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I can log in once, use the remote machine ok, and disconnect or logout, but remote desktop login hangs if I try to log in again. The remote computer login process completely hangs. I can't go to it's console to get in, I either get a message there about processing a login or just a blank start screen. I have to hit reset on the box to reboot and get back in. I am using the exact logout or disconnect instructions in the help for remote desktop connection.

Local machine is xp sp 3, with remote desktop connnection client 6.0.6001.18000. I never had this problem with earlier version. (Is there any way to get the old version of the client back? I never should have installed this update. I can find no way to uninstall remote desktop connection, it's one of those built in features.)

Remote can be either vista32 or win7-64 in my case. I thought I had this problem fixed a few months ago, but it's back now. No one has come up with a solution, I think it's a bug in microsoft software. It should never hang the remote machine regardless of how I misuse it. I've worked this problem through microsoft forums and newsgroups to no avail.

Please don't respond if you are just going to recommend another type of software for connections.

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I found that the problem is in recent versions of zone alarm for windows 7. There is no eta for a fix but they told me they are working on it.

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Have you tried updating the remote machines' RDP software? It sounds like a problem on their end, not the local machine. Make sure both local and remote machines have their remote desktop software updated.

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Kind of ironic since updating the xp machine's remote desktop connection client got me into this situation. Everything is unfortunately up to date. –  P a u l Dec 10 '09 at 15:49
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