After noticing the Windows 7 sp1 RDP8.1 update this week, I figured I had to try if I could get it to work.
I followed all the steps in the microsoft article about enabling RDP8 here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687
Before enabling this option on my main machine, (win7 pro x64 Sp1) Remote desktop worked fine. After following these steps something strange is happening.
When I try to connect with my android phones "Remote RDP (light)" I can login to the remote pc, just as I always had.
However, when I try to connect using any machine running the newer protocol (my win7 x64 sp1 notebook with all the updates, and my htpc with windows 8.1, and even RD client for android) I get nothing.
Yes it finds the pc, and gets immediatly refused. on my phone I get a connection refused message, on the desktop I get a nice message that the pc cannot connect to the remote pc... no other clues.
No when I examine the windows logs on my remote pc, I don't get much, but I do see that when I try to connect it generates one or two messages:
1 Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager -> "Listener RDP-Tcp received a connection". when connecting with a rdp8 client
2 Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager -> "Listener RDP-Tcp received a connection", and Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager -> Remote Desktop Services: User authentication succeeded:
As I don't get to the logging in part with the rdp8 machines, I don't know if the missing of message part 2 is due to not being logged in yet, or because of a pc authentication failure.
I also noticed that when I try to log in (locally) FROM my remote machine to my windows 8.1 htpc, I get an error saying that the htpc only accepts NLA connections (which my remote machine should support). Ofcourse only when I enable this restriction on the htpc. My windows 7 notebook however connects even with this restriction.
can it be that the two problems are related?
oh en after disabling the group policy that enables RDP8, I can connect to my remote again with all pcs... ofcourse without rdp 8
anyone any ideas whats going on here?
thanks in advance