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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
I've actually had the Firewall disabled for quite some time (and on top of being disabled, I've opened the RDP port). I am using the Server's IP rather than name, and I regularly share drives with the server via IP/FolderName
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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
Just checked all that and it looks as it is supposed to :/
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I checked the port number, and it is still 3389.
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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
I ran that, and just as from another machine on the network, "Connection refused". I did as joeqwerty requested and ran netstat, and saw that the machine was not listening on port 3389, but the service is running... any thoughts?
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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
I ran netstat -a -n and saw a bunch of ports (including 21 and 80), but did NOT see 3389. So its currently not listening, how do I make it listen if the service is started?
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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
Do I have to do anything to distinguish between a remote administration role vs a remote desktop role? I do not have the Terminal Server Role installed.
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I'll update the question with answers to your questions, thanks for chiming in!
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comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems
So, I believe I have the exact set-up that you're suggesting, and I am still unable to connect to the server remotely. I've tried both Remote Desktop, and using telnet on port 3389. Any suggestions?
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I've made sure that the system properties allow connections, and the firewall allows connections, when you say "RDS role not installed", do you mean Terminal Server role? I am at a loss for what else to try in order to get it working...
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So, two points of confusion: 1) Can I use Remote Desktop/Terminal Services without a license (beyond the 120 day trial, and for 2 or less users)? 2) What Roles do I need installed to do that?
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Well, I can't RDP to the machine, and I assumed it was because I couldn't find RDP in the services window, but thanks to the answer, I'm realizing there is in fact a much larger difference between RDP in W2K8 and W2K8R2
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