RDP to AWS instance results in hang on “Configuring Remote Session”

By | December 10, 2016

Faced this issue a few minutes back and it has to do with the local system settings and firewalls in particular. Here are the steps I tried in the order I tried them

  • First checked if I was typing in the password correctly.
  • Checked if the security group for the instance has been modified to not allow incoming connections
  • Rebooted the machine to see if there was a resource constraints that was preventing RDP sessions.
  • Checked Firewall on local system to verify there was nothing blocking connections
  • RESOLVED:- Changed the wireless network that was recently created on my laptop from PUBLIC NETWORK to WORK

Once done Norton and Windows doesn’t put additional restrictions on what I can access over the network and problem solved.