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Remote Desktop Connection Randomly Freezes


My new dell xps 8100 with win 7 64-bit: rdp randomly freezes when connected to my work pc which has win 7 32-bit. I had win 7 32-bit on my old pc and never had a problem. Now the new pc randomly freezes during the rdp session. I say random because it will freeze during every session but it may be a few seconds or a few minutes before it freezes. If i wait for approx 3 minutes, it will unfreeze for a random length of time before freezing again. Any suggestions?

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Remote Desktop Freezes System

Windows 7(64 bit) pro.connect to the pc via remote desktop, and conduct a session. When the session is over, terminate the session. Then go back to the windows 7 machine and try to log in. The pc takes the password and looks like it wants to bring up the desktop, but freezes on the screen. The mouse cursor isn't visible. 3 fingered salute doesn't do anything. The only thing that works is a reset or power down. It doesn't matter if the client is win xp pro or win 7(64 bit).

The machine has 6 gb of memory. Ati radeon 4650 graphincs card, asus p7p55d motherboard. I have installed the latest driver for the graphics card. Nothing in the event viewer that looks like it is related.

Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remote Desktop Connection Fails

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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Remote Desktop Connection Problem

Ok rdc is not working in very specific instances. To describe the situation, i have a home computer (comp a (win7 x64 ult)), two laptops (comp b (win7 x64 home p) and c (win7 x64 ult), and a work computer (comp d (winxp 32 pro)).

Rdcing from d to a over inet, never a problem.
From c to a over inet, no problems.
Comp b to a only works on lan, inet does not work.

From the connection i'm on currently, i can log into the router and can see that 3389 is forwarded. I can see that through the router that the computer is connected, and with computer c i could connect just fine. I am away from home now, but when i try firewall is off on comp b, so i know it's not that. Note, i am not anywhere near comp a and comp c is no longer available, so i can't change settings on it. On lan comp b connects to a just fine, it just seems that over inet that it doesn't connect. I am all out of ideas, can somebody help?


Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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This works when i first remotely log into work, i get a black background, which i'm hoping is the absence of wallpaper *smile*. However, i use a virtual desktop manager on my work desktop named "virtual dimension". This allows me to have several logically separate desktop spaces, and to switch between them. As soon as i switch to another desktop from the initial desktop that i got on remote login, the wallpaper is back.

And, in fact, when i switch back to the original desktop that i logged into that had no wallpaper, the wallpaper is back there, too. So, as long as i use virtual dimension, apparently there is no obvious way to get away from waiting for wallpaper to get repainted over the vpn. Are there any ideas about what i could do about this, fixes, workarounds, etc. ?

I don't know why i get wallpaper in the other virtual desktops, they're still being used via the remote desktop client connection, so my window 7 desktop system at work that is hosting the remote session should know that and not send wallpaper. Somehow my work windows desktop system seems to be losing track that it is talking to a remote session?


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I mean if you can "switch users" and have more than one user logged in locally, why can't or how do i do the same remotely? I search around and found hacks about multiple concurrent remote desktop sessions but i need the same to apply to locally logged in users as well. If this is a limitation of windows7 i seriously wonder why i always spend the extra money for the ultimate edition if it still has all these home edition limitations and crippled features.


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Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Wmp Video Playback Freezes Randomly

Setup: windows 7 ultimate x64 clean install, asus m5w dh deluxe mobo, intel dual core 6420 2. 13ghz, 4mb ram, 2 seagate barracuda hard disks 0. 5 & 1. 5tb, nvidia geforce 8800 gtx 768mb (latest x64 driver 195. 62).

When i play videos (mostly dvds or legal ripped dvds), playback will sometime freeze my whole system for 3 to 4 minutes (always the same duration). Sometimes i can play a whole movie without any freeze, at other times it can freeze as early as 10 or 20 minutes into the movie, or as late as 1h30m after the start.

I use mostly built-in wmp12 for playback, but i noticed the same behavior with vlc or kmp players. It also happened once with the miro player, and it also happens when playing wmas on wmp. I disabled all other applications or unnecessary services at some stage, to no avail. This machine has a dual boot with vista ultimate x32 on the smaller disk, but the same playbacks work just fine.

There is absolutely no error in any event log, and i really wonder why this should happen only to windows 7 (x64?). How can i debug this, and how can i fix it? I am starting a new topic for this, as other similar topics do not seem relevant to these symptoms. The weird thing is that the system always resumes after that 3-4 minutes freeze. The only thing is that the wmp playback seems to need to catch up with that delay, video and sound are kind of accelerated and not in sync for a while.

The system is partially responsive during the freeze too: i can see the play button bar when i hover with the mouse over the wmp window, the clock still counts the minutes in the taskbar, at least until i try to click on them: then the donut mouse icon replaces the arrow, and the clock does not change time anymore.


Posted On: 2009-12-27 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Print Server Issues - Randomly Dropping Network Connection

Win 7 pro machines seems to be randomly dropping the connected network printers. Everything looks fine at first when you go into the printer devices. Built in trouble shooter doesn't find anything and eventually i got it to say it felt the print spooler on the server was down. I checked and it was up, restarted the spooler on one server, even rebooted another, no change. This is pretty random and after numerous reboots of win 7 pro will reconnect to the file/print server properly. The printers always show mapped on the client machine, restarting local print spooler doesn't help. This is for all 3 network printer servers, i have printers from all 3 mapped and get same issue on all printers, not just one specific printer or server.

