RDP Quit Working last week
Posted on 2009-04-13
We have a colo location with 4 servers. All of the servers have allowed our staff to RDP to each server. Last week, one server quit allowing RDP connections. We get the following error message: "Your Remote Desktop session has ended, possibly for one of the following reasons: The administrator has ended the session., An error occurred while the connection was being established., A network problem occurred." Since it is only one of the four servers with the problem, I assume it is not a network issue. I can remote into the server using VNC, Dameware and ILo, so it appears to be tied to RDP. Of course I don't want to use VNC, ILo or Dameware for our staff, so I need the RDP sessions to work. Our GPO has the windows firewall off so I don't believe it to be a firewall issue.
I read in one area that windows defender can disable the port used by RDP. How can I enable this port again and how can I create an exemption in Windows defender that will prevent this from happening again.