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Old 19th November 2005   #1
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Remote Desktop Connection Does not work ?


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Here a cry for help coz I'm stuck beyond my imagination. And believe me, I have a BIG imagination ;-)

Ok, I have a couple of computers.

1: Windows 2003 Server in the closet.
It has terminal services installed on it.

2: Windows XP Pro on my desk
It have Remote Desktop Connection installed on it and... it works. I can connect to computer 1

3: Linux Gentoo on my desk
It has rdesktop installed from source and again no problem. I can connect to number 1.

4: Lil'old laptop with Win 98 also with Remote Desktop Connection installed.
And I can connect to computer number one... ehhr ho ? wait a minute ? I can't connect no more ?
That is SOOOOOOOO odd.... It has worked but it stopped working ?

This is the error I get :

"The client could not connect to the remote computer.

Remotre connections may not be enabled or the server is too busy to accept new connections.
It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection.

Please try connecting later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your administrator."

Well, the server is not too busy. With computer 2 and 3 I can still connect.
I have (as far as I can see) no network probems. I still have internet on the laptop (this post was made on my laptop). And if I install VNC on my laptop, I can connect to machine number 1 ????

Now I just know I changed something but I have absoloutely no clue what so ever why it "suddenly" doesnt work anymore ???


Basically, I need some help.....



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You didn't install Norton AV by chance on the laptop?

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Virus Killer ?


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You didn't install Norton AV by chance on the laptop?

Ola !

Thank you for your answer but if it were THAT simple I would not of have post the question.
But ehhrr nope, no viruskiller or firewall on the laptop...

NB: Actually I think I screqed it up myself but I can't seem to put my finger on it ?



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What happens if you type telnet localhost 3389 (assuming that 3389 is the remote port) at the command prompt on the Win98 machine?

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Telnetting....


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What happens if you type telnet localhost 3389 (assuming that 3389 is the remote port) at the command prompt on the Win98 machine?

Ola !

When I telnet to myself on the laptop, nothing is reacting and I get the dumb old "Cant connect" error.
When I telnet to the Windows 2003 server I get connect, hower I don't see anyting in the terminal windows. Is that normal ?

Afaik I didn't change the port. The other computers should work on the same port.....



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Originally Posted by jecepede
When I telnet to myself on the laptop, nothing is reacting and I get the dumb old "Cant connect" error.
IF the port used on the Win98 PC is also 3389, this means that there's your problem: It's not finding the service. I don't have a Win98 machine ready for testing right now...

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When I telnet to the Windows 2003 server I get connect, hower I don't see anyting in the terminal windows. Is that normal ?
Yes, this means it's connecting to the service. That's what you want to see on the Win98 machine too.

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IF the port used on the Win98 PC is also 3389, this means that there's your problem: It's not finding the service. I don't have a Win98 machine ready for testing right now...

Yes, this means it's connecting to the service. That's what you want to see on the Win98 machine too.

Ehhrr I think I lost you there ?

1: I connected, or rather tried to connect from my laptop to my laptop to see if anything is using the port. No connection possible...
NB: I have no memory resident programs on my laptop, exept for my bluetooth drivers...

2: Then I tried to connect from the laptop to the W2003, I got connected....

So correct me if I'm wrong I don't think the laptop is to blame, shouldn't I be searching on the W2003 server ?



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Done !


Ho ho ho !


As I already suspected it had NOTHING to do with ports and such....
It came to my attention that you can ban'n'block op IP numbers on the win 2003 server.

I accedently found out that if my laptop get DHCP I can actually use remote desktop ? So as a matter of test I put my old IP back in the laptop and BANG, connection not possible anymore !

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat stuff this windowz......


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