RDP Session Drops Wireless Connection on Windows Vista/Windows 7

April 30, 2014

My test laptop with Windows 7 Professional has been always connected to the network via wired Ethernet. Whenever I have needed to RDP into it, I easily could. However, last time I have used it in another office and have not connected to the cable when returned back to my desk. Big deal, I can always use its wireless connection for RDP. And guess what… I could not. My desktop dropped RDP connection, because laptop lost wireless connection. Every time. Local logon to laptop restored wireless connection, but another attempt to RDP to it killed wireless again.

Then I recalled that I had similar issue several years ago working with Windows Vista. I spent some time looking for any record of mine how to fix it and finally found!

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RDP Fails After Server Restart; No Process Listens on Port 3389

September 30, 2012

I faced really interesting problem – one of our servers stopped responding to RDP after server restart. I spent some time trying to troubleshoot it.  This article from Microsoft gives good a course of troubleshooting. This one also can help. Unfortunalely, nothing helped in my case. Finally I opened a ticket with Microsoft. It took 4 hours to find the real root cause of the issue

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