When connecting via RDP (Remote Desktop Services / Terminal Server), you may get the following error:
The connection cannot be completed because the remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified. This could be caused by an outdated entry in the DNS cache. Try using the IP address of the computer instead of the name.
This can be caused by the following things:
- The time being incorrect on the Terminal Server
- You may need to run ipconfig /flushdns on the client and Terminal Server
- You may be connecting to a Terminal Server by typing it’s name when the Terminal Server is part of a farm. In this case you can get The connection cannot be completed… because your RDP client has been redirected to another server in the farm, so the server name you typed into your RDP client does not match the certificate for the Terminal Server you have been redirected to. To fix this run the RDP client in console / admin mode (type mstsc /admin in the command prompt to open the client in admin mode or mstsc /console in Windows XP or older operating systems)