This article will help and provide you suggestions for fixing Remote Desktop Connection issues in Windows 10 operating system.

Remote Desktop (RD) feature helps you to easily connect your Windows 10 with other devices. We’ve shared you following guide for this purpose:

How to use Remote Desktop feature to connect Windows to other devices

And our following guide shares you, how to configure RD feature:

How to enable/disable Remote Desktop in Windows 10

In this article, we’ll discussing about the common issues, when RD connection is not working as expected. These problems may occur on any system which is using RD feature. Some of the known remedies proven to be successful in treating those issues, will be shared here. So in case if you’re having problems with RD, here are some suggestions to rectify:

Fixing Remote Desktop Connection Issues In Windows 10

Ensure Remote Desktop services are running

The background services for RD are crucial part and sole requirement for RD feature to work. If these services are not set as they should be, you might face trouble with the feature.

You can open Services snap-in (by running services.msc command). Then make sure Remote Desktop Services and Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector are Running and have their startup type set to Manual/Automatic but should’t be set to Disabled.

Fixing Remote Desktop Connection Issues In Windows 10

Verify working of RDP listener

For RD connections, RDP listener should be working to avail benefits of the feature. After connecting to a computer, in administrative Windows PowerShell, type qwinsta and press Enter key. In case if results includes rdp-tcp and the corresponding status is Listen, it means RDP listener is working. If this is not true for you, the solution is to import RDP listener from another working computer.

Verification of MachineKeys folder permissions

Checkout the permissions of MachineKeys folder located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA, assuming Windows is installed on C: drive. Microsoft recommends default permissions as Read, Write to Everyone. While you should give full control to built-in administrators on the system.

User authentication problems

If there is an issue with authentication to RD, you may receive this typical message:

The system administrator has restricted the types of logon (network or interactive) that you may use. For assistance, contact your system administrator or technical support.

Please refer our dedicated fix to resolve this issue. Additionally, you should enable Network Level Authentication for RD to deal user authentication related issues.

Trouble signing in remotely

While signing in remotely via RD, you may see this typical message:

To sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services.

This issue will occur is administrators group is not allowed to sign-in remotely. You can refer this fix to solve the problem.

Remote computers won’t connect

If you can’t connect remote computers with RD feature, you might see this error:

Your computer can’t connect to the remote computer because an error occurred on the remote computer that you want to connect to. Contact your network administrator for assistance.

This issue can be resolved with a simply registry manipulation mentioned in this fix.

Connection limit problem

While connecting systems remotely, if you get ‘The number of connections to this computer is limited’ message, then you can perform the registry solution provided in this fix to bypass the connection limit.

We hope the above mentioned suggestion should help you to fix trouble you’re facing with RD feature.

If you still face issues with RD, please communicate us via comments, we’ll help!

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