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Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

  1. #1


    Grandan Guest

    Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    I upgraded my Home Theater PC to Vista Ultimate this past weekend; everything
    seemed to go OK. I can establish RDC by enabling Network Discovery on the
    HTPC and access the machine via RDC from my office PC (Vista U) or my laptop
    (Vista HP). All machines are in same workgroup name. But, Network Discovery
    gets reset to off for some reason on the HTPC and I cannot connect a cause
    with the event. The connection to the HTPC is wireless via Linksys WRT54GS
    router and onboard network adapter. I used RDC on the machine before when it
    was running WinXPMCE2005SP2, same network, etc. and it never broke. Please
    provide some possible causes of Network Discovery being (randomly?) reset to
    off.

    Thanks,
    --
    Grandan

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  3. #2


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news625AFFB-7D1B-4D47-84D1-1089012CD0E3@xxxxxx

    >I upgraded my Home Theater PC to Vista Ultimate this past weekend;
    >everything
    > seemed to go OK. I can establish RDC by enabling Network Discovery on the
    > HTPC and access the machine via RDC from my office PC (Vista U) or my
    > laptop
    > (Vista HP). All machines are in same workgroup name. But, Network
    > Discovery
    > gets reset to off for some reason on the HTPC and I cannot connect a cause
    > with the event. The connection to the HTPC is wireless via Linksys
    > WRT54GS
    > router and onboard network adapter. I used RDC on the machine before when
    > it
    > was running WinXPMCE2005SP2, same network, etc. and it never broke.
    > Please
    > provide some possible causes of Network Discovery being (randomly?) reset
    > to
    > off.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Grandan
    I would check to see what the network type on the Vista Ultimate (ie. the
    old HTPC) machine is configured for, ie. private or public. If this is on
    your local LAN make sure its set to private...

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0906.mspx

    If its set for public then Network Discovery, file sharing, etc are disabled
    by default.

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

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    http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


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  4. #3


    Grandan Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    Network type is Private.
    --
    Grandan


    "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:

    > "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news625AFFB-7D1B-4D47-84D1-1089012CD0E3@xxxxxx

    > >I upgraded my Home Theater PC to Vista Ultimate this past weekend;
    > >everything
    > > seemed to go OK. I can establish RDC by enabling Network Discovery on the
    > > HTPC and access the machine via RDC from my office PC (Vista U) or my
    > > laptop
    > > (Vista HP). All machines are in same workgroup name. But, Network
    > > Discovery
    > > gets reset to off for some reason on the HTPC and I cannot connect a cause
    > > with the event. The connection to the HTPC is wireless via Linksys
    > > WRT54GS
    > > router and onboard network adapter. I used RDC on the machine before when
    > > it
    > > was running WinXPMCE2005SP2, same network, etc. and it never broke.
    > > Please
    > > provide some possible causes of Network Discovery being (randomly?) reset
    > > to
    > > off.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > --
    > > Grandan
    >
    > I would check to see what the network type on the Vista Ultimate (ie. the
    > old HTPC) machine is configured for, ie. private or public. If this is on
    > your local LAN make sure its set to private...
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0906.mspx
    >
    > If its set for public then Network Discovery, file sharing, etc are disabled
    > by default.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    > mutual benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    > How to ask a question
    > http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >

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  5. #4


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9C5D5D89-D024-4DF8-B04E-853905183D14@xxxxxx

    > Network type is Private.
    > --
    > Grandan
    >
    >
    > "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news625AFFB-7D1B-4D47-84D1-1089012CD0E3@xxxxxx

    >> >I upgraded my Home Theater PC to Vista Ultimate this past weekend;
    >> >everything
    >> > seemed to go OK. I can establish RDC by enabling Network Discovery on
    >> > the
    >> > HTPC and access the machine via RDC from my office PC (Vista U) or my
    >> > laptop
    >> > (Vista HP). All machines are in same workgroup name. But, Network
    >> > Discovery
    >> > gets reset to off for some reason on the HTPC and I cannot connect a
    >> > cause
    >> > with the event. The connection to the HTPC is wireless via Linksys
    >> > WRT54GS
    >> > router and onboard network adapter. I used RDC on the machine before
    >> > when
    >> > it
    >> > was running WinXPMCE2005SP2, same network, etc. and it never broke.
    >> > Please
    >> > provide some possible causes of Network Discovery being (randomly?)
    >> > reset
    >> > to
    >> > off.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > --
    >> > Grandan
    >>
    >> I would check to see what the network type on the Vista Ultimate (ie. the
    >> old HTPC) machine is configured for, ie. private or public. If this is on
    >> your local LAN make sure its set to private...
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0906.mspx
    >>
    >> If its set for public then Network Discovery, file sharing, etc are
    >> disabled
    >> by default.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >>
    >> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    >> mutual benefit of all of us...
    >> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights...
    >> How to ask a question
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >>
    You might look in the event viewer for possible clues. Also make sure the
    Network Location Awareness service is started and set to automatic. If its
    failing check the dependencies...

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    mutual benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights...
    How to ask a question
    http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


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  6. #5


    Grandan Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    I'm no expert at analyzing the event log but here are events that could be
    related. These are Warning level events:
    A. Event 4001 (7 occurences in last 24h) WLAN AutoConfig service has
    successfully stopped.
    B. Event 4226 (2 occurences in last 24h) TCP/IP has reached the security
    limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

    Network Location Awareness Service is Started/Auto
    Dependencies:
    1. Network Store Interface Service is Started/Auto
    .........NSI Proxy Service (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    mgmt)
    2. Remote Procedure Call Service is Started/Auto
    .........DCOM Service Process Launcher is Started/Auto
    3. TCP/IP Protocol Driver (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    mgmt)

    Is there any intel in this data?


