If I understand you correctly, this is remoting into your win 8 machine. What type of machine is this coming from? Has it updated to the new win 8 remote desktop client? Have you tried using the /admin switch on the connection (not sure this will work but its a thought) I'm not sure if the tsadmin tools work with win 8 but you may wish to check how many users are connected... it wouldn't surprise me if win8 borrows some things from terminal services to run some things more securely, it may be just a matter of increasing the number of concurrent remote sessions (if possible)... I probably won't get a good chance to play with win 8 until Thanksgiving weekend as at this point I don't intend to update... I do currently have two licenses to the release version but I'm not sure I want to waste one yet and it wouldn't surprise me if some of the things I want to test require activation.