RDC Remote Desktop Connection doesn't work

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Hans Mosberg, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Hans Mosberg

    Hans Mosberg Guest

    This drives me up a wall:

    Due to a disk failure, I had to reinstall my small-bus. server 2003 - which
    I did following default settings (I am not an IT person, and I need only
    minimum functionality, mainly around Exchange) - my original installed
    system worked fine all around, including RDC.

    Now I can't get RDC to work! I have set the checkmark in System Properties >
    Remote on the server, but when I try to connect from a client or from the
    server itself (with correct server name entered), RDC asks for credentials
    and immediately reverts to the initial screen asking for the server name. In
    contrast, if I intentionally provide an incorrect server name, a dialog box
    'This computer can't connec ...' will pop up.

    The overall situation lets me to believe that RDC does indeed communicate
    with the server but for some reason will not start a session.

    On my own, I am out of ideas an patience - what else could I check?


    Cheers,
    Hans
     
    Hans Mosberg, Nov 2, 2008
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  2. Hans Mosberg

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Did you disjoin / rejoin the client to the domain?


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  3. Hans Mosberg

    Hans Mosberg Guest

    Thank you for your response:

    The clients have NEVER been set up on the SBS domain and it worked before.
    To wit: even if I try to connect from the SBS itself (which, by definition,
    is in the domain), I get the same sort of behavior as described in my
    initial mail.

    Cheers,
    Hans

     
    Hans Mosberg, Nov 2, 2008
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  4. Hans Mosberg

    Dave Patrick Guest

    By default the user needs to be a member of the local administrators group
    which won't exist since its a DC. Adding and enabling the guest account
    should work but not very secure.

    I'm not sure I understand the second statement as you're trying to RDP into
    SBS server correct?



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  5. Hans Mosberg

    Hans Mosberg Guest

    Thanks again, Dave:
    my 2nd statement refers to the fact that I ran RDP on the SBS itself - which
    should allow me to start a user session (e.g., if I am logged in as the
    administrator). So all on one and the same machine and still not working; as
    a matter of fact I do get identical results as on a regular client.
    I will try, howeveer, to convert to domain and see what happens.

    Cheers,
    Hans


     
    Hans Mosberg, Nov 3, 2008
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  6. Hans Mosberg

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Ok so I don't know what you were trying to connect to in the original post
    but local administrative rights would be required unless you altered this.
    So in a workgroup or cross-domain environment this can be tricky. As far as
    the second issue you might ask them here.
    microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs



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