Can't RDP to console session on new Windows 7 machine
Posted on 2013-02-04
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 : Access is denied" response.
What am I doing wrong?