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Using windows RDP, I'm trying to connect to a remote machine to which I connected fine moments earlier. I had to reboot the server...

Now, I type in my credentials and it looks like its working (the status text rapidly changes).

"Connecting to remote server" "Configuring remote session"

then it does nothing and returns to the main connection window. No error message. Just does nothing.

I can connect to other machines fine. If I enter a wrong password, it rejects me.

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The credientials are stored as the connection is being built. So even though it asks, doesn't mean it is connected when doing so. Verify that RDP is running on that machine and that the Firewall isn't interfering with your connection. Also, check the event logs to see if possibly the service crashed for some reason. My first vote would be the connection is being blocked by the windows firewall.

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So even though it asks, doesn't mean it is connected when doing so. Well, it rejects bad usernames, so I know that the network service is trying to verify credentials on the remote machine, and if it got that far, it's not a firewall. Plus the firewall is all hardware and there's no reason that would change between reboots. –  FlavorScape Jul 6 '12 at 19:24
Agreed. If you are getting a message complaining about invalid credentials, then you are getting the point of talking to the server. Have you tried restarting terminal services (Remote Desktop Services for non servers) on the machine in question? Maybe the service is corrupted or is crashing and the service is stopping. –  MikeAWood Jul 10 '12 at 5:56
This only happens when the remote machine is rebooted via remote desktop. Consistent. RDP works fine to another machine. –  FlavorScape Aug 10 '12 at 22:42

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