Remote Desktop

Posted on 2007-10-03
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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Trying to access a windows xp pro computer inside the lan which is setup on a domain through remote desktop. The computer I am using to access it is also setup with xp pro. I can access other computers on the network, except this particlar one.  The error i get is as follows " The client could not connect to the remote computer" "Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might to to busy to accecpt new connections"

Please Advise. Thank you
Question by:chantalcookware
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Check that TS access is enabled on that XP machine. Control panel > System > Remote > Remote desktop.
If it is, check if the Windows firewall is blocking RDP connections (which is does by default). Windows Firewall settings > Exceptions.

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Ok, tried that. No luck. I am looking at this site now http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/34355e03-c5d6-497c-9094-4c723e7f19e81033.mspx?mfr=true
I deleted the key on the local machine, but no luck either.

Tell me your thoughts.
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ajwuk earned 2000 total points
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Check the following reg key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server

fDenyTSConnections should = 0
TSEnabled = 1

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Start> RUN > Services.msc

Check to make sure that Terminal Services service is started.

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ID: 20050100
go to a command prompt and type the following command.

netstat -an > abc.txt

copy paste the output of the text file here. this is to check whether port 3389 (which rdp uses by default) is open.

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