Last week, Google AdWords editor setup wizard crashed in the middle of an install, and Windows Explorer started acting super funky ever since. The desktop icons for My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc. would intermittently show up with the unknown file icon, and Windows Explorer would freeze everytime I pressed the Windows key or clicked the Windows 8 version of the start menu.
My Windows 8 workstation is on a domain. My server / domain controller powered by Windows Server Essentials (Windows Server 2012 R2) was making regular System Restore images, so I used Windows PE on a USB stick to do a system restore over the network from a couple of days prior.
Everything works just fine (from what I can tell), with one major exception. RDP suddenly no longer works, and I can't figure out why!! I double checked, and the setting is exactly as it should be, enabled with access granted to the domain user I want.
When I attempt to connect to connect from my mac at home, I get the following error message:
The credentials are correct, but the host cannot log you on for another reason. Please check if your password has expired or contact your system administrator for assistance.
When I attempt to connect from the domain controller itself, I get the following error message:
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
2) The remote computer is turned off
3) The remote computer is not available on the network
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.
The Windows Server Essentials dashboard shows the computer online and the server is continuing to schedule and store regular backups over the network. Additionally, there are no issues connecting to network drives.
The Windows Firewall on the workstation is turned off. As mentioned above, I can't even connect from the domain controller, which is on the same router / internal network.
Absolutely nothing changed other than doing a system restore from a backup that was only a couple of days old. All my other settings on the computer seem fine.
Edited by Dani