Remote desktop failure in Windows 7
Posted on 2010-09-20
I upgraded my machine to windows 7 about 6 months ago and everything has been fine, except all of a sudden today I can no longer remote desktop to it. When attempting to, it displays Welcome... and then Logging off...and closes the window.
The following events are logged when I attempt to RDP into the box:
Application Log Event ID 9003: The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because a composited theme is not in use
Application Log Event ID 9009: The Desktop Window Manager has exited with code (0x40010004)
Application Warning Event ID 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.
1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-265498398-244809081-3842272739-1001:
Process 916 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-265498398-244809081-3842272739-1001\Printers\DevModePerUser
I have rebooted multiple times, tried different logins, tried turning off WDM and even uninstalled all the updates I installed earlier this week. Nothing has worked. After going through the first few pages of multiple google search attempts, and coming up empty handed, I figured I would give experts exchange a try.