Remote Desktop Administration problem with 2003 Server

I have one 2003 server I'm trying to administer from my XP machine in my office.  I am on the network down the hall from the server.  I have enabled the RDC on the server, but when I try to connect using RDC on my XP machine, I get the error "Client could not connect to the remote computer."  I've tried using the server's name or the IP address for the server, but it won't connect me.  What am I missing?
rcaryclarkAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Connect With a Mentor Commented:
not as far as remote desktop goes, if its off its off, have a look at these options though

1) UltraVNC
free, easy and buggy although this seems to better than the traditional tightvnc or realvnc
http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

2) Dameware
I havent used but heard good things such as the remote installer feature
http://www.dameware.com/

3) Symantec PCanywhere
has great functionality but is buggy and slow and expensive
http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/remote_pc_fax/pca12/index.html

4) RADMIN (remote admin)
if you have a little funding i would highly reccomend this, awesome product,
only used for a short while but it kicks any of the other out of the way, remote controlling,
or controlling services, registries, file transfers etc. this thing does the lot
http://www.famatech.com/
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi rcaryclark,

have yout got any firewall or security suites enabled - can you ping the server
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
I can ping my server.  I have a SonicWall on the server, but that is for outside traffic, it shouldn't affect the network.  I don't have my firewall turned on for my XP.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
rcaryclark,

are you talkin about RDC or terminal services?
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
I'm talking about RDC.  I'm just trying to connect to administer my server.  I shouldn't need TS at all.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
just making sure......

anything else i should know about the server ISA installed or anything like that
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
The only thing that I think might be causing some problems is that we have the ISTH Remote Desktop Web Connection enabled so you can remotely get on the server through a browser.  If I am off-site, I can get on the server with that.  But I can't do it when I am inside the network because it is essentially trying to go out of the network to try and come back in.  It doesn't work that way.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
try disabling that temporarily and see if you can get in internally
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
actually, I don't know if I can disable it temporarily.  I can't find it in the services and it wants me to remove it from the programs list.  I definitely don't want to do that.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm i see, my guess is that blocking it
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
yes, it seems like from some digging that Remote Desktop for Administration is disabled when you use the web connection.  Do you know of any third party app that I can use to get around this?
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rcaryclarkAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much Jay_Jay70.  This has been a big help.  I will look into one of those options.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no worries mate, i highly reccomend the bottom one - radmin is awesome
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