searching leads me to think it's a license that's expired or something, but it's admin mode and this shouldn't be the case.

I've uninstalled License Manager and no different.

Get the following message, almost instantly.

The client could not connect to the remote computer.
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Top Expert 2006

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Hi Plucka,

hmm do you have enough licences installed?  what does the event viewer say?

Cheers!

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There shouldn't be any licenses, it's Remote Admin mode, there are no events logged.
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were any changes made to your config in the last day      strange that it would simply stop working       is this on one machine or numerous machines?

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Not that I know of.

It doesn't work from any PC, including RDC from the console of the server it's self
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can you check your local security policy and make sure its not set to deny logon

can you actually ping the server

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where about in security policy, I get lost in there.

server can ping, works fine for everything else. Not a network problem, as you can't even do it from the console.
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comp config - admin templates - windows comp - trerm services - allow users to connect remotely using terminal services should be enabled

also under the terminal service configuration   go to the connection properties and permisions TAB   make sure you have the remote desktop users enabled

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haha,

still got lost, couldn't find any of that.

so I skipped to second bit to check And there wasn't any connections to select properties on!

So I created one and it fixed it.

Thanks.
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lol how did that happen!

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Have no idea. It's not impossible that I deleted it.
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:) ah well all is well

cheers
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