Cannot RDP to Windows 2008 R2 Server after previously being able to do so
Posted on 2012-09-05
I have several Windows 2008 R2 servers that I can no longer connect via RDP to. I have been able to do so for several months and then suddenly midday yesterday I was no longer able to. When I attempt to connect from any workstation, the RDP client will sit at "Initiating remote connection. . ." for about 30 seconds or so and then timeout with the message
"Remote Desktop can't find the computer "computername". This might mean that "computername" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to."
I have also tried connecting to the IP address of the machine but I have the same problem.
All the machines in question are Vmware VM's, however I can still RDP to some of the servers on this VMware host without issue.
I have tried turning off the firewall service in Windows on both the workstation and the server, but I am unable to connect.
I am able to both ping these servers as well as browse their file shares without issue. I did not intentionally make any changes to the RDP services on these machines.
I have tried restarting these machines but that did not resolve the issue.
I am NOT able to telnet to these servers on port 3389 either. (That was suggested as a test method in other threads I have seen on RDP issues.)
From the console of the servers with this issue, I can successfully connect a RDP session to that same server without issue.
I am not sure where to go with troubleshooting this at this point, so any assistance I could get with this would be greatly appreciated.