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this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but maybe somebody has experienced this before and can help... I have a feeling it's probably something very simple, but I just don't have the experience to recognise it :(

I'm currently configuring a PowerEdge 860. It's got Windows Server 2008 R2 installed and seems to be working well. I've enabled RRAS, although it's not configured yet, and installed SQL Server 2008.

For some odd reason, though, Remote Desktop for Administration is being incredibly temperamental. Sometimes I can connect, no problem. Other times I can't connect at all. Other times I can connect, but then I lose my connection... all over LAN!

I have another computer on the same LAN that I have no problems connecting to, and even have one remotely configured that's working fine... but this machine is being awkward and I don't know why.

Does anyone have any ideas? What should I check?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Apparently it was because the Network Policy and Access Services role was not configured. I disabled RRAS and Remote Desktop appears to be working fine again. Doh.

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