Solved

Can't connect to XP Pro Remote Desktop - odd problem

Posted on 2008-11-01
4
586 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Fluid_Imagery
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Fiuca
ID: 22858537
Right click on My computer, go to Properties, go to tab Remote, and check if the Remote Desktop is checked, allowing other users to "connect  remotely to this computer".
0
 

Author Comment

by:Fluid_Imagery
ID: 22858579
yes, that's handled by Group Policy on the server.  It is checked.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Fiuca
ID: 22859109
There is this article - regarding RDC
http://blog.shijaz.com/2008/01/no-more-mstscexe-console.html

Try to run remote desktop from the command prompt:  Start Run Cmd.  type in:
mstsc /admin bla.rdp
PS
You have to form bla.rdp file on the client PC to which you want connect and that runs Windows XP SP3 or Win. Vista SP1 or Win. Server 2008.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Fluid_Imagery earned 0 total points
ID: 22999618
Reimaged the hard drive,  image we were using must have been bad.  Issue was resolved.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question