Network print servers: win server 2003 sp2
Printers: hp 4240, hp 4250, hp4300, hp4005, hp2320

This is happening to all printers across 3 print servers. Again everything looks fine but when you look at the individual properties it shows unavailable for things like manufacturer, model number, description. Xp & citrix (win 2003) users have no problems. Maybe it is having issues pulling it from ad? Anyone have any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Computer Does Not Have Remote Connection Enabled

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Nothing works. Problem 2: i paid the extra for ultimate so that i could remote desktop (telnet) with the desktop from my laptop or elsewhere. Nothing works. I get the same unhelpful error code - something like the remote computer does not have remote connection enabled. I am at the what? Stage now. Why did i pay out so much money to upgrade all my systems to win 7?


Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Restrict Remote Connection To Computer

How to: restrict remote connections to my computer? I was recently looking into setting up remote connection on my computer. I am wondering if there is a way to restrict the connection to a pre-designated ip address/range. I understand that the best way to prevent unwanted access to the machine is to have a strong password (which i do have), but still it would be nice to know that only certain outside computers would be able to attempt to connect. I saw that on the systems properties, there is a place to allow only certain users to have connection rights via remote desktop, but that is not what i'm trying to do.

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Remote Desktop

My computer at home is running windows 7 rc beta and all of a sudden it will no longer allow me to login using remote desktop connection. My isp has changed my ip address, which i do have the current one, but it will not allow me to connect. The ip address was changed due to a problem with the router and the router had to be reset to the default settings.

I've also had someone check my user status at home and i am a member of the remote desktop users group and my username does have a password. The network name is different now that the router was reset to the default settings and my computer at home can connect to the internet with no problems. Can anyone help me resolve this issue? Or any ideas of what is blocking my remote desktop connection.


Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remote Desktop Connecting

I set up a new computer with windows server 2008 and workstation windows 7 professional. The server has been in place. There are other windows 7 workstations allowing remote desktop. I have configured all the settings. I have allowed the computer to be accessed - allow access from computers running any version of remote desktop. I am using another port besides the default 3389.

I have changed the settings in the registry. I have created a rule in the firewall for a port - using port 3390. We are using other ports with the same ip address and they are working fine. I get the error that this computer cant connect to the remote computer. I even disable the firewall. I went to the site www.Canyouseeme.org. It shows the port is open and not blocked by my isp provider. What is left to check? I have matched the configuration with the other windows 7 workstation.


Posted On: 2010-06-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remote Desktop Cannot Connect

I have an office computer running windows 7 professional being the host and my home computer is running windows 7 home premium and for some reason when i try to access my work computer from home i cannot connect. It will not go through at all. I have a netbook running xp home service pack 3 and have no problem gaining access to my work computer. Why am i having this issue with windows 7? How can i fix this issue so that my home computer can access my work computer?

Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remote Desktop Session

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Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Use Remote Desktop With Netmeeting

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I do not want to install a third party vnc on these servers as there are hundreds of them out in the field and it would take nearly forever to install new software on all of them not to mention needing to have another pc running windows xp to get in to the desktop just to do this. Long story short what do i have to do to connect to net-meeting running on windows nte server from a windows 7 ultimate x64 machine?P. S. This is a lan connection on a private lan not a internet connection and not a dial-up connection.


Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Home Premium Remote Desktop

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Posted On: 2010-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Remote Desktop Reconnecting Issue

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Please note that even if i disconnect from my rdp connection to my windows 7 pro computer, allowing the applications to keep running and staying logged into my computer, when i go to the console of my windows 7 pro computer, it allows me to enter my credentials at the login screen, however it does not log me into my computer and continually says "working. " And once again i must power-cycle my windows 7 pro computer to successfully log on.


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Login Hang After Remote Desktop

I'm seeing a strange hang with using my new windows 7 ultimate (64-bit) machine together with remote desktop. The steps i'm going through are the following:

1.configured the win7 machine to enable remote desktop.

2.connect to the win7 machine using remote desktop from my xp machine (same subnet). At this point, everything is working fine and i can operate the win7 machine correctly from the xp machine.

3. Disconnect from the win7 machine by selecting "disconnect" from the start menu. This closes down remote desktop on the xp machine.

4. Try to reconnect to the win7 machine using remote desktop or
5. Try to log in on the console of the win7 machine.

Neither 4 nor 5 work if i have ever connected to the machine using remote desktop. For #4, remote desktop hangs for a little while and then disappears, as if it's connection was established and then dropped. No error appears. For #5, the console just sits at the "welcome" page with the little spinning busy icon, as if it is hung trying to load setting prior to displaying the desktop.

In either case, the only option to regain access to the machine appears to be to power off the system (losing data). The system is otherwise completely unresponsive. I don't see any of this instability if i don't use remote desktop.connecting on console normally otherwise always works. Any ideas for how to resolve this, or if (when) a hotfix is going to be available?


Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have uninstalled and ran the cleanup tool for the vpn. I did notice in device manger when i show hidden devices i don't see the sonicwall ipsec driver. I did a netstat - an an port 3389 is listening. I have to believe the problem is win 7 and not the vpn client. I cannot connect just fine with xp and this is running them side by side. I am at a loss. I have even done a clean install of win 7.


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