Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:58 PM
I've got a Server 2003 box that I can no longer RDP to, but can access the registry, services, etc. of.
This is a Citrix server that is having performance issues so I've been making changes to the settings with the goal of no longer neededing a weekly reboot. I recently made three changes, none of which should have disabled RDP.
Here's what I changed:
- Followed the directions in Microsoft KB 935649 to configure the PoolUsageMaximum and PagedPoolSize
- Followed the directions in Microsoft KB823586 to disable speech and handwriting recognition
- Followed the recommendation on this eventid.net page to set MaxWorkItems, MaxRawWorkItems, MaxFreeConnections, and MinFreeConnections under lanman paramters
Now, when I try to RDP from Windows, I get a generic error that says remote access isn't enabled, the server is off, or not available on the network. After making the changes, we rebooted the server. When I connect using Remote Desktop Connection Manager, it says "unable to establish a connection" and a colleauge using mRemote gets a message about a socket error.
Since we couldn't RDP, I removed the lanman keys and rebooted again, but that didn't help. I have also verified that the terminal services service, is started. Finally, I verified that the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\fDenyTSConnections is "0".
How do I resolve this further? Thanks.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:07 PM
Its a known issue, Check this hot fix once and check for the difference http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958476
Regards, Ravikumar P
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:16 PMCitrix connections are working. Also, I don't believe this is an x64 server (I'll check though).
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:27 PMI got into the server at the console and opened System Properties -> Remote tab -> removed check for "allow rdp" -> Apply -> add check for "allow rdp" and I can RDP again.
- Marked As Answer by WinadminSM Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:27 PM