I just started using a new HP laptop with Windows 8.1 using the same domain account I've used for years. I can remote desktop to any server / VM on the local network, however when I disconnect the session from my laptop (close the window) the RDP client crashes with the typical "has stopped working" message. This only happens with RDP connections to Windows 8 / Server 2012. Windows XP and Server 2003/2008 doesn't cause this.
In the event log on my laptop I get the following error (Event ID 1000):
Faulting application name: mstsc.exe, version: 6.3.9600.17415, time stamp: 0x5450434f Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.17736, time stamp: 0x550f4336 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000003d85e Faulting process ID: 0x2164 Faulting application start time: 0x01d0ba5205a5c537 Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report ID: 9f129310-2645-11e5-826b-3ca82a837a3a Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:
Googled a lot and only found instances where the RDP connection failed when trying to connect. Some solutions involved unchecking remote printers, audio, etc which I also tried.
As a final note, RDP works so it's not a major problem, just irritating having to constantly close the "has stopped working" boxes as I RDP quite a lot.