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Cannot RDP to 2003 Server

Posted on 2013-06-11
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New Client with 2003 Server 32bit all patches applied

Under Remote I removed and then re-applied Administrators, domain admins and local admin.

I cannot RDP to server from any desktop, the error I receive is that either the computer is not up or Remote Access is not enabled.

I rebooted all computers Same thing.

I flushed out DNS and even Installed Wins and pointed all desktops to wins server....Still no RDP

Please Help.

Cjoego
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by:Joseph Salazar
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I Tried with both ip address and Server name
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Make sure the firewall settings on both server and computers allow remote access.

What is the OS of the computers?

Can you ping by FQDN ?
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by:Joseph Salazar
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All Computers are WinXP SP3 all patches applied

yes I can ping both

Cjoego
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by:Jason Watkins
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Hi,

I would verify the Remote Access is in fact enabled, then I would make sure the firewall is set to allow RDP connections through.
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by:R. Andrew Koffron
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also sounds like firewall to me, temporally disable the local firewall, on the Server Internal NIC and test.
RDP uses port 3389 but can be changed so confirm that the port is correct if you didn't set the server up.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp --  "PortNumber"  00000D3D  (3389)
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by:Joseph Salazar
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Found out that this is a Small Business Server and it is telling me I cannot do anything with the Firewall becuase something else is using     "ipnat.sys"

How do I get around this?

Cjoego
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R. Andrew Koffron earned 500 total points
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As long as your ussing local area neywork .  Sbs 2003 come out of the box with rdp on internally. Youll have to go into routing and remote access and allow the ports through on the external network interface. However this should not be an issue on sbs.  Before you go messing with stuff run the internet connection wizard, run the remote access wizard.  You can also run the change IP wizard  in the internet section of the server manager and just use current address to make sure everything is correct
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by:Joseph Salazar
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Ran the Wizard and reset the Firewall

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