Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition
Had RDP up and running for well over a year now. It needed the occasional re-boot, but this time the re-boot didn't do the trick.
I have a port-forwarding in the NAT settings. T1 to Cisco Router to Static IP on Internet card. NAT settings worked well for that port and two others that I forwarded to work stations.
Anyone able to give me a "primer" on what settings to check? I was afraid to make changes as settings previously worked for such a long time. It would be easy to blame an update, but I do not see how that would mess me up.
Workstations do "grind away" when attempting a connection for a bit, then the dreaded
"This computer can't connect to the remote computer
Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator." message appears.
No changes have been made other than an automatic security update. The update took place and gave me a reboot message. Beyond that things have been stable and working well.
Did check settings, just to be sure, but perhaps I missed something, or maybe I didn't have it quite correct to begin with.
Server has static IP xxx.xxx.xx9.98 on "internet card"
Server has static IP xxx.xxx.0.1 on "internal card".
DHCP is running on server, each workstation has reserved internal IP from this server based on MAC. ipconfig /all shows those on each station and on server are correct.
I can ping server from "outside" to xxx.xxx.xx9.98 and I get appropriate response. So something is not happy on my side of the router. Frustrating when something that worked well just suddenly stops, as I am sure you all know.
Suggestions on what I should be testing/checking/changing would be much appreciated.