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Initial Remote Desktop logon fails but subsequent attemtps work ok???

Posted on 2006-11-17
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I've got one client where this is happening on their Win 2003 SBS: I remote into their network across a VPN, just like I do with all my clients, and when I use Remote Desktop to log onto their server, as soon as I click OK after entering the password to log on as administrator, the session ends and just closes the entire RD session and I have to open RD again and then subsequent logons work ok. Weird. I'm connecting from a Win XP Pro box. Anyone know what's causing this? Thanks.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Is the network you are connecting from also an SBS domain?  Is the IP Subnet the same?  Or is there a similarly named server on the network you are connecting from?

What happens when you connect via Remote Web Workplace instead? (which doesn't require a VPN connection).

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by:WineGeek
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I am connecting from an SBS domain but my network is a 10.10.x.x network and their network is a 172.16.x.x network. But their server and my server have the same name. Never noticed that... hmm.... problem.....
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Yep... that's a problem.

:-)

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My gut tells me that the owner over there did something; he's one of those who aren't afraid to dink around with his server even though he's not trained to do so. I try to politely tell them not to do anything but it does little good. Stupid humans.... :)

Not a giant problem, just curious why it's happening....
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It has to do with the fact that the servers have the same name... some parts of your machine are trying to use WINS, which will initially resolve locally and cause an error.

My guess is that if you connect from somewhere else, you won't have this problem.

Jeff
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