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Cannot connect via RDP to windows server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

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I cannot connect to server 2008 via RDP from other machines. Windows firewall is off. Also check inbound rules and added allow remote desktop 3389

I get this error when I try to connect “The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote Connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept connections.”

Please advise. Thanks
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by:Neil Russell
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Did you ENABLED remote desktop on the server? By default it is disabled on 2008 R2.
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by:Neil Russell
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Open server manager and look at Remote Desktop: setting.
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by:pulantai
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Hi there, perhaps network firewall is blocking the RDP port?
Can you run TELNET from your client to the server?
Example --> telnet <server 2008 IP> <port number>
Sample --> telnet 192.168.10.5 3389

Hope this helps

EDIT - Please ensure remote dekstop services in the server 2008 is enable in the first place :)
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by:jdbreding
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I agree with Neilsr.  To verify, click start, right click on Computer, left click properties, on left side, click on remote settings.  By default, Don't allow connections to this computer is selected.  To allow connections, you must choose one of the other two available options.
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Guys, remote desktop on the server is already enabled.

But I now have resolved it, remote desktop service was disabled :) so started the service and worked fine. thanks anyway.
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fixed from my investigation.
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