Remote Desktop stopped working

arges86

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My computer stopped being able to Remote Desktop to my server on my network.
My backup software also doesn't recognize my server.
But, I can access its folders using Windows Explorer.
Any other PC on the network can remote desktop to the server and connect.
What happened to my machine?
This message appears when i try to connect:
"Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of the following reasons:
1) Remote access tot he 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."

Any ideas would be appreciated.

My computer is:
AMD: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2991 MHz
Mobo: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 v.2
RAM: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 PC2-6400
OS: Win 7 64bit
VC: Geforce GTX 470
 

arges86

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i can't imagine its on the servers side,
since other PCs can access it.
Also, i can remote desktop if i type the local ip address of the server in.
I just can't use its name
 

Hawkeye22

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Sounds like a DNS issue. Open a command prompt as administrator and type in:

ipconfig /flushdns

Then try it by name.
 

Hawkeye22

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At a command prompt, if you type in nslookup your_server_name does it show tthe correct ip address for your server? If not, it's most likely a DNS issue on your computer considering you say other computers on the network can reach it by name.
 

arges86

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nope, i got this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Steve>nslookup Thompson-Server
1.1.168.192.in-addr.arpa
primary name server = localhost
responsible mail addr = nobody.invalid
serial = 1
refresh = 600 (10 mins)
retry = 1200 (20 mins)
expire = 604800 (7 days)
default TTL = 10800 (3 hours)
Server: UnKnown
Address: 192.168.1.1

*** UnKnown can't find Thompson-Server: Non-existent domain

C:\Users\Steve>
 



Hello,

Have you tried rejoining that PC to the domain as per the great randini's recommendation? I've come across similar issues before - and taking the computer off the domain - then back on fixed this similar issue. You might also want to prestage the computer as well.
 

pauls3743

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Suggest you check both the DNS and DHCP entries on your server. If there's duplicates delete both. I've had a problem before where there were duplicate entries with different IP addresses and it was reading the wrong one.
 

Yazan Al-Habal

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Please connect the network to remote computer, powered on, and in System Properties, Remote tab, Check the (Allow users to connect this computer remotely) in the remote computer and local computer, Click OK and start the connection.
 

Yazan Al-Habal

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Please connect the network to remote computer, powered on, and in System Properties, Remote tab, Check the (Allow users to connect this computer remotely) in the remote computer and local computer, Click OK and start the connection.
 

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