Remote Desktop Unable to Connect
Posted on 2012-04-04
I have a computer running Windows 7 x64. It is a member of a domain using Active Directory. When trying to access it using Remote Desktop I am getting the generic:
"Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of the reasons:
1)Remote access to the server is not enabled
2)The remote computer is turned off
3)The remote computer is not available on the network
I have "Allowed connections from computer running any version of remote desktop"
I have completely disabled windows firewall as the computer is behind a sonicwall firewall. I have also made sure the remote desktop services are all running. I also disabled the antivirus, although I don't think this is an issue because the other computers I remote into are all running the same antivirus.
I am trying to connect from another computer on the same network so it should not be going through the sonicwall. I have made sure I have the correct name of the computer and even tried using the ip address. I can see the computer on the network.
There are several other computers on the network I remote into and it works fine. And I have tried to remote into it using several different computers, including the server.
FYI: I don't think it matters, but the server is running Windows Server 2008 R2.