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RPD on my windows 2003 server sometimes becomes incapable to accept connections. But netstat shows that port is listened.

c:\> netstat -ano | find "3389"
TCP       LISTENING     3224

nmap from linux machine shows than port is closed. I have tried some recipes and have lost hope =(

so: i can execute tscc.msc and restart listener! can i do that from command line (to write script)?

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Why not just stop and restart the Terminal Services service? –  joeqwerty Nov 24 '11 at 14:00
net stop _servicename_ does not work. @joeqwerty, does windows really not have a mechanism of controlling rdp listeners via command line? When I started to search, I thought that will be very simple –  hraphrap Nov 24 '11 at 16:11
What doesn't work? Do you get an error message? Are you running: net stop "Terminal Services" with the quotes? –  joeqwerty Nov 24 '11 at 16:50
It seems, the problem is solved by re-creation of the listener. if problem will appear again, i'll add error message of command 'net stop' –  hraphrap Nov 25 '11 at 6:14
When I'm entering net stop "Terminal Services", it says: The requested pause or stop is not valid for this service. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191 –  hraphrap Nov 27 '11 at 5:24

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