On Windows Server 2008 R2 I'm trying to use the Remote Desktop Connection tool. As usual, I put the IP address of the remote host and click on connect.
However, this time, the tool stays on "Initiating connection" and then fails with the following error:
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.
So at first, it looks like a network issue. However here are some facts:
- Windows firewall is fully disabled.
- I can successfully ping the remote host.
- I can even access the remote host admin share
- It fails even on local network.
The strangest is that if I start a Wireshark capture on the host, there is no RDP packet going out. So the application is not even trying a network connection.