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RDP to Win10Pro Server

Hi Guys,

IT Field Engineer here, but not in anyway a networking guys, hence question.

Trying to RDP to a home server, but getting LSA cannot be contacted error :- known good details btw.

All devices on same Hub3.0 generated network with 192.168.0.Xxx addresses.

Weird thing is, my boy can RDP to it from his own PC - he uses it as a host server for a few games.

Only thing I can think of is that BOTH his pc and the server are connected to the network by the same home wifi extender, MY pc is connected directly to the hub.

Can ping it ok, but not RDP to it, any suggestions ? Do I need to do anything funky to the router ?

 

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Re: RDP to Win10Pro Server

a google search on the error give this.

https://appuals.com/how-to-fix-the-local-security-authority-cannot-be-contacted-error-on-windows/#:~....

i assume you've already tried googling for the error?

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Hi ZepSaint,

I'm hoping this help page can offer some assistance local-security-authority-cannot-be-contacted/ 

Also if you are using Windows 10 Home you will need a workaround as RDP is not enabled remote-desktop-windows-10-home/ 

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Thx to both of these answers ..............

I am aware that RDP is not on 10Home, but both myself and my son use 10Pro - he can connect whilst I cannot.

I can't think how it can be DNS based, as we use the same DNS servers, provided by the Hub3 ?

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Re: RDP to Win10Pro Server

the URL i posted has 5 possible solutions, only 1 refers to DNS.
did you read everything on the page i posted?

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Re: RDP to Win10Pro Server

Yep, I did ....... :-

Solution 1: Change Your DNS Address

Can't think it is this as I have said

Solution 2: Enable Remote Connections in Group Policy Editor

Presume this is on the server, so can't be this as my son can connect to it.

Solution 3: Allow the Connection inside System Properties

Can't be this for same reason

Solution 4: Run a Helpful Command on the Host - Flush DNS

Done this, not resolved

Solution 5: Set to Allow Connections from All Versions

Again, can't be this as son can connect whilst I can't

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Re: RDP to Win10Pro Server

having 26 years IT experience (in field and development), it's never advisable to say "it can't be that because...."
always go thru the motions of checking and testing just to rule it out.

if you are sure it's not the server, then it has to be your client. the virgin connection is unlikely to have any role in this.

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Re: RDP to Win10Pro Server

So just to be clear you are trying to RDP to the PC on the local network, not remotely?

All devices in question have 192.168.0.x IPs?

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“Solution 2: Enable Remote Connections in Group Policy Editor

Presume this is on the server, so can't be this as my son can connect to it.“

Group policy is on the server, but maybe it’s not being passed down to the domain members correctly. 


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