I am currently trying to configure remote desktop inside Windows Server 2008 R2. I have setup the server inside an Oracle VirtualBox environment and I want the ability to remote into it so I can utilize fullscreen capabilities.
When I navigate to the "Remote" tab of the "System Properties", I am able to select "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop".
I am not able to check the Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer checkbox as it is greyed out. How do I get around this?
When the option is greyed out this useally means the option is set by "Group Policy". Verify you GPO's locally and in Active Directory. Second is to be able to RDP onto a server you do not need the option "Allow Remote Assistance" but only "Allow Remote Desktop Connections".
regards Robert Maijen
Remote Assistance needs to be installed as a feature (via Server Manager) under Windows Server 2008 R2; however Remote Assistance is different to Remote Desktop.
You don't need to enable Remote Assistance to use Remote Desktop.
This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
- Proposed as answer by Alvin - Catus Friday, June 29, 2012 2:52 PM
I agree with Robert point of view, have you checked the 3rd firewall or security software.
Looking forward to your feedback.
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