remote desktop to my 2003 Server doesn't work after joined to a 2008 domain
Posted on 2010-09-21
I have a Server 2003 R2 Enterprise. New install of the op system to a Dell blade server. Before I join it to the domain from outside of the LAN I can remote desktop into it (and of course from another PC on the LAN I can RD into it as well). But as soon as I join it to the domain I can no longer access it from outside of the LAN (but it still works inside the LAN). The error message is “remote desktop can’t connect to the remote computer.” Some details – the domain controller is a Small Business Server 2008 Premium. Also I installed terminal server and terminal server licensing on the 2003 box after it was joined to the domain. Is this a group policy issue on the 2008 domain controller? Also note that there is another member server – a Server 2008 Standard which I can remote into both inside and outside of the LAN. I have checked the Server 2003 Windows firewall and “remote desktop” is an exception no matter whether the server is joined to the domain or in a workgroup.