I've already posted the question at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/remote-desktop-keeps-dropping-connection/ca049248-20fa-473b-9f42-4239824374f4 but was told this would be a better forum to ask my question.
I've just upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7. The main issue I have with Windows 8 is that the remote desktop client is somehow broken for me. Whenever I use it, it blocks (i.e. I cannot interact with the remote computer) and then I get the pseudo-dialog box stating reconnecting and it will reconnect and I get back the remote access. It does this all the time (about every few minutes). It looks like the client is dropping the connection and automatically re-establishing it.
Note that when I cannot interact with the remote computer, I can still ping it just fine. So clearly it is not a connection problem. I even have on the same machine a virtual machine machine running Windows XP Pro and in there the remote desktop client from XP never drops the connection, nor blocks.
Anyone having similar issue or tips on how I could debug this?
ManuPS: March 23rd 2013: Something that looks to have an impact but which does not solve the problem is that if you have a networked printer, turning it off causes this problem to occur all the time. When that printer is on, the problem still occurs but less frequently. So hopefully it will give some insight to what could be broken in the Windows 8 version of mstsc.exe.
- Edited by manus_eiffel Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:33 AM