On a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server that has multiple network adapters installed, you use the Terminal Service Configuration console to configure the RDP - Tcp connection to listen on one of the network adapters instead of listening to all network adapters installed on the server. After you restart the terminal server, you will find that clients cannot log on to the terminal server through remote desktop protocol (RDP) connections.
Note By default, the Network adapter field is set to All network adapters configured with this protocol. This means the default behavior is to listen on all the network adapters that are installed on the server.
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To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 installed on the computer.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
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Windows Server 2008 note
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For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To configure the connection to listen on one of the network adapters, follow these steps:
Open Terminal Service Configuration. To do this, click Start, click Run, type tscc.msc, and then press ENTER.
Click Connections in the console tree, right-click RDP –Tcp in the right pane, and then click Properties to open the RDP – Tcp Properties dialog box.
Click the Network Adapter tab.
In the Network adapter field, click to select a specific adapter instead of All network adapters configured with this protocol, and then, click OK.
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Additional file information for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008