RDP access with Server 2012 R2, turns off

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jking0826

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I recently did an in place upgrade of Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2. Everything seems to have worked well, except with RDP. I like to remote into the server using RDP from an external machine, such as at my home office. This has worked well when on Server 2008 but now I periodically lose this capability...I get the typical message that the server is off, or not connected or remote access is turned off. Remote access is turned on and working as I can go to another machine on the network and then RDP from there to the server.
This 2012 R2 server is my Hyper-V host and has very few if any other roles installed. It is dedicated to running my VM's. One thing I noticed is that when it was on 2008, I had a static IP set to 192.168.24.164. When upgraded to 2012, it kept this IP, but I did not have Internet access. This particular IP is reserved in DHCP. The only way I can get Internet access is to run through the Trouble shooter aplet on the NIC config screen. It turns on DHCP and assigns another address of 192.168.24.64, also one that I reserved in DHCP.
All VM's run fine and users can access all apps, etc. I just can't keep RDP access open. One thing to note is that if I reset the NIC, by re-assigning the address, RDP is available again, but will become un-available again later in the day.
Any thoughts? I would be glad to have an expert log in remotely and pay for time if required.


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Jeff King
 
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