Server User Credentials issue and Error connecting to existing session for ID 2

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We are running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I don't currently have terminal services being used. We just operate as a workgroup and the server stores all the data. We will be moving to terminal services in the near future but for now we have to work like this until one of our software upgrades is complete. Anyway, I have each users computer set up with a mapped netwrok drive to the server. I coninue to have issues where the drive seems to expire and then when I go to refresh it, we are requried to re-enter the users credentials for the server and then they don't work. I also have had the Error connecting to existing session for <username> (Id 2) when I try to connect as an admin via RDP. When that happens, I have to go and logon to the console  and go to "Administrative Tools-Terminal Services Manager" and open or connect to the server in question; Click on the + behind the server name you are trying to connect, right click on the "RDP-Tcp (listener)" and select "Reset". that was from David_Montealegre: in post ID 20874812.

I have the users set as passwords never expire. Not sure why I keep having these issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Rigth now, I've been deleting the user accounts and re-creating them.

Question by:pat_the_bat
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    would it be possible to add the server and all PCs into a domain? It sounds like you're not using one.

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    we are all in a domain
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    Is there anything interesting in the event logs on the server

    here's some kbs, see if any apply

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