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Server 2008 applied SP2 - no longer able to RDP to server

I am building up a MS 2008 Standard x64 Server.
I was able to Remote Desktop to it.
After I applied SP2 I cannot.
I cannot ping its IP, from the router, or any other machine on the network.
I have changed the IP # and it makes no difference.
I CAN RDP out of the server onto other machines.
The firewall settings are vanilla.

Any ideas?
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woolnoirCommented:
Can you connect out of the machine to anything LOCAL ? GW ? just checking if the network conectivity issues are bi-directional (suggesting a driver/hardware/config fault) or uni-directional (suggesting filtering in place)
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woolnoirCommented:
Ignore me, i saw you mentioned RDP outgoing. Ok this suggests some filtering. Can you show us the firewall settings.. any filtering rules in place, you say vanilla but obviously it would help to see.

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woolnoirCommented:
Can you check the rule for ICMP4 replies ? i.e

Go to Start >> Administrative Tools >> Windows Firewall with advanced security >> Inbound Rules >> File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-IN) >> right click and select Enable Rule.

Let us know if thats already enabled or disabled, if it fixes the issue with ICMP then we can sort the RDP out, if not then we need to look elsewhere.
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edhastedAuthor Commented:
The ICMPv-IN was disabled.
Now it is enabled I can PING in???

Still unable to RDP into server with or without it's firewall activated.

The thing that I did strangely was that rather letting Windows Update downthe SP2 I downloaded it from MS's web site and kicked it off manually.

However I have found the solution. I have Vipre AV installed on the machine. Before the upgrade I was managing the machien remotely. After SP2 being applied its firewall was turned on.I have turned it off and I can now RDP in.

This is my fault as i should have checked it. I will e-mail Sunbelt to ask them if this is an issue.

Many thanks for your help.
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woolnoirCommented:
Glad i could help - even if in a small way :)
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edhastedAuthor Commented:
This was turned off following applying SP2 from the command line.

At the same time another firewall was turned on that was probably the major culprit.
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