I have encountered the following problem with a Vista x64 machine. Connecting to the machine via Remote Desktop just stopped working (probably after a windows update) – was working one day, not the next. On investigation found:
- Services manager reports Terminal Services service as Automatic and Started
- netstat –a –n shows port 3389 not open -Event log shows the error “Terminal Service start failed. The relevant status code was No such interface supported”
Best suggest fix I can find is to add the Network Services account to the administrator group:
net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Network Service" /add
This works, but can’t be very secure and I’d like to find a proper explanation and fix.