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    RDP causes Server 2003 to crash?

    Hi all,

    I'm having an issue with our SBS 2003 and RDP connections.

    It seems that using Remote Desktop is causing the server to crash. If I don't RDP into the server for say 7 days we will have no problems, but if I RDP into it from one of the client PC's then minimise the window, the server crashes - not straight away but after a random period, it has been as little as 2 minutes and as long as 30 minutes.

    All of the client PC's lose connection to server. When I go to the server room the server is on but the screen is frozen. Mouse and keyboard inputs aren't acknowledged on screen and a hard reset is the only thing I can do to get it back up and running.

    If I disconnect the remote desktop connection once finished I don't see the issue, but if I minimise it on the client PC then the server can lock up within a few minutes.

    Anybody heard of this issue before?

    Thanks in advance,

    Graeme

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    Anything in event logs?

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    Nope nothing at all untoward. In the moments leading up to the crash there's nothing logged out of the ordinary.

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    Do you use any 'RDP' addons like Screwdrivers for printers ect?

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    Nope none.

    Its a strange one but the remote connection is definitely the cause, it will only happen if I open up a remote session to the server and then leave it idle for a short time.

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