I've got an installation of Windows Server 2008 (not R2), and I was previously running Remote Desktop via the Terminal Services 120 day free license. That has since expired, and I un-installed the Terminal Services Role, I also believe that you are able to run two instances of remote desktop without needing to pay for the terminal services licence (all I really want is one).
I am unable to remote desktop to the machine, and am not sure where the problem lies... I know that the firewall has been turned off (and port 3389 is open), and I've enabled Remote Desktop under the system properties.
I am using the Remote Desktop Connection for Mac client from within the network, and the message I get is: "You were disconnected from the Windows-based computer because of network problems". When I try using "telnet [server IP] 3389" the response is "Trying [server IP]... Connection refused, unable to connect to remote host". I never make it to a login screen.
Can anyone help point me in the right direction to figure out how to get the Remote Desktop on the machine?