Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:17 AM
Hello everyone. I have been scouring the internet and found no similar threads so I created one here.
We have a server that we can connect to via RDP. Yesterday I was able to connect to it with no problems. Today, I was suddenly getting an error saying "This computer cannot connect to the remote computer".
So I thought, okay probably the service was stopped. I asked one of my colleagues to check if he can connect via RDP. Apparently he can. We've tested another PC aside from the one I'm using and got in on the first try. We've ruled out password mistakes since we were copy and pasting the passwords plus the fact that I was able to get in on the first try from a different computer means we are confident that the password is correct.
My colleague checked the logs in the server and found out that a message saying Winlogon has stopped unexpectedly. This was during the times I was trying to login. And true enough, the RDP client would prompt me for a username and password, ask for the certificate and would attempt to get in. But after a while I get the error message above.
I can ping the machine and I can even check the registry remotely meaning networkwise I have no problems. I've also tried RDPing to a different server and got in without a sweat.
We're guessing my PC's being blocked by that machine from authenticating. Has anyone encountered this before?