troubleshooting Question

RDP - The Logon Attemp Failed

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kirretFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi guys

My setup is as this:
Ubuntu host machine running VMWare with Windows 7 Professional VM. I have a static IP address. VMWare is using BRIDGED connection to this VM.
My routers internal IP is 192.168.0.1- Port 3389 forwarded to 192.168.0.9
Ubuntu host (DHCP enabled) 192.168.0.16
Windows 7 Pro has (DHCP enabled) 192.168.0.9 - computer name is "VPS-2" and user name is "virtual"
I have enabled "Allow connection from computers running any version of Remote Desktop"
So, before installing SP1 on Win7 Pro I'm pretty sure my RDP was working, but now all I get from another machine connecting via the RDP to Win7 Pro is:
"The Logon Atempt Failed". It even gives me this error when I use incorrect usernames and passwords. I have tried connection using these credentials using external IP:
1) "vps-2\virtual" and password
2) "virtual" and password
3) incorrect machine name and password
Result is always the same error message - The Logon Attempt Failed
I have also tried connection using local IP address and same usernames/passwords stated above with the same result.
So what's wrong?
Thanks.
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