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Cannot remote desktop to internal server

I have a Windows Server 2008 server that I can not remote desktop to from my desk or from anywhere else for that matter.  It is set up to allow remote connections, I can ping the server.  However, when I go to connect, I get "Remote Desktop cant connect to the remote computer"

I have never had an issue with this server, or this issue for that matter.  Any ideas what could be the problem?  No new software has been installed on that server
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sbalawajder

8/22/2022 - Mon
R. Toby Richards

Have you double-checked the firewall settings on the server? Also: By  no new software, do you mean that you have not applied any Microsoft updates?
sbalawajder

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Windows firewall is turned off.   And correct- have not installed any recent Windows Updates
Lee W, MVP

Third party firewalls?  Antivirus software?  If either are installed, uninstall.
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With firewall off

netstat -a shows which ports are listening you need port 3389 to be listening

if not then use the firewall program and open port 3389
R. Toby Richards

If you run a port scan against the server, is 3389 open? Run it both from your workstation and also from another computer in the same subnet as the server.
sbalawajder

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3389 is open and listening
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Check event logs after making an attempt see what shows post results
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I decided to change the cable into a different NIC on the server.  That resolved my issue