Remote desktop connection has timed out

December 17, 2011 at 11:18:53
Specs: Windows XP SP2

I have a problem connecting to VPS with Remote Desktop Connection.
The error I'm getting is:
"Remote Desktop Disconnected - The remote connection has timed out. Please try connecting to the remote computer again."

I am not behind any network, firewall, router...

I tried to turn off firewall and antivirus programs to see if they are blocking it. It didn't help.
All help I could find from Microsoft support site refer to the server side configuration. But I know problem isn't with server, because I am able to connect from another PC (notebook running windows 7 with wireless connection). It is working straightforward with default settings.

Anyone know what could be the problem? Are there any settings that need to be changed in Windows XP for RDC to work?

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December 18, 2011 at 16:51:06
>Make sure port is open in Windows Firewall by selecting Remote Desktop

>Check XP version - not all support RDC (Pro does for sure!)

>Run msconfig and check that Terminal Services and Remote Procedural Call are running / Run services.msc if you have to turn these on

Same thing happened to me not too long ago. Advanced System Care 5 turns RDC services off when Turbo Boost is activated

Good luck!

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