REMOTE DESKTOP connects then immediately disconnects


T

tester

I am attempting to connect to a PC running XP Pro using Remote Desktop but
upon connection, the remote PC immediately disconnects and displays the
message

Remote Desktop Disconnected

Your Remote Desktop session has ended, possibly for one of the following
reasons.

etc.

I am able to connect from the PC I am attempting to connect to to Windows
Server
"PC"s running Terminal Services and am able to connect from the Remote PC
client to those same servers. I don't have another client PC I can try
connecting to.

I uninstalled the NIC, rebooted.

I changed the IP from DHCP to assigned.

I removed the router and used just a hub.

Nothing works.

I'm able to connect to the PC with GoToMyPC.

What else can be changed to fix this, Format C?
 
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Tom Willett

"...possibly for one of the following reasons:"....
What is "etc.?"

:I am attempting to connect to a PC running XP Pro using Remote Desktop but
: upon connection, the remote PC immediately disconnects and displays the
: message
:
: Remote Desktop Disconnected
:
: Your Remote Desktop session has ended, possibly for one of the following
: reasons.
:
: etc.
:
: I am able to connect from the PC I am attempting to connect to to Windows
: Server
: "PC"s running Terminal Services and am able to connect from the Remote PC
: client to those same servers. I don't have another client PC I can try
: connecting to.
:
: I uninstalled the NIC, rebooted.
:
: I changed the IP from DHCP to assigned.
:
: I removed the router and used just a hub.
:
: Nothing works.
:
: I'm able to connect to the PC with GoToMyPC.
:
: What else can be changed to fix this, Format C?
:
:
 
T

tester

etc is the rest of the typical sort of helpful helpful message provided by
microsoft.


They continue:

"The administrator has ended the session"
That would be me and it is not the case.

"An error occurred while the connection was being established."
wow, that's helpful.

"A network problem occurred"
whew, it gets even more profoundly helpful.

"For help solving the problem, see "Troubleshooting Remote Desktop problems"
in Help and Support. "

And that is the extent of it.
 
T

Tom Willett

And what happened when you:

: "For help solving the problem, see "Troubleshooting Remote Desktop
problems"
: in Help and Support. "
:
: And that is the extent of it.
:
: "Tom Willett" wrote:
:
: > "...possibly for one of the following reasons:"....
: > What is "etc.?"
: >
: > : > :I am attempting to connect to a PC running XP Pro using Remote Desktop
but
: > : upon connection, the remote PC immediately disconnects and displays
the
: > : message
: > :
: > : Remote Desktop Disconnected
: > :
: > : Your Remote Desktop session has ended, possibly for one of the
following
: > : reasons.
: > :
: > : etc.
: > :
: > : I am able to connect from the PC I am attempting to connect to to
Windows
: > : Server
: > : "PC"s running Terminal Services and am able to connect from the Remote
PC
: > : client to those same servers. I don't have another client PC I can try
: > : connecting to.
: > :
: > : I uninstalled the NIC, rebooted.
: > :
: > : I changed the IP from DHCP to assigned.
: > :
: > : I removed the router and used just a hub.
: > :
: > : Nothing works.
: > :
: > : I'm able to connect to the PC with GoToMyPC.
: > :
: > : What else can be changed to fix this, Format C?
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
: >
 
T

tester

Help for RDP opens, with more of the same hardly helpful help, which is why I
am here. With all due respect, why are you asking me if I know how to find
help? I am in newsgroups which is a bit beyond most novice users.
 
S

Shenan Stanley

tester said:
Help for RDP opens, with more of the same hardly helpful help,
which is why I am here. With all due respect, why are you asking me
if I know how to find help? I am in newsgroups which is a bit
beyond most novice users.

Actually - they came 'setup' on many computers with Windows Vista. ;-)

Questions with suggestions hinted at...

Is there anything in the event log of the 'wanna-be host' computer?
Have you upgraded the video driver from the video card manufacturer?
What version of Windows XP is it? (Yes, Windows XP Professional... x64?
RTM, SP1a, SP2, SP3?)
The user you are attempting to use has a password and is in the "Remote
Desktop Users" group?
Firewall configured properly (is it the built-in firewall or other?)
 
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tester

My apologies to all the Vista users who are also warned constantly not to
"run with scissors"
nothing

Have you upgraded the video driver from the video card manufacturer?
Latest. Intel G35 Chipset, 1/29/09
What version of Windows XP is it? (Yes, Windows XP Professional... x64?
RTM, SP1a, SP2, SP3?)
Pro SP3
The user you are attempting to use has a password and is in the "Remote
Desktop Users" group?
Doesn't get that far, the screen appears for an instant and immediately the
error message popup appears.
Firewall configured properly (is it the built-in firewall or other?)
The Windows Firewall is disabled. OneCare is also, because I use the router
firewall.

The router has Port Forwarding for 3389 to the named PC, but ieven inside
the firewall, and with the router out of the mix entirely, i.e., with just an
ethernet hub and two PCs and nothing else on the net, it is the same.

I've since renamed the PC and added it and removed it from the workgroup and
removed and reinstalled again the NIC driver to no avail.

I removed any hidden hardware also, because I had a 3Com NIC and upgraded to
a 1 Gigabit NIC using

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

again, to no avail.

I'm stumped, but at least GotoMyPC is a very good product and they actually
have support too, unlike Microshft.
 

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