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Remote Desktop Connection (RDP/MSTSC) Disconnects

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There a number of similar issues on EE but having looked through non of them relate to my specific experience.

I used RDP to connect to machines at home and at work. Not through a VPN just the local network. But every 2-3 minutes the session freezes, then disconnects and reconnects within seconds and repeats over and over.

I am using Windows 7 Ult to RDP to Win XP, Server 2003R2, and 2008R2.

Since you cant reinstall RDP, is there a repair for this condition?

Many thanks

Gene Hunt
OS SecurityWindows 7Microsoft Server OS

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johnb6767

8/22/2022 - Mon
johnb6767

You can somewhat repair RDP.....

Delete the following from c:\windows\system32\dllcache

mstsc.exe
mstscax.dll
mstsmhst.dll
rdpdd.dll
rdpsnd.dll
rdpdr.sys
rdpwsx.dll
rdpclip.exe

Then rename them to *.old in c:\windows\system32

Then replace them from the most recent versions from another working PC.....

If needed you might need to unregister them if possible, and then reregister them.

This will basically rebuild the files needed for RDP.
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thanks johnb6767, i'll give that a go.
its on this computer, drp'ing between other targets is fine, an no errors are initially reported.

will report back
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worked like a charm! thank you johnb6767!
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It worked
johnb6767

Great to hear....