Cannot RDP into a citrix server
Posted on 2006-05-22
I have a windows 2000 Terminal server running citrix metaframe xpe. The previous admin locked down the rdp service on this server so it cannot be used. Citrix and ICA work fine. But I want to use RDP for admin purposes (ie if citrix is down and cannot use the published desktop).
At first rdp was not even installed, just ICA, so I set that up, then I had to press ctrl+alt+del from and RPD session to login, I fixed that with a group policy.
The error I am getting now is "the system cannot log you on" "access is denied" I know he did not use group policy for this, since there was not any group policies setup when I arrived. He used registry hacks and local policies. I am trying to undo what he did. I cannot call him since he did not leave under the best of terms. I am using the administrator account which has no issue logging in locally and Citrix and ICA is working fine.
Reinstalling Terminal services is not a solution. I have a production Citrix server. Anything that might cause it any issue is not a solution. Keeping that running is much more important then me being able to rdp into the server.