Can't connect to XP Pro Remote Desktop - odd problem
Posted on 2008-11-01
We just installed an SBS 2008 box and added all of the computers back on a client's domain.
One particular user had an old machine so we replaced it with a brand new Optipex 755 running XP Pro SP3 preinstalled.
I noticed the problem first when the user couldn't connect to the computer through RWW. I'm able to connect perfectly fine to the other users on the domain on their machines. When connecting on the cliet machine... the typical Terminal Services (RDP) screen never pops up. Looked into it further and I can't even connect to the the machine through regular RDP (not RWW) through another machine on the network. I'll click on Remote Desktop Connection on another workstation and type the DNS name (or IP) and hit connect... it then just never connects and returns me back to the box to type the server name in. No pop up errors etc.
The firewall is turned on since it's controller automatically by Group Policy in SBS but I don't believe that's the problem since the other machines are controlled by the same thing and work fine.
Is there a way to reinstall RDP (server portion?) or reinstall it? Any other suggestions?