troubleshooting Question

Windows Server 2012 Security Policy Default Settings Locking Access From Remote Desktop

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Windows Server 2012OS SecurityRemote Access
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I am having a problem that I've encountered with multiple iterations and multiple rebuilds where I am getting to the point in securing the server using the Administrative Tools, Security Configuration Wizard and then creating a new Security Policy.

I've gone through originally enabling the defaults as well as the listed items below

Server Roles:

ASP.NET State Service
SMTP server
Volume Shadow Copy
Windows Process Activation Service
Windows Server Backup

Client Features:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
DNS Client
Time Synchronization
Windows Update

Administration and Other Options:

.NET Framework 3.0
Application Experience Lookup Service
Diagnostic Policy Service
Local application installation
Performance Logs & Alerts
Remote Desktop

In Additional Services I left the defaults selected

The Port and Network Service section were different to what I was expecting having used 2008 previously, so I left everything as default but checked the Remote Desktop port at 3389.

In Outbound Authentication Methods both check boxes were unticked.

In Inbound Authentication Methods both check boxes were unticked.

I skipped the Audit Policy Screen

After saving the policy I clicked apply now. Mid way through the policy applying process I was kicked off Remote Desktop Services and no attempts to get in worked.

I appreciate greatly any help made towards this issue.
btanExec Consultant
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