RDP cannot connect after server restarts. Server is performing fine just cant connect via RDP
Posted on 2008-10-14
First time post. Basically, most of my sites I look after I have to update servers remotely due to COB. I have noticed lately with a few of my sites after I perform the updates and schedule a restart, that I cannot get back into the server via RDP. I then travel to the site the next morning to make sure everything is running fine for the users, and it all is. All data shares, networked software, everything that the server needs to do is fine, except for RDP. I can VNC or use the console, to restart the server and after a restart the RDP service comes good again.
The servers it has been happening on are Windows Small Business Servers, 2003, R2. All updated with the most recent critical updates. It does not have the latest Remote desktop software but everything else is up to date.
The thing I have also noticed is that, even if its not a windows update, for example completing backup exec updates, it still happens. The only common factor I can see is that Im trying to restart during a terminal session of the console. Whether or not this is the issue. I havent been able to test a restart after updates whilst Im physically onsite.
Any Advice would be great on this subject.