Remote Desktop Connection

Posted on 2015-01-07
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Last Modified: 2015-01-14
I cannot connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server using RDC.
It was working:  History
I had a windows 2003 server that was acting as the DNS server.  I moved all roles to the Win 2008 R2 server and shut down the 2003 server.  Since then I cannot get to the 2008 server through RDC.  
Is there some setting wrong with DNS that I am missing?
This is a pretty simple setup.  The internet comes in through a Comcast modem.  The modem is setup correctly for port forwarding.  None of the modem or regedit ports on the server have changed.

Thanks for your potential help
Question by:jhillbos
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Expert Comment

ID: 40535659
What error(s) are you seeing?

Are you connecting to the 2008 server by name?  If so, can you successfully ping the server by name?
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Expert Comment

ID: 40535849
Did you change the DNS settings on the workstation from pointing to the 2003 server to point to the 2008 server?

Author Comment

ID: 40536339
I am connecting to the 2008 server directly through it's IP address.  I can successfully ping the address.
As Pony10us - There are no DNS settings on the (a) workstation.  This is something I connect to from various (other clients) sites.  
Both servers used to be at the same IP address, but pointed to different internal IP addresses and ports within the Comcast modem

Accepted Solution

jhillbos earned 0 total points
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My apologies.  A new phone system was recently installed and they took the external IP address I was using for the server.  It didn't cause any obvious problems until I just realized it was the cause of my problem. Just by change I decided to open a browser and see what happened when I went to that IP address and I was brought to an Avaya login screen.  DUH!!  

Thanks for your help.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40548537
Because I figured it out myself

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