Cannot connect to 2003 DC via RDP over VPN
Posted on 2008-06-11
I have a 2003 SBS machine as my primary domain controller in location 1. There is a VPN connecting it (SonicWall to SonicWall) to a 2003 Standard machine location 2.
- 2003 Standard was able to join the domain over the VPN link (and was able to dcpromo no problem).
- I can ping each server from the other.
- I can connect to SMB shares (\\<server name>) from each side and connect to printers hosted by each server.
- I can issue a 'shutdown /m \\<server name> /r from location 1 and the server at location 2 does reboot.
From all the above signs, I am deducing that the VPN link and DNS is working properly. However, I cannot remote desktop into the 2003 Standard server, even though I know I manually enabled it. It is a fresh 2003 server install, and actually does not have any other software installed on it (I was running short on time, and had to catch the flight back home). Since Location 1 and Location 2 are several states away, I need this RDP connection to work.
Is there a way I can verify that RDP is enabled (I know I can't enable it via GPO)? Is it possible that something else is getting in the way of the RDP link?