    --
    Grandan


    "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:

    > "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9C5D5D89-D024-4DF8-B04E-853905183D14@xxxxxx

    > > Network type is Private.
    > > --
    > > Grandan
    > >
    > >
    > > "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
    > >

    > >> "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news625AFFB-7D1B-4D47-84D1-1089012CD0E3@xxxxxx
    > >> >I upgraded my Home Theater PC to Vista Ultimate this past weekend;
    > >> >everything
    > >> > seemed to go OK. I can establish RDC by enabling Network Discovery on
    > >> > the
    > >> > HTPC and access the machine via RDC from my office PC (Vista U) or my
    > >> > laptop
    > >> > (Vista HP). All machines are in same workgroup name. But, Network
    > >> > Discovery
    > >> > gets reset to off for some reason on the HTPC and I cannot connect a
    > >> > cause
    > >> > with the event. The connection to the HTPC is wireless via Linksys
    > >> > WRT54GS
    > >> > router and onboard network adapter. I used RDC on the machine before
    > >> > when
    > >> > it
    > >> > was running WinXPMCE2005SP2, same network, etc. and it never broke.
    > >> > Please
    > >> > provide some possible causes of Network Discovery being (randomly?)
    > >> > reset
    > >> > to
    > >> > off.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks,
    > >> > --
    > >> > Grandan
    > >>
    > >> I would check to see what the network type on the Vista Ultimate (ie. the
    > >> old HTPC) machine is configured for, ie. private or public. If this is on
    > >> your local LAN make sure its set to private...
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0906.mspx
    > >>
    > >> If its set for public then Network Discovery, file sharing, etc are
    > >> disabled
    > >> by default.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    > >>
    > >> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    > >> mutual benefit of all of us...
    > >> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > >> rights...
    > >> How to ask a question
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    > >>
    >
    > You might look in the event viewer for possible clues. Also make sure the
    > Network Location Awareness service is started and set to automatic. If its
    > failing check the dependencies...
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    > mutual benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    > How to ask a question
    > http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >

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  7. #6


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8D43F532-0873-42A4-B0D9-4C4BE2C178C7@xxxxxx

    > I'm no expert at analyzing the event log but here are events that could be
    > related. These are Warning level events:
    > A. Event 4001 (7 occurences in last 24h) WLAN AutoConfig service has
    > successfully stopped.
    > B. Event 4226 (2 occurences in last 24h) TCP/IP has reached the security
    > limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
    >
    > Network Location Awareness Service is Started/Auto
    > Dependencies:
    > 1. Network Store Interface Service is Started/Auto
    > ........NSI Proxy Service (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    > mgmt)
    > 2. Remote Procedure Call Service is Started/Auto
    > ........DCOM Service Process Launcher is Started/Auto
    > 3. TCP/IP Protocol Driver (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    > mgmt)
    >
    > Is there any intel in this data?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Grandan
    >
    >
    Not to me...

    Does Network Discovery go away in any other case?

    This may be a legacy of an upgrade versus a clean install. I hate to say
    this but your best recourse may be to blow away the OS and start over fresh.

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    mutual benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights...
    How to ask a question
    http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Grandan Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop Connection Breaks

    When I installed Vista U, I did not do the 'upgrade' path to save any
    settings, files, etc; they called it a clean install but of course it was
    done on the same drive that had the previous OS. Afterwards, once I
    determined that all was well, I deleted the old computer stuff after copying
    music, pictures, etc. But all apps were installed from new downloads or CDs.
    Don't think I'm gonna do that again just to solve this RDC problem since
    everything else seems to be working flawlessly. I only use it for music,
    movies, and occasional TV recording, so there aren't many apps on it and not
    a lot of churn. I drive a front projector with it at 1080p, so I can't use
    another local monitor but rely on RDC to do maintenance, rips, etc. There
    must be some simple setting that I haven't found yet that will fix this
    problem, so I'll keep looking. I am pretty sure that Vista found a new
    network adapter driver when it did the windows update scans and I loaded it,
    so if the problem persists, I may drop back to the driver that came with the
    mobo CD to see if that helps.

    !Al, thanks very much for the attention and suggestions!
    --
    Grandan


    "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:

    > "Grandan" <Grandan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:8D43F532-0873-42A4-B0D9-4C4BE2C178C7@xxxxxx

    > > I'm no expert at analyzing the event log but here are events that could be
    > > related. These are Warning level events:
    > > A. Event 4001 (7 occurences in last 24h) WLAN AutoConfig service has
    > > successfully stopped.
    > > B. Event 4226 (2 occurences in last 24h) TCP/IP has reached the security
    > > limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
    > >
    > > Network Location Awareness Service is Started/Auto
    > > Dependencies:
    > > 1. Network Store Interface Service is Started/Auto
    > > ........NSI Proxy Service (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    > > mgmt)
    > > 2. Remote Procedure Call Service is Started/Auto
    > > ........DCOM Service Process Launcher is Started/Auto
    > > 3. TCP/IP Protocol Driver (I cannot find this in list of services in comp
    > > mgmt)
    > >
    > > Is there any intel in this data?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Grandan
    > >
    > >
    > Not to me...
    >
    > Does Network Discovery go away in any other case?
    >
    > This may be a legacy of an upgrade versus a clean install. I hate to say
    > this but your best recourse may be to blow away the OS and start over fresh.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    > mutual benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    > How to ask a question
    > http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >

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