Remote Desktop Connection issue

By bswanson
Dec 4, 2006
  1. It was working and then stopped. Now the message says:
    The Client could not connect to the remote computer.

    Network issue?

    Machine A is running Windows XP Home. Machine B is running Windows 2003 Server.
    Both machines can do a Remote Desktop Connection to a dedicated Windows 2003 out there in internet land but won't talk to each other in the intranet.

    Is there a local network issue or are these two machines having relational issues? They were speaking this morning and then they stopped. Any suggestions on how I can get these two to work together with the Remote Desktop Connection?

    Help is appreciated.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    What did you change? Can you ping?

    Did you install a firewall? Could the Windows Firewall have been turned on? Maybe the other machine has a changed IP address?
  3. bswanson

    bswanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Firewall setting changed on the server.


    Thanks for the answer. At first I took it as the typical helpdesk response -- reboot. The issue turned out to be the firewall on the server had changed. The previous day I had used a tool to clean out the registry in Windows 2003 Server.

    It was working find yesterday morning, then it stopped. Weird.

    Thanks for the help! It is good to be up and running again.

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