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Unable to end RDC session

by daskinz / June 15, 2007 11:26 PM PDT

Hi, tried searching the net for an answer but been unlucky so far.
The problem that I'm having is that my son closed an active session without logging off and now when he tries to log in again it won't let him.
Thanks for your help

running win media center on a dell

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(NT) Try rebooting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 11:33 PM PDT
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rdc
by daskinz / June 15, 2007 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Try rebooting.

Had already tried that on both computers and still nothing.

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Then it's not RDC since...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 12:00 AM PDT
In reply to: rdc

Those sessions are gone and gone.

What message occurs when they logon?

Bob

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by daskinz / June 16, 2007 12:16 AM PDT

HI, the message I get is (the system could not log you on. Make sure that ur password etc are correct).

I'm not sure if the session really is gone. What I did was log into my own account and when I was logging in I received a msg that said that my son was still active on this computer. Something to that effect anyway.

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I've never found a RDC session to survive a reboot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 12:23 AM PDT
In reply to: RDC

You would be the first to report that. Such can survive Hibernate and Sleep but not a real shutdown and reboot.

As to the password you can head to the User Accounts control panel and change the password to something easy as a test.

Bob

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by daskinz / June 16, 2007 12:45 AM PDT

Hi Bob and thanks for working with me on this. I'm not really sure what is happening. I had tried changing the password but no luck there either. I suspect it might have something to do with the credentials (user@xxx.xxx.x.x) that shows up when logging in. I tried to delete it from the host machine but delete is greyed out. I can't seem to find out where these profiles are stored on either computer.

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Maybe I need to know what is "this computer."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: rdc

We are discussing RDC so it could be you are writing about a remote login to some school. But this hasn't been told so I can only guess. If so, a call to their IT staff may be needed to kick the dead session out.

Again, if I RDC to my home PC, those sessions vanish if I reboot the machine I RDC to.

Bob

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by daskinz / June 16, 2007 1:05 AM PDT

It is to my home computer.

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OK, tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 1:10 AM PDT
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Why are you using RDC to your own machine?

Bob

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while away
by daskinz / June 16, 2007 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: OK, tell more.

good news, but first: I use it while away from home to log in with my laptop and also when I'm too lazy to go downstairs to work on the home computer.

Now the good news. I wasn't able to fix the problem directly so what I did was change the name on the account of the host computer and that did the trick. I'm guessing that the problem was with the user profile but I didn't know where to find the one created by the rdc to delete it.

Thanks for your suggestions and time

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Did you try...
by Urzu 07 / June 16, 2007 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: while away

I'm not sure what all you did, but if you don't end a session by X'ing out you need to press these keys all at one. Ctrl<>ALT<>Delete (Not Backspace, the Delete obover your Directional Keys. Go there and click "Task Manager". Once there, you will see a list of Applications running. Click on that program and end the task if you no longer whish to have it runnin.

Hint: Do not Go to Process because some computers are not protected if you shut down the wrong program.

-Urzu Out

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