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How to fix Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons

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Remote Desktop is one of the rich features of Windows 10 which enables users to remotely connect to computer devices. With the help of an internet connection, users can share their desktop screen with any other computer device located remotely. For other topics on RDP, see the following hyperlinks. How to allow saved credentials for RDP connection, how to remove saved RDP credentials entries in Windows 10, how to remove histor entries from RDP, Remote Desktop can not find the computer FQDN and this might mean that FQDN does not belong to the specified network, how to disconnect a Remote Desktop User, and how to resolve we could not connect to the remote PC with error code 0x204 and make sure the PC is turned on and connected to the network.

This issue can actually get you confused if you are very experienced and can not find any related firewall wall related issue or misconfigured settings to enable RDP. Below is the error that was prompted when I wanted to connect to a server via RDP. 
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Solution: I resolved this issue by disabling the remote DDP connection temporarily and re-enabled it as shown below. In this way, I was able to connect to the server via RDP.

Now, you have to re-enable the “Allow remote connection to this computer”. I hope this helps in you case as well. If not, please proceed with the steps discussed below.

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This might end up not being your solution. If this is so, kindly refer to the additional steps discussed below. The error "Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons" can occur due to many other reasons including wrong login credentials etc. 

1 – Verify the RDP service is running: Please also verify that the RDP service is running. You can do this by typing services.msc or simply typing “services”. This will open the

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2 – Ensure Remote Desktop feature has not been blocked through Windows Firewall: Double check this to ensure RDP is allowed. To do this, please follow the steps below.
– Open Start Menu and type “Allow an app through Windows Firewall” or search through Windows Control Panels.
– Click on Allow an Apps through Windows Firewall”

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Note: There might be other reasons for this. Please pay good attention to your environment to see if there are firewall rules restricting connections to the Server. There are also many Registry tweaks and GPO settings that might be blocking RDP, but I do not think it is relevant to discuss those details for this error. Please refer to this hyperlink for GPO and registry settings relating to the Remote Desktop connection.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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