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Remote Desktop not connecting after 2003 server reboot

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Today morning i had to restart the windows 2003 server (when i ws logged in as a Remote user). After restart the teminal services is not allowing me to connect to the server via Remote Desktop tool. I have checked the connectivity and i find that the server is up and running. I am even able to see the port 3389 open when i try connecting to the server IP address via telnet.
can somebody please tell how i can restore the RDP services? I very badly require to connect to the server.
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by:CraigLeslie
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Could you please supply some more information.
Can you RDP in if you use the administrator account?
Check Terminal Server Configuration / Connections / Permissions and make sure the user has permissions.
Check Terminal Server Licensing and make sure you have spare valid licenses
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by:akdutta
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The server is hosted by a hosting company and i have just been provided with an admin account. I have no access to server hadware also. I am in india and the server is hosted in US. All ican do is to connect to the server via RDP which is not happening for me.
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by:imitchie
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try Start->Run      mstsc /console /v:servername           (replace servername)
from your machine, Start->Run, services.msc
right click on the top left of tree (Local Computer) and choose the server. login if required. Now check that all services are running
from your machine, Start->Run, eventvwr.  When it comes up, right click on local computer and select Connect to another computer, to connect to server.
Check the error messages that come up on the server.  check in Application event log as well as System.
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ahh.. in that case, call their helpdesk. there is not much you can do from where you are sitting.  there is probably a service that has failed on the server.
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by:MorDrakka
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Hi,

Are you using the lastest version of Remote desktop ? Maybe they/you upgraded something, I suggest you download MS newest RDP version.

Hope this helps.
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by:imitchie
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probably not going to help, but you can download   remote desktop connection v6.0 which some newer servers require (stronger authentication)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876

may have been applied by an update on the server
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by:Dozer42
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Yep, I'd have them simply restart the server.

Also consider other remote access products such as Log Me In Free. I depend on it for getting into servers, my machine at home, etc...(We do subscribe to the Log Me In Rescue service, but Log Me In Free is great for situations like this).

You can always keep Remote Desktop handy as a backup though. =)
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by:BPiotrowski
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I was looking for a solution for quite a long time - here it is:
http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=53&forumid=53&postid=58690&view=topic

Solution: Problem is not ISA Server it is the Terminal Services configuration on the ISA Server.
1. Open Terminal services configuration.
2. Hightlight Connections.
3. Right hand Pane right click default connection and select properties.
4. Select the network adapter Tab.
5. Make sure that Network Adapter that is selected is the Internal NIC.  It should not be configured to listen on all adapters.
6. Change and click on apply and OK
 
Close terminal Services manager and test RDP.

I had the same exact problem - I had to manually select the proper internal network card (one of two) - rebooted again using remote desktop - and issue resolved. Good luck.
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by:BPiotrowski
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hmm... I think my solution actually works.... ?
The other posters are offering a workaround - but not a final solution.
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by:BPiotrowski
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Gotcha :-)
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