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Can't RDP to console session on new Windows 7 machine

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I'm trying to RDP to a brand new machine someone has just put on the network. I'm on Win7 Pro, they're on Win7 Pro. I go to Run and type:

mstsc /v <server> /admin

It prompts for username/password.  I provide credentials.  Yes, they are correct.  Connection is refused.

I do the exact same thing from an XP machine except, of course, the switch is /console (mstsc /v <server> /console" , and it pulls up the screen and I can sign directly into the console session, no problem.  

Possibly of note, from my Win7 Pro machine, I can not perform a successful qwinsta command against the new machine.  I get an "Error [5]: Access is denied" response.

What am I doing wrong?
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Robby Swartenbroekx earned 250 total points
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on the win7 client side, do you require server authentication.
RDP Server Authentication
as the username, do you use "user" or do you use "domain\user" (or if it isn't in a domain "remotepcname\user")
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Man, I'm having one of those mornings.  I had server authentication set to "Do not connect" if the certificate wasn't available.  Thanks.
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