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Why Don't Remote Desktop connection attempts work?

I rolled out a new workstation (Windows XP Pro SP2 with all Windows updates). I supplied a password for the user account, enabled the Remote Desktop connection, confirmed the user account had remote connection permission, and disabled system hibernation and standby modes but to no avail. The system does not respond to remote desktop connection requests unless someone first physically logs on to the workstation (then my remote desktop connection attempts work just fine).

What's up? How do I fix this nagging issue?
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http:// thevpn.guruCommented:
Try to make the OS boot directly to the Desktop
Strange ?

Did you check the firewall settings ?

Is this working for everyone else ?
Did you try creating a new user profile ?

I hope this helps !
Look at the Network Adapter in the devicemanager, and look under the Power Management Tab. Uncheck "Allow windows to disable this device........."

Still seems like a Power Management issue....
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kytjwranglerAuthor Commented:
It's not the firewall (the remote connection works fine if a user is actively logged on). I believe the issue is likely with the Network Adapter, so I'm going to try johnb6767's advice. I'll let you know what happens!
kytjwranglerAuthor Commented:
I checked the NIC properties, and there were no issues there (I did disable "enable this NIC to manage system Power Settings"), but that didn't fix anything. I still cannot remotely connect to this system when a user is not actively logged in. What's up with that?
kytjwranglerAuthor Commented:
OK, problem solved. Despite client insisting system was being left on I discovered the user was powering the system down.
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