Did you forget to enable RDP to only discover your mistake after you were remote to the machine?  Me too.  If you can get on the network, you can launch the registry editor and then point it to the remote workstation.  Change the following:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\fDenyTSConnections

    Set the value from one to zero.


    If you've stumbled across this page, you know what a dream the CDP appliance can be for a backup and restore solution.  You also might be aware of what a pain it can be when the appliance gives you an error while you're attempting to remove some data or delete an agent.

    After several calls to Sonicwall support for the same issue, I was finally given the method they use for solving this problem.

    First, you need to install Putty.  It's free, you can download it from:  http://www.putty.org/.


    Really not much to add other than I sometimes feel the need to remove the Windows Firewall from the equation when trying to troubleshoot a problem.

    Launch a command prompt as the admin (right click, select run as administrator) and enter the following:

    netsh advfirewall set AllProfiles state off


    It's the little things we take for granted such as pulling up Task Manager when the explorer.exe process has crashed.

    On a standard workstation, I would hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, Task Manager would launch which would then allow me to kill the process.

    With explorer.exe terminated:

    - select the File Menu
    - select New Task
    - in the Open field, enter:  explorer.exe
    - click Ok


    I work remotely through RDP more times than not and every once in a while, the bar at the top of the RDP session becomes unpinned.  It bugs me and no matter what I do, all of my connections moving forward open with the session unpinned. 

    Here's where you can fix this issue:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal server Client
    "PinConnectionBar"=dword:00000001

    As shown above, the value should be changed from zero to one.


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